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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.

 

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Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our TongueElmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our TongueElmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our TongueAn abandoned swimming pool fills the ground floor gallery of the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the major survey exhibition on artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset - their first major UK show. The Whitechapel Pool, a large-scale site-specific installation, relates to the gentrification of London's East End and meditates on the fate of civic space. It's pa16th October 2018Sunday 13th January 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue
event  Running from Thursday 27th September 2018 until Sunday 13th January 2019
TIMES  27th September 2018 to 13th January 2019  PRICING  £12.95, concs £9.50
An abandoned swimming pool fills the ground floor gallery of the Whitechapel Gallery as part of the major survey exhibition on artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset - their first major UK show. The Whitechapel Pool, a large-scale site-specific installation, relates to the gentrification of London's East End and meditates on the fate of civic space. It's pa... More about this event
 
Surreal Science: Loudon Collection With Salvatore ArancioSurreal Science: Loudon Collection With Salvatore ArancioThe Italian artist Salvatore Arancio has selected from and responded to scientific objects from Dutch art collector George Loudon in an exhibition that stages the objects in dialogue with the artist's own works.16th October 2018Sunday 6th January 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Surreal Science: Loudon Collection With Salvatore Arancio
event  Running from Saturday 25th August 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
TIMES  25th August 2018 to 6th January 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
The Italian artist Salvatore Arancio has selected from and responded to scientific objects from Dutch art collector George Loudon in an exhibition that stages the objects in dialogue with the artist's own works.
Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary ProtestMikhail Karikis: No Ordinary ProtestThe Greek-British artist Mikhail Karikis has adapted the children's science fiction novel 'The Iron Woman' by Ted Hughes as an ecofeminist parable in which communal listening and noise-making become tools to transform the world.16th October 2018Sunday 6th January 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary Protest
event  Running from Tuesday 21st August 2018 until Sunday 6th January 2019
TIMES  21st August 2018 to 6th January 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
The Greek-British artist Mikhail Karikis has adapted the children's science fiction novel 'The Iron Woman' by Ted Hughes as an ecofeminist parable in which communal listening and noise-making become tools to transform the world.
Ulla Von Brandenburg: Sweet FeastUlla Von Brandenburg: Sweet FeastThis display from multidisciplinary Franco-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg features a filmed re-enactment of an exhibition of sweets that was staged in the Gallery in 1973 that marked Britain's entry into the European Common Market and its subsequent consumption by children.16th October 2018Sunday 31st March 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Ulla Von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast
event  Running from Friday 21st September 2018 until Sunday 31st March 2019
TIMES  21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
This display from multidisciplinary Franco-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg features a filmed re-enactment of an exhibition of sweets that was staged in the Gallery in 1973 that marked Britain's entry into the European Common Market and its subsequent consumption by children.
Staging Jackson Pollock 1958Staging Jackson Pollock 1958Sixty years on from the original exhibition, Staging Jackson Pollock 1958 will combine original archival material with Pollock's work to explore what made the exhibition so distinctive. At the centre of the display is Pollock's Summertime: Number 9A (1948).16th October 2018Sunday 24th March 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Staging Jackson Pollock 1958
event  Running from Tuesday 4th September 2018 until Sunday 24th March 2019
TIMES  4th September 2018 to 24th March 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Sixty years on from the original exhibition, Staging Jackson Pollock 1958 will combine original archival material with Pollock's work to explore what made the exhibition so distinctive. At the centre of the display is Pollock's Summertime: Number 9A (1948).

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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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225m²
 
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6m
 
 
 

Auditorium

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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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