Summer art exhibitions

Summer Showcase

Bruegel to Freud: Prints from the Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery houses one of the most significant collections of works on paper in Britain, with approximately 7,000 drawings and watercolours and 20,000 prints ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. The second summer showcase provides visitors with an introduction to the largest but least known part of the gallery’s outstanding collection – its holding of prints. This selection of some thirty particularly remarkable and intriguing examples spans more than 500 years and encompasses a variety of printmaking and techniques.
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
June 19 – September 21

Behind the Landscape

This being our first exhibition in four years outside of our resident artist and co-proprietor Wladyslaw Mirecki, we are very pleased to be showing 30 works by the artist Glyn Morgan. He brings to life, an abstract view of the landscape through the blurred medium of oil on canvas and highlights all the many colours of nature.
Chappel Galleries, 15 Colchester Road, Chappel, Essex
June 21 – July 13

Peace Breaks Out! London and Paris in the summer of 1814
Displaying over 100 rare pieces from the museum and private collections, the exhibition will explore this pivotal moment in the history of Europe, through the eyes of its contemporaries. Pieces on show include celebratory paintings and prints created for the festivities held in London across the United Kingdom to mark the Treaty; drawings of Paris demonstrating the architectural changes that took place under Napoleon’s government; Sir John Soane’s collection of Napoleonica – objects belonging to Napoleon and his closest collaborators; and a quirky, satirical depiction of Englishmen visiting Paris, as seen by the French.
Sir John Soane’s Museum: 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
June 20 – September 13
020 7713 9388

Summer Show
Summer Show featuring the work of David Howell, Maureen Davies, Jake Winkle, Ann Armitage, Norman Smith, Christina Meade, Teresa Lawton, Harry Brioche, Marcus Hodge, Soraya French, Gareth Parry, Mike Bernard, Luke Piper, Julia Cassels and John Bathgate.
The Wykeham Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge

Fame and Friendship: Pope, Roubiliac, and the Portrait Bust in Eighteenth Century Britain
The exhibition will bring together paintings, sculptures, and materials which convey Pope’s celebrity status, highlighted by a series of eight busts by Louis François Roubiliac (1702 – 1762), the leading sculptor of the period, to explore questions of authorship, replication, and dissemination. The exhibition will feature loans from the Yale Center and other major collections including the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Louvre, National Portrait Gallery, British Library as well as works from the collection of Waddeson.
Waddeson Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks
18 June – 26 October
+44 (0)207 221 5000

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Human Factor: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture
Spanning the past 25 years, The Human Factor will bring together major works by 25 leading international artists who have fashioned new ways of using the figure in contemporary sculpture. In addressing the body, the most frequently revisited subject in art’s history, these artists confront the question of how we represent the ‘human’ today. Figurative sculpture may be almost as old as the human body, but it is also as fresh and vital as whatever new approaches, materials, techniques and ideas artists apply to the subject.
Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
16 June – 7 September
020 7921 0672

Jerwood Drawing Festival
Drawn Together: Artist as Selector
Jerwood Gallery is delighted to announce that the programme for its summer ‘Jerwood Drawing Festival’ will feature ‘Drawn Together: Artist as Selector’, a special exhibition of work by selectors of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, and Quentin Blake at Jerwood Gallery, a collaboration with the acclaimed illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.
Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex
19 July – 15 October
01424 728373

Senaka Senanayake
This Sri Lankan artist takes you on a tropical journey as you explore the works on the beauty of nature. The bold colours invite you in to the detail of the oil art.
Grosvenor Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6PX
19 June – 31 July

Bloomsbury Portraits
Bringing together a collection of rare drawings, woodcuts and lithographs by the group’s most important artists, this exhibition offers audiences a chance to enjoy the heady atmosphere of debate and innovation that characterised Bloomsbury as it took Britain into a brave new world of modernism.
Aidan Meller Gallery, 105 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BW
20 June – 31 July
01865 727996

Race & Sexuality of the Pre Raphaelites
This exhibition explores what late Romantic art tells us about Victorian attitudes to race and sex. It lets us take a glimpse into what a Victorian viewer might be thinking at the time as to whether it is too shocking.
14 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 4AS
20 June – 31 July
01865 250 550

Open Art Exhibition
Selling exhibition showcasing the best prints, paintings and drawings by regional artists.
St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington, Hampshire
21 June – 19 July (closed Sundays)

Olivia Musgrave ‘Work in Progress’
The John Martin Gallery has put on an exhibition of these interesting little bronze sculptures. Each one tells a different story and varies in size to keep your interests high.
John Martin Chelsea, 80 Fulham Road, London SW3
20 June – 12 July
+44 (0)20 7590 9991

FIRST SIGHT: Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings
This exhibition reveals drawings, watercolours and prints dating as far back as the 17th Century, that have undergone conservation treatment. Pieces by well-known artists, such as Rembrandt and Paul Cezanne, are brought to the audience for the first time.
Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh
14 June – 12 October
0131 624 6200

The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches
This exhibition shows vivid accounts of the outbreak of World War One seen through the eyes of people from all walks of life. People are taught the understanding through uncovered documents of the past.
Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
Old Schools Quad, Catte Street, Oxford
18 June – 2 November

Making Colour

The National Gallery present the first exhibition of it’s kind in Britain, offering visitors the opportunity to take a journey through the history of colour by exploring the range of materials used to create colour in art. Each room will transport visitors through the full colour spectrum with talks from the scientific department. At National Gallery, London from 18 June- 7 September.

