What's On?

Exhibitions and Events around the UK.



2016 - 2017




 Two Temple Place, London. WC2R 3BD

Two Temple Place is owned by The Bulldog Trust. It is the first London venue to specifically showcase publicly-owned collections from around the UK. Each year Two Temple Place hosts a winter exhibition (between January and April).


28 January - 23 April 2017

'Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion'

The exhibition is created by the Bulldog Trust in partnership with 9 Sussex museums and galleries. This exhibition explores why this area of Britain, particularly, attracted artists and writers in the first half of the 20th century and what impact their presence had on communities. Features paintings by David Jones, John Piper and Duncan Grant, as well as sculptures by Eric Gill.


 Wallace Collection, London. WIU 2BN

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and world class armoury. The Great Gallery has re-opened with a new hang following its two-year refurbishment.


Cotehele, Saltash, Cornwall. PL12 6TA

First World War exhibition features photos, trench art and personal items loaned by members of the local community. The exhibition will be on until the end of 2018.

Not many people are aware that Cotehele is a war memorial.

This years theme is 'Over by Christmas' 

Future working titles:

'Entrenched' (2015)

'On the Home Front' (2016)

'Keep the Home Fires Burning' (2017)

'Dulce et Decorum est (2018).


18 January - 5 March 2017

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester


'Hans Feibusch: The Unseen Drawings'

An exhibition of exquisite classical figure drawings and mural studies by the German emigre artist who was dubbed a 'Degenerate artist' by the Nazis. Celebrated for his religious mural paintings which employed expressionists use of colour, this exhibition showcases his rarely-seen lithographs which form part of the substantial collection the artist left to Pallant house Gallery in 1998.


22 October 2016 - 19 February 2017

'The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950'

The first majot exhibition to explore how Modern British artists were drawn to the antique, and the question of how they developed a distinctive form of modern art that referenced the past, whilst also reflecting social and artistic concerns of the 20th century. The exhibition will offer a stimulating reassessment of a neglected and significant aspect of Modern British Art.


10 December 2016 - 19 March 2017

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol BS8 1PX

'Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter'

Amajor exhibition that celebrates the life. work and influences of Angela Carter twenty five years after her death. In bringing together art and literature, this exhibition explores the enormous impact of author and journalist Angela Carter- one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years.



12 October - 15 January 2017

The National Gallery Trafalgar Square London. WC2N 5DN


' Beyond Caravaggio' 

It is the first major exhibition in the UK to explore the influence of Caravaggio on the art of his contemporaries and followers.


7 December 2016 - 26 March 2017

'Australia's Impressionists'

Escape the darkness of Winter for the light-filled landscapes of the Australian Impressionists in the first UK exhibition of its kind.Showcasing four innovative Australian Impressionists, Tom Roberts,Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Jack Russell, this exhibition explores Impressionism in an Australian context- closely related to yet distinct from its European counterparts.


17 December - 30 June 2017

Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2SJ


'Heart of Conflict: Sacrifice, Love, Loss' 

Thousands of men and women left Cornwall between 1914-18 to endure terrible hardship fighting the Germans in France and further afield. For those left behind, these were years of privation, anxiety,grief and extraordinary sacrifice. Heart of Conflict looks at how people in Cornwall kept body ans soul together during those years, how they lived and how they loved. We've worked with local people to uncover previously untold stories of human bravery and endurance, As this exhibition shows, not everyone makes the history books, but everyone has a story to tell.


October 2016- March 2017


'Mexico: The Cornish Collection' 

The Royal Cornwall Museum has been working with local students from Cornwall College and also the University of Hidalgo in Mexico exploring Cornwall's cultural influence on Mexico; from introducing football and pasties- to Mexico's reproduction of the recognisable Cornish Engine houses nestled amongst cacti - to Mexican townspeople with Cornish surnames like 'Skewers' and 'Rule'.




14 February -11 March 2017

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, Newlyn TR18 5PZ

'Shelly Tregoning'

This collection of tiny works is an abstract observation of bearded faces- each with its own story which forms their identity and the way each wears their beards enhances this identity



Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent. CT9 1HG


28 January - 4 June 2017

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings Old Town TN34 3DW


'Keith Tyson: Turn Back Now'

Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to launch our 2017 exhibition programme. The exhibition will feature a selection of works from Tyson's Studio Wall Drawings series that form a visual diary of his practice over the past 20 years - many of which have not been publicly exhibited before.


2 March - 8 May 2016

'In Focus: John Piper- An Eye for the Modern

John Piper is one of the leading figures in Modern British art. He is best known for his depictions of English landscape, architecture and the documentation of the bomb- damaged churches and buildings of post- war Britain. This exhibition forms part of the gallery's In Focus series in which a work from the Jerwood Collection is taken as the starting point for a show.


Until March 2017

Tate Britain, London SW1P 4RG


'Paul Nash'

Uncover the surreal and mystical side of English landscapes through one of the most distinctive painters. Featuring a lifetime's work from his earliest drawings through to his iconic Second World War paintings, this exhibition reveals Nash's improtance to British modern art in the most significant show of his work for a generation.


9 February - 29 May 2017

' David Hockney'

One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twnetieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet. This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney's most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.


5 April - 1 October 2017

'Queer Britsh Art'

Featuring works from 1867-1967 relating to lesbian, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities. the show marks the 50 th anniversary of the discriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. The exhibition explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when the established assumptions about gender,and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.


Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth TR11 2RT


The Gallery has an outstanding collection of over 2,000 artworks that range from Pre-Raphaelite and British Impressionists paintings to contemporary prints, photography and a children's illustration archive.

