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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Entry is free, booking required

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THE PRE-RAPHAELITES : DRAWINGS & WATERCOLOURS
Feb 4 - May 31, 2021
From sketches on the back of envelopes to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that made up this movement – as well as the intimate and often complex friendships and love affairs between them.

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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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BLUECOAT

School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
0151 702 5324

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

Thur-Sat 11-4

Lime St Station Liverpool Central Station

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LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL
Mar 20 - Jun 6, 2021

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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
03000 290 900

Brighton Museum is currently closed. See website for online exhibitions
visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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

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Click to enlargeQUEER THE PIER
To Feb 2022
This community curated display peers into local LGBTIQA+ history. Celebrating the lives of the writers, artists, performers, activists and ordinary people who have made Brighton & Hove so fabulous, their stories are brought to life with film and photography, fashion and drag and oral histories.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WITH ME BOWIE/MACCORMACK 1973-76
Oct 17, 2020 - Jun 6, 2021
An exhibition of unique photographs taken by David Bowie’s close friend and travelling companion Geoff MacCormack between 1973-76.
 
From Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the ground-breaking Diamond Dogs’ tour across the USA, Japan and the UK via Russia (on the Trans Siberian Express) to Bowie’s first major film The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the recording of Station to Station, this exhibition of intimate photographs, gives a glimpse of a close friendship, and life on the road with one of the greatest rock stars of all time.
 
The exhibition includes recently rediscovered and never previously seen images of Bowie alongside rarely seen film footage shot by Bowie of the May Day Parade in Moscow, 1973, film of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, and a specially created exhibition playlist.

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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

Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Gallery currently closed due to Tier 4 restrictions.

Bexhill M25, A22 to Eastbourne, A271 to Bexhill



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ROCK AGAINST RACISM : MILITANT ENTERTAINMENT 1976-82
Dec 12, 2020 - May 9, 2021
A major new exhibition to celebrate Rock Against Racism (RAR), featuring a new commission by artist Larry Achiampong created in response to the sounds, visuals and ethos of RAR and contributions from Bass Culture.
The exhibition will showcase the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Temporary Hoarding’s articles and interviews range from abortion rights to anti-colonial struggle in Zimbabwe: a platform for discussing multiple forms of oppression.
Rock Against Racism harnessed the power of the imagination – thrilling music, vibrant design and witty, subversive polemic – along with a DIY ethos which expected everyone to do their own thing as well as being part of a huge collective effort. Hundreds of small local bands played RAR clubs and gigs, as well as big names like Aswad, the Au Pairs, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Misty in Roots, The Specials, Gang of Four, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Spex. The result was a movement which raised the consciousness of a generation.

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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 St Birmingham Moor St



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IT MIGHT BE NOTHING, BUT IT COULD BE SOMETHING
Feb 5 - Apr 24, 2021 FINAL WEEK
Using Birmingham as a case study for broader developments and issues in urban planning, counter-terrorism and security this project considers how research can both inform and benefit from artistic exploration and seeks to encourage critical conversations about counter-terrorism measures by exposing and challenging prevailing assumptions about what – if anything – can make us feel more secure in urban spaces.
 
The exhibition presents diverse research produced by artists as part of (In)security – a collaboration between academics, led by Doctor Katharina Karcher, from the Humanities, Engineering and Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham and a group of five artists based across the UK. The artists responded to an open call and were commissioned to research and develop new work. Originally it was imagined the project would be presented in the public realm, but as the challenges of 2020 have revealed themselves, the artists have instead developed works for the gallery and online.

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FACT LIVERPOOL

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
0151 707 4444

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

Wed-Sun / 12-6

Liverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street



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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

By appt. Fri & Sat 12-4. Gallery open again in Spring 2021.

Birmingham Moor St



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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.

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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 10-4, pre-book online

Bruton, Gillingham, Castle Cary



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HENRY TAYLOR
Feb 6 - Jun 6, 2021
Henry Taylor culls his cultural landscape at a vigorous pace, creating a language entirely his own from both historic and immediate imagery, disparate material and memory. Through a process he describes as ‘hunting and gathering,’ Taylor transports us into imagined realities that interrogate the breadth of the human condition, social movements and political structures.
 
