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Published May 3rd 2019
At Arts Cutting Edge
If you should find yourself in Sloane Square - consider these options - you could go shopping (expensive), you could go to a restaurant (very expensive), or you could go to the Saatchi Gallery to view some of the best contemporary art in the country (free).
Obviously it's a no brainer, so let's see what the Saatchi Gallery has to offer. Well, first of all, there's the location - set back off the main street behind a wall, there is a lush green lawn, and a rather fancy building that actually doubles as the Duke of York's headquarters. It truly is an amazing building.
Once inside, you'll notice that the gallery occupies all of the space, making for a large and rather luxurious gallery space, in which can be housed all kinds of images, as well as purpose built installations, and of course sculptures and floor-based art.
The gallery constantly changes its works, and generally selects young artists, or artists from overseas who are little known in this country - meaning that the art is seldom other than innovative and fresh.
Don't forget to make a point of visiting the store while here, as there is so much to look at just within this space, that it may take you just as long as viewing the whole gallery. There are limited edition prints and exhibition catalogues of course, but also many weird and wonderful objet d'art, across all price ranges - from fashionably expensive limited edition jewellery pieces, to weird little trinkets that will keep the younger viewers entertained.
Should you fancy a little break, or a bite to eat, locating the Gallery Mess should keep you happy, consisting of a restaurant, bar and cafe, you can have everything from a coffee to a meal amongst the artwork. Enjoy!