Must-see exhibitions for mid-June

Rich Simmons – The Inner Outsider. A brand new collection of work from the artist who brought you Will and Kate in punk style as Sid and Nancy. This new exhibition showcases the evolution of Rich’s work – and his own status as a self taught artist with no formal training – himself as the Outsider who is focused on showcasing the INNER beauty and juxtapositions can and do exist within everything. From 14th June to 13th July at The Imitate Modern Gallery, 27a Devonshire Street, London, W1.

Federica Galli’s Trees – trees have featured prominently in the etchings of Federica Galli (1932-2009). This exhibition highlights Galli’s fascination with this subject while showcasing her technical achievements. Federica Galli is considered one of Italy’s most significant contemporary figurative etchers, and her etchings are held in collections throughout Italy and the world. At Henry Sotheran Ltd, 2-5 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1 until 24th June.

Simon Brett – An Engraver’s Process: Fifty years of wood engraving. A retrospective on the occasion of the artist’s 70th birthday. From 11th June to 30th June at The Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1.

Browse & Darby 37th Annual Exhibition of British and French paintings, drawings, prints & sculpture. Occupying an 18th century building on Cork Street, in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Browse & Darby have long been associated with figurative English painting. 

As well as showing contemporary English painting, the gallery deals in late 19th & early 20th century European Art. From 12th June – 19th July. 19 Cork Street, London W1S. Contact number: 020 7734 7984

Barbara Hepworth – The Hospital Drawings. In the late 1940s Barbara Hepworth produced a group of drawings and paintings of surgeons at work in an operating theatre. These detailed figurative works differ strikingly from which Hepworth is best known. From 14th June – 24th August. At Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent. TN12 6LT. Contact number: 01892 839039

Browse & Darby presents William Plumptre. During the last two decades William Plumptre has built a reputation as one of the outstanding English potters working in the distinguished Anglo-Japanese tradition founded in the early Twentieth Century, by the great friends and potters Shoji Hamada and Bernard Leach. From 12th June – 19th July. At 19 Cork Street, London, W1S. Contact numner 020 7734 7984

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Bohun Gallery presents 40 Years of Fine Art: Part One. The very best of British 20th Century and contemporary art to this day from its premises in Henley on Thames. The exhibition presents work by the artists who joined the gallery from 1973-1993. This will include important paintings by, among others, Mary Fedden, Ivon Hitchens, Elizabeth Blackadder and John Piper. From 11th June – 17th August. Bohun Gallery, 15 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AB

Antonio Stradivari (usually known as Stradivarius, c. 1644-1737). This summer exhibition will feature some of the world’s most important musical instruments on loan from international collections; and it will show a reception of Stradivarius’s workshop where visitors will be able to follow the creation of a violin from a log of spruce through to the finished instrument. From 13th Jun – 11th August. At Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PH. Contact number: +44 (0)1865 278315

The Scottish Gallery & Ewan Mundy
– An Exhibition of Major Scottish Twentieth Century and Contemporary Painters. From 10th June – 15th June. 27 Cork Street, London, W1S Contact number: 0131 558 1200 or 0141 248 9755. Email: or

Snape Maltings Gallery presents ‘Tessa Newcomb’s new collection. Inspired by ‘Creatures Great and Small’ ranging from her delightful dachshund Nina to a Suffolk Punch. From 8th June – 4th July. First Floor, Granary Building, Snape Maltings, Nr Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP17 1SR. Contact number: 01728 688303. Email:

Per Kirkeby recent paintings. Michael Werner Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Danish artist Per Kirkeby. This is the first exhibition in London of new works by the artist since his 2009 retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern. Per Kirkeby is one of the most important painters of his generation and widely respected as an accomplished filmmaker, author, architect and visual artist working in a variety of media. From 5th June – 27th July. At Mivhael Werner Gallery, 22 Upper Brook Street, London, W1. Contact number: 020 7495 6855

Barry Andrews Oil Paintings. The exhibition includes vibrant oil painting on canvas as it’s very best, engaging the viewer with bold colour that is written all over each composition. He has followed the tradition of artists who are attracted to estuaries and light. From 3rd june – 29th June. 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1P4 1LG. Contact numner: 01473 212051. Email:

Onform presents both established and new sculpting talent, exhibiting more than fifty sculptures using stone sourced from all over the world. Sizes range from small desk-top pieces to much large outdoor works. From 7th June – 26th June. The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras NW1. Website:

Chagall: Modern Master – Exhibits over fifteen years of the work of Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Chagall is a passionate visionary and pioneer of the avant-garde, who combined his own response to the art movements of the day with an open display of affection for his native Russia and Hasidic Jewish heritage. From 8th June – 6th October. Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3. Contact number: +44 (0)151 702 7400. Website:

Fresh Air 2013 presents ‘11th Biennale Quenington Sculpture Exhibition. This year’s line-up includes 91 international artists combining established and inspiring new talent (31 are new to this year) using a combination of conventional and unusual materials. Prices range from £50 to £20,000 with one or two more expensive pieces up to £50,000. From 16th June – 7th July. Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5BN. Contact number: 01285 750 358. Website:

Gavagan Art presents ‘Spotlight on Art from Lancaster’s Luneside Studios.’ From 8th June – 13th July. At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DW. Contact number: 01729 824497 Website:

Saul Leiter: A Life in Colour. A retrospective selection of saul Leiter’s beautiful and exuberant paintings and painted photographs. Marking their London debut, the works have just been released from Leiter’s personal collection. Alongside will be examples of his early colour photography. A glorious celebration of colour, the exhibition will offer a unique insight into Leiter’s long and largely undiscovered career. From 6th June – 27th July. At HackelBury Fine Art. 4 Launceston Place, London, W*. Website:

Jack Bell Gallery presents ‘Stefan Krynauw’. Born in the year of the fall of Apartheid, Krynauw’s work operates in an abstract space, devoid of the explicit racial or identity politics so prevalent in contemporary South African art. His paintings are both Baroque and expressionist. Glimpses of natural and architectural forms come in and of perspective as they float, twist, spin and blur. The artist builds up each painting over time; layering, washing, drawing, writing and then destroying the surface by scraping only to resurrect it later. From: 7th June – 29th June. 13 Mason’S yard, St. James’s, London, SWIY. Contact numner: (0)207 930 8999. Website:

Death In The Making: Photographs of War By Robert Capa:
marking the 100th Anniversary of Capa’s Birth. will not only feature images from the numerous conflicts he captured on the ground – including the civil wars of Spain and Cambodia, D-Day and The Liberation of Paris, and the First Indo-China War – but also rare printed works from Gallery Owner Ben Burdett’s private collection. From 6th June – 7th July. At Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset Street, W1U.

Dulwich Picture Gallery presents Nash, Nevinson, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg: A Crisis of Brilliance 1908 – 1922. The exhibition will examine the evolution of this influential group who became among the most well-known and distinctive British artists of the early twentieth century. It will culminate with a selection of their paintings made during and immediately after the Great War, some of which are the most celebrated visual records of the epochal event. From 12th June – 22nd September. At Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 Contact number: 020 7493 1888 Website:

Andrew Slim of Slim Art in Chilsehurst presents ‘Franklin White’
. An Australian who came to England before the Great war, and never left. His pictures in Andew’s exhibition date from 1914-50, and present a fascinating slice of life in an English village. From 12th June – 19th June. At Art Antiques London, Kensington Gardens, London, SW7.
The annual Open Art Exhibition is showcasing the best paintings, prints and drawings by artists around the region. From: 15th June – 20th July. At St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire. SO41 9BH. Contact number: 01590 676969. Website:

Trinity House Paintings
present the works of internationally renowned 19th and 20th century artists in their exhibition ‘From Corot to Munnings. Sir Alfred Munnings, as a figurative equestrian portraitist, moved away from the abstracting modernist trends of the era. This can be seen in character-filled works such as his Portrait of Harry La Montagne on a Grey (1920), which is included in the exhibition. While Munnings’ works draw on traditional, and particularly British, subject matter- hunting and horse racing – his warm portraits of friends such as La Montagne also show a unique, novel style.

