THE PILGRIMAGE OF GILBERT & GEORGE premieres at 9pm, on Tuesday, May 28th. 

The film is free to watch in the UK via Sky Arts on FreeView channel 36, and is also being broadcast on Sky TV (channel 130), and on NOW TV.  

Filmed over the Spring and Summer 2023, this immersive, 87-minute film weaves together a body of new interviews with a rich tapestry of historic and rare archive, to form a compelling personal reflection on their journey and enduring art philosophy. The film also features contributions from White Cube’s Jay Jopling, friend and filmmaker Julian Cole, and their friend Sandra Esqulant.  

The Pilgrimage of Gilbert & George is a Supercollider / Zinc TV production. Directed by Mike Christie @mikechristieuk. Producers Michael Bracewell and Michael Collins. Commissioning Editor Adam Gee. Executive Producer Greg Sanderson.  

The film is distributed by Poorhouse International. International enquiries should be addressed to [email protected] 

87 mins / UHD / 5.1 / © 2024 

COMPETITION GIVEAWAY

We are giving away 50 signed copies of the Evening Standard front page artwork by Gilbert and George

To enter, visit Instagram, like and comment on the post, follow @gilbertandgeorgecentre AND @evening.standard or @esculture  for a chance to win.

Full Terms & Conditions: 18+. Promotion closes at 9am on April 15, 2024. There is one prize per person with 50 chances to win, consisting of a signed copy of the Evening Standard front page artwork by Gilbert and George.

The winners will be selected at random on App Sorteos by the Evening Standard after the closing date and time. The winner will be contacted via Instagram on April 15, 2024. The prizes are non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.

To enter you must like and comment on this post, follow @evening.standard or @ESCulture AND @GilbertandGeorgeCentre before this promotion closes and at the time winners are chosen.

One entry is permitted per person. Usual promotion rules apply, see http://www.standard.co.uk/rules.

For further information, please write to Evening Standard Limited, Alphabeta Building, 4-18 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A

We are now open!

Celebrating a year since opening, we are thrilled to announce our second exhibition, Gilbert & George’s ‘LONDON PICTURES’ is now open at the Centre.

Opening this week (FRI – SUN) 11am – 6pm

Continues Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm throughout 2024!

The largest group of pictures created by Gilbert & George, the ‘LONDON PICTURES’ offers both a directory of urban human behaviour and a moral portrait of our times. Brutal and declamatory, these brooding and disquieting pictures have been created from the sorting and classification by subject of 3,712 newspaper posters, stolen by Gilbert & George over a number of years. In their lucidity, no less than their insight into the daily realities of metropolitan life, the ‘LONDON PICTURES, are Dickensian in scope and ultra-modern in sensibility.

More than a decade since they were first unveiled on a global tour, the Centre will present 28 of the 292 pictures from the ‘LONDON PICTURES’ group – many of which have not been seen in the UK previously. Viewing these ‘LONDON PICTURES’ in 2024 will prompt viewers to consider how society has changed and what has remained central to our shared experience…

The Centre is located in the heart of Spitalfields, just off Brick Lane at

5a Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ.

Free admission: ART FOR ALL

Gilbert & George in the main gallery photographed by Prudence Cuming

Celebrating a year since opening, we are thrilled to announce the second exhibition to take place at the Gilbert & George Centre will be Gilbert & George’s ‘LONDON PICTURES’ – opening 12 April 2024.

The largest group of pictures created by Gilbert & George, the ‘LONDON PICTURES’ offers both a directory of urban human behaviour and a moral portrait of our times. Over a number of years, Gilbert & George stole newspaper posters found across London, filtering and sorting the stories they conveyed by subject matter.

More than a decade since they were first unveiled on a global tour, the Centre will present 28 of the 292 pictures from the ‘LONDON PICTURES’ series, many of which have not been seen in the UK previously. Viewing these ‘LONDON PICTURES’ in 2024 will prompt viewers to consider how society has changed and what has remained central to our shared experience…

The entire group of ‘LONDON PICTURES’ were last on view globally in Athens, Berlin, Brussels, London, Naples, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Salzburg in 2012.

“London is the most important part of our inspiration. It is all that surrounds us. And so we have been able to include all this remarkable surface of thoughts and feeling that we find in these posters…” – Gilbert & George

Michael Bracewell, 2012

The ‘LONDON PICTURES’ will be open to the public from 12 April for the duration of 2024.

We eagerly look forward to welcoming you in April. Please sign up to our newsletter for the latest information.

 

Our inaugural show ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’ has now officially closed.

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who visited the exhibition and supported the Centre over the past year. It was a pleasure to welcome almost 40,000 visitors and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

The Gilbert & George Centre will be closed for a changeover period as we prepare for our upcoming Spring show. Please follow us on Instagram and visit our website to stay updated with our behind-the-scenes preparations.

Our inaugural show ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’ will be on view at the Centre until Sunday 11th February 2024.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit us yet, we’d love to welcome you in our final weeks of the show!

Located in the heart of Spitalfields, just off Brick Lane at 5a Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

Free admission: ART FOR ALL

More news to follow soon on our upcoming Spring 2024 exhibition!

The Gilbert & George Centre is officially welcoming in the New Year with extended opening days of Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am to 6pm.

We would like to offer our gratitude to everyone for supporting us in our opening year. Stay tuned for our new exhibition opening in Spring 2024!

Visit us as we delve into the concluding weeks of ‘THE PARADISICAL PICTURES’; we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to meet even more of you!

Image: ‘NEW YEAR WORLD’, 241 X 175 cm from the 1989 POSTCARD PICTURES