Top 10 London Art Exhibitions To See In June

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Last Updated 26 May 2015

Top 10 London Art Exhibitions To See In June

We look at London's arts scene and select the 10 must-see exhibitions to visit in London each month. We usually list exhibitions and art shows opening in the current month but we may also list already-opened exhibitions that are worth seeing.

A beaded silk and leather evening shoe, created by Roger Vivier for Christian Dior. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces @ London Transport Museum (15 May-6 September)
What does London look like from the eyes of 100 different illustrators? Find out at the museum's annual showcase. Londonist is a media partner for this exhibition so we'll bring you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run. £16/£13.50, booking in advance suggested

Fighting History @ Tate Britain (9 June-13 September)
If you like history painting, this one is for you. Tate Britain explores how themes of conflict, martyrdom and catastrophe have shaped artworks from the 18th century to the present day. £12/£10.50, booking in advance suggested

Summer Exhibition @ Royal Academy (8 June-16 August)
Discover the best new talents at the Academy's annual summer showcase. This year's exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin RA, a leading artist of his generation and the teacher who nurtured the talents of Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. £13.50/concessions available, prebook online suggested

Carsten Höller: Decision @ Hayward Gallery (10 June-6 September)
Slides on Southbank! As well as two big twirly helter skelters hanging off the building, this popular contemporary artist offers an exhibition of decision making. Upon entry, you're required to make choices and actively participate in what's happening around you. £13.50/£11.50, booking in advance suggested

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain @ V&A (13 June-31 January 2016)
The V&A explores the art of shoe-making exhibiting over 200 pairs of footwear, the oldest one dating back to Ancient Egypt. Definitely one for the shoe-addicted. £12/concessions available, booking in advance suggested

‘The Bermondsey B’hoys’ taken by Christina Broom, c1914

Unfinished @ Courtauld Gallery (18 June-20 September)
The gallery's annual summer showcase brings together art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century, all of which have been described as ‘unfinished’. It's an occasion to delve into the Gallery's outstanding collection. £8.50/concessions available, booking in advance suggested

BP Portrait Award 2015@ National Portrait Gallery (18 June - 20 September)
This annual exhibition showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting. The shortlisted works have been selected from a record-breaking 2,748 entries by artists from 92 countries around the world. See the full programme of events here. Free admission

Christina Broom @ Museum of London Docklands (19 June-1 November)
This major exhibition is dedicated to the woman considered to be the UK's first female press photographer. Since the start of her career in 1903, aged 40, Broom immortalised significant historical moments in the capital such as Suffragette processions and WW1 soldiers. Free admission

Pierre-Paul Prud'hon @ Dulwich Picture Gallery (23 June-15 November)
A selection of 13 works on paper celebrate Proud'hon, the court artist to Napoleon and Joséphine Bonaparte and one of France’s greatest draughtsmen. £6/£5, booking in advance suggested

Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit: A Judith Kerr Retrospective @ Jewish Museum (29 June-14 October)
Children and their grown-ups are invited to celebrate the famous author of The Tiger Who Came To Tea and the Mog series. Jewish Museum dedicates this retrospective to Judith Kerr, who started drawing when she was a child refugee fleeing Nazi Germany. £7.50-£3,50, booking in advance suggested

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Imogen Stidworthy @ Imperial War Museum (4 June-6 September)
What's the effect of war on the human mind? Artist Imogen Stidworthy explores the post-traumatic stress disorder that war causes on men with her sound installation 'The Work v5'. Free admission

London College of Fashion BA15 Exhibition (9-13 June)
Undergraduates from London College of Fashion showcase their final creation to the public. Categories include: costume, jewellery design, make-up and prosthetics. Free admission

To find more about what's on in London, visit Londonist's Museum & Galleries and Art & Photography pages.