From: 10th June – 21st June. 50 Maddox Street, London. Contact number: +44 (0) 1386 859329. Website:

The Minster Gallery presents ‘Marc-Antoine Goulard’. Summer Light Collection. Marc-Antoine creates wonderfully evocative paintings. At first glance, they are pleasing compositions of colour. But as you keep looking, the layers of colours and horizontal flow often suggest landscapes or seascapes. He paints on wood panels starting by applying a background of white as the base of his canvas, and then begins building up layers of colour – many layers creating subtle combinations of translucent shades. He works with painting knives instead of brushes, like a spatula, which works for him as an extension of his hand. From 12th June – 19th June. Studio K-4, Cooper House, 2 Michael Road, London, SW6. (off New King’s Road behind the Harley Davidson Building). Contact number: +44 (0)1962 877601. Website:

Chris Beetles Gallery presents ‘Daggers Drawn: 35 years of Kal Cartoons in The Economist.’ –
An exhibition of 100 Cartoons for sale. This major retrospective of Kal cartoons (from 11th – 22nd June) will be launched on the same evening as the Chris Beetles Gallery exhibition ‘The Eyes of Caligula & the Lips of Marilyn Monroe. Cartoons of Margaret Thatcher, featuring the Lord Alistair McAlpine collection of JAK cartoons (1975-1990). At Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 &10 Ryder Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y. Contact number: 020 7839 7551 Website:

Chris Beetles presents ‘ Fragile: Photographing Nature, Beauty, and Memories’. Showcasing Paul Kenny (A British abstract photographer known for taking inspiration from Britain’s coastline), Lottie Davies (A British photographer exploring memory and moment from the past and re-creating them in the present), and Paulette Tavormina (An Italian photographer who uses objects which she has personally collected over the years, each telling a different and representative of different memories from the past. From 11th June – 6th July. Address: Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B. Contact number: 020 7434 4319 Website:

Panter & Hall presents ‘Eclectic 2013′.
A mixed exhibition displaying 20th century European work, as well as showcasing contemporary work by some of Panter & Hall’s new artists. From 12th – 28th June. 27 Bury Street, St. James’s, London, SW1Y. Contact number: +44 (0)20 7399 9999 Website:

Renaissance to Relativity:
Masterworks of Paint and Print. Bringing together the collections from three international sources, this exhibition of fine printed books, manuscripts and Old Master paintings features treasures of literature, history, science, religion and philosophy alongside some of the finest examples of illustration and design. From: 10th June – 15th June. The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London, W1S. Contact number: 020 7499 5571 Website:

Kentmere House Gallery presents ‘Love Architecture’ – An exhibition of architectural paintings as part of the national ‘love architecture’ festival – amazing series of events across England and Wales, bringing architecture alive through a range of walks, talks, tours and exhibitions. Kentmere House Gallery has collected a stunning range of paintings on an architectural theme, involving more than 15 artists. From: 13th June – 25th July. Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York, YO24 1DF. Contact number: 01904 656507 Website:

Kestle Barton’s Rural Centre for Contemporary Arts presents ‘Tom Cross: Early Paintings – featuring colourful, geometric paintings influences by contemporary international abstract movements. An opportunity for visitors and those familiar with Tom Cross’ later paintings of the Helford River area to view his earlier paintings of the late 1960w and 1970s. From 15th June – 26th August. Address: Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6HU Contact number: 01326 231811 Website:

Osborne Samuel presents ‘William Scott and Friends:
In association with the William Scott Foundation. Most famous for his still-lifes, he moved effortlessly between abstraction and fisuration. Looking to a range of masters including Stubbs, Corot, Cezanna and Bonnard, Scott demonstrated throughout his post-war career that it possible to be both avant-garde and rooted in tradition. From 11th June – 13th July. Address: 23a Bruton Street, London, W1J. Contact number: +44 (0)20 7493 7939 Website:

The Piper Gallery presents ‘Etienne Viard: The Poetry of Instability’. Viard began his career as a ceramicist before expanding his range to include earth, stone, wood, glass and a variety of salvaged objects. In the early 1990s, he took the drastic decision to destroy the majority of his sculptures and for the last two decades, since that decisive purge, he has worked solely in steel. From: 14th June – 26th July. The Piper Gallery, 18 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PE. Contact number: 020 7148 0350. Website

Secret Art for Water –
An exhibition and sale pf original postcard-sized artworks in support of the Falmouth Rotary’s WASH project in Uganda. It will include work by acclaimed and amateur artists and celebrities. From: 14th – 20th June. 8-10 Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3JA. Contact number (0)1326 211132. Website:

The Artists of the Pageant at Turners House: An exhibition of 20 artists who recorded the Jubilee Flotilla. JMW Turner himself designed this house (now in need of some repair) and it was where he kept his models of boats (now in Tate) and made Thames sketches, so it appropriately houses this exhibition. Artists include: Timothy Hyman RA, Susan Wilson, Mary Millner, Phoebe Cope, Andrew Wilton, Mungo McCosh, Dominic Madden, Edmund Prizeman,  Sophie Charalambous, Louise Diggle, Max Naylor, Richard Burton, Dora Wade, Pippa Ridley, Clara Drummond, Daisy Millner, Elizabeth Cope, Jenny Pearce, Michael Coldman. At Turners House, Sandycombe Lodge,  40 Sandycombe Road  London until 16th June


Shani Rhys James – The Rivalry of Flowers: Paintings at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 until 14 June.

