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April 2019

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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
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…

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

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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
Friday

Zandra Rhodes @ Fashion & Textile Museum

27 September 2019 - 26 January 2020
Fashion & Textile Museum,

In celebration of fifty years of the Zandra Rhodes’ label, the Fashion and Textile Museum presents Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous. This retrospective will highlight more than 50 key looks, as well as 30 original textiles. This comprehensive exhibition will explore five decades of the distinguished career of a British design legend.  

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September
Saturday

Kiki Smith @ Modern Art Oxford

28 September 2019 - 19 January 2020
Modern Art Oxford,

This retrospective exhibition, I am a Wanderer, organised in close collaboration with the artist, focusses on three distinctive areas of Kiki Smith’s practice: small sculptures created from the mid-1980s to present day; a selection from her printmaking, and the intricate Jacquard tapestries produced since 2012. Kiki Smith, Sky, 2012. Jacquard tapestry ©Kiki Smith. Courtesy Timothy Taylor, London/New York and Magnolia Editions

October 2019

02
October
Wednesday

Kara Walker @ Tate Modern

2 October 2019 - 5 April 2020
Tate Modern,

Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London. Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Kara Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale

12
October
Saturday

Prunella Clough @ Pallant House Gallery

12 October 2019 - 9 February 2020
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant
Chichester West Sussex, PO19 1TJ

This Centenary exhibition 1919 – 1999 traces Prunella Clough’s work from her early figurative depictions of dockworkers, fishermen, a lorry driver, as it evolves towards abstraction. The figures slowly disappear but Clough’s close observation of colour, texture and form remain constant throughout, as does her fascination with the human impact on landscape. It was this distinct visual language that marked her out as one of the 20th century’s most exceptional female artists. Spanning six decades of her career, the exhibition…

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October
Thursday

Evelyn de Morgan & others @ National Portrait Gallery

17 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom

160 years after the first pictures were exhibited by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1849, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, explores the overlooked contribution of twelve women to movement, including Evelyn de Morgan, Effie Millais (nee Gray), Elizabeth Siddal and Joanna Wells (nee Boyce), whose work was largely omitted from the history of the movement. The exhibition features new discoveries and unseen works from public and private collections across the world, revealing the women behind the pictures, through paintings, photographs, manuscripts and personal items.  Pre-Raphaelite Sisters explores the significant roles they played as…

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October
Saturday

Christina Quarles @ The Hepworth Wakefield

19 October 2019 - 19 January 2020
The Hepworth,

Christina Quarles has gained international recognition for her bold and vibrantly coloured, post-Surrealist acrylic paintings of sensual, ambiguous bodies. Bodies that consist of multiple styles and parts, that float within, push against and burst from the confines of the large canvas walls in erotically-charged and tangled poses. The show will feature new and recent paintings and drawings by the artist, displayed within a specially-designed installation that responds to the distinctive, David Chipperfield-designed architecture of the space.  

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October
Saturday

Joy Labinjo @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

19 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
Baltic, Gateshead,

Joy Labinjo's paintings depict intimate scenes of contemporary family life, capturing the everyday and the domestic. She creates her compositions by fusing different photographs together, instinctively collaging interiors and figures.

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October
Sunday

Sophia Al-Maria @ Tate Britain

20 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
Tate Britain,

A new film exploring the erasure and revision of identities and histories past and future.  The work features performances by Yumna Marwan, Elizabeth Peace, boychild, and by Sophia Al-Maria herself. Each one is cast against the science fiction backdrop of a solar battle, as evoked by Etel Adnan in her 1989 war poem.  The Arab Apocalypse - Beast Type Song. In the poem, Adnan uses drawing to communicate what cannot be expressed in words.  Similarly, Al-Maria explores the revision of history through…

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October
Sunday

Jo Crook @ Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

20 October 2019 - 27 January 2020
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter,

Jo Crook collects seaweed specimens from south Devon beaches where they have been washed up and are at the end of their biological lives. There is no loss to their environment, nor to biodiversity. Their beauty is retained and made visible in these works. A seemingly endless variety of shape, size, form, texture and colour can be seen in the seaweed pressings and prints of Jo Crook. Individual specimens are carefully arranged and pressed on to fine art watercolour paper,…

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October
Wednesday

Bridget Riley @ Hayward Gallery

23 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
Hayward Gallery,

A major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley. The exhibition looks closely at the origins of Riley’s perceptual paintings and traces pivotal, decisive moments in her acclaimed career.  It features the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, early representational paintings, expansive canvases in colour and recent wall paintings, as well as studies and preparatory material.

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October
Friday

Elizabeth Price @ The Whitworth, Manchester

25 October 2019 - 1 March 2020
The Whitworth, Manchester,

A Long Memory brings together many new and acclaimed works - including drawings, sculpture and video. This exhibition engages with Elizabeth Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.

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October
Friday

Emily Margaret Tinne @ Walker Gallery

25 October 2019 - 1 March 2020
Walker Art Gallery,

More than 70 outfits are on display in this new exhibition, which explores shopping and style in Liverpool during the interwar years. An English lady’s wardrobe offers new insight into Liverpool’s wealthy Tinne family, showcasing clothing and accessories purchased by Mrs Emily Margaret Tinne (1886-1966). The Tinne Collection is the largest collection of a single person’s clothing in any UK gallery. The Walker has displayed numerous items from the collection over recent years, but An English lady’s wardrobe is the largest exhibition yet. In…

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October
Saturday

Kate Paterson @ Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

26 October 2019 - 31 May 2020
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, United Kingdom

This exhibition in the  NOW series highlights the work of Scottish artist Katie Paterson, considered to be a leading artist of her generation. Her works are the result of long periods of research and involve collaboration with specialists in scientific and other fields in order to translate complex ideas into physical, often poetic works of art.

November 2019

02
November
Saturday

Jessica Dismorr & others @ Pallant House Gallery

2 November 2019 - 23 February 2020
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant
Chichester West Sussex, PO19 1TJ

The exhibition Radical Women explores how Jessica Dismorr and her female contemporaries engaged with modernist literature and radical politics through their art, including their contributions to campaigns for women’s suffrage and the anti-fascist organisations of the 1930s. 80 works including paintings, sculptures, graphic art and archival materials, some of which have never been exhibited before, are on show.  

02
November
Saturday

Mary Cameron @ City Art Centre Edinburgh

2 November 2019 - 15 March 2020
City Art Centre Edinburgh,

An exhibition celebrating the life and career of pioneering Edinburgh-born artist Mary Cameron (1865-1921). The exhibition Life in Paint places this forgotten artist back in the spotlight. It explores the fascinating story of Cameron’s life and career, charting her creative journey from elegant family portraits to breathtaking Spanish scenes. The exhibition features over forty rarely-seen artworks from public and private collections, complemented by historic photographs and archival material.  It is accompanied by the forthcoming book Mary Cameron: Life in Paint,…

02
November
Saturday

Jann Haworth @ Pallant House Gallery

2 November 2019 - 23 February 2020
Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant
Chichester West Sussex, PO19 1TJ

An exploration of the role of art in community, identity and protest.  The first chance in the UK to see American Pop artist Jann Haworth and Liberty Blake’s mural, Work in Progress. The 28ft mural is the result of a collaborative community project and celebrates women who were catalysts for change in the arts, sciences and social activism. Featuring over 100 women spanning over 3000 years, it raises the question of how many of these different lives and endeavours have become…

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