e-News Bulletin November 2022


Study Events
There are places available on our five-week course The Splendour of Renaissance Venice starting on 4 November.

AGM 2022
This year’s AGM will be held at The Art Workers’ Guild on Monday 21 November 2022 at 5pm. Papers relating to the meeting have been circulated but can also be accessed here. It will be followed at 6pm by a lecture given by Naomi Speakman, Rich treasures of ivory carvings: collecting, studying and exhibiting late medieval ivories in nineteenth century Britain. Booking is now open for joint tickets.

We are looking for volunteers to join the editorial team which produces our annual London Art History Society Review. Experience in publishing and a good knowledge of the history of art are prerequisites. More information about the posts and how to express interest can be accessed here.


VICTORIA MIRO, until 11 November 2023
Alice Neel: There’s still another I see
This exhibition focuses on pairing portraits of the same sitter often painted years apart.

PHILIP MOULD & COMPANY, until 21 December 2022
The Art  of Sarah Biffin: Without Hands
Sarah Biffin was born in 1784 without arms and legs using her mouth and shoulder to paint watercolours and portrait miniatures as well as  teaching the art of miniature painting. She rose to fame as a portrait painter  including commissions from royalty. The exhibition not only displays her portraits, landscapes and still lifes but also self-portraits and private letters.

JAPAN HOUSE LONDON, until 29 January 2023
The Carpenters’ Line
The exhibition explores the legacy, skills and techniques involved in woodworking in the forests of Hida, an area renowned for its craftsmanship in furniture design.

SOMERSET HOUSE, until 19 February 2023
The Horror Show!
This exhibition examines the genre of horror as a reaction to troubling times and presents an alternative perspective on the last five decades of modern British history.


There are a number of interesting talks in November from the Renaissance to Fuseli and a documentary film, The New Bauhaus (2019), exploring Moholy-Nagy’s life.

ANNELY JUDA FINE ART, 3 November-23 December 2022
David Hockney: 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures
An exhibition presenting works created by the artist during 2021 continuing his series on iPad recording the seasons.

CRISTEA ROBERTS, 11 November 2022-21 January 2023
Jim Dine: A History of Gardening
An exhibition of the American artist’s botanical prints and drawings, an enduring theme in his work. There are over forty works on display in a wide variety of media from 1976 to the present.

GAGOSIAN Grosvenor Hill, 17 November 2022-28 January 2023
Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews
The exhibition sheds light on the connections between the group of artists’ respective practices, and also features some of their portraits of each other.

MORLEY MEDIEVAL, 17 November 2022, 5.30pm online
Births, Marriages and Deaths in the English Medieval Porch
This lecture will be given by Dr Helen Lunnon, Honorary Research Associate, UEA. The society is open to all interested in medieval art and architecture. Lectures are for Morley Medieval members only – for membership details please contact Rosemary Clarke at rosemary.clarke@yahoo.co.uk.

BARBICAN LIBRARY, 24 November 2022, 12.30pm hybrid event
London Through Stained Glass
A talk exploring stained glass windows both secular and religious which tell the story of the city throughout the ages.

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, in cinemas from 29 November 2022
Cézanne Portraits of a Life
The film is released to coincide with the exhibition at Tate Modern and was filmed at the National Portrait Gallery and contains interviews with art experts from major European museums as well as an examination of the artist’s letters.

You can access and download a listing of current and future exhibitions showing in London from now until  May 2023, including starting in November: Making Modernism at the RA and the return of a survey of the work of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye cut short by covid at Tate Britain here.