For his inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, the American artist will take over all five galleries in Somerset to present a major body of sculptural work and paintings. Taylor will also share for the first time a series of jewel-like miniature sculptural paintings created since the 90s, formed from found domestic objects such as cigarette boxes as an ongoing visual biography. Throughout his four-decade long career, Taylor has consistently and simultaneously both embraced and rejected the tenets of traditional painting. He has amassed a staggering body of highly personal work rooted in the people and communities closest to him, often manifested alongside poignant archival or pop-cultural references.

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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

www.hepworthwakefield.org
hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Wed-Sun 10-5 (Admission fee for some exhibitions)

By Road M1/A61



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Click to enlargeBARBARA HEPWORTH
Permanent display (admission free)
This exhibition is a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early work produced while growing up in Wakefield, to the iconic stringed sculptures and large-scale carvings made towards the end of her life.

A COLLECTION FOR WAKEFIELD
Permanent display (admission free)
Wakefield’s art collection, now cared for by The Hepworth Wakefield, was founded in 1923 with the aim to nurture a public understanding of contemporary art and its relations to modern life. Wakefield Art Gallery gave particular support to emerging local artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, acquiring their work early in their careers.
Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has maintained this tradition of supporting artists and championing emerging talent, as well continuing to collect works by the most prominent British artists of the 20th century.
On display are recent acquisitions of work by artists including Wilfred Avery, Alan Reynolds and Jennifer Lee, alongside paintings by Maggi Hambling, Howard Hodgkin, L.S. Lowry and Yorkshire-born artist John Atkinson Grimshaw. A recently conserved sculpture by Kim Lim, is presented in dialogue with a late marble work by Hepworth, highlighting both artists’ interests in relationships between abstract art and nature.

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MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL
0161 235 8888

www.manchesterartgallery.org

Wed-Sun 11-4

Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink tram to Mosley Street



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OUT OF THE CRATE
to Nov 28, 2021

WHAT IS MANCHESTER ART GALLERY? (AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?)
Aug 20, 2020 - Dec 26, 2021
And what does it mean to you?
In the first of our gallery spaces to be completely transformed since they were first hung in 2002, we are exploring the gallery itself. Manchester Art Gallery cares for a public collection of over 46,000 objects spanning six centuries of fine art, craft and design, costume and more. It has been collected by purchase, gift and bequest since 1827 up to the present day. It is part of Manchester City Council and funded through public and private money. The objects are collectively owned by the people of Manchester.
Manchester Art Gallery has been shaped by people: the public, artists, politicians, curators, staff, collectors, benefactors and visitors. Every object acquires different values, status and meanings over time. Every object and person has stories to tell.
The significance of a public collection is more than the accumulation of individual objects. Its core purpose is to encourage curiosity in everyone and inspire creativity in all aspects of life. Using the collection helps us better understand ourselves and others. The Gallery is part of the collective cultural soul of our city and it holds Manchester’s cultural wealth in trust for future generations.
A group of staff from across the Gallery have delved into the archives to select objects that reflect its origins as the Royal Manchester Institution, its subsequent history and a range of art and design. We have mixed up works from different times, made in a variety of materials by artists and makers from Manchester and across the world.
We have been asking ourselves the questions below about the gallery, we don’t know all the answers and we invite you to think about them too.

JADE MONTSERRAT CONSTELLATIONS: CARE & RESISTANCE
Nov 5, 2020 - Oct 31, 2021
An active research space supporting artist Jade Montserrat in creating new work to be acquired, exhibited and displayed by the Gallery.
 
Jade Montserrat creates works on paper and performances exploring race, the body and language. Over the next 6 months, she will make a major new work which will enter the collection. As part of this process we have created an active research space, showcasing her previous works on paper alongside artworks from the Gallery’s collection. Part gallery and part studio, we also present her notebooks, research, and art materials, giving us a unique insight into her artistic process.
 
Montserrat’s works are hung in conversation with pieces from the collection by Claudette Johnson, Mark Titchner and Ian Hamilton Finlay. These dialogues reveal new stories, expand existing ones, and explore multiple narratives. Montserrat is also interested in the structures of care in institutions, how works of art and people are looked after. Throughout this project we will look at artists from the collection that have empowered themselves and others through their practice. We will use this research to reflect on the importance of care within the field of activism and how care can be an act of resisting silence and oppression.

