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E-news bulletin February 2023


Our next lecture, Pieter Bruegel the Elder: peasants, proverbs and landscapes given by Paula Nuttall will be via Zoom on 6 February at 5pm.

There are still places available on our next study day Art of the Pharaohs led by Lucy Gahlin on 15 February.

Non-members attending events
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. During this trial period 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.


WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY, until 2 April 2023
Joy and Solace: Frank Brangwyn and Music
An exhibition exploring the importance of music to the artist who helped found the gallery through his own works. Also on display are works from his art collection including Sickert and Leighton.


VICTORIA MIRO, 3 February-25 March 2023
Grayson Perry: Posh Cloths
On show is a selection of the artist’s tapestries created during the last eight years and some new works.

RIBA, 6 February 2023, 6-7pm
Architecture Drawings
An online talk exploring how and why architectural drawings are created from the sixteenth century to the present featuring works from RIBA’s collection.

WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, 9 February-7 May 2023
Action, Gesture, Paint: women artists and global abstraction 1940-70
This exhibition celebrates the works of 81 international women abstract expressionists working after World War Two, including Lee Krasner and Helen Frankenthaler.

MURRAY SEMINAR, BIRKBECK, 21 February 2023, 4.45-6.30pm
Guilded Suns and Peacock Angels: theatrical materiality and art in fifteenth century Florence
An online lecture examining the creation of heaven on stage and the involvement of local painters in the production of the apparatus required.

HAYWARD GALLERY, 22 February-7 May 2023
Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons
A series of immersive installations made from found materials creating psychological environments which eerily reflect our own and through which visitors can wander.


Starting this month are Peter Doig at The Courtauld, Donatello at the V&A and Alice Neel at the Barbican. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until July 2023 here.