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March 2019

Insiders/Outsiders: Émigré Poster Designers

29 March - 27 June
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza
London, WC2E 7BB United Kingdom
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London Transport commissioned many of the best émigré designers to produce some of the most distinctive posters on the network

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April 2019

National Portrait Gallery trail and online exhibition

1 April - 31 December
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place
London, WC2H 0HE United Kingdom
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Free

National Portrait Gallery’s 20th Century galleries highlight portraits of or by artist-émigrés from Nazi Europe

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Margaret Gardiner – A Life of Giving

22 April - 9 November
The Pier Arts Centre, Victoria Street
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3AA United Kingdom
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Free

Margaret Gardiner was born on 22 April 1904. An early activist against fascism and war, in 1936 she became honorary secretary of For Intellectual Liberty, a rallying point throughout the Second World War for writers, artists and academics in active defence of peace, liberty and culture.

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Maurice Blik Plasters: The Artist at Eighty

27 April - 11 May
Sculpt Gallery, Braxted Park Road, Gt. Braxted Essex CO5 0QB United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1939 and having survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a child, Maurice Blik arrived in the UK aged seven. The ability to come to terms with this and to confront the face of humanity that he had witnessed, stayed silent in him for some forty years until it found a voice in the passionate and exquisite sculpture he began to produce in the late 1980s.

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May 2019

Between Worlds

18 May - 25 August
Glyndebourne, Archive Gallery
Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU United Kingdom

An exhibition exploring the founding and early years of the Glyndebourne Festival

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Fifth Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize Exhibition

26 May - 30 September
Piano Nobile Kings Place, 90 York Way
London, Kings Cross N1 9AG United Kingdom

Celebrating contemporary British and Irish self-portraiture, the Ruth Borchard prize offers a unique opportunity for new and established artists to compete for £10,000 and opportunity for their work to be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

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June 2019

Picture Post Exhibition

3 June - 5 July
Peltz Gallery, 43, Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom

Birkbeck has recently acquired a full run of the pioneering photo-magazine Picture Post, in unusually good condition.

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Driftwood Cast Upon a Foreign Shore: Jankel Adler in Britain, 1940–49

3 June - 8 July
Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, 108a Boundary Road, off Abbey Road
London, NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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"Adler died last summer in exile without a passport; driftwood cast upon a foreign shore by the European hurricane".

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Walter Nessler

8 June - 6 October
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant
Chichester, West Sussex P019 1TJ United Kingdom
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A significant display of the work of German-born artist Walter Nessler

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London/Berlin: The Lost Photographs of Gerty Simon

12 June - 12 October
The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square
London, W1B 5DP United Kingdom
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The Wiener Library’s summer 2019 exhibition showcases the remarkable work of German Jewish photographer Gerty (Gertrud) Simon

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Friedrich Nagler: A Personal Mythology

13 June - 17 September
Hove Museum and Art Gallery, 19 New Church Road
Hove, East Sussex BN3 4AB United Kingdom
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Exhibition celebrating the extraordinary work of self-taught Jewish artist Friedrich Nagler, who fled Nazi-occupied Austria in 1938.

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20:20 vision

16 June
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
London, South Kensigton SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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20:20 vision is a dynamic arts and community legacy project from not-for-profits Salusbury WORLD Refugee Centre and FotoDocument, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK. The work focuses on 20 children from diverse backgrounds who arrived in the UK circa 1999 and casts a long lens over their lives and achievements fast forwarding 20 years later to 2019.

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