Great to see that Bambi's street art is back on Shillingford Street in Islington and still relevant given the political mess we're in. The Lie Lie Land work was originally larger and first painted here in early 2017. The owners then painted over it, but Bambi returned and painted a selection of her works across the wall last year - these are my two favourites of the set and hopefully they're here to stay.
These popsicles made from resin filled with syringes, pills and razor blades are very unsettling - especially the idea they may be hidden in the next ice lolly I lick. There are 900 in total in the exhibition at Jealous East. The artist is Miss Bugs and I really wanted one, but they sold out fast. They're still on display and the exhibition runs until 21 May. It's one of my top 7 exhibitions to see this week (link in bio).
On Friday I took part in a Da Vinci themed escape room where the Queen's Gallery's superb Da Vinci drawings exhibition was the venue. It's was tough but our small team managed to escape with just under two minutes to spare - here's our team photo from after the event. It was made all the more impressive given we didn't know each other and we had fewer team members than the recommended 4-8. Unfortunately the escape room is all sold out, but hopefully they'll release more dates.
Spotted this quirky Japanese demon at Jennifer Lauren Gallery's pop up at Sway Gallery on Old Street. The exhibition is of three Japanese artists who all have disabilities and creating work - this work is by Akio Kontani. The exhibition runs until 17 July and is open every day except Sunday until then.
Turn the volume up for this spinning car to a great soundtrack. The work is Conrad Shawcross, music by Mylo, and it's part of the Sweet Harmony exhibition that's just opened at Saatchi Gallery. Read my ⭐⭐⭐⭐ review for more details (link in bio). The exhibition is about rave culture and runs until 14 September.
Made it to see the new Serpentine Pavilion and it's a beaut. Love the graceful slate covered curves, though I do think it looks better from the outside than the inside. This year's pavilion is designed by Junta Ishigami and it's going to be there all summer - until 6 October.
This Damien Hirst mermaid has recently popped up on Greenwich peninsula. It's part of The Tide, a new elevated walkway that runs from North Greenwich station out to the Thames. If you went to Venice two years ago, you may remember this work from his Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable exhibition.
The exhibition everyone is talking about is the spectacular Olafur Eliasson blockbuster that opens at Tate Modern tomorrow. Get lost in a foggy tunnel and stand mesmerised by an indoor rainbow. He loves to skew our perspective and I was won over, as can be seen by the many pictures of me taking it all in. My ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review will go live on Londonist today.
Artist Kinska has created a ceramic wonderland at Now Gallery in North Greenwich. It's filled with faces - on little sculptures on the floor and on the ceramic objects inside the walk-in house. Throw in a hundred ceramic teardrops suspended from the ceiling and it's one impressive immersive installation. Free to visit and on until 22 September.