Thursday, 22 June 2023 – Sunday, 2 July 2023
Kensington + Chelsea Art Week (KCAW) is back!
From 22 June to 2 July, get set to immerse yourself in a neighbourhood of culture and creativity in KCAW’s 6th edition. With a spotlight on Kensington & Chelsea’s unique offering across studios and galleries, museums, exhibition spaces and businesses, a programme of over 150 events, experiences and installations inspired by this year’s theme – The Art of Change – will inspire and excite.
Visitors can enjoy the return of the summer Public Art Trail, in place until 31 August 2023, with highlights coming to the King’s Road, Duke of York Square and Sloane Street from KCAW Public Art Trail finalists Baker + Barowski entitled ‘Flower Clouds’. These 3D immersive installations hark to the horticultural heritage of Chelsea – from the King’s Road as home to plant nurseries and exotic species in the 18th Century, to its 1960s Flower Power, the Coronation and rewilding projects currently being installed by Cadogan in Sloane Street – and of course, the world famous Chelsea Flower Show (and Chelsea in Bloom!). Sit within the sculpture for a photo opportunity, which will have you feeling engulfed by a flower cloud and the power of nature.
Elsewhere, ‘Giant Mamas’, an outdoor installation by Maya Sanbar, created from stories of women living and working in the World’s End Estate can be found outside the Chelsea Theatre and its piazza. A celebration of the role of women in the community, the women are represented as a set of Goddesses – each with their own back story and created in collaboration with a professional writer.
Chelsea Windows will be returning, supported by Sloane Stanley and curated by Jack Trodd. Now in it’s fourth year, feast your eyes on a series of carefully curated art displays by emerging London-based talent in shop windows and retail spaces including Lavender Green, Little Greene, Knight Frank, Love My Hyman and Peggy Porschen. All sales will go directly to each individual artists who include Phoebe Boddy, Henrietta MacPhee and Raffael Bade, Harry Cartwright, Mary West and Aline Gaiad.
Discover the full programme here and book tickets here.