E-News Bulletin April 2024

Our online course, The first century of printmaking in fifteenth-century Europe, starts on 24 April and there are still places available. Dr Ursula Weekes will take an in-depth look at the invention of printing and the development of printmaking and their part in the dissemination of knowledge and its impact on fifteenth-century European society.

Booking events
Please do book anything that interests you as early as possible – it does helps us to make sure that events are financially viable and can run.

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Online event recordings
Do remember that we have extended the accessibility of recordings to two weeks for online events.

Non-members attending events
Our trial of opening events which are undersubscribed two weeks before the occasion to non-members to attend is continuing for a further six months. Members may inform non-members of Society events. It is hoped that attendance at events as a non-member will encourage attendees to join the Society. 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). After a response arrangement of how to pay the fee will be provided. Guests may only attend one event during the trial period.


ORDOVAS, until 26 April 2024
Gauguin and the Contemporary Landscape
A show of five paintings examining the inspiration of nature on artists a century apart, from Gauguin to Peter Doig and Mamma Andersson.

Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron: Portraits to Dream in
The exhibition spans the careers of two influential women photographers working a century apart and suggests new ways of looking at their portraiture.

BURGH HOUSE, until 15 December 2024
Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (In)Visible Women
An exhibition of the Austrian painter’s expressionist studies of the everyday lives of women.


THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 10 April-20 October 2024
Ranjit Singh: Sikh, Warrior, King
This exhibition tells the story of the great Sikh leader who established the Sikh empire through artworks, jewellery and weaponry.

SERPENTINE SOUTH, 12 April-1September 2024
Yinka Shonibare CBE: Suspended States
A solo exhibition showcasing the artist’s latest work including two major installation pieces.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, in cinemas from 16 April 2024
John Singer Sargent: Fashion and Swagger
Filmed in Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Tate Britain curators and experts explore the artist’s portraits of famous people and their public identities.

OSBORNE SAMUEL, 17 April-17 May 2024
Lynn Chadwick
A selection of sculptures and drawings created throughout Chadwick’s prolific career.

NATIONAL GALLERY, 18 April-21 July 2024
The Last Caravaggio
Caravaggio’s final painting, The Martyrdom of St Ursula, is on show accompanied by a letter which describes its creation along with the gallery’s late painting Salomé with the Head of John the Baptist.

THE COURTAULD RESEARCH FORUM, 26 April 2024, 11am-7.30pm
Modern Sculpture, Essence and Difference: Reflections on the work of Constantin Brancusi
A symposium re-examining Brancusi’s ouevre and his reception in Britain.

New exhibitions showing this month include German Expressionism at Tate Modern. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until September 2024 here.