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February 2020

14
February
Friday

Rose Finn-Kelcey @ Kate MacGarry

14 February 2020 - 4 April 2020
Kate Macgarry,

An exhibition of works by Rose Finn-Kelcey (1945-2014), which focuses on key pieces from the 70’s to the 90’s, exploring a breadth of work central to Finn-Kelcey’s practice. She first came to prominence in the early 1970s as an artist central to the emerging communities of performance and Feminist art in the UK. The nature of Finn-Kelcey’s work is richly diverse, both in form and subject matter, however it is consistently conceptual and “characterised by a dry wit that belies the formidable…

15
February
Saturday

Linder Sterling @ Kettle’s Yard

15 February 2020 - 26 April 2020
Kettles Yard,

A new solo exhibition of work by Linder Sterling, who is well known for her photomontage.  This exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice, and explores her as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.

15
February
Saturday

Abigail Reynolds @ Harris Museum, Preston

15 February 2020 - 10 May 2020
Harris Museum, Preston,

Abigail Reynolds travelled to the sites of fifteen former great libraries along the Silk Road to consider what a library means today. Her new work,Taken in a few seconds: by the reflection of light displays rare books and the oldest photograph from the Harris collection, alongside a moving image work giving voices to these objects and exploring the secret places of the museum.

25
February
Tuesday

Edith Durham & others @ Two Temple Place

25 February 2020 - 19 April 2020
Two Temple Place,

Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven pioneering women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary artistic, social and cultural importance of textiles, and costume, which gives us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. This major collaborative project explores the innovative approaches of Edith Durham (1863 –1944), Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947), Olive Matthews (1887 – 1979),  Muriel Rose (1897 – 1986), Enid Marx (1902 – 1998), Jennifer Harris (1982-2016), Nima Poovaya-Smith  (1985-1998), and presents…

27
February
Thursday

Bita Ghezelayagh @ Aga Khan Centre Gallery

27 February 2020 - 3 May 2020
Aga Khan Centre Gallery,

Rethreading and Retracing is an exhibition by Bita Ghezelayagh, which gives us a glimpse into her practice that is influenced by her Iranian cultural heritage. She transforms old woven textiles and eastern carpets into new pictorial objects and works of art, by using traditional embroidery techniques along with found materials to transform disused textiles, giving them a renewed sense of life and an altogether, different purpose. This exhibition includes a new Off Cut series revealing deconstructed forms that resemble templates for body armour…

March 2020

16
March
Monday

Sarah Lucas @ Sadie Coles

16 March 2020 - 7 May 2020
Sadie Coles Hq,

HONEY PIE, is an exhibition by Sarah Lucas featuring ten sculptures that extend her long-term Bunny series into dynamic new forms. The exhibition consists of five sculptures made from stuffed tights and found objects, alongside an equal number of works in bronze and concrete. These sculptures evoke female nudes reclining on chairs in states of abandon and vulnerability.

18
March
Wednesday

Ella Walker @ Huxley-Parlour Gallery

18 March 2020 - 18 April 2020
Huxley Parlour Gallery,

Ella Walker uses a myriad of media to create imagery inspired by medieval and early modern costume and iconography. The result is a series of resplendent large-format works, rich in narrative and colour.

21
March
Saturday

Flora Yukhnovich @ Victoria Miro

21 March 2020 - 9 May 2020
Victoria Miro,

An exhibition of new paintings created during a residency with the gallery in Venice by Flora Yukhnovich. Her sources include the music of Vivaldi and the memoirs of Casanova, in addition to one of her key influences, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, whose works include ceiling frescoes in the Ca’ Rezzonico museum and the Chiesa Santa Maria della Visitazione, which she was able to study first hand.

April 2020

01
April
Wednesday

Chantal Joffe & others @ Victoria Miro Gallery

1 April 2020 - 22 May 2020
Victoria Miro,

I See You, is an exhibition of paintings that brings together historical and contemporary works by female artists with a focus on depictions of male subjects.  It ranges from portraits of family members to paintings of invented characters and those that challenge a traditional understanding of the ‘male gaze’.  These works invite us to consider the characteristics and qualities that connect or divide us along shifting lines of gender, and how differences might be bridged by a shared understanding of consciousness, i.e.…

07
April
Tuesday

Vivienne Williams @ Thackeray Gallery

7 April 2020 - 29 May 2020
Thackeray Gallery,

Vivienne Williams is a contemplative colourist whose work concentrates more on still life painting, with her palette constantly evolving and her style becoming ever more distinctive.

