The Saatchi gallery is one of London’s premier contemporary art galleries. It is based in an impressive Grade 2* listed building opened in 1801 as a school for children of soldiers’ widows. From 1892 it served as the Duke of York’s Military School and in 1911 was re-named the Duke of York’s Barracks and became the headquarters of the Territorial Army in London. Later, the building also became home to a number of other regiments; such as the Royal Corps of Signals. The building and site were sold by the Ministry of Defence to a private company in 2000 who developed it and also created the nearby Duke of York Square. The Saatchi Gallery moved to its new premises in 2008, having been located at other sites in London since being established in 1985.
The Saatchi Gallery adopts a policy of actively displaying artists that are unknown in the art world, thereby providing a boost to art careers. It also has a history of courting media controversy, making it an exciting, fresh and vibrant place to visit. Furthermore, the gallery’s location on Chelsea’s King’s Road (and opening hours of 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week) makes visiting it very easy.
We visited in early February 2019 to see three exhibitions, these were:
LARGER THAN LIFE: by Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s (until 17 February 2019)
BLACK MIRROR: ART AS SOCIAL SATIRE (Until 22 February 2019)
FULL CIRCLE: THE BEAUTY OF INEVITABILITY, By Georgll Uvs (Until 22 February 2019)
We hope you enjoy the photographs which aim to convey the environment in the gallery, the type of art on display and the facilities you’ll find.
For more information please visit: https://www.saatchigallery.com/