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Whitechapel Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 7QX 
 
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The Whitechapel Gallery has five function rooms; the largest can hold a maximum of 104 guests, the smallest is ideal for 20.

Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space. The expansion means the Whitechapel has a number of new exhibition spaces offering a fantastic backdrop for corporate and private events. Renowned chef Angela Hartnett has also taken over the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, which relaunched in January 2011.

 

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100
 
Dinner
45
 
 

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Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery
 
 

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Area
300m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Upper Gallery

Upper Gallery
 
 

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Area
225m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

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Theatre
104
 

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Tom Bendhem Gallery

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20
 
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50
 

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Giulio Paolini: To be or not to beGiulio Paolini: To be or not to beGiulio Paolini: To be or not to beItalian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now but also the record of earlier traditions, has led him to investigate art's relation to the past.Paolinis installations are deeply rooted in art history from the Renaissance to today, from plaster casts of classical sculptures shattered on the 22nd August 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Ongoing
Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
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VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now but also the record of earlier traditions, has led him to investigate art's relation to the past.Paolinis installations are deeply rooted in art history from the Renaissance to today, from plaster casts of classical sculptures shattered on the ... More about this event
 
Kader AttiaKader Attia The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project in the UK. The towering floor-to-ceiling structure of bookshelves is inspired by the biblical story of Jacob's Ladder, in which the prophet had visions of angels ascending from earth to heaven. It al22nd August 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Free EventOngoing
Kader Attia
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TIMES  26th November 2013 to 1st October 2014  PRICING  Free
The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project in the UK. The towering floor-to-ceiling structure of bookshelves is inspired by the biblical story of Jacob's Ladder, in which the prophet had visions of angels ascending from earth to heaven. It al... More about this event
Nayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided TourNayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided TourThe curator looks at the artist's projects.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Nayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided Tour
event  Thursday 4th September 2014
TIMES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 7pm-9pm  PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
The curator looks at the artist's projects.
The Real World: Social Shifts: TalkThe Real World: Social Shifts: TalkWith artists Jordan McKenzie and Emma Smith.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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The Real World: Social Shifts: Talk
event  Thursday 11th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
With artists Jordan McKenzie and Emma Smith.
Giulio Paolini: SymposiumGiulio Paolini: SymposiumAcademics and curators discuss the artist's work.12th September 2014Friday 12th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Giulio Paolini: Symposium
event  Friday 12th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Academics and curators discuss the artist's work.
Helmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: TalkHelmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: TalkA talk by the Curator and Professor of Art Theory at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Helmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: Talk
event  Thursday 18th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
A talk by the Curator and Professor of Art Theory at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart.
Chris Watson: Open City TourChris Watson: Open City TourThe architect looks at the gallery's architectural history.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Chris Watson: Open City Tour
event  Saturday 20th September 2014
TIMES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm  PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
The architect looks at the gallery's architectural history.
The London Art Book FairThe London Art Book FairThe annual fair for international art bookmakers, gallery presses, arts publishing houses, colleges and rare book dealers, with workshops, panel discussions, lectures and talks by artists, philosophers and writers including Tom Morton of frieze, and artists Pablo Bronstein, Ruth Ewan, and Jeremy Deller. There are talks and workshops on a variety o26th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
 
The London Art Book Fair
event  Running from Friday 26th September 2014 until Sunday 28th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
The annual fair for international art bookmakers, gallery presses, arts publishing houses, colleges and rare book dealers, with workshops, panel discussions, lectures and talks by artists, philosophers and writers including Tom Morton of frieze, and artists Pablo Bronstein, Ruth Ewan, and Jeremy Deller. There are talks and workshops on a variety o... More about this event
Unbinding The BookUnbinding The BookThis celebration of books and book-making will feature newly commissioned pieces from Aymee Smith, Callum Copley, Camille Leproust, Carlin Brown, Helen Schell, Kate Morrell, Laura Jouan, Margaret Hall and Vince Koloski.26th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free Event 
Unbinding The Book
event  Running from Friday 26th September 2014 until Sunday 28th September 2014
TIMES  26th, 27th and 28th September 2014 - 11am-9pm  PRICING  Free
This celebration of books and book-making will feature newly commissioned pieces from Aymee Smith, Callum Copley, Camille Leproust, Carlin Brown, Helen Schell, Kate Morrell, Laura Jouan, Margaret Hall and Vince Koloski.
Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know Or The Weave Of Textile LanguageRichard Tuttle: I Dont Know Or The Weave Of Textile LanguageA major exhibition surveying Richard Tuttle's career from the 1960s to today. He is renowned for being one of the first artists to make the radical gesture of taking the canvas off the stretcher and hanging it directly on the wall in works such as Purple Octagonal (1967), as well as making provocative sculptures such as Third Rope Piece (1974).14th October 2014Sunday 14th December 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free Event 
Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know Or The Weave Of Textile Language
event  Running from Tuesday 14th October 2014 until Sunday 14th December 2014
TIMES  14th October to 14th December 2014 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
A major exhibition surveying Richard Tuttle's career from the 1960s to today. He is renowned for being one of the first artists to make the radical gesture of taking the canvas off the stretcher and hanging it directly on the wall in works such as Purple Octagonal (1967), as well as making provocative sculptures such as Third Rope Piece (1974).
 
 

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Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

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Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now ...More

 
Kader Attia
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2014 

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The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project ...More

Redux:Remix
Business Events | Until 26th September 2014 

Apples And Pears 1 minute walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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The Culpeper Picnic
The Culpeper Picnic
Foodie Events | Until 31st August 2014 

The Culpeper 2 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Throughout August The Culpeper in east London is providing the chance to enjoy a picnic on their rooftop farm. Formerly ...More

 
Safe Word
Theatre | Until 24th August 2014 

The Rag Factory 4 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Friday at The Big Chill Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 22nd August 2014 

The Big Chill Bar 7 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Count Chocula is one half of music and design collective Bridging The Gap. Expect only the bounciest boogie, slowest house ...More

Fridays at Vibe
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

The Vibe Bar 7 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Just Great DJs
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

The Vibe Bar 7 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Resident DJ, Steve Taylor plays the best of urban, R&B, hip hop, dance and floor filler anthems....More

Atomic
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2014 

93 Feet East 7 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Jamie Rowan's Boogie Lightnin' Piano Special
Concerts | Until 22nd August 2014 

Boisdale Of Bishopsgate 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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