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MK GALLERY

900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
01908 676 900

www.mkgallery.org
info@mkgallery.org

Fri-Sun 10-5

Milton Keynes Central



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Click to enlargeMEMPHIS : PLASTIC FIELD
Dec 2, 2020 - Sep 12, 2021
Memphis: Plastic Field will explore the subversive and irreverent spirit of the 80's design group Memphis, bringing together over 150 of the collective’s most significant works whose bold and playful aesthetic pushed boundaries and sparked a new era in European design.

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NEW ART CENTRE

Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury SP5 1BG
01980 862 244

www.sculpture.uk.com
nac@sculpture.uk.com

By appt. Mon-Sat 11-4

London Waterloo to Salisbury or Andover


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Click to enlargeFRED BAIER : FORM SWALLOWS FUNCTION
Jan 23 - May 3, 2021
We are thrilled to announce the reopening of our indoor spaces with the extension of our show, Fred Baier: form swallows function. The pioneering furniture artist continues to catch the attention of the next generation with his unique combination of craftsmanship and technology.

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THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Wed–Sat 11–4, Sun 12–4

2 min walk from Walsall Station



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ANJ SMITH : A WILLOW GROWS ASLANT THE BROOK
Jan 29 - Jun 6, 2021
The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by renowned British painter Anj Smith. Comprising of 23 paintings and prints, the show includes new and recent works, some seen for the first time in Walsall.
 
This is the largest presentation of the artist’s work in a UK public gallery to date and offers a rare opportunity to view a significant body of work together.
 
Painting provides a platform where time, space, gravity and perspective can be shifting and unstable. Within this malleable construct, Smith is endlessly inventive and creative, bringing together diverse and disparate objects and environments. The familiar and the unfamiliar, the contemporary and the archaic; all interweave to create intense and often psychologically charged works. Rich in detail, colour and texture, the intricacy of these works invites a slowing down and an offer of respite from frenetic consumption.
 
Each work is conceptually rigorous in its interrogation of the world around us. Drawing together source material ranging from designer fabrics and jewellery to the natural world, from the history of art and literature to popular culture, every detail is carefully selected and positioned to create multiple, fragmented and complex narratives. These seductively complex paintings draw us in, challenging assumptions and rejecting easy categorisation.

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NN CONTEMPORARY ART

24 Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP
01604 638 944

www.nncontemporaryart.org
info@nncontemporaryart.org

Gallery closed for relocation.

Northampton



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GALLERY RELOCATING
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NORTHERN GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

At National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL
0191 515 5555

www.ngca.co.uk
museums@sunderland.gov.uk

Daily 10-5 (Gallery reopening 28 Sep 2020)

10 min walk from St Peter's Metro 20 min walk from Sunderland Station



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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
0115 948 9750

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
info@nottinghamcontemporary.org

Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Currently closed due to govt restrictions.

Tram: Lace Market 5 min walk from Nottingham Station

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OPEN EYE GALLERY

19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP
0151 236 6768

www.openeye.org.uk
info@openeye.org.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5, open Bank Hols


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OUTPOST

10b Wensum St, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HR
01603 612 428

www.norwichoutpost.org
questions@norwichoutpost.org

Thur-Sun 12-6 during exhibitions

10 mins from Norwich BR



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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

www.spikeisland.org.uk
admin@spikeisland.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-4 during exhibitions. Gallery opens 6 Jan

Bristol Temple Meads / busM2 to Cumberland Road



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WYSING ARTS CENTRE

Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TX
01954 718 881

www.wysingartscentre.org
info@wysingartscentre.org

Wysing's site is closed until further notice. Our programme is currently online.

/ busNo. 18 bus from Cambridge



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Click to enlargeWYSING BROADCASTS
Through 2021
Wysing Broadcasts is an online platform for in-progress research and new work from artists working within Wysing Art Centre’s programme.
 
Find new work, artist interviews, exhibition films and podcasts in the Discover section and research, recommendations and references in the Explore section.
 
Visit Wysing Broadcasts here: wysingbroadcasts.art/

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Open daily: Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate



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DAMIEN HIRST
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 1, 2022
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents four major sculptures by Damien Hirst in the 18th-century Country Park.

JOANA VASCONCELOS : BEYOND
Mar 7, 2020 - Jan 9, 2022

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