Get ready: Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend is here

From June 28-30th

 

Artists’ studios, galleries, museums and iconic institutions will throw open their doors to the public for the Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend in June.

Look forward to a packed programme of pop-up events, workshops and exhibitions.

The borough will be “erupting with culture” with more than 100 participants, according to the event’s founding director Vestalia Chilton (pictured above).

Expect amazing art, incredible visual effects, a DJ-off and a performance that will see musicians creating music through digital code.

You can expect great things with institutions such as the V&A and the Design Museum supporting the weekend and an inspiring advisory board including iconic photographer Terry O’Neill, Tony Elliot, founder of Time Out and Geoffrey Matthews, Chief Executive of the Chelsea Arts Club.

In Sloane Square, a public art installation will celebrate Hans Sloane and the concept of curiosities past, present and future.

Elsewhere, artist Tor Ewen will paint a mural on hoardings on Walton Street for the Love Kensington and Chelsea Street Art programme, after her design won a public vote.

Visitors will be invited to take a self-guided tour of seven different zones across the borough, including Sloane Square and the streets surrounding Masterpiece.


A dedicated art bus will circulate throughout the weekend, connecting the seven and featuring specially recorded broadcasts, informing visitors about each area and what to see.

There will be guided walks on artists, architecture and more, while the Walk Eat Talk Eat tour will reveal the hidden foodie gems that locals love.

Vestalia said: “I’m really interested in propagating the arts to bring them closer to wider audiences and to move away from the ivory-tower concept of art being just for a certain type of person.

“Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend is a chance for people to get reacquainted with their local area, make new connections and new friends and discover that little artistic gem down the street that they’ve never visited.”

View the full programme here.