PREVIEW PARTY: Francesco Poiana

Tuesday 26 April, 6 – 8pm

In our Cork Street, London gallery


TALK & SUPPER: The Red in My Blood with Clover Stroud

Wednesday 18 May, 6:30pm

Free talk tickets for Members

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duration: 103 minutes

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Pina Bausch was a much-loved German choreographer whose work was unlike anybody else’s: she transformed stages incorporating nature influences and brought forward the importance of using gestures in choreography, creating distinctive style and building a huge legacy for the contemporary scene.

Pina was directed by Wim Wenders in 2011 and nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar in 2012.

“A haunting elergy for choreographer Pina Bausch with a wondrously surreal evocation of her work.” Joe Morgenstern , The Wall Street Journal

Free admission for Members and children under 12 years old.

This event is followed by lunch at the Mess Restaurant – you can book your spot by emailing

Exclusively for Members


Years 1-5  “Work in Process”

185 page, full-colour book covering highlights from the first five years of programming at Messums Wiltshire and exceptional works of art.

Includes essays and articles by art historian and broadcaster Andrew Graham-Dixon, former BBC Arts editor Will Gompertz and authors Tanya Harrod and Robert McCrum, Richard Cork and Sir Charles Saumarez Smith.

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£10 ex p&p for Members (RRP £25)


Browse our comprehensive selection of exhibition catalogues and art books


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A curated selection of handcrafted artworks by some of the country’s finest makers


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Explore the forthcoming Henry Lamb RA exhibition online before it opens to the public.


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VIRTUAL TOUR: Canadian Ceramic: No Boundaries

Filmed in March 2022

duration: 3:59 minutes

The Preview of “No Boundaries: Contemporary Canadian Ceramic” introducing the work of Linda Sormin, Walter Ostrom and Greg Payce. The exhibition is open until May 1st 2022.


VIRTUAL TOUR: Resonances with Nii Obodai and Justin Keene

Filmed in February 2022

duration: 3:34 minutes

A contemporary photography show by artists Nii Obodai and Justin Keene. Through a selection of delicately composed and ethereal images, this exhibition allows us to consider within an aesthetic language our relationship with nature and read cultural history through the environment.



Recorded on Friday 14 January 2022

duration: 39:47 minutes

Interviews with the artists of our ‘Routes North’ exhibition at Messums Yorkshire. A show that celebrates the talent, creativity and vibrancy of the North. Featuring: Jenny Beard, Alice Chandler, Simon Crawford, Lisa Denyer, Ian Jackson, Connor Shields, Christopher Tansey, Jill Tate, and James Thompson.




Members can claim a 10% discount on the first pottery class booked. Check out the Members Events Calendar for the full list


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ONLINE TALK: Canadian Ceramics

Recorded on Friday 29 April 2022

Online panel discussion with experts and artists working in ceramics today. Canadian ceramic artist Greg Payce joins Professor Paul Greenhalgh and Dr Claudia Milburn.


ONLINE TALK: Scratching the Surface with Justin Keene

Recorded on Friday 21 January 2022

Justin Keene and Dr Julie Bonzon discuss Justin’s series ‘Walls in the Riverbed’, as Messums London’s first contemporary photography exhibition is on view in Cork Street ‘Resonances’, which presents work by Nii Obodai and Justin Keene, encourages us to ponder our relationship with nature and read cultural history through the environment.


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VIRTUAL TOUR: Elisabeth Frink ‘Man is an Animal’

Filmed half way during our exhibition at the barn gallery in Wiltshire, ‘Man is an Animal’ is the most extensive collection of large-scale sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink shown in this country since the artist’s death in April 1993.


GALLERY TOUR: Tyga Helme ‘Urgent is the Rhythm’

Tyga Helme and gallery owner Johnny Messum guide us through Tyga’s exhibition ‘Urgent is the Rhythm’ as it previews in our Cork Street gallery on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

Tyga Helme is a rising star in the new British Landscape movement her works embodies an awakening to importance of the ground beneath our feet.


ONLINE TALK: Photographer Sophie Green presents ‘Showtime’

Social Documentary photographer Sophie Green interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon.

Green’s photographs celebrate the joy, uniqueness and eccentricities of under-represented subcultures in Britain, often in playful and humorous ways.