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The Gallery is closed temporarily to protect our visitors, staff and community and prevent the spread of COVID-19. All events have been postponed or cancelled and bookers refunded. We look forward to welcoming you back.


British Surrealism (Postponed)

Bringing together 42 artists including Leonora Carrington, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore and Paul Nash, this first exhibition of 2020 will explore the exciting, transgressive and bizarre movement of British Surrealism.

Unearthed: Photography's Roots (Postponed)

Trace the history of photography from the 1840s to now, as told through depictions of botany and the natural world.

Woman in the Window (postponed)

Discover the enduring motif of the 'woman in the window' throughout history in this bold new exhibition for autumn 2020, featuring work by Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramović, Edgar Degas and Howard Hodgkin.

Digital events

Dane Hurst's Animalis
5 June - 30 September 2020

Commissioned as a contemporary response to our 2018 exhibition on Spanish Baroque artist Jusepe de Ribera, this moving dance piece from award-winning choreographer Dane Hurst is now available to watch in full online.


Journeys (Postponed)

Our latest display shines a new light on works from the Gallery's Collection and questions the nature of migration from the 17th century to today.

After hours

Journeys Late: from here, there and nowhere (Postponed)

Celebrate stories of migration across cultures, and take part in creative workshops, performances, and film screenings in this special Late as part of Refugee Week.

Journeys: Word of Mouth (Postponed)

Enjoy a free evening of poetry and spoken word performances on the closing night of our Journeys display.

Lectures & talks

Contextual Lecture Series 2020: Prospects and Prophecies (Postponed)
Contextual Lecture: Fundamentalism: The Search for Meaning (Postponed)

Malise Ruthven takes a global look at the phenomenon from SATI (Hindu widow-burning) to the plots of Jewish extremists to rebuild the Jerusalem Temple on land sacred to Muslims.

Contextual Lecture: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Freedom (Postponed)

In this talk Martha Spurrier, human rights barrister at Liberty, considers how rights, accountability and liberty can thrive in modern democracies.