Museum Exhibitions | December 2022
Museum Exhibitions | December
What to see this month
Philip Mould & Company's exhibition recommendations.
Sussex Landscape: Chalk, Wood and Water, at Pallant House Gallery, captures the character of the Sussex landscape as a source of inspiration for artists from the 18th century to the present day.
This large exhibition features over 100 works, including Vanessa Bell's The Pond at Charleston, East Sussex (c.1916), Duncan Grant’s Landscape, Sussex (1920), and Roger Fry's The Walled Garden, which Philip Mould & Co has loaned for the exhibition. This painting represents the influence that the Sussex landscape had on Roger Fry's distinctive style and that of his peers at Charleston.
Where: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.
When: Until 23 April, 2023.
Tickets: From £11, and free entry for students.
After years of obscurity, Helen Saunders' (1885–1963) oeuvre is being rediscovered and celebrated as an important contribution to British modernism. Modernist Rebel is the first exhibition devoted to the artist in over 25 years and showcases a group of works on paper which remained in Saunders’s family after her death in 1963 before being donated to the Courtauld in 2016.
This monographic exhibition traces Saunders' artistic development from the early stages of her career when she exhibited alongside artists from the Bloomsbury Group - including Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell - to her involvement with the Vorticists, a British avant-garde group formed in London in 1914 which attempted to fuse art with the industrialization and dynamism of the modern world.
Saunders and Jessica Dismorr, her close friend, were the only female artists within the Vorticist movement, and although both of them fell into obscurity, exhibitions like Modernist Rebel are finally bringing them back into the History of Art and positioning them at the forefront of the avant-garde in Britain.
Where: The Courtauld Gallery, London.
When: Until 29 January, 2023.
Tickets: from £11, and free entry for students.
Where: Tate Modern, London.
When: Until 12 March, 2023.
Tickets: £22 or free for members. Concessions available.