09
April
Thursday

Candice Breitz @ Tate Liverpool

9 April 2020 - 7 June 2020
Tate Liverpool,

Love Story is a video installation by South African artist Candice Breitz that explores how the global refugee crisis has been told.  The work presents the stories of six people who fled their countries.

24
April
Friday

Georgina Starr @ Tramway, Glasgow

24 April 2020 - 10 May 2020
Tramway, Glasgow,

Quarantaine is an ambitious new film by Georgina Starr. Its title refers to the French word for ‘forty’, and also alludes to the period of enforced isolation known in English as ‘quarantine’ (so-called because of its original forty-day timeframe). Over the course of multiple chapters, it follows the story of two new recruits to a clandestine sisterhood whose pursuit of esoteric knowledge takes place in a secret place of instruction, similarly cut off from the world outside.

24
April
Friday

Martine Syms @ Tramway, Glasgow

24 April 2020 - 25 May 2020
Tramway, Glasgow,

S1:E4 is a new episode in Martine Syms’ project SHE MAD (2015-ongoing), in which the artist incorporates elements of the sitcom format and past TV series to explore ‘the sign of blackness in the public imagination’. Presented in the form of a giant widescreen projection encompassing one wall of Tramway’s largest gallery, the work follows the character of Martine, described as an ‘overachieving, stoner graphic designer who lives in Hollywood and wishes she were an important artist’.

24
April
Friday

Daphne Wright @ Frith Street Gallery

24 April 2020 - 20 June 2020
Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square
London, W1F 9JJ United Kingdom

Daphne Wright’s work manoeuvres things into well-wrought but delicate doubt. Shifting between tautness and mess, it sets imagery, materials and language in constant metaphorical motion. A quiet mutiny – persists is an assemblage of objects, videos, and works on paper, which addresses the poignancy as well as the mundanity of everyday domestic life. The scenes are imbued with melancholic familiarity; recreating in dried but unfired clay objects including a child’s pushchair, houseplants and a fridge. The artist chose these things because…

25
April
Saturday

Linda McCartney @ Walker Art Gallery

25 April 2020 - 31 August 2020
Walker Art Gallery,

A major retrospective of Linda McCartney’s photography is presented. From her iconic depictions of the music scene of the 1960s, to family life with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film. The exhibition features more than 200 extraordinary images that reveal what a prolific photographer Linda was, and how her love for the natural world, her surreal sense of humour, and an exceptional eye for capturing the spontaneous, gave her work an inimitable style.

May 2020

05
May
Tuesday

Nagihan Seymour @ The Lightbox

5 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
The Lightbox, Chobham Road
Woking, Surrey GU214AA United Kingdom

In this exhibition, The Four Elements, Nagihan Seymour explores the classical elements (earth, water, air and fire) in her designs, believed to explain the nature and complexities of all matter. The exhibition includes paintings and ceramics incorporating natural pigments and precious metals.

07
May
Thursday

Lisa Hammond @ Contemporary Ceramics

7 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
Contemporary Ceramics,

Lisa Hammond is a pioneer of soda-glaze firing, which combines strong uncomplicated forms with highly tactile surfaces. Alongside her series of thrown functional ware, this influential London potter explores a range of individual wheel-thrown vessels – bowls, bottles and jars that are decorated with brush marks and poured slips and glazes, taking on intriguing depth when fired. The finished works suggest the softness of clay and celebrate a handcrafted quality.

11
May
Monday

Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern

11 May 2020 - 9 May 2021
Tate Modern,

This exhibition is a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life is one of Kusama’s largest installations to date and was made for her 2012 retrospective at the gallery. It is shown alongside Chandelier of Grief, a room which creates the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers.  A small presentation of photographs –…

12
May
Tuesday

Christine McArthur @ Thackeray Gallery

12 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Thackeray Gallery,

Christine McArthur's early work was primarily in oil and she became well known for her large-scale still life paintings on canvas. In the late 1980s she began to work in oil pastel and watercolour but more recently she has reverted to oil, as well as acrylic and collage.

19
May
Tuesday

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ Tate Britain

19 May 2020 - 31 August 2020
Tate Britain,

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is an artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of fictitious people. This exhibition brings together around 80 paintings and works on paper from 2003 to the present day in the most extensive survey of the artist’s career to date.  The figures in Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings are not real people – she creates them from found images and her own imagination. Both familiar and mysterious, they invite viewers to project their own interpretations, and raise important questions of identity…

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