We're lucky enough to enjoy a bank holiday in this coming month, so if you're planning a staycation, May is packed with brilliant exhibitions and events to knock your socks off. Don't miss the Spring instalment of The Decorative Fair, and make sure to check out the upcoming event of The Hand Sale. There's so much to enjoy this May!


 

'Separate Ways Together', 11 Sydney Mews

3rd - 8th May


A large selection of works by eleven artists and makers, including French artist and sculptor Victor Marqué who is based in Porto, textile artist Max Freund from Vienna and French artist Alexandra Duprez.


 

The Hand Sale, Kensington

11th - 13th May


The Hand sale is back and will be hosting its bi-annual event in Kensington this May. Ceramics, decorative textiles and organic skincare are just a few of the amazing products that will be available. The Hand Sale will also be hosting a raffle in aid of Ukraine. All proceeds will be sent directly to Molotok NGO Charity in Ukraine.


 

#Sheinspiresme Car Boot Sale

14th May, from 12-5pm


The doors will be opening to Selfridges Car Park in central London on Saturday, 14th May. Hosted by Alex Eagle, powered by Resellfridges and supported by THE OUT, we would love you to join us, your favourite brands and fashion icons for the chicest car boot sale ever!


 

Sweethearts of the Rodeo Pop Up At 8 Holland Street

9th - 14th May

Sweethearts of the Rodeo will be holding a fantastic pop up at 8 Holland Street! What an amazing backdrop to some excellent shoes.



 

'The Art of Collecting' Talk at The Surprise, Chelsea

10th May, 6:30-7:30pm


Join Isabella Worsley, Minnie Kemp and Olivia Paterson as they discuss building an art collection from buying from art fairs to Instagram purchases and finally meeting artists and organising studio visits. For more information, including how to buy tickets, check out The Surprise.


 

Taylor and Ellis at McCully & Crane, Rye

From April 29th


If you're planning a trip to Rye during May then a visit to art gallery and interiors store, McCully & Crane is a must. From 29th April, McCully & Crane will host husband and wife artist duo, Poppy Ellis and Marc Taylor. Ellis will exhibit figurative paintings that encompasses abstract graphic elements, textures and patterns. Taylor will exhibit paintings and collages inspired by classic still life, architecture and Braque.


 

A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020 at Whitechapel Gallery

Until 5th June


Embark upon a 100-year survey of 'the studio' through the work of artists and image-makers from around the world. Bringing together more than 100 works by 80 artists and collectives from across the globe, including Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.


 

Straw Workshops

14th May

Straw London are hosting a series of workshops on 14th May at their Columbia Road store. The workshops include Hand Embroidery Floral Workshop with Rosita Studio and Wax Carvery for Jewellery with Studio Rua. Further workshops are currently being organised, so keep an eye on their workshop page if you're interested!


 

The Decorative Fair

4-8th May


The Decorative Fair returns to Evolution London in Battersea Park this May. The fair will showcase arts and antiques dating from the 18th Century to the 1970s. From over 150 specialist dealers, the Spring instalment of The Decorative Fair will focus on gardens and outdoor decorative objects.