Every month, Whitechapel Gallery maps out a Walking Tour with a selection of the latest First Thursdays exhibitions in east London. The accompanying map is available for free at the Whitechapel Gallery information desk or available to download below.
May’s Walking Tour begins at Whitechapel Gallery. Enter the immersive exhibition Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World (book now) and see the first overview of the Crossrail artworks in Art Capital: Art for the Elizabeth line (free entry).
Next stop is a short walk to Spitalfields Studios (4 min) where 14 artists will be taking over the building, with a showcase of painting, printmaking, photography and installation. Visit Brady Arts Centre (3 min) to see a striking selection of posters, photographs and prints documenting protests and demonstrations in the fight for tolerance and anti-racism, particularly around Whitechapel and Brick Lane. For your last stop, head to Hundred Years Gallery (26 min) where Julie Ann and Julia Maddison have used the wall of the gallery as a giant scrapbook, to display images and objects illustrating the freedoms and complexities of their lives as artists.