E-News Bulletin May 2024

SOCIETY EVENTS
There are some places still available on our study walk Gallery on the Street – Public Art in the City on Thursday 16 May, led by Alexandra Epps.

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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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.

NOW SHOWING IN LONDON
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, until 18 May 2024
Sensation of Colour: Bridget Riley and Shizuko Yoshikawa
An exhibition of prints and drawings created by two female modernist abstract art artists working during a period when the field was largely male dominated.

THADDAEUS ROPAC GALLERY, until 15 June 2024
Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI
Between 1984-91 the American artist undertook a monumental cultural exchange programme, ROCI, and this exhibition displays a range of works from the foundation ranging from paintings and sculpture to photogravure and textiles.

WHITE CUBE BERMONDSEY, until 16 June 2024
Georg Baselitz: A Confession of My Sins
A solo exhibition of the German artist’s new body of work of large-scale paintings plus a selection of works on paper created over the last six decades.

PHILIP MOULD GALLERY, until 19 July 2024
Fruit of Friendship: Portraits of Mary Beale
An exhibition of twenty-five paintings spanning the career of one of Britain’s first female artists.

RIBA, until 21 September 2024
Raise the Roof: Building for Change
This exhibition explores the history and attitudes embedded in the fabric of RIBA’s headquarters, opened in 1934, including themes such as gender, race and imperialism.

COMING SOON
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 9 May 2024, 6.30-7.30 online
Alma Tadema’s ‘In My Studio
The talk explores the history of this artwork which returned permanently to Leighton House a year ago and looks at the world of Victorian artists’ studio-homes.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY, 10 May 2024, 12-5.30pm
Photographing Britain (Bert Hardy)
A one-day conference celebrating the documentary and press photographer Bert Hardy, known particularly for his work on Picture Post.

GARDEN MUSEUM, 15 May-29 September 2024
Gardening Bohemia: Bloomsbury Women Outdoors
An exploration of the gardens of the Bloomsbury Group concentrating on four women: Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Lady Ottoline Morrell and Vita Sackville-West.

WILLIAM MORRIS SOCIETY, 22 May, 6pm online
Decorations of the Highest Class in Every Style of Art
A talk examining the development of wallpaper design during the nineteenth century and how people were decorating their homes at the time.

GUILDHALL ART GALLERY, 25 May 2024, 11am-12pm or 2-3pm
London’s Roman Amphitheatre tour: Discovery, Function and Form
A tour of the amphitheatre led by an archaeologist reveals the history of the ruins and how they were discovered.

EXHIBITIONS STARTING AT MAJOR LONDON GALLERIES IN MAY 2024
New exhibitions starting this month include the late works of Michelangelo at the British Museum (there is a Society visit on 10 July); women artists in Britain from 1520-1920 at Tate Britain;  and photographs from Elton John and David Furnish’s extensive collection at the V&A. You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until October 2024 here.