Celebrating Locke's artistic community.

Celebrating Locke's artistic community.

2023 celebrates the 20th anniversary of Frieze London with a focus on highlighting up-and-coming artists and more recent galleries. We delve into art near our London Lockes and how we support artists within our own community.

This year’s Frieze London (11-15th October) is not only the 20th anniversary but is also being hailed as the most international edition yet. The city comes alive with exhibitions, shows and galleries honing in on a number of themes such as art within the community and spaces, galleries under fifteen years old. Highlighting people and places that give space to up-and-coming artists within the London and international community a space to show their works.

At Locke we are passionate about offering our social spaces and properties to creatives within the community. In each property you’ll find a Creative in Residence, using the spaces to both create and showcase their work. As with Frieze, we believe in the ‘spirit of collaboration’ to see the artists and creatives we have in our community shine and offer our guests a look into the local creative scene.

Ember Locke, Kensington.

Frieze Sculpture in Regents Park.

20th September – 29th October

 Frieze Sculpture has returned to Regents Park. This year’s exhibition has been curated by Turkish art director Fatoş Üstek, alongside work by an array of artists from all over the world. For Üstek, Frieze Sculpture brings art into the public realm, which is becoming ever more important in a digital world. Enjoy getting outdoors and viewing works from established and up-and-coming artists.’

Frieze Masters.

11th October - 15th October

Frieze London is one of the only fairs to focus only on contemporary art whilst Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between historical art and contemporary practice. Frieze Masters shows work made before the year 2000, whereas Frieze London presents work created mainly post-2000.

Buckle Street Studios and Leman Locke, Aldgate.

Victoria Miro Gallery.

Victoria Miro is a contemporary art gallery, presenting the work of both UK, International artists. From Paula Rego to Yayoi Kusuma the gallery attracts a range of established and smaller artists.

Kate MacGarry Gallery.

This contemporary art gallery is located in the heart of Shoreditch, it now represents 26 emerging and established artists, many held their first exhibitions at the gallery and have now gone on to see international success. Part of this year’s Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

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Kingsland Locke, Dalston.

Seventeen Gallery.

Exhibiting emerging artists, with a particular focus on moving image. Based in Dalston, programming leans towards vide, screen-based work and experiments with digital technologies.

The Approach.

Found above the Approach Tavern, a well-known East London pub, The Approach has become synonymous with discovering artists and helping to establish them within the industry. The gallery has also staged a number of shows bringing together inter-generational artists.

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Bermonds Locke, Tower Hill.

Copperfield Gallery.

Found in a re-worked former religious building, Copperfield focuses on multidisciplinary, multi-media practices. Woking across art fairs and projects from the beginning. Copperfield has always tried to be diverse in terms of its geography, gender and age – showing a range of artists.

South London Gallery.

A South London staple, located on the border of Camberwell and Peckham, the gallery emphasises British artists, often those who have never had a show in a London gallery before, alongside local artists. Their on-going residency programme gives artists the time and space to develop new work and show at the gallery.

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Locke at Broken Wharf, Millennium Bridge.

Tate Modern.

One of the world’s leading contemporary art galleries. Spend hours perusing the many galleries and exhibitions of some of internationally recognised artists such as Pablo Picasso, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and Jenny Holzer.

Bankside Gallery.

Found on the Thames Path, Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society. It's known for its regular exhibitions around water-based artwork and original prints.

Art in our own spaces.

For this year’s Frieze we collaborated with London based artist Charlotte Rose. Charlotte used the social spaces in Bermonds Locke to work on a piece for her upcoming exhibition. Over the course of the day, she painted and printed onto large canvases and different materials.

If you fancy catching Charlotte’s work, check out her solo exhibition at NOHO Showrooms 24th October – 29th October.


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