Inviting audiences back to see art in real life, the extended programme launches with the second Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a Mayfair Art Weekend collaboration with Art in Mayfair, 2 – 27 June. The celebrated Gallery HOP! will take place on Friday 25 June with galleries staying open until 8pm, followed by a full weekend of free talks, tours, performances and family activities.
Since 2014 independent galleries across Mayfair have united for Mayfair Art Weekend, presenting an unrivalled opportunity for art enthusiasts to immerse themselves in London’s vibrant hub of creativity and craftsmanship, and to engage with the internationally diverse offering of free exhibitions and art events. For many, the eighth edition in June 2021 will provide the first opportunity to come face to face with art in real life for over a year.
Mayfair galleries will also present sculptures beyond their gallery walls for the second Mayfair Sculpture Trail, a Mayfair Art Weekend collaboration with Art in Mayfair. Throughout the month of June visitors can discover sculptures on New Bond Street, Cork Street, and in Burlington Arcade, Grosvenor Square and Berkeley Square. Along the way, you can listen to a free audio guide, 2 – 27 June.
The Gallery HOP! on Friday 25 June, 6-8pm will continue to be a highlight, kick-starting the weekend, with a special late night viewing of all the partner galleries, animating the streets of Mayfair with open access to a wide audience of art devotees, young artists, and collectors.
On Sunday 27 June family activities will be run in the galleries, as well as the second May Fair Art Weekend Showreel hosted by partners, The May Fair Hotel, in their world renowned May Fair Theatre.
The inaugural Mayfair Gallery Publication Award took place in November 2020, and this component of the Mayfair Art Weekend extended programme will take place in the autumn of 2021. The 2020 winning publication, selected by writer and critic Hettie Judah, the RA Magazine’s editor Sam Phillips, and Apollo Magazine’s editor Thomas Marks, was Robilant + Voena’s ‘Ugo Mulas: Creative Intersections’. All nominated publications are available to browse in The Drawing Room at Brown’s Hotel during Mayfair Art Weekend.
The full programme of live events, ranging from talks, tours, workshops, performances and family friendly activities, will be announced on the Mayfair Art Weekend website in June and will be planned in line with government guidelines.