The Gallery has recently become custodians of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Tuke collection. The Tuke collection is believed to be unique. These works will be made available at a local, national and international level.


4 February - 3 June 2017

Penlee Gallery & Museum, Penzance TR18 4HE

'A Casket of Pearls: Celebrating 20 Years of Collecting at Penlee'

Since undergoing major refurbishment in 1997, Penlee House Gallery and Museum has become one of the leading regional museums. It is internationally renowned for its important collections of 19th and 20th century British art, in particular paintings by the artists of the Newlyn School. This exhibition shows how Penlee's marvellous collections have devloped over two decades, through fine and decorative art, social history, photography and archeology.



Tate St Ives, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Tate St Ives is closed until Spring 2017.




William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, London. E17 4PP


Daniel Baker announced as 2017 Artist in Residence


Until 15 January 2017

'A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution'

This exhibition looks at a century of posters agitating for political change.From the Sufragette campaigns of the early twentieth century, to the Arab Spring, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.


4 February - 14 May 2017

'Sheer Pleasure - Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan'

In 2017 we mark the 150th anniversary of the artist Frank Brangwyn RA (1857 -1956) this exhibition examines his love of Japanese art and his collaborative relationships with Japanese artists and patrons. Brangwyn donated his collection of Japanese prints and paintings to the Gallery. They have rarely been displayed and the exhibition includes highlights, such as woodblock prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai and a carefully restored decorative screen.



18 November 2016 - 10 February 2017

Cass Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood, West Sussex PO18 0QP

Now open throughout the Winter

'Think Pieces'

This exhibition offers an exceptional insight into the archive of Cass Sculpture Foundation as a selection of maquettes are brought into the main gallery for public display



24 September 2016 - 22 January 2017

Towner Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ

'Towards Night'


Towards Night juxtaposes key paintings and prints by Constable, Friedrich, Munch, Nolde, Palmer and Turner, some of the best known visionaries of the Romantic tradition with contemporary artists who work with the transformation aspects of nightfall to convey emotional responses of awe, anxiety and solitude, love and loss, revelry, insommnia, and journey's end


'Ravilious Room'

 Our Ravilious Room is a dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours, explore our unique archive and browse books on the artist. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex, the South Downs and surrounding areas. Supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle. 


16 April -10 July 2016

'Melanie Manchot: People Place Propositions

Towner presents the first major exhibition of new and recent work by London-based photographer, video and installation artist Melanie Manchot.People, Places, Propositions is the most significant exhibition of Melanie Manchot’s work to date in the UK, including the premiere of Out of Bounds(2016), a cinematic two-part installation shot in the alpine mountains of Engelberg in Switzerland. Out of Bounds sits alongside the multi-channel video installations Twelve (2015), an exploration of lives spent in addiction and recovery, and 11/18 (2015) a nine-screen durational studio portrait, seven years in the making, which enquires into the nature of time, duration and commitment.


29 October 2016 - 29 January 2017

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J 0BD

 'Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans'

The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come along together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor. Curated by LUc Tymans, this exhibition presents a truly original body of work, seen through the eyes of one of today's leading painters.


15 October 2016 - 15 January 2017

'Origins a Priject by ordinary Architecture' 

This autumn the RA commissioned Ordinary Architecture to create a series of interventions around Burlington House that offer and intrguing contemporary counterpoint to the 'origin myths' of architecture


17 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place London WC2H OHE


 'The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016'

This is a leading international competition showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals. The competition features a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works.


6 October 2016 - 5 February 2017

'Picasso's Portraits'

Picasso's Portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved between drawing from life, humerous caricature and expressive painting from memory.


12 January 2016 - 5 March 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich, London SE21 7AD

 'Making Discoveries: Dutch and Flemish Masterpieces'

In 2016 we will launch a series of displays that delve deeper into four major artists in the Gallery's collection: Van Dyck, Dou, Rubens and Rembrandt. Examining the lives and techniques of each artist the series will celebrate the creative processes of these Dutch and Flemish masters.


8 November 2016 - 5 March 2017

'Am I Rembrandt'

The final display in the series explores how curators and conservators can tell whether paintings are authentic.


5 November - 7 January 2017

Porthminster Gallery St Ives TR26 2DY

'It's a Gift/Christmas Showcase'

Winter is almost here in St Ives and as thoughts turn to cosy nights-in and festive giving, the award-winning harbour-side Porthminster gallery has lovingly crafted a wonderful showcase of beautiful luxury handmade works of art to warm the heart and enhance the home.


'Ongoing Exhibitions'

'Sir Peter Blake Prints Show'

A new exhibition of collectable signed limited edition prints from the past 25 years of Peter Blake's career - the greatly respected 'godfather of British Pop Art'.

'Collect, Modern St Ives + Britsh Art'

With the closure of Tate St Ives until 2017 this popular exhibition showcases collectable works from prominent St Ives and British names, including Terry Frost,Sandra Blow, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson and roger Hilton.also featuring paintings by St Ives born artist Matthew Lanyon and new works by sculptors Margaret Lovell and Peter Hayes.


3 December- 7 January 2017

Belgrave Gallery St Ives TR26 1HE

'Prints and Drawings 2016'

Our annual exhibition of prints and drawings by Contemporary, Modern British and St Ives Modern Artists


Until January 2017

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester

'Revolutionary Textiles 1910 - 1939'

Against a backdrop of political ferment, textile design took off in countless new directions in the early 20th century - invigorated by innovation both technical (such as man-made fibres) and stylistic (such as Fauvism and Bauhaus). This exhibition tells that story with eye-catching authority.


18 November 2017-11 March 2018

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Brighton BN1 1EE

'Gluck: Art & Identity'