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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Daily 10–5, admission FREE

Oxford


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Click to enlargeA.R. PENCK : I THINK IN PICTURES
Jun 28 - Nov 3, 2019
This is the first solo museum exhibition of A.R. Penck's in the UK in over 30 years.
A.R. Penck was an internationally acclaimed German artist,best known for his work in painting, drawing, print and sculpture. His interests in systems theory and cybernetics, as well as pre-historic cultures and science fiction, guided his art towards an investigation of the relationships between man and society. This is his first solo museum exhibition in the UK for 30 years. It features work from the '70s and '80s that represent the artist's energetic style, focusing on the motif of the stick figure.
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LAST SUPPER IN POMPEII
Jul 25, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people in and around the town were engaged in typical Italian activities – eating, drinking and producing food. Located in the sunny paradise of southern Italy, Pompeii was sandwiched between lush vineyards and fertile orchards to one side and the bountiful waters of the Bay of Naples on the other. The town produced more wine, olive oil and fish-sauce than it could consume, and exported its gourmet products across Italy. Everything from the exquisite mosaics from the villas of the wealthy to the remains found in kitchen drains reveal what the people of Pompeii ate and drank. LAST SUPPER IN POMPEII explores this ancient Roman love affair with food (and wine), showing where the Romans got their culinary inspiration and how they exported sophisticated ingredients and recipes across the empire, as far afield as Britain. Many of the 300 objects, on loan from Pompeii and Naples, have never before left Italy. They range from the spectacular furnishings of the Roman dining room to actual food which was carbonized as the volcano erupted.

CAI GUO-QIANG : GUNPOWDER ART AT THE ASHMOLEAN
Oct 24, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020

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ASPEX

The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
023 9277 8080

www.aspex.org.uk
info@aspex.org.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4

Portsmouth Harbour Station / busThe Hard Interchange

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EXCHANGE
Jul 5 - Sep 22, 2019 FINAL WEEK
Artists Rhiannon Armstrong, Monica Bonomo & Susan Stockwell respond to the theme of Exchange and all of its potential meanings.

PLATFORM GRADUATE AWARD
Oct 4 - Dec 22, 2019
A showcase of creative graduates from across the South Coast.

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BLUECOAT

School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
0151 702 5324

www.thebluecoat.org.uk
info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Daily 11-6

Lime St Station Liverpool Central Station

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SHEZAD DAWOOD: LEVIATHAN
Jul 6 - Oct 13, 2019
Shezad Dawood’s epic film series Leviathan comes to Bluecoat this summer as part of a season examining society and migration. Presented alongside paintings, resin sculpture, and woven textiles, Leviathan follows migratory patterns between Europe and Africa. The works combine marine biology, climate change, political systems and mental health to show how human activity and marine ecologies are intertwined.

GRACE NDIRITU: THE ARK
Jul 6 - Oct 13, 2019
Following exhibitions in 2010 and 2017, Ndiritu returns to Bluecoat with a new exhibition drawing on her 2017 research and live art project, The Ark: Center For Interdisciplinary Experimentation which took place at Les Laboratories Aubervilliers, Paris. Scientists, artists, gardeners, economists, a chef and spiritual workers joined the artist for an intensive, intimate 10-day experience focusing on the role of art, science, spirituality and politics. The resulting exhibition features archival material, costumes, signs and research materials.

Click to enlargeNEW ART BLUECOAT
Jul 6 - Dec 31, 2019
Archive exhibition showcasing Bluecoat’s long history as an arts centre, the first in the UK.

ALEXIS TEPLIN
Oct 26, 2019 - Feb 23, 2020
Private view Fri Oct 25 6pm - 9pm
A new body of work by U.S. born artist Alexis Teplin will premiere at Bluecoat in October, in her first major UK exhibition.
 
Teplin’s work crosses between painting, performance and film. The artist draws parallels between the process of these art forms.

