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Places to visit this April

We've pulled together a list of exhibitions that we think you will enjoy this Spring.


A Spirit Inside

Where? : Compton Verney, Warwickshire

What?: Drawn from two of the UK’s leading art collections, The Women’s Art Collection and The Ingram Collection, A Spirit Inside showcases artistic works spanning a century. Focused on the theme of 'spirit,' women and non-binary artists delve into mythology, internal reflection, and external, often political, expression. Notably, it marks the inaugural collaboration between the Women’s Art Collection, Europe’s largest female artist compilation, and galleries beyond Cambridge. This union widens access for the British public to witness pivotal 20th and 21st-century works. The exhibit, featuring major names such as Leonora Carrington and Bridget Riley, promises a captivating exploration of diverse artistic expressions.

When? : 21 March – 1 September 2024

Entry: £18 General Admission

Elias Sime – Eregata

Where?: Hastings Contemporary, Hastings

What?: This spring, multi-disciplinary artist Elias Sime comes to Hastings with his first major solo show in Europe. Elias’s work has been shown around the world and will feature prominently at the 2024 Venice Biennale. His approach to both life and art, epitomised by Eregata እርጋታ, feel vital in the present moment. Elias deftly weaves, layers and assembles carefully selected everyday materials, transforming commonplace items into lyrical abstract compositions. He often creates intricate works from electronic components – including circuit boards, computer keys, wires and megaphones.

When?: 16 March – 8 September 2024

The Cult of Beauty

Where? : Wellcome Collection, London

What?: Featuring over 200 items, including historical objects, artworks, films and new commissions, the exhibition considers the influence of morality, status, health, age, race and gender on the evolution of ideas about beauty. We invite you to question established norms and reflect on more inclusive definitions of beauty.

When? : 26 October 2023 – 28 April 2024

Entry: Free Admission

Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

Where?: City Art Centre, Edinburgh

What?: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape spans artistic production from 18th century to present day, with a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from City Art Centre’s permanent collection.

When?: 24th Jun 2023 to 2nd Jun 2024

Entry: Free Admission

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Where? : Saatchi Gallery, London

What?: Fostering collaboration and solidarity among women in the arts, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants aims to platform emerging and established Dutch female artists. The exhibition draws inspiration from the rich history of giants like Rachel Ruysch and Saar de swart with a clear intent to reshape the narrative for the current and future generations of women artists.

When? : 8th March - 12th May 2024

Entry: Free Admission