Art at Regent’s Place - Summer Knowledge

Posted by Regent's Place on 09th August 2018 | comments

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School might be out for Summer; however here, at Regent’s Place, we’ve been taking a look at what’s been going on nearby within the Knowledge Quarter, to inspire minds limited by no generation through a series of literary, science and sustainability related events and exhibitions.    

Our art curator, Rosie Glenn, leads the journey, from Euston Road to Russell Square and beyond, uncovering all manner of marvels for budding architects, designers, doctors, geologists, writers and more!

Somewhere in Between at the Wellcome Collection

The journey begins on the south of Euston Road, walking up Tottenham Court Road to Goodge Street station, where hidden away on Store Street is the New London Architecture gallery, where visitors may enjoy a free presentation of the New London Awards. On display until 1 October, this exhibition celebrates the best architecture, planning and construction in the capital.

The current Awards display presents the winning entries from a shortlist of over 150 projects across 15 categories, which were selected by an international jury for their contribution to improve the social, cultural and economic style of places throughout London. Perfect for inspiring architectural ambitions.

Walking east takes us through Russell Square and shortly on the right is the next stop; the Charles Dickens Museum, which is closely followed by the Foundling Museum - situated next to Coram's Fields. Both venues host family events with activity trails and child-friendly displays.

The Charles Dickens Museum can be found at 48 Doughty Street - the very house where the great author wrote some of his most famous novels; where Charles Dickens : Man of Science is on display to mid-November. Exploring the deep interest held by Dickens in a wide range of disciplines including science’s ability to clean the city and clear the atmosphere, this exhibition throws a spotlight on the current debate about how metropolitan life is managed in the contemporary era.

Moving on to the Foundling Museum, where their permanent display is supplemented by First Among Equals, an exhibition for which remarkable women who have shaped contemporary Britain have chosen objects that speak to them from the Museum’s Collection. The Founding Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. Designed with young visitors in mind, art activities for families are available every day; from a creative activity trail through dressing up or artist-led workshops. Undoubtedly a fun place for children to visit with a thought-provoking background for keen social historians.

Somewhere in Between at the Wellcome Collection

On the way back down Euston Road towards Regent’s Place, don’t miss the opportunity to pop into the British Library and the Wellcome Collection.

The former, the British Library is showcasing James Cook : The Voyages, whilst the Wellcome Collection is hosting a series of exhibitions, including Somewhere in Between, a collaborative and immersive display between artists and scientists focusing on the essence of human life. Visiting with the family? Don’t miss the free Family Trail and events at the British Library or the daily guided tours and Young Explorers Pack at the Wellcome Collection.

Back on campus, you can view our own sculpture collection here at Regent’s Place, where you can pick up a leaflet or download a guide.

The final leg of our journey has us heading to visit the nearby Frieze Sculpture, which comprises 25 contemporary pieces of breathtaking artworks, set outdoors in the beautiful English Gardens of Regent’s Park.

Somewhere in Between at the Wellcome Collection

We’d love to hear how your journey was, where it took you and see your pictures, so tag us @regentsplace on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Image credits:

Image 1 - Somewhere in Between at The Wellcome Collection : Sensorium Tests 2012 © Diana Martin, courtesy Marueen Paley, London
Image 2 - Somewhere in Between at The Wellcome Collection : Sensorium Tests 2012 © Diana Martin, courtesy Marueen Paley, London
Image 3  - Somewhere in Between at The Wellcome Collection : Under 2015 © Michael Mazière, Ambika 3, London, photography David Freeman
Image 4 - Somewhere in Between at The Wellcome Collection : Under 2015 © Martina Amati
Further reading and useful info:
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British Library :
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Regent’s Place art collection :

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