We Recommend: Visual Arts

Illuminating Women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus

Sat 8 Sept - Sun 24 Mar

National Portrait Gallery

This exhibition celebrating creative women revisits key portraits from Magnus including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench or Nadine Gordimer.

Visual Arts

Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast

Thu 20 Sept - Sun 31 Mar

Whitechapel Gallery

Ulla von Brandenburg takes previous Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Sweets (1973) as inspiration for this new commission. Von Brandenburg re-enacts this show with local children in a new immersive and colourful seating structure. With the support of Fluxus Art Projects.

Visual Arts

Beatrice Gibson: Deux sœurs qui ne sont pas sœurs

Fri 18 Jan - Sun 31 Mar

Camden Art Center

This film takes inspiration from the 1929 unrealised script by American Novelist Gertrude Stein. Beatrice Gibson uses Stein' script as a talismanic guide through a contemporary moment of social and political unrest. With the support of Fluxus Art Projects.

Visual Arts

When Legacies Become Debts

Fri 18 Jan - Sat 30 Mar

The Mosaic Rooms

This show contemplates personal and collective forms of reliance between two generations of Iranian artists and writers. Turning the notion of inheritance on its head, the exhibition suggests an inward excavation that asks how one might inherit oneself.

Visual Arts

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

Tue 22 Jan - Sun 24 Mar

Kettle’s Yard

Widely recognised as one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art, Louise Bourgeois' wide-ranging art, encompassed painting, sculpture, installation and printmaking, exploring themes including childhood, family, motherhood & gender identity.

Visual Arts

Pierre Bonnard, the Colour of Memory

Wed 23 Jan - Mon 6 May

Tate Modern

The exhibition concentrates on Bonnard's work from 1912, when colour became a dominant concern in his work and his unconventional use of it.

Visual Arts

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Sat 2 Feb - Sun 1 Sept


Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.

Visual Arts

Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion

Wed 13 Feb - Mon 6 May

Hayward Gallery - Southbank Centre

Kader Attia’s first UK survey exhibition questions our ideas of wholeness and injury, authenticity and repair, belonging and otherness in regard to the legacy of western colonialism.

Visual Arts

Antonin Artaud: Cahiers de Rodez et d’Ivry

Thu 14 Feb - Sat 6 Apr

Cabinet Gallery

An exclusive exhibition of drawings and writings gathered from some seventy Cahiers, offering snippets into the lives of Antonin Artaud, Jacques Prevel and Colette Thomas.

Talks, Visual Arts

Boilly: Scenes of Parisian Life

Thu 28 Feb - Sun 19 May

The National Gallery

Explore revolutionary Paris through Boilly’s daring and playful paintings. Working in a politically turbulent Paris, Louis-Leopold Boilly witnessed the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, and the Restoration of the French Monarchy.

Visual Arts

The Community Live in Nottingham

Mon 4 - Sat 30 Mar

Bonington Gallery

Inviting members of the public and students from Nottingham Trent University to explore weekly themes via a range of activities with members of The Community, each group will create new works within the space. Supported by Fluxus Art Projects.

Visual Arts

The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain

Wed 27 Mar - Sun 11 Aug

Tate Britain

This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.

Visual Arts


Thu 4 - Fri 12 Apr


Digital&Dead is a Franco-Canadian collaborative entity that explores the issues intersecting online culture, digital legacy and death. Following their residency period at SPACE, they will take part in a group show on the Future Human theme.

Visual Arts

The National Gallery Lecture

Fri 5 Apr

The National Gallery

Laurence des Cars, Director of the Musée d'Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie, compares the different ways in which the National Gallery and the Musée d'Orsay present 19th-century painting within their collections.

Visual Arts

Re-Opening of Victor Hugo’s Home in Guernsey

Fri 5 Apr

Hauteville House, Guernsey

Hauteville House was the residence of Victor Hugo during his exile in Guernsey and the place where he wrote some of his masterpieces including Les Misérables. Following major refurbishment, it will re-open to the public in April 2019.

Visual Arts

Guy Ferrer – Le Jardin des Délices

Fri 5 Apr - Sat 4 May

Everard Read

For his second solo exhibition in London, Guy Ferrer has assembled a compelling body of work, both paintings and sculptures, that continues his investigation into the duality of life and the universe, using the daily practice of his art to search for meaning.

Visual Arts

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Sat 18 May - Sun 20 Oct


From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

Visual Arts

Huguette Caland

Fri 24 May - Sun 1 Sept

Tate St Ives

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s, this exhibition will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.

Visual Arts


Sat 1 Jun - Sun 22 Sept

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

NOW is the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s dynamic three-year series of contemporary art exhibitions. The fifth instalment in the series will be centred on a major survey of work by Anya Gallaccio. Other artists appearing include Aurélien Froment.

Visual Arts

Félix Vallotton

Sun 30 Jun - Sun 29 Sept

Royal Academy of Arts

Magnetic, provocative, daring: meet Félix Vallotton (1865–1925). The Royal Academy reveals the vision of a masterful painter and printmaker who captured the emotional undercurrents of Paris at the turn of the last century.

Visual Arts

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits

Mon 7 Oct - Sun 26 Jan

The National Gallery

The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, this exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism.

Visual Arts

Dora Maar

Wed 20 Nov - Sun 15 Mar

Tate Modern

The largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK. During the 1930s, Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. This exhibition will explore the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of work by her contemporaries.

Visual Arts