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Winchester Art Club
Here you can quickly find out what’s on at a wide range of local, regional, national and international galleries.
Local galleries

The Minster Gallery
is a local gallery in central Winchester, and shows figurative, semi-abstract and abstract paintings and sculpture by contemporary British and international artists. As well as a continuously changing display of work by its core artists, the Gallery organises periodic one-man shows, group exhibitions and exhibitions on specific themes.
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Bell Fine Art in Winchester is an art shop which hosts a large selection of original contemporary and period paintings, together with prints, posters, limited editions and local views.
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Fulflood Gallery & Framing in Winchester organises group exhibitions and one man shows, selling originals, prints and limited editions. Current artists

The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre has a diverse and ambitious programme of temporary arts and museums exhibitions features high quality touring exhibitions from national institutions, nationally and internationally renowned artists and objects from Hampshire's remarkable collections.
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City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre features a changing programme of exhibitions ranging from displays drawn from the vast collections held by Winchester City Council's museums service to installations by some of our talented local artists. Every exhibition is brought to life by a range of talks, workshops and other activities such as object-handling sessions, with opportunities to explore new hobbies and interests or simply to lose yourself in another era.
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Southampton City Art Gallery
is internationally renowned for its impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art history. Current exhibition

The Wykeham Gallery
in Stockbridge is a contemporary gallery exhibiting pictures of all media, sculpture, ceramics and signed modern master prints.  The Gallery shows work by many well established artists, whose output is consistently outstanding, as well as exhibiting the work of younger artists who bring with them  exciting new work.
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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey has frequently changing exhibitions of art and crafts throughout the year. Current exhibition

Mottisfont Abbey
hosts major exhibitions to celebrate the people who hold special connections to their most iconic buildings and outdoor spaces, or explore different aspects of their collections, from paintings and sculpture to interior design and photography. Current exhibition

Quiddity Fine Art
in Goodworth Clatford, near Andover, is an art gallery specialising in contemporary paintings, sculptures and ceramics, focusesing on bringing new and exciting young artists to the attention of the wider public along with more celebrated names. It holds Spring and Autumn exhibitions in the gallery showcasing the work from around 60 British artists.  Current exhibition

Regional galleries

Pallant House in Chichester has one of the best collections of Modern British art in the UK, with works by Henry Moore, Walter Sickert, Ben Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi and Peter Blake. It regularly puts on well-curated exhibitions of great interest. Current exhibition

The Watts Gallery near Guildford is a permanent display of over one hundred paintings including portraits, landscapes and major symbolic works by the great Victorian artist George Frederic Watts OM RA (1817-1904). Current exhibition

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford is one of the most important museums of art and archaeology in Britain, and includes the world's largest collection of Raphael drawings.
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London galleries

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The Royal Academy
has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
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The National Gallery
houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries.
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The National Portrait Gallery holds over 185,000 portraits of famous British men and women from the 16th Century to the present day. Current exhibition

Tate Modern and Tate Britain is a dynamic site that lets you see some of the exhibits without getting sore feet. Current exhibition at Tate Modern  Current exhibition at Tate Britain
The Tate is progressively digitising its archive of over one million items including letters, writings, sketchbooks, artworks, audio-visual material, photographs, printed ephemera, and press cuttings, making them available free of charge on the Internet. Go to archive

The Courtauld Institute of Art is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture, and its Gallery houses one of Britain’s best-loved collections.
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The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. Current exhibition

The Mall Galleries champion new contemporary figurative art by living artists, and is home of the Federation of British Artists. Current exhibition

The Serpentine
Gallery - Modern and contemporary art exhibitions located in Kensington Gardens. Current exhibition

The Hayward Gallery has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists. Current exhibition

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design. Current exhibition

The Medici Gallery has been in the heart of London's art scene for over one hundred years. The Gallery exhibits figurative and representational contemporary painting and sculpture by British and international established and emerging artists. Current exhibition

The Albemarle Gallery in Mayfair has a reputation for introducing exciting contemporary painting and sculpture from international and UK based artists. Drawing from an impressive stable of established and emerging artists, the gallery is renowned for its stimulating figurative and hyper-realist exhibitions and its visually stunning sculpture installations. Current exhibition

Barbican Art Gallery exists to inspire people to discover and love the arts. It innovates with outstanding artists and performers to create an international programme that crosses art forms, investing in the artists of today and tomorrow. Current exhibition

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Current exhibition

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a membership institute that promotes and encourages an understanding of radical art and culture. Through a vibrant programme of exhibitions, films, talks and events, the ICA examines recent impulses in artistic production while stimulating debate surrounding the arts.
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The Whitechapel Art Gallery
stages temporary exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, as well as an extensive programme of events and talks.
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Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world’s first purpose-built public art gallery, founded in 1811 when Sir Francis Bourgeois RA bequeathed his collection of old masters “for the inspection of the public”. Today the Gallery hosts some of the UK’s leading exhibitions alongside its Permanent Collection of Baroque masterpieces. Current exhibition

The British Museum
houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts.
It has a programme of special exhibitions throughout the year. Current exhibition

Newport Street Gallery presents exhibitions of work from Damien Hirst’s art collection, and is the realisation of Hirst’s long-term ambition to share his art collection with the public. Designed by architects Caruso St John, the gallery spans 37,000 square feet and includes six exhibition spaces.  Exhibitions vary between solo and group shows.
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Beckenham. The Bethlem Royal Hospital was founded in 1247 and was the first institution in the UK to specialise in the care of the mentally ill. Its art collection comprises around 1,000 works by former patients, including paintings, drawings, ceramics and textiles. It has a small gallery displaying about 20 paintings. Limited opening times. Current exhibition

The William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist. Current exhibition

International galleries

The Louvre
is the world's most visited museum, with more than 8 million visitors each year. Each season, the Louvre features a series of temporary exhibitions, each the result of the latest expert research.
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The Musée d'Orsay holds mainly French art dating from 1848 to 1915, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photography. It is probably best known for its extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, with masterpieces by painters such as Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, Seurat, Sisley, Gauguin and Van Gogh. Current exhibition

The Picasso Museum in Paris is a wonderful collection of the 20th century painter's work and his own private art collection. Website

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam contains the world's largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh. It provides the opportunity to keep track of the artist's developments, or compare his paintings to works by other artists from the 19th century in the collection. The museum also holds an extensive offer of exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history. Website

The Mauritshuis in The Hague
is home to the best Dutch paintings from the Golden Age, and includes masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt, The Goldfinch by Fabritius, and The Bull by Potter which are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of this seventeenth-century monument. Current exhibition
A low-cost app providing a description and audio commentary on every painting in the museum can be downloaded here.