Luke Edward Hall

Small exhibitions to see this September

There’s lots to get out and see this month – though in all cases you need to pre-book a timed entry slot. First up, Grayson Perry’s new exhibition, The MOST Specialest Relationship is on display at the Victoria Miro Gallery until 31 October with new ceramics, a tapestry and an enormous print, American Dream that features Mark Zuckerburg’s devilish red face atop a map of America (and which Grayson writes about here). The works are inspired by Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip, which comes to Channel 4 on 23 September. It’s a three-part documentary in which the artist travels through the US on his specially-designed motorbike, chatting to people in his characteristic way about about identity, race, money and class. We’ll definitely be tuning in.

The American Dream by Grayson Perry

Luke Edward Hall’s show, Summer Ghost was postponed due to lockdown but will now run from Tuesday 22 September at Quo Vadis. There will be new drawings and ceramics on show in the upstairs rooms which will be available to buy too. To arrange a viewing email Eleanor Vening (eleanor.vening@hartsgroup.co.uk)

We swooned over Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress back in July – especially after learning that it was borrowed from her Granny the Queen, who had previously worn it in 1962 to the premier of Lawrence of Arabia in Leicester Square. Now the exquisite vintage dress designed by Norman Hartnell will go on display at Windsor Castle, where you can view it in all its splendour from 24 September – 22 November 2020.

A small exhibition, Donald Judd Furniture has just opened at EDIT. at 243 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. Curated by Oscar Humphries, it runs until 5 October – don’t miss it. The Garden Museum has extended its excellent Derek Jarman exhibition, My garden’s boundaries are the horizon until 13 December 2020. Crunch across Dungeness shingles, step into his writing room, discover his driftwood sculptures and immerse yourself in the Prospect Cottage all without leaving Lambeth.

Finally – you don’t have to leave home to view Hold Still, the 100 pictures selected by the Duchess of Cambridge (from 31,598 public submissions!) for the National Portrait Gallery’s digital exhibition, A Portrait of our Nation in 2020. Focussed on three themes, Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness it presents a snapshot of the UK during lockdown with pictures that are brilliant and moving.

We’re really lucky to have a garden by Robert Coyle

 

 

— Daisy Allsup
16th September 2020