Exhibitions & Events

Active Environmentalism

Active Environmentalism can best be described as taking individual decisions as part of a collective responsibility.
We are all familiar with the problems, but what are the solutions? By hearing from experts across a range of fields we can better inform our own personal decision making, and often there are not finite answers only steps.

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 this Summer

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.

EXHIBITION: Tom Robinson ‘Red Day’

17 September – 17 October

A new body of paintings by Tom Robinson will form part of Messums’ Emerging Talents Programme this Autumn.

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: Bridget McCrum ‘Selected Works’

25 September – 28 November

Bridget McCrum’s work is a potent fusion of the ancient with the modern. She works primarily in stone, from which some pieces are also cast in bronze.

CHARITY EVENT: Celebrating Storytelling with The David Rattray Foundation

Saturday 25 September, 6:30pm

Join Caryn Mandabach (producer of PEAKY BLINDERS) and Alan Yentob in a conversation celebrating the power of storytelling at Messums Wiltshire, in aid of the KHULA Education.

GALLERY TALK: Elisabeth Frink by Dr Arie Hartog

Saturday 25 September, 10:30am

Join a talk in the barn gallery with Dr Arie Hartog assessing Elisabeth Frink’s wider contribution to figurative sculpture in the 20th century.

EXHIBITION: Elisabeth Frink ‘Man is an Animal’

26 September – 16 January 2022

Man is an Animal is the most extensive collection of large-scale sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink to be shown in this country since the artist’s death in April 1993. Loaned from various institutions and private collectors, it was first exhibited at the Gerhard Marcks Haus Museum in Bremen, Germany.

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’.

GALLERY TALK: Elisabeth Frink in the 21st Century

Friday 15 October, 6:30pm

Gallery talk with curators and experts on Elisabeth Frink repositioning her work in the 21st century.
Join Dr Helen Pheby and Jo Baring for a discussion on the importance of Elisabeth Frink’s sculpture and it’s relevance in the 21st century. Chaired by curator Catherine Milner.

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.

EXHIBITION: Sophie Green ‘Showtime’

22 October – 28 November

In October 2021, Messums Photography will present ‘Showtime’, a solo show of young documentary photographer Sophie Green in our Wiltshire venue. Green’s photographs celebrate the joy, uniqueness and eccentricities of under-represented subcultures in Britain, often in playful and humorous ways.

PERFORMANCE: The Frink Archive: An exploration of her musical tastes

Friday 29 October, 6:30pm

The Bridgepoint Ensemble return to perform a recital of Elisabeth Frink’s favourite music during the Frink ‘Man is an Animal’ exhibition.