Marcelle Hanselaar – Walking the Line –
paintings and etchings at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 until 14 June.

Sargy Mann at Cadogan Contemporary, 87 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 from 21 May to 14 June.

Archie Forrest – exhibition of paintings redolent of the South of France and the influence of the Scottish Colourists, at Portland Gallery, 8 Bennet Street, London SW1 until 14 June.

The Wilder Shores of Love
– 4 leading artists united by the Romantic tradition of painting – Gareth Edwards, Kurt Jackson, Janette Kerr and Michael Porter – at Hilton Fine Art, 5 Margarets Buildings, Bath from 18 May to 15 June.

Richard Long and Nancy Holt: Land Art – two sculptors by Long and text works, together with Holt’s photography of her largescale works in the environment, at Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester until 16 June.

The Estoricks: Dealing to Collect – an exhibition that re-examines one of the art world’s most remarkable careers and characters on the centenary of Eric Estorick’s birth. It reunites works no longer in the Estorick Collection and explores the lives of Eric and Salome Estorick, considering their relationships with the painters and sculptors whose work they supported, revealing the broad sweep of their artistic interests and chronicling the formation of their truly extraordinary Italian collection. At the Estorick Collection, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1 until 16 June.

Callum Innes – new and recent work by one of Britain’s best known abstract painters at Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester until 16 June.

Michael Landy:
Four Walls. Michael Landy’s poignant video, ‘Four Walls’ (2004), is an artistic exploration of his father’s enthusiasm for DIY and housework before the spinal injury which rendered him housebound. At the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester from 9 Feb – 16 June 2013.

Lynn Chadwick
– exhibition of key works from all phases of the sculptor’s career, which will be displayed inside and on the lawns of Blackwell, Windermere, and at Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Museum, Kendal, Cumbria from 28 Mar to 15 Jun.

R B Kitaj: Obsessions
– work by one of the most significant painters of the post-war period displayed concurrently in two major venues for its only UK showing, the first major retrospective showing since the artist’s controversial Tate show in the mid 1990s and the first comprehensive exhibition of his work since his death in 2007. At Pallant House Gallery, Chichester from 23 Feb to 16 June and at the Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-31 Albert Street, London NW1 from 21 Feb to 16 June

Lynn Chadwick: Evolution in Sculpture. Chadwick was one of the most important sculptures and brought an innovative approach to the construction of sculpture working with welded metal of stolit. The exhibition will spread across two sites: Abbot Hall Art Gallery and Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House, where some of Chadwick’s sculptures will be positioned outside against the dramatic backdrop of Windermere and the Lakeland Fells. Blackwell, the Arts and crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria. From 28th Mar until 15th June.

The Scottish Gallery & Ewan Mundy
– An Exhibition of Major Scottish Twentieth Century and Contemporary Painters. From 10th June – 15th June. 27 Cork Street, London, W1S Contact number: 0131 558 1200 or 0141 248 9755. Email: or

Renaissance to Relativity: Masterworks of Paint and Print. Bringing together the collections from three international sources, this exhibition of fine printed books, manuscripts and Old Master paintings features treasures of literature, history, science, religion and philosophy alongside some of the finest examples of illustration and design. From: 10th June – 15th June. The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London, W1S. Contact number: 020 7499 5571 Website:

Artists of the Pageant – An exhibition of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant to coincide with the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. From 12th June – 16th June. JMW Turner’s House, Sandycombe Lodge, 40 Sandycoome Road, Twickenham TW1 2LR. Email:

Cricket Fine Art presents ‘Shirin Tabeshfar Houston recent works’.
With sources ranging from mystical Persian poetry, fauna of the natural world, and Western influences in her current home city of London, Shirin creates compositions with both historical and contemporary references.
Shirin is an artist who wears her influences visibly on her canvas melding the spirit of the Abstract Expressionists. From 4th June = 15th June. 2 Park Walk, London, SW10. Contact number: 020 7352 2733.

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