Exhibitions & Events

Active Environmentalism

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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: Close Enough: Robert Capa

15 September – 1 October

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) is a legend in the history of photojournalism and possibly the most famous war photographer of the last century.

EXHIBITION: Laura El-Tantawy ‘In the Shadow of the Pyramids’

15 September – 1 October

Messums Photography present a selection of works from the series ‘In the Shadow of the Pyramids’ by award-winning British Egyptian documentary photographer Laura El-Tantawy, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

FILM SCREENING & 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.

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: Josiah Wedgewood ‘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.

EMERGING TALENTS: Tyga Helme ‘Urgent is the Rhythm’

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.