Spring is here, and we are gearing up for the long-awaited re-opening of the UK’s galleries and museums in May. Here’s a round-up of where you can find works from our collection:
Challenging Convention, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
17 May – 21 August 2021
Our beautiful Dod Procter painting, The Golden Girl, will be part of this exhibition exploring four women artists – Vanessa Bell (1879-1961), Laura Knight (1877-1970), Gwen John (1876-1939) and Dod Procter (1890-1972) – through their lives and work in a climate of modernism, transformation and increasing emancipation.
John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
18 May – 26 September 2021
This will be the most comprehensive major exhibition of work in over 50 years by John Nash, one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the 20th century. The Landscape of Love and Solace opens at Towner on 18 May until 26 September 2021 and will tour to Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park from 23 Oct 2021 to 2 January 2022.
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, Whitechapel Gallery, London
18 May – 29 August 2021
This will be the definitive retrospective for Agar, charting her ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. We are loaning Agar’s 1937 painting, The Sower. The exhibition will tour to Mjellby Art Museum, Sweden (25 September 2021 – 9 January 2022), and Leeds Art Gallery (29 January – 7 May 2022).
Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
21 May 2021 – 27 February 2022
This exhibition will mark the Hepworth Wakefield’s 10th anniversary, and will be the largest exhibition of Hepworth’s work since the artists’s death in 1975. We are loaning four works by Hepworth: Two Figures (1947), Fenestration of the Ear (1948), Granite Forms (1953), and Construction 1 (1965). The exhibition will tour to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2022.
Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach, Hastings Contemporary, Hastings
27 May – 31 October 2021
As staycations boom and forecasters predict a surge in the popularity of traditional seaside resorts, curator James Russell takes a fresh look at the popularity of the British seaside in the first half of the 20th century. We are loaning works by John Piper, Nigel Henderson, John Minton, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Edgar Ainsworth, David Jones, Eric Ravilious, Robert Duckworth Greenham, Keith Vaughan and Barbara Hepworth.