Rise of the Lionesses

From 28 June – 20 October, explore the changing roles of women in the British Army thorough the lens of the Royal Army Corps (WRAC) in the latest exhibition at the National Army Museum, Rise of the Lionesses. Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the WRAC and 100 years of the WRAC Association this summer in this thought provoking exhibition.

Examine the relationship between society and the army, how the perception of ‘appropriate’ feminine roles affected the contributions of female soldiers and how these women fought to redefine these roles.

From the vehicle chassis uses to train Princess Elizabeth which she was serving with the ATS to the medical kits of Chantelle Taylor, the first woman to kill in enemy combat, immerse yourself in this journey of courage, sacrifice and finally integration.

Entry is complimentary and booking is not required.

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Beyond the Road

This June, see the ground-breaking, fully immersive exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, BEYOND THE ROAD. Produced in collaboration with Beyond Projects, the exhibition merges the world of visual arts, music and film enable visitors to escape the everyday and lose themselves in a multi-sensory world led by sounds.

World-renowned and award-winning contemporary artists, filmmakers and photographers have collaborated to create a completely new and multi-disciplinary sound experience. This includes work by multi-Oscar winning director and producer, Alfonso Cuaron, perfume designer Azzi Glasser, contemporary artist and Turner prize nominee Nathan Coley, award-winning filmmaker Toby Dye and other incredible names.

Tickets can be booked here.

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DRAW Art Fair

The Saatchi Gallery welcomes DRAW, the UK’s first art fair dedicated to modern and contemporary from 17-19 May and is offering InChelsea readers 50% off tickets.

The Fair is designed to confirm drawing’s place at the core of the creative process and demonstrate the extraordinary range with works in every medium; from charcoal stick to video to live performance. All facets of drawing will be presented as a fundamental practice and create a platform where rare works by modern masters and recent works from the 20th Century can sit side by side.

Up to 60 galleries and exhibitors from around the world will fill three floors where they will curate individual exhibitions of artists’ drawings or groups of drawings in a museum-style context.

Purchase your ticket here and enter the code ‘CADES’ to receive your 50% discount (T&Cs apply).

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Model Holding a Bazaar Bag c. 1959 - Mary Quant archive

Mary Quant Exhibition

This April, the first international retrospective on the inspirational British fashion designer, Mary Quant, opens at the V&A with the King’s Road proud to be the leading sponsor.

This one-of-a-kind exhibition explores 1955-1975 and the years in which she revolutionised the high street whilst harnessing the youthful spirit of the 60s. 120 garments as well as accessories, cosmetics, sketches and photographs – many of which have never been on display before – will be on display, showcasing Quant as a role model for women, challenging conventions and popularising the mini skirts, coloured tights and tailored trousers. The fashion icon inspired young women to rebel against traditional dress worn by mothers and grandmothers and the show will explore some of her most memorable moments, from receiving her OBE to the evolution of rising hemlines.

From her small boutique, Bazaar on the King’s Road, to leading international label, Mary Quant revolutionised British Fashion with energy, flair and rebellion.

Book your tickets here – and take a stroll along the King’s Road to be part of the history!

#WeWantQuant

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Fi Katzler: Here and There

From 2-27 April, the solo show of Fi Katzler will be on display at the Cricket Fine Art Gallery. Comprising of over 40 oil paintings, expect a paean of praise for the beauty in beaches, mountains, olive groves, lobsters and more. With a fondness for confronting nature directly, Fi Katzler paints ‘en plein air’, which gives her work an innate vibrancy.

More information available here.

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FLUX

FLUX is one of London’s leading exhibitions which showcases some of the most talented and dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists. FLUX is used as a platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and celebrates them on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

From 14-17 March, visit the National Army Museum to see FLUX, curated by Lisa Gray, the founder, and a complimentary display from over 100 artists including Pedro Sousa Louro (mixed media), Helen Dyne (glass artist) and Teresa Wells (sculpture).

