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January 2019

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January
Thursday

Libita Clayton @ Gasworks

24 January 2019 - 24 November 2019
Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street
London, SE11 5RH

Quantum Ghost, the first UK solo exhibition and a major commission by Libita Clayton. Consisting of an immersive sound installation, a series of large-scale photograms and a programme of live performances, Quantum Ghost maps a journey through archives and territories related to the artist’s heritage. Clayton digs deep into personal documents and oral histories tracing her family tree across different mining regions and colonial geographies of extraction. She reconstructs the paper trail left by her late father, a member of SWAPO (South…

February 2019

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February
Monday

Beatrix Potter @ V & A

18 February 2019 - 17 November 2019
V&A,

Discover the childhood sketches of Beatrix Potter. As a young girl Beatrix Potter showed keen design skills. This display tracks the development of Potter's artistry by showcasing examples of her childhood sketches and domestic projects alongside her adored, famous illustrations that came later.  

March 2019

20
March
Wednesday

Susan Derges @ The Queen's House

20 March 2019 - 5 January 2020

Inspired by the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I; this exhibition is a new commission from photographer Susan Derges.  Using both analogue and digital techniques the work, titled Mortal Moon, unpacks the Armada Portrait’s symbolism, with a particular focus on the Moon. 

April 2019

07
April
Sunday

Tirzah Garwood @ The Fry Art Gallery

7 April 2019 - 27 October 2019
The Fry Art Gallery,

Mr & Mrs Ravilious, is the Gallery's main exhibition for 2019, which will be devoted to the work of Eric Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood, two artists whose lives were both prematurely cut short. Eric died in 1942, aged 39, while serving as a war artist; Tirzah (née Garwood) died in 1951, aged 42. Despite this, they have a unique place in 20th century art and the exhibition tells the story of their artistic life together, presenting the parallels…

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April
Tuesday

Barbara Walker @ Turner Contemporary

30 April 2019 - 12 April 2020
Turner Contemporary, Margate,

Place, Space and Who is a new artwork by Barbara Walker, created over a four-month residency at Turner Contemporary. It explores identity and belonging, featuring sound and portraits of five women and girls from the African Diaspora living in Margate and Kent.

May 2019

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May
Saturday

Pearl Alcock @ The Whitworth, Manchester

18 May 2019 - 12 January 2020
The Whitworth, Manchester,

This exhibition presents the largest solo display of Pearl Alcock’s drawings and paintings to date – all from the Whitworth Collection.  Following the Brixton riots in the early 1980s, trade in the café ceased and Alcock was forced onto the dole. Unable to afford a birthday card for a friend, she made one instead. This simple act sparked an outpouring of creativity that lasted her entire lifetime, as she realised her ‘visions’ and ‘moods’ in the form of drawings and…

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May
Friday

Elizabeth Neel @ Pilar Corrias

31 May 2019 - 29 January 2020
Pilar Corrias,

Nightjars and Allies, is the fourth solo exhibition by American artist Elizabeth Neel. The exhibition features new paintings on canvas that continue to foreground Neel’s reflections on our surrounding physical landscape well as the inner landscape of the mind. The exhibition takes its name from a new painting, Nightjars and Allies, and is the largest scale at which the artist has worked, as she continues to explore positive and negative interplay in her works by creating a constant illusion between distance…

June 2019

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June
Wednesday

Grete Marks @ Pallant House Gallery

26 June 2019 - 27 October 2019
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant
Chichester West Sussex, PO19 1TJ

Grete Marks – also known as Margret Marks or Margarete Heymann – was one of the earliest female students of the Bauhaus School. This exhibition, An Intimate Portrait, celebrates a lesser known aspect of the artist’s creative practice through a series of intimate portrait paintings and drawings from the 1920s and 1930s. Marks is best known for founding the Hael-Werkstätten pottery in Germany – examples of which are included in the exhibition – and later for her ‘Grete Pottery’ created in…

July 2019

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July
Friday

Marie Neurath @ House of Illustration

19 July 2019 - 3 November 2019
House of Illustration, United Kingdom

Marie Neurath and her team at the Isotype Institute produced over 80 illustrated children’s books from 1944-1971 in a pioneering collaboration between researchers, artists and writers. Using infographics and illustrated diagrams to explain scientific concepts, Neurath’s books mark a defining moment in information design for children. The exhibition includes spreads and working materials from book series that Marie Neurath produced, including Wonder World of Nature and Wonders of the Modern World.  

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July
Saturday

Helene Schjerfbeck @ The Royal Academy

20 July 2019 - 22 October 2019
Royal Academy of Arts,

From her early naturalistic style – honed during her studies in France – to her highly abstracted self-portraits, this exhibition will present Schjerfbeck for the first time to UK audiences.

