Grand Opening & Collateral Events 2017

All artists are cordially invited to participate in the following programme of events during the London Art Biennale Exhibition


Wednesday 29th March


6.30 pm - Inauguration and Charity Auction

Opened by the Worshipful the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford






Thursday 30th March


2pm - "Fire! Fire!" - Museum of London

“A vivid, gutsy and relevant return to the Great Fire of London”

Daily Telegraph






7.30pm - An Evening of Music at Barbican Hall

London Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth
with Simon Trpčeski
Barbican Hall


Programme & Performers

Debussy Jeux
Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Mahler Symphony No 1 ('Titan')


François-Xavier Roth conductor
Simon Trpčeski piano
London Symphony Orchestra







Friday 31st March


1pm - River cruise on the Thames

Artists selected for the London Art Biennale are invited on a Thames river cruise 1pm to 4pm.

The ship is called the Elizabethan and is the same vessel that was used by the Princess Kate Middleton’s family during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth’s reign - a historic event that saw over 1000 ships, the largest ever fleet to travel the Thames. The ship is a perfect replica of an 1890s Mississippi Stern-wheeled Paddle Steamer and beautifully reflects the style and craftsmanship of that bygone era. The Elizabethan is one of the largest vessels on the Thames and will prove to be a perfect vantage point to see London's wonderful landmarks.

Guests will embark at 12.45pm at Chelsea Harbour pier, near, the Gagliardi Gallery. The ship will take you through London and will then disembark at the London Eye Pier at 4pm.








Saturday 1st April



3pm - Presentation of the Charity Cheque

The Mayor, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, during her visit in the Biennale 2015






7pm - Cocktail Party at the Gagliardi Gallery This is a private event for participating artists only.







Sunday 2nd April


3pm  - Prize Giving Ceremony at the Chelsea Old Town Hall