E-News Bulletin October 2020

NEW Our next online lecture, Fifty Shades of Grey, exploring Picasso’s Guernica, will be delivered by Jacqueline Cockburn via Zoom on Wednesday 14 October at 2pm. Please check our website for further information and booking.

Please remember that you will need to book in advance to visit museums and galleries

Hold Still
The building is closed until spring 2023 for essential building work but this exhibition is currently available online. 100 portraits chosen from a community project of photographic portraits taken during lockdown to create a record of how people coped with life during this period.

GARDEN MUSEUM, online exhibition
Sanctuary Revisited
This exhibition continues an earlier one this year exploring why artists turned to gardens as inspiration for their work between the two world wars.

MARION GOODMAN GALLERY, until 24 October 2020
Tavares Strachan: in plain sight
A weird and wonderful journey through the artist’s multi-disciplinary show including sculpture, neon forms, paintings, collage and promenade performance.

MAUREEN PALEY GALLERY, until 25 October 2020
Gillian Wearing: lockdown
A series of new works conceived during the pandemic on paper, board, sculpture and film exploring the artist’s response to a period of introspection.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, until 3 January 2021
Accelerate your escape: Gary Hume explores the Hiscox collection
The artist has chosen works of art spanning the last fifty years from Hiscox’s extensive collection of contemporary art. It is an opportunity to see works of art rarely available to the public, including David Hockney, Victor Pasmore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Alex Katz and many more well-known artists.


ESTORICK COLLECTION, 30 September 2020-17 January 2021
Italian Threads: MITA Textile Design 1926-1976

MITA was a celebrated textile company which collaborated with talented artists to create bold fabric designs encompassing avant-garde movements from Futurism to Abstract Impressionism. The exhibition showcases work including rugs, carpets, tapestries, scarves and printed fabrics and traces the evolution of taste over a fifty-year period.

NATIONAL GALLERY, 7 October 2020-3 January 2021
A free exhibition which examines the relationship of sin to art and includes works of art across the centuries from Brueghel to Tracy Emin.

WALLACE COLLECTION, Online talk, 8 October 2020, 5.30-6.30pm
London Craft Week: Riesener at the Wallace Collection
Jean-Henri Riesener was one of the greatest furniture makers of the eighteenth century and this talk explores the designs, materials and techniques he used to create his masterpieces.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY, 9 October 2020-24 January 2021
From Here to Eternity. Sunil Gupta. A Retrospective.
The photographer’s projects have focused on subjects such as family, race, migration and taboos of sexuality. The exhibition includes series of street photography, narrative portraits, constructed scenes and digital images.

Frida Kahlo
The film uses letters from the artist to discover the truth behind her turbulent life and reveal the symbolism contained in her work.

THE CHARTERHOUSE, Online talk, 28 October 2020, 7-8pm
As Good As Gold
The story of gold, its significance and symbolism throughout the history of art.


A list of major exhibitions showing in London during the second half of 2020, can be viewed on our website.