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#InstagramThis: A Neon Lover’s Guide to Lit Art in London

It’s no secret that neon is having a moment, especially right now in London. 2017 kicked off with “The Light Within” at RISE Gallery, quickly followed by “Women in Neon” at Fenwick of Bond Street, and “Get Lit” at BSMT SPACE just ended on Sunday, July 16. Even our favorite TV shows are emulating this flashy art form — Stranger Things, anyone? Don’t miss out on any more dazzling neon artworks. Check out these locations in London and don’t forget to #InstagramThis.

 

Cerith Wyn Evans: Forms in Space…by Light (in Time)

photo // via @khaulsi

Where: Tate Britain, Millbank

When: March 28 – August 20, 2017

Tate Britain specifically commissioned this exhibition from Cerith Wyn Evans, a master of neon art. She defies expectations of neon art by creating giant sculptural pieces that hang from the ceiling.

 

Lights of Soho

photo // via @serenalalani

Where: 35 Brewer St, Soho

When: Ongoing

Lights of Soho isn’t your typical art gallery. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and housed with a coffee bar, it’s the perfect place to buckle down and get to work. After all, what better way to be inspired than to surround yourself with tons of art?

 

Gods Own Junkyard

photo // via @godsownjunkyard

Where: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street

When: 11 am – 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays; 11 am – 6pm on Sundays

Its founder, Chris Bracey, may have named it a Junkyard, but for a lover of neon art, it’s definitely a paradise. The only trouble you’ll run into is trying to decide what to photograph and Instagram first!

 

Sentient Gallery

photo // via @sentientroom

Where: 67 The Old High Street, Folkestone

When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursdays – Sundays

Located an hour-long train ride from London, it’s full of art for both neon lovers and the light-sensitive. Plus, they curate for a wide range of collectors to ensure that everyone is able to take home a work of art with them. Prices begin at just 4 pounds, so you really have no excuse to take a trip.

 

King’s Cross Lightwall

photo // Alice Oh

Where: King’s Cross Station

When: Ongoing

Got the Monday morning blues? Brighten up your day, your commute, and your Instagram with a quick walk through this pastel-hued tunnel.

 

top photo // via @joesg24