E-news bulletin July 2023


There are still places available on the next two days of this year’s Summer Series on British Art Collections – the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool on 4 July  led by Sarah Burles and Kenwood House/Estorick Foundation in London on 18 July  led by Justine Hopkins. Places are available on all remaining days, and each can be booked separately. There are also places on the study day Modernity and Reaction in European Art 1900-1945 led by Richard Humphreys on 12 July.

The seminar on Hypnerotomachia Poliphili which had to be postponed due to a rail strike has now been re-arranged on 26 September. There are some places still available and booking is open.

Non-members attending events
We are extending the trial period until the end of the year, so events which are undersubscribed two weeks before the occasion will continue to 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). It is important for administrative reasons that requests for guest attendance is arranged via the organiser. Please do not try to book guest places directly via the online booking system. Guests may only attend one event during the trial period.

Membership Fees
Please make sure that you read the letter from our Membership Secretary which contains important information about our annual membership fees – access here.


THE FINE ART SOCIETY, until 29 July 2023
History of the New
A show bringing together nineteenth- and twentieth-century British artists who worked at the threshold of the modern era.

VICTORIA MIRO, N1, until 29 July 2023
Chris Ofili: The Seven Deadly Sins
A new series of paintings exploring the concept of sin.

PHILIP MOULD & COMPANY, until 11 August 2023
Bloomsbury Stud: The Art of Stephen Tomlin
The gallery presents an alternative view of the Bloomsbury Group through the eyes of its principal sculptor.

WHITE CUBE, BERMONDSEY, until 20 August 2023
Anselm Kiefer: Finnegan’s Wake
An exhibition of new sculptures and installations responding to James Joyce’s novel.

SAATCHI GALLERY, until 17 September 2023
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
A show exploring the complexity and contradictions of contemporary civilisation through the works of 150 photographers from around the world.

LEIGHTON HOUSE, until 1 October 2023
Evelyn De Morgan: The Gold Drawings
An exhibition at the recently renovated artist’s house presents eleven drawings which demonstrate the artist’s practice of making gold drawings plus a series of preparatory drawings of St Francis. Also now on display is a colour study for Flaming June donated by the chairman of the Friends of Leighton House.

GUILDHALL ART GALLERY, until 15 October 2023
Wren at Work
This exhibition is part of the celebrations marking the tercentenary of Wren’s death. It includes a reconstruction of Wren’s office displaying his drawings and plans to demonstrate his methods of working. There are also many other events taking place which can be found on the Wren 300 website.

SERPENTINE, until 29 October 2023
Serpentine Pavilion 2023
This year’s pavilion, designed by the French-Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh, focuses on sustainability and its design responds to the shape of the park’s tree canopies.

You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until November 2023 here.