Exhibitions & Events

ONLINE 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.

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS: 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: Tuesday Riddell

14 July – 13 August

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Tuesday Riddell back to Cork street for her highly anticipated second solo show at Messums London.

ONLINE TALK: Nature and Natural: Photographer Yan Wang Preston discusses her series ‘Forest’

Wednesday 28 July, 6:30pm

Join us talk with photographer Yan Wang Preston interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon.

ONLINE TALK: Slow Rise: A Bread-making Adventure with Robert Penn

Wednesday 4 August, 6:30pm

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn learns how to plant, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, in order to bake bread for his family.

EMERGING TALENTS: Francesco Poiana ‘Recent Work’

18 August – 10 September

A new series of works by Francesco Poiana is set to reflect our surreal and quietly wild times this autumn. The Italian artist sought to recreate from memory the landscape of his home in the Dolomites from his studio in Bethnal Green, before returning to this landscape to capture it en plein air through spring and early summer.

EXHIBITION: Close Enough: Robert Capa

8 September – 1 October

Robert Capa (1931 – 1954) is a legend in the history of photojournalism and possibly the most famous war photographer of the last century.

ONLINE TALK: with Photography Collector & Author David Kogan

Wednesday 15 September, 6:30pm

David Kogan will introduce his photography collection which includes work by the renowned war photographer Robert Capa.

ONLINE TALK: Storytelling and the Documentation of Conflicts with Photographer Laura El-Tantawy

Wednesday 22 September, 6:30pm

Join us for a talk with award-winning British Egyptian documentary photographer Laura El-Tantawy interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon.

ONLINE TALK: ‘The Radical Potter’ with Tristram Hunt

Wednesday 13 October, 6pm

Talk at Messums Wiltshire gallery and online with V&A director and author Tristram Hunt as he introduces his new book ‘The Radical Potter’.

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.


3 – 26 November

We are delighted to welcome Tyga Helme to our Emerging Talents Programme for her debut solo exhibition with Messums London.

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