Words: Yujia Yang | Subbing: Haonan Yuan
Planing to visit some interesting exhibitions for free in London？Despite the three most well-known museums in London: British Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum, why not try some less crowded places for better experience?
Here is a guide prepared for you with information of five free exhibitions. Don’t miss out!
- Japan in Winter
Japan, a mysterious country in Asia, is always attractive and irresistible. Many people are interested in Japanese culture, history and landscape. This exhibition will bring you into its fascinating winter world and immerse you into snowscape from the 1930s till now. It can be an awesome opportunity for those with interest in exploring this beautiful country.
Come to visit and enjoy before the snow melts!
Exhibition Period: 9 – 14 November 2017
Address: Sway Gallery | 70-72 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AN
JAPAN IN WINTER -Japanese prints of the 20th – 21st century –
CURATOR: Malene Wagner from Tiger tanuki
DATE: until TOMORROW!
ARTIST: Tsuchiya Koitsu
TITLE: Snow at Nezu
Let these heartwarming prints enchant you with winter magic ❄️#winterprints #woodblockprint pic.twitter.com/9zzt6T80VQ
— Sway Gallery London (@swaygallery) 2017年11月13日
- Behind the Scenes of Paddington 2
Originate from Peru to London, Paddington Bear then becomes one of the most representative icons of London city. Now he has settled his new life with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. This exhibition explores behind scene of the sequel, including costumes and props used. This is a must, if you like cute Paddington Bear!
Exhibition Period: 19 October – 19 December 2017
Address: Museum of London | 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
— Museum of London (@MuseumofLondon) 2017年10月20日
- Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Wondering the relation between graphic design and personal health? You might find out the answer over 200 objects in this ‘Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?’ exhibition. Items presented include hard-hitting posters, illuminated pharmacy signs and digital teaching aids. It displays the role of graphic design in shaping our environment and health, as well as in delivering potential healthcare message.
(Exhibition Highlights here)
Exhibition Period: 7 September 2017 – 14 January 2018
Address: Wellcome Collection | 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
— artshead (@ARTSHEAD) 2017年11月6日
- National Theatre Posters
After discovering the function of graphic design in public health, it can be a great choice to go for an exhibition held by National Theatre, which displays many classic poster designs, including original posters and interviews with outstanding art directors and artists. You will be amazed by how distinguished those ideas and designs are from 1963 till present.
Exhibition Period: 4 October 2017 – 31 March 2018
Address: National Theatre | South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
- Superbugs: The fight for our lives
Human are weak as we are easily defeated by variety of germs. But human are strong as well—we never give up on combating diseases with persistence. In this exhibition, you can expect to understand how society responds to enormous challenges risen by incurable diseases from perspective of antibiotic and germ. Real-life experience of individual in this area are applied.
Exhibition Period: 9 November 2017 – Spring 2019
Address: Science Museum | Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD