April 12

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