About

Yoi is an exhibition of works from the Munupi Arts & Crafts Association located along Melville Island’s north-western coastline, north of Darwin. It will feature paintings by nine Munupi artists.

Dancing, or ‘yoi’, plays a significant role in life on the Tiwi Islands. Narrative dances – a key feature of ritual activity – depict both everyday life and historically significant events. The natural ochres participants use to paint their bodies also adorns the canvases on display in Yoi. Often applied with a Pwoja Comb, the paintings possess a unique textural materiality, inherently abstract in form and thus free from a mimetic representation of reality.

Viewers are invited to delve deeper into the mark-making techniques of Tiwi Art, to explore the gestural energy and spirituality expressed in the paintings that make up Yoi.

Exhibiting artists:

Alison Puruntatameri, Arthur John Cowell, Carol Puruntatameri, Christine Puruntatameri, Delores Tipuamantumirri, Dorothy Noni Poantimului, Josephine Burak, Lucinda Puruntatameri, Simplicia Tipungwuti.

This exhibition is presented by JGM Gallery. We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to the land, waters and skies, often expressed through art. We pay our respects to artists, elders and community members past, present and future.

Pre-booking is advised, but some tickets will be available for purchase at the Gallery each day.

EXHIBITION ADMISSION – Monday to Sunday

Price with Donation
General Admission:                   £14 (£12 without donation)
Concession*                              £7 (£6 without donation)
Family**                                     £33 (£30 without donation)
Children under 6 years:            Free entry when accompanied by an adult ticket holder

*Students, Seniors 65+, or children 6-16 yrs. Valid proof of status must be presented upon entry if requested.
**2 adults & 2 children under the age of 18

Free Access for Carers
A carer accompanying a ticketholder with accessibility needs will be admitted free alongside the ticketholder. Both parties should enquire with staff upon arrival.

GIFT AID 

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EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

Monday – Sunday:                           10am – 6pm
Last Entry for exhibition:                5pm

INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT

The following items are not permitted within the exhibition spaces: Large bags, luggage, scooters, food and drink (except water in bottles).

About

Beyond Fashion showcases the work of acclaimed fashion photographers from around the world. The works demonstrate how fashion photography has moved past the simple presentation of product lines to reflect on the reality of our lives, to explore our aspirations and to push at the boundaries of creativity.

Including works by Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh, Viviane Sassen, Paolo Roversi, Miles Aldridge, and Ellen von Unwerth – as well as an exciting new generation of fashion photographers – Beyond Fashion celebrates the vision and creativity of these artists and image-makers, and documents how fashion photography has become a new and exciting visual language.

Divided into four sections: Allure, Fantasy, Realism, and Surrealism, the exhibition tells the story of how fashion photography has become more than a commercial device, and has evolved into an art form in its own right. Viewers will travel from the glossy setting of the photography studio to the grassroots of street photography, and discover the vast and diverse forms which fashion photography can take.

They will also see some of the most iconic images, famous faces and dynamic brands in contemporary culture. From classic VOGUE covers to Victoria Beckham’s legs in Marc Jacobs’ shopping bag – this collection of works features supermodels and stars like Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Christy Turlington; designers such as Christian Dior, Commes des Garcons, Alexander McQueen and Valentino, and street style legend The Sartorialist.

In addition to over 100 photographs, a section of the exhibition is dedicated to moving images – highlighting the importance of film in today’s fashion imagery. This will feature the works of SHOWstudio, the website founded and directed by Nick Knight, one of the first and most high-profile image-makers to adopt digital film as a medium for showcasing fashion.

The exhibition concludes with an installation entitled Under Your Smell; a project that invites visitors to experience an alternative and dynamic way to engage with fashion imagery. The students of the Bachelor Photography of the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne offer a visual interpretation of Jean Paul Gaultier’s perfumes. In a series of staged images, perfumes become the backdrop for stories of transgression and fantastical projections.

This exhibition is curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of Photo Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.

Featured Photographers:
Miles Aldridge, Ayoto Ataraxia, Kent Baker, Michael Baumgarten, Olivia Bee, Blommers & Schumm, Koto Bolofo, Coco Capitán, Elinor Carucci, Elaine Constantine, Maisie Cousins, Jack Davison, Jonathan de Villiers, Horst Diekgerdes, Zoë Ghertner, René Habermacher, Ben Hassett, Aimée Hoving, Ina Jang, Sebastian Kim, Nick Knight, Heji Shin & Kristina Nagel, Anaïs Leu, Feng Li, Peter Lindbergh, Glen Luchford, Erik Madigan Heck, Raymond Meier, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Hanna Moon, Marton Perlaki, Paolo Roversi, Daniel Sannwald, Viviane Sassen, Scheltens & Abbenes, Scott Schuman, Emma Summerton, Sølve Sundsbø, Juergen Teller, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Mario Testino, Willy Vanderperre, Ellen Von Unwerth, Ben Watts, Bruce Weber, Kiki Xue, Yelena Yemchuk, Txema Yeste.

