Exhibitions & Events

Northern Voices

Podcast Interviews with Northern Artists

Often viewed set apart, there is something unquestionably special and inspirational in the land and landscape in the North of England, not just when represented in painting but often more subconsciously in heart and mind.
Recognising that inspiration is the wellspring of creativity we explore views of the North with those who made it the bedrock of their careers.

EXHIBITION: Korean Ceramic ‘Lee Hun Chung & Ree Soo-Jong’

25 June – 7 August

Messums Yorkshire is pleased to present Korean Ceramic, an exhibition of two of Korea’s leading ceramic artists Ree Soo-Jong and Lee Hun Chung. 

EXHIBITION: Elliot Walker ‘Plenty’

25 June – 7 August

We are delighted to present Elliot Walker’s debut solo show at Messums Yorkshire. Plenty is an irreverent look at our culture of excess, a new series of sculpture inspired by Dutch 17th Century Vanitas paintings.


25 June – 7 August

Born in York, where Jake first studied painting, he graduated from Liverpool College of art and went on to study at Royal Academy Schools.

ONLINE TALK: Nature and Natural: Photographer Yan Wang Preston discusses her series ‘Forest’

Saturday 28 July, 6:30pm

Join us talk with photographer Yan Wang Preston interviewed by our director of photography Dr Julie Bonzon.

ONLINE TALK: Slow Rise: A Bread-making Adventure with Robert Penn

Wednesday 4 August, 6:30pm

Over the course of a year, Robert Penn learns how to plant, harvest, thresh and mill his own wheat, in order to bake bread for his family.

EXHIBITION: Alexander Lindsay ‘Photographs of Scotland’

14 August – 25 September

Photographer Alexander Lindsay’s aim is to transport his audience to experience the landscape and be moved by it, in the same way that he was at the time of being there.

ONLINE TALK: with Photography Collector & Author David Kogan

Wednesday 15 September, 6:30pm

David Kogan will introduce his photography collection which includes work by the renowned war photographer Robert Capa.

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.

ONLINE TALK: ‘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’.

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.