Going Out: November


Tate Britain
Hogarth and Europe
3 November – 20 March

For the first time, the work of British artist William Hogarth is displayed alongside the artistic pioneers of 18th century Europe. Across the continent, society changed drastically through the decade, with the divide between affluence and revolution growing ever closer. Hogarth’s most famous works will be seen alongside Guardi, Chardin and Troost – who captured the cities of Paris, Amsterdam and Venice as Hogarth did Britain.

National Gallery
Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist
20 November – 27 February

Exhibiting work from private collections and museums across the world, the National Gallery hosts the first major UK exhibition of Albrecht Dürer since the Millennium. Including drawings, painting, letters and prints, Dürer’s work encapsulates his travels around Europe – particularly the Netherlands, Italy and France. His piece “Madonna and Child” will also be showcased for the first time in the UK – on loan from the National Gallery, Washington.

Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution
20 November – 8 May

The opulence and elegance of goldsmith Carl Fabergé is on display at the V&A this winter. Showcasing some of his incredible work in gold, glass and diamond, it details Fabergé’s rise into the glamour of Russian society, before their opening of their first London branch in 1903. Some of his eggs – for which he is perhaps most well-known – including the Romanov and Alexander Palace Egg – will also be displayed.

Tate Modern
Lubaina Himid
25 November – 22 May

Showcasing highlights and brand-new work from Lubaina Hamid CBE, this large-scale exhibition at the Tate Modern will demonstrate how Hamid’s unique understanding of design from the theatre has influenced her paintings. A key member of the Black British arts movement through the 1980s and a Turner-prize winner, a selection of her figurative paintings will be on display, in collaboration with the Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne.

British Museum
Peru: A Journey In Time
11 November – 20 February

Created in conjunction with the Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru, the British Museum brings to life the vibrant and deep history of Peru on the bicentennial of its independence. Tracing the country’s history from pre-history to the lives of the Incas to the Europeans who shaped the country prior to its independence, artefacts, textiles, photographs and videos of iconic sites will be available to view in this brand-new exhibition.

Hand & Lock
Embroidery Arts
3 -7 November

The biggest exhibition held by the company to date in the famous Oxo Tower, four storeys of building will showcase the contemporary, modern approach to embroidery from artists and designers across the world. Military uniforms and protest signs will stand proudly next to couture fashion and interior design – all showcasing the precision and style that embroidery has come to symbolise in the modern world, both from newer designers and the archives of Hand and Lock.


Ulster Museum
140th RUA Annual Exhibition
1 November – 22 January

The annual exhibition of the Royal Ulster Academy, which was founded in 1879, and is one of the most exciting displays of new artwork in the Northern Irish art scene. Emerging talent will display their multimedia works in galleries around the Ulster Museum, with just over 250 different works from painting to sculpture to video and photography. The physical exhibition will be showcased in conjunction with a virtual one.


Edinburgh City Art Centre
Reflections: The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer (1856-1936)
6 November – March 2022

The first major retrospective of John Henry Lorimer, a painter famous for his depictions of Edwardian life in and out of the home, comes to Edinburgh. The work on display encompasses five unique themes – identity, femininity, home, family and light – with many of his famous paintings capturing family moments at the beautiful Kellie Castle in Fife. The majority of the work has been donated from private collections, marking their first-ever public exhibition.

Edinburgh City Art Centre
Tapestry: Changing Concepts
13 November – 13 March

Nineteen artists with the Tapestry Department at the Edinburgh College of Art display their work over fifty years with the department. Both graduates and staff members of the college contribute pieces that challenge the standard practices in tapestrymaking, weaving new concepts into their work to redefine the boundaries of what tapestry can do. The exhibition is created in partnership with Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped.


National Museum Cardiff
David Hurn: Swaps
1 November – 27 March

Borrowed from the David Hurn Collection, a variety of his particular photography will go on display at the National Museum Cardiff. An avid collector of photographs as well as an artist himself, the exhibition was originally curated in 2017 in London, but has now returned to Cardiff, where it will remain on display until March 2022. The other photographers on display were, like Hurn, members of Magnum Photos, a community of photo artists.


Arnolfini at 60: Sutapa Biswas
5 November – 13 February

Exploring themes of race, gender and identity in time and history, British-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas returns to the Arnolfini for a retrospective of her greatest work in celebration of the museum’s 60th birthday. Presenting a mix of new and old works, her exhibition will also premiere a new work called “Lumen”, supported by Arts Council England and supported by film companies in Bristol, the University of Cambridge and Film and Video Umbrella.

The Royal Photographic Society
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
20 November – 12 December

Now in its tenth year, the Food Photographer of the Year exhibition leaves London for Bristol and the Royal Photographic Society for the first time. Exploring food photography and film, the exhibition will consist of hand-selected entries from thousands of submissions in over 80 countries. Look out for the images from the “World Food Programme Food for Life” and “Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture Award” categories.


Van Gogh Alive: The Experience

Now moved from its London location, the immersive Van Gogh Live arrives at Media City. Bringing the work of one of the world’s most famous and respected artists truly alive, the paintings themselves come to life with the use of colour, sound and fragrance, discovering new things about familiar paintings. Step into his bedroom, get back to nature in the Sensory4 Gallery where you’ll be transported to the natural world and walk among thousands upon thousands of sunflowers in the mirrored room. The works of Van Gogh – as you’ve never seen them before.


Tate St Ives
Adam James: Kemeneth
27 November – 6 February

Not to be confined by the walls of the museum, the work of artist Adam James can be found all around the town of St Ives, created and developed in collaboration with the local community. Using “live action role play” for visitors to explore, an immersive, AR experience has been created using smartphone and VR technology to bring experimental and exciting artwork to the town. Incredible, fictional worlds have been created by James and members of PlayClub, a local collective of artists and creatives musing on the world we live in.

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