Exhibitions & Events

Active Environmentalism

Active Environmentalism can best be described as taking individual decisions as part of a collective responsibility.
We are all familiar with the problems, but what are the solutions? By hearing from experts across a range of fields we can better inform our own personal decision making.

Messums Photography

Our photography programme features international, renowned and emerging artists and photographers working in various parts of the world encouraging dialogue between contemporary imagery and archives, reflecting on the evolution of photography as a storytelling genre.

EXHIBITION: 20th Century British Art and Design

7 – 29 October

This exhibition features works from artists including Lucien Pissarro, Rose Hilton, Sandra Blow, Henry Lamb, Sir Terry Frost, Clive Bowen and Stephen Dixon amongst other prominent names from British art shown alongside iconic pieces of design including a Jane Atfield RCP2 chair which is the first chair to be made from recycled plastic.

ONLINE TALK: Photographer Sophie Green presents ‘Showtime’

Friday 22 October, 6:30pm

Join us for a talk with documentary photographer Sophie Green interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon on the occasion of ‘Showtime’ her first solo show in our Wiltshire gallery in October.

ONLINE TALK: with Surfers Against Sewage’s Hugo Tagholm

Wednesday 27 October, 6:30pm

Hugo Tagholm leads the national marine conservation and campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage (SAS).
The charity Surfers Against Sewage takes action from the

EMERGING TALENTS: Tyga Helme ‘Urgent is the Rhythm’

3 – 26 November

Trained at Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal Drawing School in London, where she won the Machin Foundation Prize, Tyga Helme uses nature as a metaphor for feelings of being overwhelmed.

ONLINE TALK: with Glaciologist Jemma Wadham

Wednesday 3 November, 6:30pm

Leading glaciologist Professor Jemma Wadham reflects upon a quarter century of adventures and discoveries across the globe.

EXHIBITION: No Boundaries | Contemporary Canadian Ceramics

10 – 26 November

This important exhibition gathers together for the first time in the UK four Canadian artists who span the last three generations, and regions from the east to the west coast.

EXHIBITION: Kurt Jackson ‘Orwell’s Jura, Morag’s Skye’

1 – 24 December

Two series of paintings from two different residencies on Scottish islands. One in George Orwell’s old house, Barnhill by the sea on the Isle of Jura. The location for the writing of 1984 – a remote and isolated house where time has stood still since Orwell’s own time there.