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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
03000 290 900

www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton
visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5 (open on Bank Hols)

Brighton

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Click to enlargeFLOATING WORLDS: JAPANESE WOODCUTS
Sep 29, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
Come with us on a journey to explore the ‘floating worlds’ of Japan
through woodblock prints from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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BROADWAY STUDIO & GALLERY

2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EW
01462 476110

www.broadway-letchworth.com
broadway@letchworth.com

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

Letchworth Garden City Easy access from A1(M)

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CORNELIA PARKER : ONE DAY THIS GLASS WILL BREAK
Sep 21 - Dec 1, 2019
Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery Touring presents One Day This Glass Will Break, an exhibition of twenty large-scale photogravures by Cornelia Parker from three experimental series: Fox Talbot’s Articles of Glass (2017); One Day This Glass Will Break (2015) and Thirty Pieces of Silver (exposed) (2015). These three series, which are brought together for the first time in this exhibition, explore the artist’s fascination with the physical properties of objects, materials and their histories.

PHOTO LETCHWORTH
Sep 21 - Dec 1, 2019
A new photography competition and exhibition, open to residents of Letchworth and the surrounding area.

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DE LA WARR PAVILION

On the sea-front, Marina, Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1DP
01424 229 111

www.dlwp.com
info@dlwp.com

Daily 10-6

Victoria - Bexhill M25, A22 to Eastbourne, A271 to Bexhill

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RENEE SO : ANCIENT AND MODERN
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
An exhibition of new ceramic and textile works by Renee So, created during a residency at West Dean College.
Renee So’s exhibition is comprised of an entirely new body of work. It includes hand-woven textiles, furniture, and ceramic works that refer to representations of the female figure in prehistoric cultures. A tiled mural is based on the Egyptian goddess of the night, Nut, her body bent in a yoga-like pose in order to provide shelter to the earth; other ceramic sculptures are reminiscent of pre-Columbian figurines of Venus. These continue So’s on-going investigation into ceramic vessels that people across the world have made to drink and eat out of for thousands of years.

MIKHAIL KARIKIS : I HEAR YOU
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
This autumn sees the launch of a major new commission by Mikhail Karikis that explores the relationship between listening and care. Karikis’ new moving image installation has developed with Project Art Works, an artist-led organisation in Hastings that collaborates with people with complex support needs. Focusing on interactions between carers and non-verbal people who use Project Art Works’ studio spaces, Karikis invites us to pay attention to the sensitive tuning-in of support workers, artists and family members to those they support – a precarious role that is often invisible, misunderstood and undervalued by society.

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE

The Storefront, 64 Bute St, Luton LU1 2EY

www.departure-lounge.org.uk
matthew@departure-lounge.org.uk

Thur-Sat 1-6pm

Luton Town Centre

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EAST GALLERY, NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

28-32 St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 4AE
01603 886385

www.nua.ac.uk/university-life/east-gallery
gallery@nua.ac.uk

Tue-Sat 12-5

Norwich Station


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REVEALING MUNNINGS
Sep 3 - Oct 26, 2019
Celebrating the recent conservation of 14 drawings by Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) owned by Norwich University of the Arts.

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EASTSIDE PROJECTS

86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
0121 771 1778

www.eastsideprojects.org
info@eastsideprojects.org

Wed-Sat 12-5

Birmingham New Street Birmingham Moor Street

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Click to enlargeLADY SKOLLIE : LADY SKOLLIE
Sep 28 - Dec 14, 2019
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 8pm
Reimagining the history of people of “so-called coloured descent”, one in which they’re led to a promised land free of ignorance and self-hatred, Lady Skollie treads joy, ritual, sex and pain into a new body of Papsak Propaganda wallpaintings, performance, and drawn, printed and painted works on paper.

SOFIA NIAZI : UNREAL ESTATE
Sep 28 - Dec 14, 2019
Located in Digbeth, Birmingham, the UK’s “second city”. A handsome work of art built circa 2019. Move into an Unreal Estate apartment and you’ll be at the epicentre of one of the most progressive cities in the UK. Unreal Estate is nestled* in the heart of Digbeth, dubbed the city’s creative quarter and a prime spot for development.

