E-news bulletin April 2023


A note for your diary
Our final lecture of the 2022/23 series will be held on 9 May, at 6pm at the Art Workers’ Guild. Professor Patrizia di Bello will talk on the subject of photography. Further details and booking will be available on 1 May, but you may like to make a note of the date in your diary now.

There are still places available on our visits to Westminster Abbey on 3 April and Lichfield Cathedral on 12 April and the study day, Berthe Morisot, led by Dr Jacqueline Cockburn on 25 April.

Our Summer Series consisting of six study days exploring British art collections starts on 24 May with a day on London’s V&A museum. Booking is open and each study day 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.


THE GILBERT & GEORGE CENTRE, open from 1 April 2023
The Paradisical Pictures
This is the inaugural exhibition at the new gallery created by the duo to house their work.

MARLBOROUGH LONDON, until 22 April 2023
Towards a New World: Sculpture in Post-War Britain
This exhibition showcases work by the ‘geometry of fear’ group of post-war sculptors who created a new angular and metallic form of sculpture. The show includes Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Eduardo Paolozzi and works by Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Frink and Graham Sutherland.

SAATCHI GALLERY, until 9 May 2023
Beyond the Streets of London
The show explores the history of graffiti and street art and its evolution over fifty years into a highly disciplined art form and its influence of fashion and film.

WHITE CUBE MASON’S YARD, until 20 May 2023
Gilbert & George: The Corpsing Pictures
Coinciding with the opening of their gallery this exhibition is full of their trademark ambiguity and contradiction leaving the viewer to interpret the works’ meanings.

FASHION & TEXTILE MUSEUM, until 10 September 2023
Andy Warhol: The Textiles
Discover the textile designs created by the artist in the 1950s and 60s when he was a commerical designer and illustrator including over forty of his fabric designs.

PANGOLIN GALLERY LONDON, until 23 September 2023
Nigel Hall: Carbon Handprints- Large Format Drawings
A major retrospective of the artist’s drawings and wall-reliefs spanning the past six decades looking at the role drawing plays in his work.


THE COURTAULD VERNON SQUARE, 5 April 2023, 6-8.30pm
Modernism in Ukraine, 1900-1930s
The curator and editor of a new publication on the subject will present the exhibition followed by a discussion with experts centring on how artistic life flourishes during conflict and upheaval.

DESIGN MUSEUM, 7 April-30 July 2023
Ai Wei Wei: Making Sense
This exhibition presents the artist’s work as commentary on design and what it reveals about our changing values, drawing on historical Chinese artefacts.

THE COURTAULD GALLERY, 12 April 2023, 7-9pm
After Hours – Peter Doig
Full programme of events to be announced soon on their website.

GARDEN MUSEUM, 18 April 2023, 7-8pm or livestream
Private & Public: Finding the Modern British Garden
Exploring themes of the current exhibition exploring the rise of urban garden painting from the Edwardian to Interwar periods, including the Camden Town Group and the influence of Virginia Woolf on artists ways of seeing urban space.

Exhibition On Screen, in cinemas from 18 April 2023
Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition
If you were unable to get tickets for the major show at the Rijksmuseum, this film of the exhibition might be the next best thing. The director of the museum and curators of the show will present the collection of the artist’s work and discuss his life and career.

Reflections on the Cushion Capital
The lecture by Dr Richard Plant will examine the development of this feature, its spread to Italy and Britain and the way in which it was modified over time to include decorative features.

THE COURTAULD, 28 April 2023, 6-8pm online
North American Impressionisms and Belatedness
The event considers examples of American artists and international critics who foregrounded the idea of newness in art and its relevance to cultures that seemed to lack a past. In adoptions of impressionism in North, Central, and South America projections of the American continents as lacking history and tradition aligned with style.

There are several exhibitions starting this month at Tate Britain: The Rosettis and Isaac Julien; at Tate Modern Hilda Auf Klimt and Piet Mondrian; and at the Dulwich Picture Gallery an exhibition on Mary Beale as well as Berthe Morisot which started at the end of last month. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until August 2023  here.