120 artists selected from 40 nations in the heart of the King's Road, Chelsea
22nd May 2019
Private View (invitation only)
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Open to the public
Thursday - Sunday
23rd - 26th May 2019
10am - 7pm
Chelsea Old Town Hall
Private View by Invitation only: 22nd May 2019
Exhibition to be opened by Lady Sophie Windsor
The London Art Biennale 2019 is honoured by Lady Sophie Windsor who will graciously inaugurate the exhibition and open the vernissage on the 22nd May. Lady Sophie, formally Lady Frederick Windsor, is a person of exceptional creativity, talent and artistic sensitivity who is the perfect ambassador of the Biennale; a celebration of contemporary art showcasing the works of 120 artists representing 40 nations.
London is the global art capital and the London Art Biennale is where the contemporary art of the world is presented. Previous editions of the Biennale gathered artworks from all over the world, showcasing artists who have exhibited in some of the most important international museums as well as emerging artists selected for their talent.
The Biennale takes place on the King's Road, Chelsea, where artists such as Augustus John and Alma Tadema established what is known as the true artistic centre of London. The Chelsea Old Town Hall was designed by John Brydon in 1885, an architect who was commissioned to realise very important projects including the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Memorial Hospital, the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and the Government Offices, Great George Street, London.
Charity Raffle - Win a NEW FIAT 500 CAR!
Donated by the Gagliardi Gallery
Charity is always an important part of the Biennale and Lady Sophie will be the ideal patron to help raise awareness for the Charity raffle held during the opening in which new Fiat 500 car or a hotel stay in Tuscany can be won alongside fashions items from international designers such as Dubarry of Ireland, Love Moschino, Just Cavalli and Versace Jeans as all as a signed Lonnie Schlein photograph and an oil painting by Antonio Sbrana.
The selected chartities for the 2019 edition will be Age UK and the Rotary Club. Raffle tickets can be purchased prior to the Biennale and during the Private View directly from the charities. 100% of raffle ticket sales go to charity as the prizes are donated so please support and purchase tickets. Winners will be contacted by phone or email or can attend the ticket draw on the 24th May at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Raffle Draw by the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea on Friday 24th May at 3pm
The venue offers a prominent and elegant Victorian setting with an ornate vaulted ceiling, brass chandeliers and mahogany panelled walls; a magnificent bow-fronted stage with stairs curving down to the floor, creating a warm atmosphere while the original artworks depicting historical characters associated with Chelsea provide a sense of heritage. The Chelsea Old Town Hall is the ideal setting for the fabulous collection of contemporary art gathered by the Biennnale.