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The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK


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The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

You don't have to be in the capital to see great art. These are the best art exhibitions in the rest of the UK

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Looking for the best, must-see art exhibitions in the UK? You’ve come to the right place. There are oodles of galleries spread across the UK where you can see fantastic art exhibitions. Not sure where to start? We’ve found the best art exhibitons in the UK so when you venture outside of London, you’ll know exactly where to go for your culture injection.

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

‘Colour and Light’

The Fosse Gallery

‘Colour and Light’ at The Fosse Gallery 

Local artist Annabel Playfair will host her second solo UK exhibition at The Fosse Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold. Full of colourful real-life landscapes, delve into the artist’s inspirations with scenes from Mallorca to North Cornwall, Provence to the Cotswolds. 8-28 September, fossegallery.com

     

Fresh: Art Fair

Ascot Racecourse

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

Fresh: Art Fair is one of the fastest growing art fairs in the country. Hosting a pop up version of the fair at Ascot Racecourse this September, visitors will be able to browse works by Hockney, Sophie Ryder and Rod Nelson and get free valutations by Bonhams. On show will be original prints and paintings, ceramics, glass and sculptures. 20-22 September, freshartfair.net

Artist Unknown

Kettle’s Yard

Artist Unknown at Kettle's Yard

In a groundbreaking exhibition hosted at Kettle’s Yard, one of Britain’s best art galleries (just 50 minutes to London) visitors will be able to see fascinating historic art and artefacts from Cambridge University’s museum and collections. The theme of the exhibtion looks at the intimate relationship between art and science, and will feature paintings, drawings, ceramics, wood carvings, scientific instruments, taxidermy and many more surprises to be discovered. Until 22 September, kettlesyard.co.uk

Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance

MK Gallery

Paula Rego: Obedience and DefianceMK Gallery

Empowering and emotive, Paula Rego’s paintings have strong, clear themes of feminism, social and worldly issues and current affairs throughout. In this exhibition, the first large retrospective exhibition of the artist’s works in England for 20 years, guests will see never-before-seen peices and intimate works on paper direct from the late artist’s close family and friends. An important exhibition for these trying times, it is a must-see. Until 22 September, mkgallery.org

Ivons Hitchens Exhibition

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

Open until October at one of Sussex’s most famous galleries, Pallant House, UK painter Ivons Hitchens’ works will be on show. View some of his most famous landscape paintings inspired by Sussex surroundings that you’ll then be able to see for yourself when exploring the surroundings of the location. Until 13 October, pallant.org.uk

     

‘Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature’

Standen, West Sussex

‘Morris & Co. Inspired by Nature’ at Standen, West Sussex The National Trust's historic arts and crafts house, Standen in West Sussex, plays host to this exhibition of William Morris' work. One of the most influential textile designers of the 19th century, Morris is known as the founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and will be celebrated in this exhibtition, exploring one of his greatest influences: nature. Until 10 November, nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust‘s historic arts and crafts house, Standen in West Sussex, plays host to this exhibition of William Morris’ work. One of the most influential textile designers of the 19th century, Morris is known as the founding father of the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and will be celebrated in this exhibtition, exploring one of his greatest influences: nature. Until 10 November, nationaltrust.org.uk

Queer Looks Exhibition

Brighton Museum

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

Look through a fashion lens to discover the vibrant history of some of Sussex’s LGBTQ+ residents. The exhibition has been contributed to by famous LGBTQ+ personalities including comedian Zoe Lyons, trans-campaigner Fox Fisher and journalist Sophie Cooke. Until December, brightonmuseums.org.uk

Disruption, Devotion and Distributism

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

The Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is an award-winning venue, housing some of the most impressive artworks of people that came to the village in the early 20th century in the hopes of new, better lives there. This exhibition will explore some of the ideas and politics of those artists, with strong links to political issues today. 19 October 2019 – 30 April 2020, ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk

Pre-Raph Exhibition

Southampton City Art Gallery and the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth

The Best Art Exhibitions in the UK

Head to either the Southampton City Art Gallery or the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth to view Pre-Raph collections with peices from the UK and internationally, too. 18 October 2019 – 1 February 2020, southamptoncityartgallery.com and 21 February 2020 – 21 June 2020, russellcotes.com

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