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FACT, FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
0151 707 4444

www.fact.co.uk
info@fact.co.uk

Tue-Sun 11-6, closed Mondays

undergroundLiverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street


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Click to enlargeREAL WORK
Jul 12 - Oct 6, 2019
Featuring Liz Magic Laser and Candice Breitz. Presents 15 people’s stories about precarious and unrecognised forms of work.
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FOCAL POINT GALLERY

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534 108

www.fpg.org.uk
focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station


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Click to enlargeDAY TRIPPER : LIZ ARNOLD, MARIA FARRAR AND SAMARA SCOTT
Jul 20 - Oct 13, 2019
The posthumous exhibition of Liz Arnold paired with two contemporary artists Maria Farrar and Samara Scott, will consider the impact of Arnolds time in Southend, her aspirations and dedication to her practice.

VISION VERTICALE : MONSTER CHETWYND
Jul 20 - Oct 13, 2019
Big Screen Southend is pleased to present ‘Vision Verticale’ by Monster Chetwynd. As part of the associate programme for ‘Day Tripper’, the film will be screened each day throughout the exhibition at 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm.

SAMARA SCOTT : ONE SUMMER
Jul 20 - Oct 13, 2019
Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present a new temporary public artwork for its annual railway bridge commission on Southend High Street. This year, artist Samara Scott has been invited to create a brand new large-scale artwork which will adorn either side of the bridge’s façade in the centre of the town. Visible for a half mile along the town’s main shopping thoroughfare to the sea, the work will launch on 20 July and remain on view until 13 October 2019.

DAVID BLANDY : THE WORLD AFTER
Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
Focal Point Gallery is pleased to present ‘The World After’, a newly commissioned work and exhibition by artist David Blandy. Comprised of a film, installation and game, ‘The World After’ is a fictional tale which imagines a world after the Anthropocene era, a time in which humanity’s activities had detrimental effect on earth’s climate and environment. In this future world, human influence on the planet has faded following a catastrophic man-made ecological crisis, with those who remain having to find new ways to survive and form kin.

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THEGALLERY

Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH
01202 363 351

www.aub.ac.uk/thegallery
gallery@aub.ac.uk

Mon–Thur 9–5, Fri 9-4 & Sat 9-1

/ Bus No. 6 from Bournemouth Station


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Click to enlargeSUDDENLY LAST SUMMER 2019
Sep 28 - Nov 30, 2019
Across AUB Campus Galleries, Library, South House, University House, CRAB Drawing Studio Courtyard.
"A series of Immersive Art Installations and Experiences"
Lead Curator - Violet M. McClean
Curator - William Hernandez Abreu
Assistant Curator - Millie Lake
Exhibition Designed by Rasa Vaineikyte and Thaires Vicentini
Suddenly Last Summer 2019 is a curated selection of work from AUB’s 2019 graduating cohort.
This year Suddenly Last Summer focuses on the ideas and concepts behind the work creating aesthetic experiences within an installation context.

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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
0121 643 9079

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

Wed - Sat 12 - 5pm

Birmingham Moor St Station

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Click to enlargeCOOKING SECTIONS: THE EMPIRE REMAINS SHOP FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 1, 2022
A rotating programme of small-scale visual and sound installations in the future home of Grand Union.
The Empire Remains Shop Franchise Agreement is an invitation for institutions, collectives, or individuals to construct their own counterpart: to reflect on imperial legacies and the commodification of their own structures and infrastructures.

AND WHAT IT BECAME IS NOT WHAT IT IS NOW, CURATED BY LOUISE HOBSON
Sep 6 - Nov 9, 2019
And what it became is not what it is now, is a reflection of wandering dialogues between people, practices and languages, beginning in studio visits with 3 Latin American artists – Joaquín Aras, María Agustina Fernández Raggio and Paola Monzillo – and particular bodies of research by each. And what it became is not what it is now, is an exhibition, publication and public programme with contributions from Kim McAleese, Federica Bueti, Jen Calleja, Paul Eastwood, Helen Nisbet, Lorraine Ryan and Sophie Williamson.
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GRUNDY ART GALLERY

Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PU
01253 478 170

www.grundyartgallery.com
grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk

Tue-Sat 10-5

Blackpool North Station 5 min walk


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A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
Sep 28 - Dec 14, 2019
Group exhibition.

