Islington museum

Current exhibitions

Find out about our latest free exhibitions and displays

Art Now 2017

Dates: Friday 24 March to Saturday 22 April 2017

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5pm. Wednesday and Sunday: closed

Admission: Free

Venue details: Information on visiting the venue

Art Now 2017 is an exhibition to celebrate the amazing artworks of young students from five secondary schools in Islington: City and Islington Sixth Form College, Elisabeth Garret Anderson School, Holloway School, Islington Centre for Business and Technology and Islington Arts and Media School, each of which has teamed up with the staff at Islington Museum to create a stunning display. 

Works in the exhibition are incredibly diverse and include screen-prints, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Inspired by the world around us from the current discord in world politics and the black mirror world of technology and who controls it to very personal questions of self and mortality.

The museum is running a series of art workshops for local primary schools based on the works exhibited and created by the secondary school pupils. If you are interested in your school taking part please email: islington.museum@islington.gov.uk 

The exhibition is free, so come and feel inspired. 

To tweet or instagram your view on ART NOW 2017, use #artnow

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Banners for Spain
Fighting the Spanish Civil War in London

Dates: Friday 5 May to Saturday 8 July 2017

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am - 5pm. Wednesday and Sunday: closed

Admission: Free

Venue details: Information on visiting the venue

The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) was sparked by a military coup led by General Franco against Spain’s elected government. Britain decided on ‘non-intervention’ in the war, but people from across the world joined the International Brigades to fight the fascist-backed rebels.

In Britain an ‘Aid Spain’ movement sprang up to raise funds for food and medical supplies and to help refugees fleeing the war. This exhibition showcases six newly conserved banners for Aid Spain, artefacts from the Marx Memorial Library’s archives and stories of the Islington International Brigaders. 

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