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year
Launched in 2007 by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), and sponsored by Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, the exhibition is an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film. From over 10,000 entries this year, the panel of judges have selected works that are contemporary, creative, resonant, original, beautiful, by international photographers and filmmakers for display at the Royal Geographical Society.
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
June 23 – July 4
+44 (0)20 7591 3000

Voices from the Desert
Anna’s ‘War Artist’s exhibition’ coincides with the return of the last of the British troops in mid June. The exhibition, entitled ‘Voices from the desert’, will feature the huge RAT sculpture and will also exhibit art works reflecting the War Artist’s experience and her interpretation of living and working amongst active troops on operational duties. She worked very closely within the Brigade and persuaded soldiers to anonymously pen messages about their inner thoughts and experiences in an active war zone.
La Galleria, Pall Mall, London SW1
June 23 – June 28
01747 822630

An Exhibition of New Work by Andrew Hemingway

Never one to stand still, Andrew Hemingway is continually experimenting.  The range and quality is astonishing – they are works of enormous depth and great beauty. It would be trite to refer to Hemingway as simply a realist painter of exceptional ability; his work, in all its forms, goes to a level far beyond that. His Still Lives have immense depth, a velvety loveliness that is rarely equaled. They envelope the viewer and at times seem almost three-dimensional. It is these elements that really set Hemingway apart.
Brian Sinfield Gallery, 127 The Hill, High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire,
June 28 – July 12
01993 824464

Recording Britain Now
Work by 23 artists short-listed for the 2014 John Ruskin Prize is set to go on show in a new exhibition opening at the Millennium Gallery this summer. Recording Britain Now will see established and emerging artists present fresh, contemporary visions of their urban, rural or social environment, from haunting pastoral vistas to evocative depictions of 21st century suburbia.
Museums Sheffield: Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield
June 28 – October 12
0114 278 2664


At the centre of GENERATION is a groundbreaking, three-part free exhibition to be shown across the National Galleries’ three sites in Edinburgh. Taking in the flagship exhibition space at the Scottish National Gallery, the whole of Modern One at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Contemporary Gallery at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, GENERATION will offer an unprecedented view of the richness, diversity and range of contemporary art in Scotland.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art June 28 – January 25; Scottish National Gallery June 28 – November 2; Scottish National Portrait Gallery June 28 – November 2
0131 6246 6200

Fife in the Frame

Summer 2014 will see the 10th anniversary of the highly regarded East Neuk Festival, which focuses on classical chamber music and uses a great range of venues across one of the most attractive parts of Scotland, the East Neuk of Fife. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival St Andrews Museum is forming a partnership with the East Neuk Festival and the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation to present an exhibition of landscape paintings, Fife in the Frame.
St Andrews Museum, Kinburn Park, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews
June 27 – August 17

Ming: The Golden Empire

This unique exhibition, showing only in Edinburgh, will explore the extraordinary story of China’s Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The Ming – meaning brilliant or bright – was a period of important cultural and economic transformation that developed into a vibrant, sophisticated, and culturally assured society. In many ways the Ming marked the entry point of China into the modern world.
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
June 27 – October 19

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album

Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album at the Royal Academy of Arts will present more than four hundred original photographs taken between 1961 and 1967 by Dennis Hopper, the American actor, film director and artist. The photographs were personally selected and edited by Hopper for his first major exhibition at the Fort Worth Art Center in Texas in 1970, and the vintage prints were only rediscovered after his death in 2010. This will be the first time that this body of work will be seen in the UK.
Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts, London W1S 3ET
June 26 – October 19
020 7300 5615


A small but perfectly formed collection of fine paintings by some of Britain’s most talented representational painters in the modern impressionist style. The show will include works by, Ken Howard, Fred Cuming, Susan Ryder, Tom Coates, Richard Pikesley, Julian Bailey, Peter Kuhfeld, Luke Martineau, John Martin, David Sawyer, Robert Wells, Michael Alford and Jane Corsellis.
Main gallery space, 11-12 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5LU
June 24 – July 11

‘Bridge. Bridge’

In celebration of the 120th anniversary of London’s Tower Bridge, the exhibition features rarely-seen contemporary and historical artworks, alongside photography, film and maquettes to consider the significance of bridges within London’s landscape. From Hungerford to Blackfriars, Westminster and Millennium, Bridge also looks at how London’s bridges allow people to move around and experience the city. Thomas Heatherwick’s ambitious ‘Garden Bridge’ proposal, playing with the ideas of destination and crossing, will feature, along with other debates and issues confronting London and its bridges today. At Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, Canary Wharf, London E14 27 June – 2 Nov

Progressive Design
The Fine Art Society is pleased to present three spectacular exhibitions of works from the collection of John Scott, telling the story of the 19th century British design from three different perspectives. Assembled over nearly 50 years ago, Scott’s remarkable collection shows the genius of progressive British architects, craftsmen and manufacturers working in the 19th century.
Until 3rd July 2014 at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond St, London, W1S 2JT

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