E-news bulletin April 2022

Our next online lecture, Industrial Gothic: Cogwheels, Drawing Prostheses and the Gothic Revival, will take place on 19 April at 5pm. Booking is open.

Booking is also open for our May lecture, The Cosmatesque pavements and royal tombs of Westminster Abbey, which will take place at the Art Workers’ Guild on 17 May at 6pm. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to discuss the lecture over a glass of wine.

Venue change: Due to Conway Hall without notice changing its presentation equipment which is no longer suitable for our purposes, we are holding the five-week course, The Splendour of Rajput Painting, starting on 28 April, online via Zoom. There are places available.


CHURCHILL WAR ROOMS, until 24 April 2022
Wartime London: art of the Blitz
A display of artworks reflecting the impact of World War II on the life of Londoners.

PANGOLIN LONDON, until 27 August 2022
Breon O’Casey: Painting is Another Language
An exhibition of the St Ives artist’s paintings and prints including some of his early works.

BRITISH MUSEUM PRINT ROOM, until 28 August 2022
Printmaking in Prague: art from the court of Rudolf II
Rudolf II was a great patron of the arts and this exhibition presents for the first time a series of innovative and ambitious prints executed by his court engravers.


WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, 2 April-11 September 2022
Althea McNish: Colour is Mine
A retrospective of the artist’s impact on mid-century design which is still influential today, including textile and interiors design and mural commissions.

VICTORIA MIRO N1,  6 April-7 May 2022
Celia Paul: Memory and Desire
New works created during the pandemic including self-portraits and the last portrait of her husband.

UKRAINE BENEFIT STUDY MORNING, 12 April 2022, 10.30am-1pm
An Introduction to the nineteenth-century Ukrainian artist Ilya Repin and Eastern European artists
The Arts Society Richmond has organised a study event to raise funds for the Ukrainian crisis. All proceeds will be donated to the British Red Cross, Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Tickets can be booked here.

THE COURTAULD, 27 April 2022, 5-6.30pm, online
The Guest of the Body: Visualizing Souls in Medieval Europe, 1100-1200
This talk looks at a series of medieval images that represent the departure of the soul from the body and how artists dealt with the contradictory nature of the two aspects of human life.

Imagining the Apocalypse: Art and the End of Times
An exploration of how visual culture has imagined Armageddon across the globe from the eighteenth century until the present.

OPEN COURTAULD HOUR, 28 April 2022, 8-9pm online
Art and Scent
Learn more about how the Courtauld is taking visitors on an olfactory journey designed to complement the artworks in its collection.

THE COURTAULD, VERNON SQUARE, 29 April 2022, 10am-6pm
‘God is in the Details’ – The Art of Detail in the Middle Ages
The conference examines the importance of details in artworks and considers potential meanings arising from the deployment of details.

There are several new exhibitions starting in April, including Raphael at the National Gallery and Walter Sickert at Tate Britain. You can download a listing of new, current and future exhibitions showing at public museums/galleries in London from April to November 2022 here. There is also a link to a website listing current shows at commercial London galleries in our Art in London section.