Pelham Picks

An exclusive look at the most illustrious private views for the week ahead

AOI World Illustration Awards Exhibition 2016

Returning to Somerset House for the fifth year, the World Illustration Awards Exhibition, in partnership with the Directory of Illustration, presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition. 


Exhibition: from today through 29 August 2016


East End Gallery Trail Launch Party 

The East End Gallery Trail is a new initiative developed by Parasol Unit that connects 20+ galleries in London’s East End. The map offers exciting routes of discovery and encourages people to re-imagine ways to navigate across London’s East End. With each path leading to additional trajectories, the East End Gallery Trail offers many ideas for days out with the flexibility to adapt the journey. 


Launch party: Wednesday 3 August at 6.30pm


Laura Oldfield Ford Closing Event: Walk

Following a residency at Grand Union (Birmingham) in 2015, Laura Oldfield Ford has presented a new body of work responding to issues surrounding contested space, landscape, architecture and memory. 


For the closing of the exhibition the artist will lead a ‘derive’ (or walk) from Grand Union to Saltley Coking Plant. This will be followed by drinks back at the gallery space. 


Closing event: Friday 5 August 6-8.30pm