Summer in London is an exciting time bursting with colour, music and - best of all - fantastic exhibitions and events. We’ve compiled a list of the absolute must-sees this season, so that you can be up-to-date on all things culture, colour and creation.
21st April 2018 – 27th January 2019
Our collections are often based on the world around us and in this exhibition, you can take a look at the marvellous creations that artists have forged from nature. Fashioned from Nature presents fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes.
16th June 2018 – 4th November 2019
One of our designs this summer draws inspiration from the vivacity of Latin-American life, and who better encompasses this than Frida Kahlo? This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside of Mexico.
19th April 2018 – 29th July 2019
The first of its kind, this exhibition allows you to see Monet's work in a new light. From buildings in villages and by the coast, to some of Europe’s most famous monuments, Monet painted the architecture of his time – modern, historic, simple and grand.
21st July 2018 - 30th September 2018
Buckingham Palace opens its doors for a temporary exhibition that can only be seen during this year's summer opening. 2018 celebrates the 70th birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales, and will showcase some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.
As a company founded by three women, we find this anthology that celebrates the achievements of women particularly fascinating. Rebel Women is a year-long season of events at the National Portrait Gallery in 2018 to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote in Britain. The season will reflect on the suffrage movement but also focus on pioneering women throughout history and on the contemporary relevance of active citizenship and the ongoing battle for equality.
10th Febuary 2018 – 28th October 2018
We are fascinated by the way that colour can transform a space. ‘Colour: The Rainbow Revealed’ is an award-winning exhibition exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world. The exhibition is also full of family-friendly displays and interactive games including an Art Machine for you to create your own vibrant masterpiece, a Mood Room with multi-coloured lights, and a Colour Cafe exhibit to learn why only certain colours tempt our taste buds.
27th April 2018 – 1st May 2018
Keep an eye out around London for incredible sculptures built by world-renowned artists who use space and light to create sculptures that interact with their environments. This practice also feeds into the creative process at OKA, especially when it comes to designing mirrors, lighting and more sculptural pieces.
17th May 2018 – 20th May 2018
OKA takes inspiration from cultures all over the world. Travel is an integral part of our design process and in this exhibition, you can experience the best contemporary photography from across the globe, as 107 galleries from 20 different countries come together for Photo London at Somerset House.
11th April 2018 - 16th June 2018
An international, cross-generational exhibition of female artists who have shaped and transformed, and continue to influence and expand, the language of abstract painting. An inspiring exhibition that is definitely worth a visit.
Present – 1st July 2018
Great British tradition and the natural world is at the heart of OKA’s designs and this fascinating exhibition celebrates the animals, flora and fauna native to our shores. With over 70,000 documented species, the British Isles have a diverse and distinctive natural history. This array of items from the Museum Library's collection explores the many different ways the wonderful variety of wildlife in Britain has been depicted over the past 300 years.