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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

03
October
Thursday

Elizabeth Peyton @ National Portrait Gallery

3 October 2019 - 5 January 2020
National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Peyton's Aire and Angels, explores the development of Peyton’s unique art from the 1990s to the present day.  She is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists and is internationally renowned.  Her work has been at the forefront of a re-evaluation of figurative art and the tradition of portrait painting since the 1990s. The exhibition includes a selection of key portraits from the first two decades of her career, and investigate the new direction in her work over the last 10…

11
October
Friday

Goshka Macuga @ Kate MacGarry

11 October 2019 - 19 November 2019
Kate Macgarry,

Goshka Macuga’s practice focusses on studying the art of rhetoric and artifical memory as intricately linked tools for the organisation and advancement of knowledge.  She presents 18 new collages and a series of small woven tapestries.  The series attempts to systematize Macuga’s interest in different fields of knowledge, and create a method similar to computer programming that allows the artist to restructure groups of visual references. The weaving element and inclusion of photographic images mirror Macuga’s tapestry works, which are woven…

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…

16
October
Wednesday

Eileen Cooper RA @ Huxley-Parlour Gallery

16 October 2019 - 16 November 2019
Huxley Parlour Gallery,

A group of 15 new paintings by Eileen Cooper RA that fuse objective drawing from life, a new part of her practice, with the instantly recognisable, passionate and imaginative works for which she is best-known. Entitled Personal Space, the focus of the exhibition is on the female figure in nurturing and intimate spaces, explored with confidence, sensitivity and awareness.Through these images, Cooper revisits and expands on themes that she has explored throughout her forty-year career, those of universal female experience, primarily…

17
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…

19
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.  

19
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.

20
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…

23
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.

24
October
Thursday

Naomi Frears @ Beaux Art London

24 October 2019 - 30 November 2019
Beaux Arts, London,

An exhibition of new paintings by Naomi Frears, which consists of over 25 new works using oil on canvas, acrylic on wood, dry point on linen and mono printing. In this new series of work Frears depicts a variety of enigmatic human forms, that simultaneously confront the viewer and appear lost in their own worlds. The vast space gives no indication of any concrete context, but possesses a certain depth that pulls the viewer in. Frears sometimes describes her works…

25
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.

26
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.

28
October
Monday

Andrea Buttner @ Hollybush Gardens Gallery

28 October 2019 - 14 December 2019
Hollybush Gardens, United Kingdom

Andrea Büttner’s exhibition 'The Heart of Relations' presents a major new site-specific installation. Referencing Giotto’s star-filled blue fresco adorning the vault of the Scrove- gni Chapel in Padua, Italy, Büttner’s installation transforms the gallery’s arched ceiling into a painted sky mural populated by life-size potatoes. The exhibition also presents a selection of new sculptures and works on paper.

28
October
Monday

Yoko Ono @ The Georgian House Museum

28 October 2019 - 31 December 2019
The Georgian House Museum,

Interventions/2 is a series of avant-garde films by artist and activist, Yoko Ono. Arising – a more recent work addressing the abuse of women also features within the exhibition, and was first exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013. As part of the show, visitors are invited to write their personal wishes for peace and tie them to a tree branch. Wish Trees have been an integral part to many of Ono’s exhibitions around the world.

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

Janie Pirie @ Mall Galleries

2 November 2019 - 30 November 2019
Mall Galleries,

Rosa is an exhibition of roses illustrated by RHS gold medallist Janie Pirie.  This is a new body of botanical art to coincide with the launch of a book of the same name.  Having had a love of roses from early childhood Janie was inspired to illustrate those that had a name connected to her life.

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…

02
November
Saturday

Sue Campion RBA & Kyra Cane @ Twenty Twenty Gallery

2 November 2019 - 30 November 2019
Twenty Twenty Gallery,

Sue Campion’s pastels are drawn paintings. Using sandpaper as a base, the pastels catch the rough surface, creating texture and layers of pigment, giving a similar quality to paint. Her landscapes are mainly of Shropshire, where she lives and works, and Spain where she lived for many years. The earthiness of the Shropshire hills, contrast with the vivid colours of the hot Spanish landscapes. Kyra Cane uses Limoges porcelain for it’s colour and strength. She is inspired by vast landscapes…

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