With Covid-19 lockdown starting to ease up, and 2021 is starting to look more promising than ever, excitement is brewing in London as artists are preparing for the fifth edition of The London Art Biennale.
So what is the London Art Biennale? And why are artists so excited?
Think of the bustling street of King’s Road in the heart of Chelsea, where chic Londoners sit in fancy tearooms, where sport cars line the pavements, and where private art galleries call home, this is where the exhibition has been established for years. The London Art Biennale is definitely a prestigious event not to be taken lightly. It is a once in a blue moon chance for artists to gain recognition and win awards, as well as being one of the most exciting gatherings for art enthusiasts and professionals to celebrate modern art.
Like previous inaugurations, the 2021 Biennale will have an elegant opening party on the 30th June with wine and live music. In 2019, Lady Sophie Windsor graciously inaugurated the event with a speech and spent time with the guests and artists alike. The inauguration is only open for those with invitations, but following the opening, entry will be free for the public from the 1st to the 4th of July.
Talented artists from all over the world are currently submitting applications for a chance to showcase their work and win the Biennale’s range of awards. This year, the prizes are very tempting and include £5,000, and the four subcategory awards for Paintings, Sculpture, Works on Paper, and Digital Work are all worth £1,500 each. Other prizes include professional critiques from the International Confederation of Art Critics, month-long group shows in an Italian piazza and museum, week-long retreats to a Boutique hotel in Tuscany, among many more.
Attended by art collectors and critics, including the continual support and appearance of the Mayor of Kensington & Chelsea, past Biennale events have received excellent reception and press. The London Art Biennale has never failed to curate a stimulating and exquisite collection of modern art ranging from paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations, and photography - making the event such an excellent place to view and purchase high-quality artwork.
Previous London Art Biennale events have led charity auctions to raise money for the Salvation Army, the Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” Charity, Age UK, and London’s Air Ambulance.
The Biennale is curated by Gagliardi Gallery in partnership with the Chianciano Art Museum, who donated original artworks by Andy Warhol, Pietro Annigoni, and Jose Van Roy Dali to the auction to raise funds. Over the years, the London Art Biennale has raised over tens of thousands of pounds.
Whether you’re looking for a great family day out, a date idea, or have an empty wall in your home in dire need for a statement, The London Art Biennale is the place to be. Calling for art lovers to make a note - it is absolutely unmissable, and we guarantee you will be punching yourself if you don’t visit the exhibition.
Remember, the London Art Biennale only happens once every two years, so do not miss the chance!