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You’ve still just got time to catch the exhibition that has been put together by The Architects Benevolent Society as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Hosted by current ABS President, Angela Brady OBE at her Brady Mallalieu Architects studio in Caledonian Road, the exhibition – “Let us take you by the hand and lead you through some memories of London” – runs until this Friday 30th June, 1-6pm. The exhibition was opened by Rowan Moore, author of ‘Slow Burn City’ and architecture critic for the Observer, who gave an interesting and insightful talk.

In line with LFA’s theme of Memory, the exhibition features a range of images depicting significant personal memories of buildings or views in London, created by our beneficiaries and supporters, including some eminent architects and artists. The images capture the diversity of architecture in London, innovations throughout the years, as well as the personal stories which give insight into why such a lasting memory was evoked. The exhibition has been curated by some talented architecture students from the University of Westminster. Read more at www.absnet.org.uk/LFA.

An online auction, which gives the opportunity to buy one of these truly impressive and personal pieces of art, is now open until 30th June. Proceeds from the auction will go towards helping those in the architectural community in times of need. Bid now at www.absnet.org.uk/auction

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Join Mark Davy, CEO Futurecity for this very special curator led tour of Transcending Boundaries, three rooms of immersive installations, two of which have never been seen before, and which includes work from Illuminated River competition winner Leo Villarreal.

The tour is free to London Society members. Tickets are limited and can be reserved here.

 

Transcending Boundaries is a stunning, beautiful and immersive set of artworks that explores the role of digital technology in transcending the physical and conceptual boundaries that exist between different artworks, with imagery from one work breaking free of the frame and entering the space of another. The installations also dissolve distinctions between artwork and exhibition space, and involve the viewer through interactivity.

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view-looking-to-the-apollo-recess-and-dome-area-from-the-sepulchral-chamber-photo_-gareth-gardnerIf you haven’t visited the Sir John Soane’s Museum for a while, you’re in for a surprise (reports Andrew Humphreys). It’s more beguiling and madcap than ever. Just last month, a seven-year, £7m programme of restoration concluded that has returned the unique Georgian house-cum-museum to the original design of neoclassical architect and collector Sir John Soane.

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Andrew Humphreys visits the Edward Ardizzone exhibition at the House of Illustration in Granary Square, King’s Cross.
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In recent times, a bunch of artists from the mid 20th century who embody a kind of bucolic Englishness that has traditionally caused cosmopolitan critics to squirm uncomfortably, have been welcomed back into the fold. A mini publishing industry currently exists around the likes of Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. Now it’s the turn of Edward Ardizzone, thanks to a just opened show at London’s House of Illustration.
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Running at the Building Centre, 22 Store Street until 26 August, Lenses On A Landscape Genius brings together leading photographers to explore and celebrate the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. With over 100 photographs and video, this unique exhibition is curated as part of the year-long Capability Brown Festival, which marks the tercentenary of the eminent landscape architect’s birth.

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Matthew Bruce: Gatton, Dawn

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You will have seen Grant Smith‘s wonderful photographs of artisan food craftspeople in the recent issue of the Journal, and now those pictures and many others by Grant are on display at the New London Architecture gallery in the Building Centre, Store Street, WC2.

The images celebrate and documents some of the artisan food producers of London, including Wilde’s Cheese, the House of Sverre, smokers of salmon, Dalston Cola, Pavilion Bakers and the brewers Crate proudly displaying their produce.

The exhibition runs until 30 May, is free and well worth a visit.20160202_gcs_0084_6807ce46163e382_960_539

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The most recent issue of the Journal of the London Society focussed on ‘Making London’, the vast array of different businesses and industries that still have their home in the capital. An exhibition at the Institution of Civil Engineers also uses this theme in part of the works on display.

River People, an exhibition by Wandsworth-based photographer Matthew Joseph, runs from 22 April until 3 June and documents the lives of people who use the tidal river for work, leisure or travel. It features a number of images from the Superhighway Collection which look at how the Thames has become an integral part of life for residents of London.

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