Exhibitions & Events

EXHIBITION: Steve Dixon ‘Political Pottery (1993 – 2006)

15 January – 27 February 2022

The drawings start with the square sheet of paper and a drawn square frame within. The square is chosen for its stability, calmness and because there is not the same association with landscape or the portrait of a rectangle.

EXHIBITION: Charles Poulsen ‘Meditations in a Square’

15 January – 27 February 2022

The drawings start with the square sheet of paper and a drawn square frame within. The square is chosen for its stability, calmness and because there is not the same association with landscape or the portrait of a rectangle.

EXHIBITION: Dante Marioni

until Sunday 27 February

A selection of some of glass artist Dante Marioni’s best work is on display in the tithe barn. Dante Marioni burst onto the international glass scene aged nineteen, becoming famous for his sophisticated glass objects, which evoke the rich tradition of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes.

POP-UP EXHIBITION: Makoto Kagoshima

Tuesday 1 – Thursday 3 February

For three days only, we are hosting a pop-up exhibition online and in Melbourne, Australia of a new capsule collection by Makoto Kagoshima. Makoto trained as an artist, and then worked for the Conran Shop in Japan, but it is with clay that he has found his medium. 

ONLINE TALK: Contemporary African Photography in Focus

Friday 4 February, 2pm

On the occasion of Messums London first contemporary photography exhibition ‘Resonances’, visual artists Nii Obodai and Justin Keene will be in conversation with Stephanie Blomkamp, founder of Oath magazine, on the visibility, circulation and championing of African photography today.

EXHIBITION: Linda Sormin

5 March – 1 May 2022

Linda Sormin (b.1971) lives and works in New York City, and is Associate Professor of Studio Art at New York University. She has taught ceramics at Emily Carr University, Rhode Island School of Design, Sheridan College and Alfred University. Born in Bangkok, Sormin moved to Canada with her family at the age of five. She has a BA in English Literature and worked in community development for four years in Thailand and Laos. She studied ceramics at Andrews University (BA, English Literature, 1993), Sheridan College (Ceramics Diploma, 2001) and Alfred University (MFA, Ceramic Art, 2003).

EXHIBITION: John Walker

5 March – 3 April

From as early as the 1970’s John Walker was one of the most influential and imitated painters working in the UK; he exhibited alongside Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, represented his country at the 1972 Venice Biennale, had extensive survey shows at both the Tate and Hayward galleries and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1985.

EXHIBITION: Albert Paley

5 March – 3 April

Albert Paley trained at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in the early 1960s. He initially established a profile on the American scene through his jewellery, though from the start his work was always sculptural.

EXHIBITION: No Boundaries | Contemporary Canadian Ceramics

5 March – 1 May 2022

For the last number of years Messums has taken a lead role among our major private art galleries in promoting the ceramic arts. This has been realised through an innovative exhibition programme, one important thread of which has been exhibitions on national ceramic cultures. Korean and British ceramic have both been subject of ground-breaking shows. The focus now is on Canada.

SUPPER EVENT: Sculptor Bridget McCrum’s Birthday

Saturday 30 April

We are delighted to host a special birthday supper event here at Messums Wiltshire for sculptor and friend Bridget McCrum. Bridget will introduce us to some of the new pieces she has been working on followed by supper created by our team at The Mess Restaurant.

Messums Photography

Our photography programme features international, renowned and emerging artists and photographers working in various parts of the world encourages dialogue between contemporary imagery and archives, reflecting on the evolution of photography as a storytelling genre.

Messums Creative

Clay courses at our Chilmark workshops

Messums has established a new set of studios for making in clay, in which artists of all ages and all walks of life will be welcome to practice, learn, develop ideas and thrive.