We Recommend: 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

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

Pissaro in Dulwich

Tue 30 Apr - Sun 4 Aug

Dulwich Picture Gallery

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts a special display focusing on Camille Pissarro’s view of the school. A loan from the Fondation Bemberg in Toulouse, the work returns to Dulwich for the first time since it was painted in 1871.

Visual Arts

Structures That Cooperate

Fri 3 May - Sun 2 Jun


Continuing Clémence Seilles's long-term 2018 artwork that re-imagines and implements a new spatial configuration for the gallery, the artist creates a new set of maquettes to welcome artist Ain Bailey into a reinvented space.

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

Militant Desire: Lionel Soukaz and Sexual Liberation Today

Wed 29 May - Wed 12 Jun


Militant Desire is a programme of film forums and consciousness-raising sessions around the experimental films of French gay liberation pioneer, Lionel Soukaz.

Visual Arts


Sat 1 Jun - Sun 22 Sept

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The 5th instalment of this series creates temporary works that change over time as they are subjected to natural processes of transformation and decay, thus exploring themes of change and growth.

Visual Arts

Tom Haugomat and Melek Zertal at ELCAF

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Jun

Round Chapel

Paris-based artists Tom Haugomat and Melek Zertal will be part of the 8th East London Comics and Arts Festival (ELCAF) happening from 7 to 9 June. Tom Haugomat will run a Stencil Workshop and Melek Zertal talk about comics and Identity.

Visual Arts

The Great Exhibition Road Festival 2019

Fri 28 - Sun 30 Jun

Exhibition Road

The Great Exhibition Road Festival is a new three-day celebration of the arts and science in the spirit of the Great Exhibition of 1851. A unique programme of creative workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances will connect the area’s iconic institutions, including the French Institute, to create a unique weekend of discovery.

Performing Arts, Talks, 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