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Whitechapel Gallery

Hire this venue for your own event - it has five function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 104 guests and 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.

 

Whitechapel Gallery events

 
Artists' Film InternationalArtists' Film InternationalInvocation by Desire Machine Collective, and Serpent Rain by Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva.26th September 2017Sunday 15th October 2017 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Artists' Film International
event  Running from Tuesday 22nd August 2017 until Sunday 15th October 2017
TIMES  22nd August to 15th October 2017 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Invocation by Desire Machine Collective, and Serpent Rain by Arjuna Neuman and Denise Ferreira da Silva.
ISelf Collection: The End Of LoveISelf Collection: The End Of LoveAn exploration of contemporary portraiture featuring works by Akram Zaatari, Chantal Joffe, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Mary Kelly, Leon Kossoff, Jim Lambie, Maria Lassnig and many more.26th September 2017Sunday 26th November 2017 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
ISelf Collection: The End Of Love
event  Running from Wednesday 30th August 2017 until Sunday 26th November 2017
TIMES  30th August to 26th November 2017 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
An exploration of contemporary portraiture featuring works by Akram Zaatari, Chantal Joffe, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Mary Kelly, Leon Kossoff, Jim Lambie, Maria Lassnig and many more.
Thomas RuffThomas RuffPhotographic prints by the German artist, exploring themes of cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism and catastrophe, continuing an almost four decade-long investigation into the status of the image in contemporary culture.27th September 2017Sunday 21st January 2018 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
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Thomas Ruff
event  Running from Wednesday 27th September 2017 until Sunday 21st January 2018
TIMES  27th September 2017 to 21st January 2018 - Various Times  PRICING  £12.95, OAP/NUS/disabled/unwaged £9.50, under 16s Free, Art Fund mems £6.50
Photographic prints by the German artist, exploring themes of cosmology, suburbia, nudity, utopianism and catastrophe, continuing an almost four decade-long investigation into the status of the image in contemporary culture.
Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Thomas RuffPrix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Thomas RuffExhibitions & Art, Photography.28th September 2017Thursday 28th September 2017 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Thomas Ruff
event  Thursday 28th September 2017
TIMES  Thursday 28th September 2017 - 7pm-8.30pm  PRICING  £9.50, concs £7.50, mems £4.75
Exhibitions & Art, Photography.
Leonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The TogethernessLeonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The TogethernessHanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist.3rd October 2017Monday 9th April 2018 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Leonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The Togetherness
event  Running from Tuesday 3rd October 2017 until Monday 9th April 2018
TIMES  3rd October 2017 to 9th April 2018 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist.

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Reception
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
 
 
 

Auditorium

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Theatre
104
 

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Tom Bendhem Gallery

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Theatre
20
 
Reception
50
 

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

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