Current Exhibitions: November 2019

2019 is the year of national and international exhibitions based on significant artist’s anniversaries – do continue to look out for:

Insiders/Outsiders festival 2019

One of our speakers, Monica Bohm-Duchen, is creative director of this year-long nationwide festival which tells the stories of the contribution made by refugees from Nazi-occupied Europe to art, music and design in the UK.   This brings together events at the London Transport Museum, Tate Britain, Glyndebourne, and Abbot Hall Art Gallery in Cumbria among other venues.   To find out more about the wealth of events available, go to https://insidersoutsidersfestival.org

The Bauhaus was founded 100 hundred years ago by Walter Gropius.   As well as a new biography by Fiona MacCarthy published in March, exhibitions (at the William Morris Gallery in London and at RIBA) and conferences will mark this anniversary.     See www.dezeen.com/2018/11/26/bauhaus-events-guide-centenary-2019/

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of influential artist, critic and social reformer John Ruskin.   Watch out for exhibitions in London and elsewhere in UK and abroad. Go to www.artlyst.com/…/john-ruskin-200th-anniversary-celebrated-year-long-prog

2019 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. See the National Gallery entry for information on their Leonardo exhibition.

Even further afield….2019 also marks 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt. This is being celebrated by exhibitions at museums throughout Holland.    To see a detailed list, go to www.holland.com/global/tourism/discover-holland/rembrandt-and-the-golden-age/350-years-of-rembrandt-and-the-golden-age.htm     In the UK, the Dulwich Gallery is opening its Rembrandt exhibition in October and the Ashmolean opens its 2020 programme with Rembrandt – see the list for details.

2020 also has number of significant exhibitions – see the list for details of what to look out for!

Local and regional Galleries.

I try to include as many nearby and regional galleries as possible so that we are aware of more local opportunities. If I have missed out any that you know about, do let me know.  You will also see that the list of Exhibitions now includes specialist museums relating to the art of illustration – a topic covered in our 2019 programme – so our range now covers architecture, painting, sculpture, photography and print culture.  And we have a new entry – the South London Gallery in Camberwell.

Click on the following links to see what’s on offer:

Local (Hampshire) Exhibitions

Regional (Southern England) Exhibitions

London Exhibitions

Enjoy your gallery going in the autumn and winter of 2019-20!

Beth Taylor, WAHG volunteer.

October 31st 2019.