UK Art Exhibitions: April 2024

We’re so fortunate to live in a country where great art exhibitions happen all the time. Across the nation, every month of the year, incredible art is on display, just waiting for us to come and soak it all in.

With such a wealth of art exhibitions to choose from, making a choice can sometimes feel overwhelming, but fear not, Enter Gallery is here to help! From contemporary British artists, to old masters, here’s a rundown of the best UK art exhibitions starting in April 2024…


Yinka Shonibare CBE: Suspended States – The Serpentine Gallery
April 12th – 1st September 2024

Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE


Art fans have been waiting over 20 years for esteemed artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE, to bring his work to London, but the wait is finally over.

In Suspending States, Shonibare presents new works interrogating the ecological impact of colonialization and how our legacy of imperialism continues to impact the world’s fight for peace. Speaking of his exhibition, Shonibare reveals:

“Suspended States is an exhibition in which Western iconography is reimagined and interrogated, at a moment in history when Nationalism, protectionism and hostility towards foreigners is on the rise.” 

The Yinka Shonibare exhibition will showcase the British-Nigerian artist’s interdisciplinary practice, featuring installation, sculpture, painting and textiles.


Sony World Photography Exhibition 2024 – Somerset House, London
19th April – 6th May 2024


The fight against burning oil wells, Kuwait oil fields, 1991. © Sebastião Salgado

In April, Sony’s World Photography Exhibition 2024 returns to Somerset House for a short but very sweet stint. If you’re a fan of photography, or a budding photographer, this is one of the best photography exhibitions in London, and not one to miss.

This exhibition showcases the wonders of the world around us. Visitors will enjoy award-winning street photography and portraiture, landscapes and wildlife shots, architecture and documentary projects, all brought to life via fresh curation that incorporates prints, projections and digital displays.

Highlights of this photography exhibition include photographs by 2023 Photographer of the Year, Edgar Martin, and black and white photography from Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado.  


Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists – Lady Lever Gallery, Liverpool
April 20th – 18th August 2024


Women artist exhibitions are happening all over the UK in 2024, and we love to see it. Lady Lever Art Gallery in Liverpool is opening Another View: Landscapes by Women Artists. The exhibition explores the role of women artists in the history of British landscape art – a field traditionally dominated by men.

For the show, curators have brought together oil paintings, prints and drawings from National Museums Liverpool Collection, and from other esteemed institutions.

The exhibition takes visitors on a journey through the 19th and 20th centuries, presenting us with a perspective on how women have viewed the outside world during this period of social, economic and cultural change.

Combining the work of leading figures and lesser-known artists, Another View tells a story of ambitious women artists determined to make their mark.  


Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and The Blue Rider – Tate Modern
April 25th – 20th October

Opening its doors at the Tate Modern at the end of April, is one of the biggest art events of 2024 - Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and The Blue Rider.

This exhibition explores the ground-breaking work of a group of artists, known as The Blue Rider, who supported each other’s artistic exploration with colour, sound and light to create Expressionism – an iconic movement defined by bold and vibrant art.

This landmark exhibition brings together over 130 masterpieces spanning paintings, photography, sculpture, performance and sound, together in the UK for the first time in over 60 years.

Jamie Reid: A Lifetime of Radical Gestures - Enter Gallery
Thursday April 25th – May 3rd


Of course, we have to highlight Enter Gallery’s very special upcoming exhibition, honouring the work and incredible artistic career of the late, great Jamie Reid.

While known best for his work creating the distinctive visual style of the Sex Pistols, Reid spent an impressive 50 years on the cultural frontline, creating art that fought for the rights of the common man.

Our show features a rare collection of artworks spanning from the 90s to present day, and a photographic exhibition giving you fascinating insight into his life and legacy.

The show is launching with a Private View at Enter Gallery on Thursday 25th April, from 6-8pm. Join us for a night of appreciation for this icon, and to hear from John Marchant, Reid’s Gallerist and close friend, who will be speaking about Reid’s fascinating career.

RSVP here to join us at the Private View.