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HASTINGS CONTEMPORARY

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW
01424 728 377

www.hastingscontemporary.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

Hastings / busfrom Hastings Station

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TAL R : EVENTUALLY ALL MUSEUMS WILL BE SHIPS
Jul 6 - Oct 13, 2019
Tal R (b.1967), an Israeli-born Danish artist based in Copenhagen, is one of the most important contemporary artists working today. Internationally renowned, Tal R presents paintings, drawings and sculpture in Hastings this summer, including new works that seem to echo Hastings Contemporary’s seaside context in this exhibition Tal R: eventually all museums will be ships.

Click to enlargeVICTOR WILLING : VISIONS
Oct 19, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
Hastings Contemporary will hold the first retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988), representing each period of his career. The display will include work from all aspects of Willing’s artistic practice, including painting, drawing and sculpture. This gallery wide exhibition will be the first major display of Willing’s work in the UK in over a decade, featuring paintings from his days at the Slade, the development of his artistic vision while living in Portugal with his wife, the artist Paula Rego (b.1935), and his years working in London until his untimely death in 1988.

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HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL
01749 814 060

www.hauserwirth.com
somerset@hauserwirth.com

Tue-Sun 10-5

Bruton, Gillingham, Castle Cary


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DAVID SMITH
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 8pm

BHARTI KHER : A WONDERFUL ANARCHY
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 8pm
‘Bharti Kher. A Wonderful Anarchy’ is an exhibition of new work by Bharti Kher, following her three-month residency with the gallery in 2017. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and marks a return to the most elemental themes within her practice. Kher, who works across a multitude of forms, will present a body of sculpture, installation, paintings and a new outdoor work. In the process of transforming found objects, and continually experimenting with materials, she layers references: to the mythological and scientific, secular and ritualistic, physical and psychological.

Click to enlargeDAVID SMITH : FIELD WORK
Sep 28, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020
Private view Fri Sep 27 6pm - 8pm
‘David Smith. Field Work’ is the debut solo exhibition by the eminent American artist at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. The exhibition has been conceived as four chapters of work spanning over three decades (from 1933 to 1964) to demonstrate Smith’s diverse visual language and multifaceted creative process. Curated by the artist’s daughters Rebecca and Candida Smith, co-presidents of the David Smith Estate, the exhibition situates itself between the drawn image and sculpted form to investigate the relationship between the two parallel practices.
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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

www.hepworthwakefield.org
hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Mon-Sun 10-5

By Road M1/A61


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Click to enlargeYORKSHIRE SCULPTURE INTERNATIONAL
Jun 22 - Sep 29, 2019
For Yorkshire Sculpture International at The Hepworth Wakefield, a series of new commissions and debut UK presentations will be presented by established and emerging artists from around the world including Tarek Atoui, Nairy Baghramian, Jimmie Durham, Wolfgang Laib and Tau Lewis.

ALAN DAVIE & DAVID HOCKNEY: EARLY WORKS
Oct 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020
The exhibition will bring together around 45 paintings and works on paper by Alan Davie and David Hockney.

CHRISTINA QUARLES
Oct 19, 2019 - Jan 19, 2020

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UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE ARTS

Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB
01707 285395

www.uharts.co.uk
uharts@herts.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9.30-3.30

Hatfield / busCollege Lane


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NEW GEOGRAPHIES
Mar 1 - Dec 1, 2019
An Arts Council England funded project creating a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories.
newgeographies.uk

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IKON GALLERY

Brindleyplace, 1 Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS
0121 248 0708

www.ikon-gallery.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

New Street Station


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