UK Art Exhibitions: June 2024

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling the summer spirit. We kicked off June in style with our biggest event of the year - our annual Art Yard Sale. We had a fantastic day bringing great art to all, and rounding off Brighton Fringe. 

There’s still plenty to be excited about for the rest of the month, with great art exhibitions from some of the world’s most exciting artists opening their doors in June. 

At Enter Gallery this month we have our biggest Peter Blake exhibition to date, showcasing each of the artistic styles by the man known as, 'The Godfather of Pop Art.'

Whether you’re seeking something cultural to enjoy with loved ones, or you’re looking to expand your knowledge of contemporary art, we've also rounded up some more of the best UK art exhibitions happening in June 2024…

Judy Chicago: Revelations – Serpentine Gallery
23rd May – 1st September 2024

Judy Chicago In the Beginning from Birth Project 1982. Image courtesy of Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman/ARS


Across her six-decade career, American artist, author and cultural historian, Judy Chicago, has gained prominence for making art from a woman’s perspective that consistently challenges the male dominated landscape of the art world. Chicago’s distinctive visual language tackles notions of power, masculinity and birth, as well as extinction and climate justice.

Revelations is Chicago’s largest London solo show to date, and traces the arc of her illustrious career. Expect never-before-seen works from her archive, video installations and an exhibit of preparatory drawings from several of her most renowned artistic projects.


Beyond Fashion – Saatchi Gallery
31st May – 8th September 2024

Miles Aldridge Home Works #3 2008. Image courtesy of Miles Aldridge.

If fashion ignites your fire, you won’t want to miss the Saatchi Gallery’s summer offering. Beyond Fashion brings together the work of the world’s most acclaimed photographers in an exhibition that explores how fashion photography has evolved from a simple tactic designed to flog clothes, to an outstanding artistic medium in its own right.

The exhibition is divided into four sections: Allure, Fantasy, Realism and Surrealism, with each taking us on a journey from the photography studio to grassroots street photography. Highlights include classic Vogue covers, more than 100 photographs of iconic supermodels, and an innovative visual interpretation of Jean Paul Gaultier’s perfumes.  


Summer Exhibition – Royal Academy
18th June – 18th August 2024

Every June, London’s Royal Academy hosts its prestigious Summer Exhibition. This historic event, now in its 256th year, is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show. This means you’ll enjoy art from up-and-coming talent alongside works from esteemed Royal Academicians, such as 2022 Turner Prize winner, Veronica Ryan. This year, the show is coordinated by British sculptor, Ann Christopher, and will be exploring, “the idea of making space, whether giving space or taking space.”

Allow plenty of time for this one! The Summer Exhibition features more than 1,200 prints, paintings, films, photographs, sculptures and more, set across multiple rooms. 


Tavares Strachan: There Is Light Somewhere - Hayward Gallery
18th June - 1st September


Six Thousand Years (2018). Photo courtesy of Regen Projects Los Angeles, photo by Bryan Forrest


Head to London’s Hayward Gallery to check out the monumental works of Tavares Strachan – a Bahamian artist known for celebrating cultural trailblazers and shining a light on unsung explorers.

There is Light Somewhere features large-scale collage, neon pieces, mixed media installations and bronze sculptures, each drawing the observer’s attention to matters of colonialism and racism, while exploring universal desire for a sense of belonging.


NAOMI: In Fashion - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
22nd June – 6th April 2024


This June, the V&A launches Naomi: In Fashion - a ground-breaking exhibition celebrating Campbell’s cultural influence and creative partnerships. Since becoming the first Black model on Vogue Paris' cover at the age of just 18, Campbell has clocked up over 500 magazine covers, and established herself as a fierce activist dedicated to fighting for inclusivity in the fashion industry.

Spanning her 35 year career, the exhibition features more than 100 outfits from the supermodel’s personal wardrobe, including iconic catwalk looks and photographs by fashion photographers, Steven Meisel and Tim Walker.


Read more about UK art exhibitions that started in May 2024

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