August 2019

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August
Monday

Dora Maurer @ Tate Modern

5 August 2019 - 5 July 2020
Tate Modern,

An exhibition of the work of Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer , which brings together some 35 works, revealing the diversity of her output, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings. Spanning more than five decades, the show highlights the playful conceptual approach that she brings to her experiments across all media.

September 2019

05
September
Thursday

Moyra Davey @ Greengrassi

5 September 2019 - 26 October 2019
Greengrassi Gallery,

Moyra Davey is always aware of the inevitable end, she constructs a practice conscious of its own past and reliant on radical self-doubt. Her photographs, films, and essays cross-reference and depend on one another as she makes a subject of her own process and its intentions, fears, and failures.

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September
Friday

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ Corvi-Mora

6 September 2019 - 26 October 2019
Corvi-Mora,

"A Mind For Moonlight", is an exhibition of new work by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The exhibition features a new group of paintings, including portraits and figures in landscapes. Her subjects, black men and women, are bold, often confronting the viewer; the works evoke a narrative that is up to the viewer to reconstruct.  

06
September
Friday

Candace Bahouth @ The Holburne Museum

6 September 2019 - 24 November 2019
The Holburne Museum, Bath,

The Ballroom table’s Perspex box has been transformed by Candace Bahouth into a creative hot house - Box of Delights!  A riot of colour, pattern and mosaic, Candace takes the ordinary and reimagines it to create bizarre, surreal and fanciful objects.

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September
Thursday

Julie Cockburn @ Flowers Kingsland Rd

12 September 2019 - 2 November 2019
Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DP United Kingdom

In the nineteenth century, long before the current era of fake news, Emily Dickinson wrote a meditation on truth in her poem Tell all the Truth but Tell it Slant. With a title alluding to the poem, this exhibition, Telling it Slant, of Julie Cockburn’s latest work similarly excavates authentic stories by circuitous means. Using a rich material language, Cockburn embarks on a visual journey to delicately reveal narrative histories and layered meanings in lost and discarded images. Cockburn partially obscures the images in a…

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September
Thursday

Mona Hatoum @ White Cube Bermondsey

12 September 2019 - 3 November 2019
White Cube, Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3TQ United Kingdom

Mona Hatoum’s work reflects on subjects that arise from our current global condition, including systems of confinement, the architecture of surveillance and themes of mobility and conflict. Channelling the poetic charge and metaphoric resonance of a wide range of materials from steel, brick and concrete, to rubble, glass and human hair, in this exhibition, Remains to be Seen, she explores the elemental forms of the grid and the sphere, drawing on both the geometric rigour of Minimalist sculpture and the possibilities…

12
September
Thursday

Harmony Hammond @ White Cube Bermondsey

12 September 2019 - 3 November 2019
White Cube, Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3TQ United Kingdom

This exhibition by Harmony Hammond. features early and recent works, ranging in date from 1971 to 2019. As artist, curator, author and activist, Hammond was a pivotal figure in the feminist art movement in New York during the 1970s.  Her early work combined gender politics with both a minimal and post-minimal understanding of materials and process, a focus that continues to this day.  

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September
Thursday

Kathe Kollwitz @ Mritish Museum

12 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
The British Museum,

This show celebrates the humanity and enduring impact of one of the most influential 20th-century printmakers – Käthe Kollwitz (1867–1945). Notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the display explores the printed works of the socially-minded German artist through self-portraits and images of the poor and dispossessed.  

13
September
Friday

Doris Lessing @ Sainsbury Art Centre

13 September 2019 - 9 February 2020
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts,

A fascinating selection from Lessing’s extensive personal archive, is displayed for the first time, giving unprecedented insight into Doris Lessing’s life. The exhibition uses visual art and objects, alongside private correspondence and working papers, to explore the unfamiliar or forgotten aspects of Lessing’s life as well as iconic works that shaped her legacy.  This exhibition offers an unprecedented, intimate look into the remarkable life of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers.

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September
Wednesday

Joanna Rajkowska @ L’etrangere

18 September 2019 - 31 October 2019
L’etrangere,

Joanna Rajkowska has produced a series of photographs, Avant-garde for Insects, which offers a different context for reflections on the environment and post-human nature. They show six rooms of an insect-house, where insects are exposed to the classics of the Avant-garde in an old doll's house.  It is a long term project to observe how the insects interact with the doll's furniture and the mess they create.  A miniature selection of the reproductions of classic modernist artworks are placed on the walls…

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