On the first Thursday of every month, we aim to celebrate the vibrancy of the art community in east London by providing a selection of recommendations of late openings, free art and music events, book launches, exhibitions, talks, and private views happening in the local area on that evening.
Explore galleries, artist-run spaces, and studios in east London using our First Thursdays listings to guide you. Alternatively, pick up a printed copy of the press release from our info desk at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, and follow one of our recommended Walking Routes to make the most out of your First Thursday.
In Ladder, Tenant of Culture presents a new body of work that examines the perceived dichotomy between destruction and decoration, interrogating how the aesthetic of waste has, for centuries, been appropriated within the fashion industry.
Jack Warne’s (aka GAUNT) most ambitious UK solo show; an immersive, multi-sensory encounter with his paintings which incorporate adaptive AR technologies and sound derived from his debut album ‘Blind at The Age of Four’ (released 18th August 2023 on the artist’s own platform, 3ON)
Haricot Gallery is thrilled to announce its upcoming group show, 'Up Close and Personal,' taking place from September 8th to September 30th.
We are thrilled to announce 'Un respiro y dos parpadeos, or one breath and two blinks', our debut exhibition of works by Jhonatan Pulido who is now represented by the gallery.
SUM presents a 'house' and 'garden' to showcase the culmination of our current artists-in-residence's time at Sarabande.