I used as various times to maintain a Googlesheet of exhibitions I might possibly interested in going to — then life intervened repeatedly, and it got out of date. Over the past few months I’ve been updating it and there are still a few venues missing, but it’s a l-o-n-g list and I need to work out a decent format still. I have a list sorted by closing date and by venue, and below is opening soon.
Information presented in good faith — a lot of mistakes came to light in this update — and check website before travelling. There’s a south eastern bias, plus major cities in Wales, Scotland and Ireland (I still haven’t been to Northern Ireland). Additions welcome.
- London National Portrait Gallery (Lerner Galleries) Elizabeth Peyton (3/10/2019–5/1/2020) *Free* https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/2019/elizabeth-peyton/
- London Somerset House (Terrace Rooms, South Wing) Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams (3/10/2019–5/1/2020) *Free* https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/mary-sibande-i-came-apart-at-the-seams
- London Barbican Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art (04/10/2019–9/1/2020) https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/into-the-night-cabarets-clubs-in-modern-art
- London Dulwich Picture Gallery Rembrandt’s Light (04/10/2019–02/02/2020) https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/
- Liverpool World Museum Drawing on Nature: Taki Katei’s Japan (4/10/2019–13/4/2020) https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/exhibitions/taki-katei/index.aspx
- London National Gallery (Sainsbury Wing) Gauguin Portraits (7/10/2019–26/1/2020) https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/the-credit-suisse-exhibition-gauguin-portraits
- Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum (Gallery 14) Seeing Sound: Music, imagery and inspiration (8/10/2019–12/1/2020) *Free* https://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/seeing-sound-music-imagery-and-inspiration
- London Sir John Soane’s Museum Hogarth: Place and Progress (9/10/2019–5/1/2020) *Free* https://www.soane.org/whats-on/exhibitions/hogarth-place-and-progress (Pre-book slot and travel light)
- London British Museum (Room 35) Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art (10/10/2019–26/01/2020) https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/east.aspx
- Milton Keynes MK Gallery George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ (12/10/2019–26/1/2020) https://www.mkgallery.org/whats-on/george-stubbs-all-done-nature/ [closed Monday]
- Nottingham Nottingham Lakeside Arts (The University of Nottingham Museum) Faces from the Past: Images on Medieval Pottery (15/10/2019–5/1/20) *Free* https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4150/faces-from-the-past-images-on-medieval-pottery.html [Mondays closed]
- London National Portrait Gallery (Wolfson Plus) Pre-Raphaelite Sisters (17/10/2019–26/1/2020) https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/exhibitions/2019/pre-raphaelite-sisters/
- London Tate Modern Nam June Paik (17/10/2019–9/2/2020) https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/nam-june-paik
- London The Photographers’ Gallery Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography (18/10/2019–9/2/2020) https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/feast-eyes-story-food-photography
- London The Photographers’ Gallery Shot In Soho (18/10/2019–9/2/2020) https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/shot-soho
- Hastings Hastings Contemporary Quentin Blake: Feet in Water (19/10/2019–5/1/2020) https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/quentin-blake-feet-in-water/
- Hastings Hastings Contemporary Victor Willing: Visions (19/10/2019–5/1/2020) https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/exhibition/victor-willing/ (Tues-Sun)
- Wakefield The Hepworth Wakefield Christina Quarles (19/10/2019–19/1/2020) *Free* https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/christina-quarles/
- Wakefield The Hepworth Wakefield We Two Boys: Early Works by Alan Davie & David Hockney. Q (19/10/2019–19/1/2020) *Free* https://hepworthwakefield.org/whats-on/we-two-boys-early-works-by-alan-davie-david-hockney/
- Dublin Hugh Lane Gallery Kennedy Browne: The Redaction Trilogy (24/10/2019–26/1/2020) https://www.hughlane.ie/forthcoming/2568-kennedy-browne-the-redaction-trilogy
- London British Library (PACCAR 1 ) Buddhism (25/10/2019–23/2/2020) https://www.bl.uk/events/buddhism
- Manchester Whitworth Art Gallery Elizabeth Price: A Long Memory (25/10/2019–1/3/2020) *Free* https://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/upcomingexhibitions/elizabethprice/
- Liverpool Lady Lever Gallery Matisse: Drawing with Scissors (25/10/2019–31/3/20) https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/exhibitions/matisse/index.aspx
- Woking The Lightbox The Outside and The Inside (26/10/2019–5/1/2020) https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/the-outside-and-the-inside [closed Monday]
- Nottingham Nottingham Lakeside Arts (Angear Visitor Centre) Angela Verdon (26/10/2019–9/2/20) *Free* https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/exhibitions/event/4134/angela-verdon.html [Mondays closed]
- Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Modern One NOW | Katie Paterson, Ciara Phillips and others (26/10/2019–31/5/2020) *Free* https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/now-katie-paterson-ciara-phillips-and-others
- Edinburgh Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Modern One Picture Hooks (26/10/2019–31/5/2020) *Free* https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/picture-hooks
- London Royal Academy of Art (The Jillian and Arthur M. Sackler Wing of Galleries) Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits (27/10/2019–26/1/2020) https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/lucian-freud-self-portraits
- Woking The Lightbox Hannah Bruce: Shine and Rise (29/10/2019–10/11/2019) *Free* https://www.thelightbox.org.uk/hannah-bruce-shine-and-rise [closed Monday]
- London Somerset House (Embankment Galleries, South Wing) 24/7 (31/10/2019–8/1/2020) https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/247
I will try to pick up my list in the next week or two. Caroline M pointed out that a lot of the exhibitions are on the ArtFund website, but I still didn’t like it as much as my own list. But it does take a lot of time to look after.
Still aiming to get to at least one and ideally two or three major exhibitions a month, with a couple of little ones tucked in around the edges.
And a useful wish list. But the AF app only lists current stuff. And doesn’t always link up stuff.
I don’t think it lists Whitworth or De La Warr.