Image: Detail of  Raphael (1483 – 1520), The Three Graces, c.1517-18. Red chalk, 203 x 258mm. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019

Dear Members,
You have been granted exclusive access to our Spring/Summer 2020 programme of Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions and associated events, ahead of general release. We strive to maintain an excellent and varied programme year-round, and this season is no exception.

Thank you for your support!

In the Main Gallery:
David Hockney: Ways of Working


Image: David Hockney, 'Portrait of Sir David Webster' 1971, Acrylic on canvas 57 x 72'' © David Hockney. Photo Credit Richard Schmidt

Spanning six decades of creative output, this exhibition takes an in-depth look at David Hockney's ingenious exploration of a diverse range of media, from painting techniques, draughtsmanship and printmaking skills, to photography, designs for the stage and the embrace of digital technologies such as the iPad, Photoshop and inkjet processes.
25 January - 19 April 2020

Associated events
Taking a Line for a Walk
Thurs 16 April 2020, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 15 April 2020, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Raphael: Prince Albert's Passion


Image: Raphael, (1483-1520), Christ’s Charge to Peter, c.1514, offset from a drawing in red chalk over stylus. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020

2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael and to commemorate this significant event, exhibitions are being staged around the world to celebrate one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The Lightbox is the only regional gallery in the UK to be mounting an exhibition about Raphael in 2020.

The exhibition relays the fascinating story of Prince Albert’s passion for Raphael and his creation of the Raphael Collection at Windsor Castle. It reveals how Raphael caught the imagination of the Prince Consort, who embarked on a pioneering research-based project into the work of the Renaissance master, making copies of his work using the newest technology available - photography. The exhibition will reveal 500 years of reproductive techniques used to emulate Raphael's work, not only in photography, but also in a variety of mediums including engravings, original wood-block printing and lithography.

The Raphael drawings from the Royal Collection are at the heart of the exhibition and several of them will be shown in a specially-designed space. Most of the drawings included in the display were made in preparation for major commissions, but they are important as individual works of art and reveal the artist’s working methods.
6 May - 6 September 2020

Associated events
Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Wed 13 May 2020, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Raphael and the Reinvention of Drawing
Wed 17 June 2020, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: Patrons of the Arts
Wed 15 July 2020, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Exhibition Tour
Thurs 16 July 2020, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

The Making of 'Raphael: Prince Albert's Passion' at Albury Vineyard
Fri 21 August 2020, 6.15pm - 8.00pm
£35 Adults | Fundraising event | Book your place

The Ingram Collection: Women at Work 


Image: Rosemary Young (b. 1930), Women with Children, 1953, 2015 Bronze © The Artist

Art made by women has been and continues to be under-represented in collections and exhibitions. Championing the work of female artists in The Ingram Collection, this exhibition will place contemporary artists like Chloe Wing and Lucy Gregory alongside key figures in the history of Modern British Art such as Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink, renowned sculptors in a profession not typically viewed as suitable for women artists.

The exhibition will also feature material from the new, free to download (via iTunes) 6-part podcast series 'Sculpting Lives: Women & Sculpture' written and presented by Jo Baring (Director of The Ingram Collection) and Sarah Turner (Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art), launched earlier this year.
19 September - 29 November 2020

Associated event
A Life in Colour: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Wed 23 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members | Book your place

In the Upper Gallery:
The Ingram Collection: Collector's Favourites


Image: C.R.W. Nevinson, Column on the March, 1916 © The Estate of C.R.W. Nevinson. All Rights Reserved 2014 / Bridgeman Art Gallery

This exhibition showcases art from The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, featuring a variety of works such as sculpture, works on canvas and paper, as well as ceramics.

Through artworks personally chosen by Chris Ingram, founder of the collection, this exhibition will highlight some of the acquisitions that attracted his collector’s eye, bringing to light the passions behind over twenty years of collecting art.
4 April - 21 June 2020


The Ingram Collection: The Art of Watercolour


Image: Ceri Richards (1903-1971) Girl at the Piano, 1960 Watercolour and Gouache © The estate of Ceri Richards. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019

This exhibition explores the rich source of inspiration that artists have gained from working in the medium of watercolour. Bold experiments, subtle hues and deftness of hand are reflected through the work of Edward Burra, Eric Ravilious, Elisabeth Frink and Eileen Agar in this exhibition, which provides an insight into the techniques and tools of the watercolour trade.
11 July - 4 October 2020


Fundraising events
In Conversation with Sophie Ryder

To coincide with Great Minds by Anne-Katrin Purkiss and International Women’s Day 2020, join renowned sculptor Sophie Ryder for an informal discussion with Marilyn Scott, Director of The Lightbox. Sophie will talk about her practice and share her experience as a female artist and the challenges faced by women in the arts today.

Sophie Ryder graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1984. While studying painting, she was encouraged by Sir Hugh Casson, then director of the RA, to develop her sculpture.​ Ryder's world is one of mystical creatures, animals and hybrid beings, with a variety of large-scale sculptures. Sophie famously developed the Lady Hare as a counterpart to Ancient Greek mythology's Minotaur.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of social, economic, artistic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history.

Fri 6 March 2020, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£20 Adults | Includes a glass of wine | Book your place


Sculpture in the Vineyard 2020

The Lightbox is once again delighted to invite you to an exclusive evening at the multi-gold award winning High Clandon Vineyard, in the heart of the Surrey Hills following the huge popularity of the event last year.

Showcasing over 150 works of art set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Surrey Hills, the evening includes an opportunity to sample the just-released Halcyon Cuvée 2015 Vintage and witness a sabreur demonstration - the spectacular Napoleonic way of open a champagne bottle using a sword.

Thurs 4 June 2020, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
£10 Adults | Includes a glass of wine | Book your place

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