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Past Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS: John Beard ‘After the Raft of the Medusa’

15 May – 11 July

In a miasma of delicately tessellated marks, After the Raft of the Medusa by painter John Beard is painted in black and white oils and wax and is accompanied by a mirrored 

EXHIBITION: John Beard ‘Hill’

15 May – 11 July

Over the last year John Beard has painted the Fovant Hills in Wiltshire for a new body of work to be shown in the Long Gallery at Messums Wiltshire. Four large scale paintings




EXHIBITION: John Beard ’22 Vesalius’

17 February – 13 March 2021

Messums is delighted to represent the important contemporary painter John Beard, whose work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in the collections of major



EXHIBITION: Curating in Contrast

until Wednesday 5 August 2020

In the last four months we have had more than the usual time to plan for this exhibition. Whilst we did not know when we would be able to re-open, we made the decision

Part 1: After Adraga, Tate St Ives, England, May-September 1998

Painting the Century, 101 Portrait Masterpieces 1900-2000, National Portrait Gallery, London. 2000