This year, guests can expect a selection of unique offers from ‘Mini Masterpieces’ where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less, a collectors gift with all purchases and exclusive display of 12 artworks by Charles Salvador.

More information and how to book can be found here.

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It’s the Surreal Thing

From 15 March – 14 April, visit Saatchi to see an exhibition of new works by the artist, Sr. X in the Prints & Originals Gallery.

These works are striking and unforgettable, created both in the streets and in the studio. He employs retro imagery, pop culture icons, surrealist twists and dada mischief to produce his works of satirical brilliance. Sr. X subverts the constant advertising that we are exposed to and the images of aspirational perfection that are directed at us all.

These works on display were created in the last six month and reveal Sr. X’s staggering imagination. He uses creativity as a weapon against conformism and the sugary sweet diet of contemporary consumerism. Familiar elements remain such as pulp magazine portraits, cartoon figures and advertising slogans.

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Annoushka X Patricia Mitchell

Annoushka X Patricia Mitchell Exhibition

As part of the “Art at Annoushka” programme which launched in 2011, showcasing original artworks from a roster of International artists, Annoushka welcomes artist and mixed media sculptor, Patricia Mitchell from 11-31 March.

The exhibition flows on from Patricia’s elaborate window installations which celebrated the arrival of Annoushka’s latest collection – The Beetle. This spring, Patricia’s lifesize beetles, crafted from paper and naturally edge lit neon Perspex, will grace the windows of the boutique. She brings to life the dragonfly, the bee and the butterfly with black gloss Perspex with paper cut foliage as well as hand painted dragonflies coloured with lacquer to create a striking aesthetic.

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London – Love – Art

Welcome the arrival of Spring and honour International Women’s’ Day with the latest exhibition at 508 Gallery which opens on 8 March, the day we celebrate economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.

The exhibition, a collection of works by 15 artists from nine countries including Belgium, Italy, Morocco, Switzerland and France, celebrates women regardless of their race or nationality. Explore paintings, digital art and sculptures of unique styles, techniques and conceptual ideas which have merged together to create a collaborative exhibition full of colour and passion.

On display 8-20 March, 508 Gallery SW10 0LD.

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Exclusive Alfred Munnings Exhibition Discount

This January, receive an exclusive 50% discount for Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 at the National Army Museum.

The National Army Museum is inviting InChelsea readers to enjoy 50% off adult tickets to their special exhibition this January: a collection of over 40 First World War paintings by the renowned equine artist, Sir Alfred Munnings, displayed together for the first time in a century.

As an official war artist with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War, Alfred Munnings painted equine subjects, portraiture and pastoral landscapes, capturing his time with the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Forestry Corps in 1918. Impressionist in style, Munnings’ vibrant brushstrokes capture the beauty of horses in the war-affected landscapes of France. Often painting less than a mile from the front line, and in full view of the enemy, he shows war horses on the march, at the charge, at work and at rest. These canvases demonstrate both the important role of mounted troops on the Western Front and the vital work behind the lines that sustained the war effort.

To receive the offer, simply quote INCHELSEA at the Museum’s ticket desk to enjoy £3 adult tickets (instead of £6). Valid on tickets up to and including 31 January 2019.

Terms and Conditions:

50% discount valid on full price adult ticket. Not available in conjunction with an other offer. This discount cannot be used to book advanced tickets. Last admission to the  exhibition is one hour before the Museum closes. There is no readmissions to the exhibition. Offer is subject to availability. Offer for valid for use in January 2019. a

Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918 runs until 3 March 2019 at the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea.

Ticket prices: Adults £6, Concessions £5, Students £4, Groups £4, Under 16s and Serving Army personnel free.

The exhibition has been developed by the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa, Canada) in partnership with The Munnings Art Museum (Dedham, UK) and generously sponsored by The Beaverbrook Canadian Foundation. Local support kindly provided by Juddmonte.

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