April is upon us, the days are staying brighter for longer and there is a strange sense of excitement circling the UK. It can only mean summer is just around the corner and we at Create&Case just cannot wait to venture out! The months of June, July and August are typically when art galleries are the most crowded and with so many widespread galleries to choose from, we’ve narrowed down to our top 5 art galleries in Britain.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Knightsbridge, London is home to one of the largest collections of art and design found in the UK at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A is home to an impressive collection art, fashion and design spanning back to almost five thousand years. With regular exhibitions and something to interest every type of art lover, if you’re going to visit just one art gallery in the UK this summer, this should be it.
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
Presiding over Liverpool’s waterfront, Tate Liverpool is one of the star attractions in the regenerated Albert Dock area of the city. The converted warehouse is now home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art outside of London; a collection which includes the likes of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Louise Bourgeois.
Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB
Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
For those looking for a hip and modern art scene, look no further then Leeds. With a young student population, the art scene in this is continually influenced by the influx of new residents. The undisputed home of contemporary art in the region, Leeds Art Gallery is the go-to place for a little artistic stimulation in the North. The museum regularly displays work from award-winning artists labelled a stroke of genius, to understated masterpieces from emerging talents with considerably less exposure.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gateshead
Since the arrival of Antony Gormley’s famous Angel of the North sculpture in Gateshead, the town has seen a fair bit of urban regeneration. The BALTIC Centre, housed in a former industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne, is now paving the way for contemporary art in the north east of England. There is no permanent collection, meaning that its programme of temporary exhibitions is always fresh and exciting. In the past, it has presented exhibitions of artists such as Daniel Buren, Cornelia Parker and Damien Hirst, and in 2011 it set a new precedent as the first ever venue outside of the Tate family to host the UK’s Turner Prize competition.
S Shore Rd, Gateshead NE8 3BA
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
With over 95,000 different pieces on display in the permanent collection, the National Galleries of Scotland is one of the best destinations for any UK art lover to visit. With National, Modern and Portrait sections to browse through, this trio of galleries will definitely keep you busy for hours on end. A visit to Edinburgh is definitely not complete without a browse at one – or all three – of these amazing galleries.The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL
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