About M&C Saatchi Group
M&C Saatchi Group is a creative solutions company that connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to create beautifully simple solutions for an increasingly complex world. We do this with capabilities that stretch across the entire digital landscape and customer journey. The Group operates across five core specialisms: Advertising, Consulting, Issues, Passions & PR, and Media. Headquartered in London, our operations span 23 countries with major hubs in the UK, Europe, US, Middle East, Africa and APAC. M&C Saatchi was founded on the philosophy of Brutal Simplicity of Thought, which to this day guides every area of our business – from how we operate internally, to the creative work we produce for our clients. www.mcsaatchi.com

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This summer, as part of Beyond Fashion and The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show, Saatchi Lates offer Art After Dark on selected Fridays from 6.30PM – 9PM.

31 May – Drag & Draw. 11 Minutes + Artist Tour. The Art of the Perfect Lip
Join us on the opening night of our major summer exhibition, Beyond Fashion. Tickets include:

  • Entry to Beyond Fashion
  • Entry to all current Ground Floor Shows, including Metamorphosis: Innovation in Eco-Photography & Film
  •  Access to three workshops Drag & Draw, guided by Saatchi Gallery Learning; The Art of the Perfect Lip with MAC Cosmetics & VIVA GLAM; or Pasqua Wines’ 11 Minutes drawing competition
  • Bar open to 8:30pm, with special drinks offers from Pasqua Wines

Drag & Draw
This life drawing workshop will feature drag artists who use performance, make up and fashion to challenge gender expression. Guided by the Saatchi Gallery Learning team, participants will be encouraged to engage with the live performances and poses held by the performers through sketches and drawings. No prior experience is required.

11 Minutes
Named after one of Pasqua Wines’ signature wines, “11 Minutes”, this workshop challenges participants to create a piece of work through sketch, inspired by the exhibition Metamorphosis in 11 minutes time. The winner will receive 3x complimentary tickets to the next Saatchi Late and a magnum of Pasqua wine.

Artist Tour
Almudena Romero will lead two tours of the exhibition Metamorphosis, highlighting the show’s key themes, her artistic practice and work in the exhibition.

This workshop and tours are supported by Pasqua Wines.

The Art of the Perfect Lip with MAC Cosmetics & VIVA GLAM
Join “The Perfect Lip,” a live performance where makeup becomes an exquisite art form. Featuring four diverse artists, this dynamic piece showcases stunning lip looks created on each other. Make up artists will collaborate on a model, each contributing a unique lip element to craft a mesmerizing avant-garde masterpiece. Participants are invited to engage by creating their own ‘perfect lip’ using MAC products, before using experimental photography with polaroids to capture this look, and display it on a vanity.

This activation is supported by MAC’s VIVA GLAM initiative.

28 June – Botanical Drawing and Printmaking

In celebration of The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show, the second of our Summer Lates will be themed around botanical art. Tickets include:
– Entry to both The RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show and Beyond Fashion
– Entry to all current Ground Floor Shows
– Bar open to 8:30pm
– Two guided workshops

Botanical Drawing
This workshop invites you to try your hand at botanical drawing from a beautiful floral display provided by Sisters of Bloom. Botanical artist and 2023 RHS exhibitor Rui Jiang will offer suggestions, advice and support.

Botanical Printmaking
Create botanical prints from real plants and flowers using simple monoprinting techniques, supported by the Saatchi Gallery Learning team.
Both workshops are open to all levels; basic materials will be provided.

26 July – Draped Drawing

Don’t miss our penultimate Summer Late. Tickets include:

  • Entry to Beyond Fashion
  • Entry to all current Ground Floor Shows
  • Bar open to 8:30pm
  • A drapery life drawing class

Using only fabrics and pins, models will form creative silhouettes of their body for participants to draw and sketch. These poses will be held for both short and long periods, with direction and support provided by the Saatchi Gallery Learning team. Open to all levels, materials will be provided for those attending.

