Sketch London

Sketch in Bloom to celebrate 150 years of The National Gallery; 1st-27th May

To commemorate the National Gallery’s bicentenary, sketch – the renowned ‘destination for experimentation’ and iconic Grade ll* listed building that once housed the esteemed Royal Institute of British Architects and the London atelier of Christian Dior – presents the highly anticipated tenth edition of ‘sketch in Bloom’. This immersive floral exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the National Gallery.

From 1 to 27 May 2024, sketch will transform its grand neoclassical spaces into a blooming homage to seminal artists from the National Gallery’s collection. The exhibition pays tribute to iconic masters such as Alfred Sisley, JMW Turner and Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder through large-scale floral centrepieces, textured hangings, and reimagined botanical beings. Visitors can revel in Sisley-esque pastoral landscapes amid hills of colourful blooms, gaze upon an abstract floral ceiling piece drawing from Turner’s dynamic seascape or encounter extraordinary ‘Plant Beings’ embodying Bosschaert’s still life composition. Additional highlights include a ‘living portrait’ photo opportunity to honour Edouard Manet and his muse Eva Gonzalès, as well as bespoke workshops guided by Central Saint Martins-trained artist Tony Green.

9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG

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