E-news Bulletin May 2023
Our final lecture of the 2022/23 series will be held on 9 May at 6pm at the Art Workers’ Guild – Carte-de-visite: the photographic portrait as ‘social media’ given by Patrizia di Bello from Birkbeck and will be followed by a glass of wine.
There are still places available on our study days in May: Russian Art on 18 May led by Natalia Murray and Hypnerotomachia Poliphili on 31 May led by Clare Ford-Wille. The first of our Summer Series starts on 24 May with a day on London’s V&A museum. Places are available on all days and each can be booked separately.
Non-members attending events
Don’t forget that for a trial period, until the end of June, events which are undersubscribed two weeks before the occasion will be open for non-members to attend. Guest attendance will involve contacting the organiser by email to express interest (go to our website, select an event, if the green places available sign is showing click the booking button, and then select the organiser’s name under Contact to access the email address). Guests may only attend one event during the trial period.
Elspeth Dennison, The Art Workers’ Guild
We are sad to let Members know that Elspeth Dennison, The Art Workers’ Guild Steward, died recently. She was Guild Steward for 43 years and was always an enormously helpful and gentle presence at our events at The Art Workers’ Guild over many years. She will be much missed by those who put on events there and by many of our Members.
NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
THE BOMB FACTORY MARYLEBONE, until 21 May 2023
All Things Fall by Mat Collishaw
A selection of recent works which consider human perception distorted through the lens of social media.
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, until 3 June 2023
Joe Tilson: Modest Materials/A-Z Box of Friends and Family
An overview of the British artist’s career spanning seven decades, also including portraits of Tilson by Blake and Hockney and works by Auerbach, Paolozzi and Hamilton.
HAZLITT HOLLAND-HIBBERT, until 14 July 2023
Frank Auerbach: Twenty Self-Portraits
The exhibition consists of nine paintings and eleven drawings created between 2017 to the present.
FOUNDLING MUSEUM, until 27 August 2023
An exploration of the idea of family through art from the seventeenth century to the present looking at the way artists have represented and responded to ideas of the family.
PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY, until 10 September 2023
Anthony Caro: the Inspiration of Architecture
An exhibition of sixteen key works exploring the relationship between sculpture and the human figure, and the dialogue between Caro’s works and Soane’s building.
GUILDHALL LIBRARY, 10 May 2023, 11am-1pm
Walking with Wren
A walk with two City of London guides looking at the architecture of some of Wren’s churches and discovering the stories of their stained glass.
OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY, 10 May-9 June 2023
Keith Vaughan: Image and Anxiety
The show exhibits works from private collections and the gallery’s own inventory including a group of war drawings and rare lithographs.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, at selected cinemas from 23 May 2023
Based on the major exhibition at the Ashmolean presenting 400 years of Japanese art, the film also visits Tokyo to explore its art and artists.
DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY, 26 May 2023, 11am-12pm
Guided tour of Two Temple Place
An opportunity to view the interior of William Waldorf Astor’s neo-gothic house commissioned in 1892 on Victoria Embankment, organised by Dulwich Picture Gallery.
EXHIBITIONS STARTING AT MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES IN MAY 2023
The two major exhibitions are starting this month: Luxury and Power – Persia to Greece at the British Museum and St Francis of Assisi at the National Gallery. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until September 2023 here.