6 Sept – Strike a Pose: ‘Voguing’ Life Drawing

Join us for our final Late of the season. With London Fashion Week coming up, visitors are invited to join us for a life drawing session where models and an MC will perform and pose for you to draw, sketch, and feel inspired. Tickets include:

  • Entry to Beyond Fashion
  • Entry to all current Ground Floor Shows
  • Bar open to 8:30pm
  • A guided ‘Vogue’ Life Drawing class

‘Voguing’ is a highly stylised, modern house dance originating in the late 1980s that evolved out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s. It is inspired by the poses of models in fashion magazines, like many of those you will see in the Beyond Fashion exhibition. 

About

This exhibition showcases four award-winning photographers and filmmakers undertaking ground-breaking work in their practices of eco-conscious photography and film. With a particular focus on their relationship with materials, process and methodologies, their works marry both the political and the poetic.

Exhibiting artists: 

Almudena Romero uses photography to explore ways of representing, seeing, and understanding. Romero’s works focus how art shapes perception, using naturally occurring photographic processes including photoperiodicity, photobleaching and photosynthesis.

Edd Carr’s material-led practice focuses on creating and utilising sustainable alternatives to photographic processes. He uses these methods create films that comment on the human relationship to ecological crisis and the mass extinction of life, and the resulting trauma we face as a species.

Hannah Fletcher works with organic matter such as soils, algae, mushrooms and roots which she transforms into photographic mediums and surfaces. She incorporates waste from her studio back into her work, contributing to a cyclical system of making.

Scott Hunter‘s practice fuses photography, sculpture, and installation. His work focuses on developing alternative approaches to the toxic methods of analogue photography by exploring the origins of raw materials and their symbiotic relationships within the construction of images.

This exhibition is supported by Pasqua Wines

About

M&C Saatchi, in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery team up for second year to present international art initiative – the annual Art for Change Prize.

As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this free-to-enter prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide.

Key Dates

Overall winners announced: 21 November 2023
Exhibition Dates : 30 November 2023 – 7 January 2024

With the concept of Art for Change in mind, this year’s prize invited emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to the theme of ‘Regeneration’.

M&C Saatchi and Saatchi Gallery are proud to announce the six regional winners:

• Americas Winner – Ingrid Weyland from Buenos Aires, Argentina for her work Topographies of Fragility XXXV and Topographies of Fragility XXXVI

• Asia Winner – Haining Wang from Beijing, China for her work Molt

• Australia Winner – Jen Valender from Melbourne, Australia for her work Sediment and Artist as Animal

• Europe Winner – Alina Zamanova from Kyiv, Ukraine for her work Our Children are Fighting too

• Middle East & Africa Winner – Chibuike Ifedilichukwu from Anambra, Nigeria for his work Equality State

• UK Winner – Natasha Bothelho Cook from London, England for her work The Garden of Dried Roses

The Prize

A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000.
All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced on 21 November 2023

 

The Judges

Applications will be invited through an open call online and the prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions UK, Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia, Middle East and Africa. A winner from each location will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and eminent guest judges. Judges include:

UK: Darren Bowles, Partner & Executive Creative Director at Re, Part of M&C Saatchi Group, Ronaldo Tavares, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, Sophie Morgan, TV Presenter, Writer & Disability Advocate

Europe: Klara Eide, Partner & Executive Strategy Director at M&C Saatchi Stockholm, Christian ‘Kidde’ Schuck, Managing Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Berlin, Michael Elmenbeck, Founder and Creative Director of CF HILL Art Space and Bon Magazine

Americas: Nicholos Rotondi, Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America, Lucas Crigler, Creative Director at SS+K, Part of M&C Saatchi Group, , Mickey Smith, Conceptual Artist and Photographer

Middle East & Africa: Robert Grace, Founding Partner and Head of Strategy at M&C Saatchi Abel South Africa, Ryan Reed, Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi UAE, Zeinab Alhashemi, Conceptual Artist, specialised in site specific art installation and public art, Artist Mentor and Founder of Athmad Projects

Asia: Ali Shabaz, Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Singapore, Dami Sidharta, Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi Indonesia, Nadya Wang, Editor of Art & Market and Fashion & Market, Lecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Australia: Emma Robbins, National Executive Creative Director, M&C Saatchi Australia, Patrick Guerrera, Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Re, Part of M&C Saatchi Group, Claire Bridge, Artist Melbourne Now 2023, National Gallery of Victoria

 

About M&C Saatchi Group

M&C Saatchi Group is a creative company that connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data, technology and culture, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change. The Group operates across five core divisions: Connected Creativity; Passion Marketing; Global & Social Issues; Brand, Experience & Innovation; and Performance Media. Headquartered in London, operations span 23 countries with major hubs in the UK, Europe, US, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Australia. M&C Saatchi Group’s two principles, Diversity of Thought and Brutal Simplicity of Thought, guide how they build teams and solve problems.

