E-News Bulletin June 2024


Our final lecture of the 2023-24 programme is Exploring Edward Bawden’s England given by Dr Gill Saunders, 6pm at The Art Workers’ Guild on Monday 10 June, followed by an opportunity to meet the lecturer and fellow members. There is no fee but booking is required.

Going forward, there are places available in July on Scandinavian Art, 1750-1910 a study day led by Kathy McLauchlan, the Curator’s Tour of Michelangelo at the British Museum and Marcel Duchamp a study day led by Ben Street. Do have a look at our autumn programme too – there are places on all our advertised events. To start the season in September there is a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral and a course on Byzantine Art led by Dr Cecily Hennessy. Please remember that we do need members to book as early as possible  to ensure that events can run as planned and do not need to be transferred to Zoom or at worst cancelled.

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.


STERN PISSARRO GALLERY, until 29 June 2024
Celebrating 150 Years of Impressionism
On show is a collection of paintings, works on paper and sculptures by impressionist and post-impressionist artists to celebrate the anniversary of the first impressionist exhibition of thirty-one artists in 1874.

ABBOTT AND HOLDER, until 6 July 2024
The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals
An exhibition in collaboration with the IWM displaying a collection of 66 lithographs commissioned during WW1 by the government’s War Propaganda Bureau created by eighteen artists including Christopher Nevinson, Eric Kennington, George Clausen and Frank Brangwyn.

KEW GARDENS, until 29 September 2024
Marc Quinn: Light into Life
Seventeen of the artist’s sculptures have been erected throughout the gardens along with an exhibition of his new and existing works in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery.


RICHARD GREEN, from 4 June 2024
L S Lowry
A show of ten works between 1955 and 1971 demonstrating the range of the artist’s work during this period.

DAVID MESSUM FINE ART, 5 June-26 July 2024
British Impressions 2024
The fiftieth annual exhibition of British impressionists during the twentieth century including artists from Newlyn, St Ives and Staithes colonies.

THE WALLACE COLLECTION, 5 June-3 November 2024
Flora Yukhnovich and Francois Boucher: The Language of Rococo
Two new paintings of the British artist created in response to two Boucher works are displayed side by side plus a display of Boucher paintings hung without their frames like contemporary works of art.

SERPENTINE PAVILION 2024, 7 June-27 October 2024
Archipelagic Void
Minsuko Cho in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 7 June, 12-1.30pm
A conversation with the architect and artistic director of the gallery introducing the twenty-third pavilion designed by Minsuk Cho and his practice, Mass Studies. There is also a talk and tour of the pavilion led by the project curator on 22 June at 3pm.

If you are visiting you might like to look at Gerhard Richter’s sculpture Strip-Tower situated outside the Serpentine South gallery in Kensington Gardens. And the late artist Atta Kwami’s mural in Serpentine North’s garden.

BROWSE & DARBY, 13 June-19 July 2024
Simon Bussy (1870-1954)
An exhibition of simplified, vibrant-coloured paintings of exotic birds and creatures created by the French artist who studied under Gustave Moreau along with Matisse who became a life-long friend.

PAUL MELLON CENTRE, 19 June 2024, 5-7pm
Naval Gazing: Portraiture and the Royal Navy
This talk will explore the history of naval portraiture from the early eighteenth century and how portraits crossed between private, public and institutional realms.

THE COURTAULD VERNON SQUARE, 20 June 2024, 10am-6pm
Pose, Power, Practice: New Perspectives on Life Drawing
A symposium re-evaluating the practice of life drawing from the sixteenth century to the present day.

New exhibitions starting this month include discovering Degas and Miss La La at the National Gallery, a UK survey of the works of photographer Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern, modernist Ukrainian art made between 1900 and the 1930s at the RA along with the annual Summer Exhibition. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until October 2024 here.