It is listed as ‘M&C Saatchi PLC’ (LON:SAA) on the AIM stock exchange in London.7

Pre-booking is advised, but some tickets will be available for purchase at the Gallery each day.

EXHIBITION ADMISSION – Monday to Sunday

Price with Donation
General Admission:                   £8 (£7 without donation)
Concession*                              £6 (£5 without donation)
Family**                                     £19 (£17 without donation)
Children under 6 years:            Free entry when accompanied by an adult ticket holder

*Students, Seniors 65+, or children 6-16 yrs. Valid proof of status must be presented upon entry if requested.
**2 adults & 2 children under the age of 18

Free Access for Carers
A carer accompanying a ticketholder with accessibility needs will be admitted free alongside the ticketholder. Both parties should enquire with staff upon arrival.

GIFT AID 

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of our visitors, members and sponsors to support our charitable mission.

Our tickets page will present you with the option to opt into the government’s Gift Aid scheme which enables us to claim an additional 25% on the full value of your ticket.

If you are a UK taxpayer, choosing Gift Aid means that for every £1 you pay, we can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. To support Saatchi Gallery in this way, please complete a Gift Aid declaration form before you complete your ticket order. 

EXHIBITION OPENING HOURS

Monday – Sunday:                           10am – 6pm
Last Entry for exhibition:                5pm

INFORMATION FOR YOUR VISIT

The following items are not permitted within the exhibition spaces: Large bags, luggage, scooters, food and drink (except water in bottles).

About

Newly created botanical art and photography will be brought together from around the world at Saatchi Gallery in The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show 2024.

The exhibition will showcase exquisite botanical art and photography, featuring a rich variety of subjects from medicinal desert flowers to ornamental bananas, and from images of forest slime moulds to urban street plants. It will showcase the new work of leading botanical artists and photographers representing the UK, Italy, Portugal, Romania, USA, South Africa, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Japan.

The exhibition contributes a new chapter to a long legacy of botanical art collecting and display by the RHS, and complements the work of the RHS Lindley Collections, which holds more than 30,000 botanical paintings and heritage photographs.

All entries are reviewed by an expert judging panel during the pre-selection process, and are assessed on aesthetic appeal, scientific accuracy and technical skill. The artists compete for an RHS medal – Gold, Silver-Gilt, and Bronze, as well as a ‘best in show’ award – Best Botanical Artwork, Best Botanical Art Exhibit, Best Portfolio Photography Exhibit, and Judges Special Award. For the first time this year, the public will have the opportunity to vote in the People’s Choice award.

Supported by Clive Christian Perfume.

About

Showcasing a series of works by the 2023 Robert Walters UK New Artist prize winner Sofia Laskari, Body and Flesh invites the viewer to consider the physical and mental challenges we face as individuals.

Laskari’s work is deeply personal, offering a relatable exploration of the human experience. In this series of paintings, she experiments with vibrant colours and textures to present vast surfaces of painterly flesh. Her often claustrophobic images – where powerful self-portraiture dominates in ambiguous recurring interiors – address feelings of isolation, distress, rage and vulnerability.

Body and Flesh is Laskari’s debut solo exhibition. She recently graduated with a BA in Fine Art and has previously exhibited in group shows at APT Gallery, SPG Galleries, RBSA Gallery and London Biennale 2023.

The title of this exhibition is taken from Luke Hannam’s drawing How to Make a Head, 2024 , a head seemingly constructed from rectangular blocks. Not intended as a portrait of an existing person in the traditional sense, the work assembles life from scratch to create a humanoid form.

In this spirit of alchemy, all the artists in the exhibition have been handed the force of Prometheus, to blow life-giving fire into inanimate materials. The figures, bodies and body-parts seem to be in the process of coming alive through the imaginative use of materials and collage. Although they are made-up characters, the inhabitants of this exhibition feel strangely present.

Featured Artists
Dominic Beattie
Paul Cole
Jody DeSchutter
Tim Ellis
Lucy Evetts
Luke Hannam
James Alec Hardy
Harry Jones
Alec Kronacker
Tom Shedden
Robert Welch
Poppy Whatmore
Anisa Zahedi
Neil Zakiewicz

This exhibition is curated by Dominic Beattie.

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