Banner: Alessandro Bonvicino, called Moretto (1498-1554), A woman's head with braided hair (detail), charcoal touched with white chalk, on Carta Azzurra © The Devonshire Collections. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees

Dear Lightbox Members,

You have been granted exclusive access to our Autumn/Winter 2021-2022 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

Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth
21 August - 5 December 2021

Raffaello Sanzio, called Raphael (1483 – 1520) Venus seated on clouds pointing downwards, Offset of a red chalk drawing © The Devonshire Collections. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees

Over 60 works of Old Master Drawings from the Devonshire Collections will feature as part of an exhibition partnership between Chatsworth, Museums Sheffield, and The Lightbox. Featuring works by da Vinci, Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, and more, the exhibition is the largest display of drawings from the collection in over twenty years.

Amassed by the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Dukes of Devonshire, the Chatsworth collection of Old Master Drawings comprises around 1,800 works by some of the most important artists of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

Visitors to this exhibition will be able to view the selection of delicate drawings, which represents some of the highlights of The Devonshire Collections for the first time and exclusively, en masse.

Kindly sponsored by

Associated Events

Chatsworth’s Old Master Drawings: Collecting, Conservation and Display
Thurs 2 September, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Lines of Beauty
Wed 15 September 2021, 09.45am - 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

A Glimpse into the World of an Old Master Paintings Specialist
Wed 29 September 2021, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£12 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Tour of Lines of Beauty
Wed 13 October 2021, 09.45am - 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Member • Book your place

Master Paintings from The National Gallery
Wed 20 October 2021, 7.00pm - 6.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Bridget Riley: Pleasures of Sight
18 December 2021 - 10 April 2022

Bridget Riley (1931) Fête, 1989 Screenprint © Photo Tate © Bridget Riley, 2020. All rights reserved.

To celebrate Bridget Riley's 90th birthday this year, this exhibition will explore the artist's love of sight and how it surprises us. Delve into the historical roots of Bridget Riley’s art and her working methods, through a selection of exemplary striped, curved, colour and black-and-white works.

Examples will be drawn from each decade – from the 1960s to the present day – with oils, prints and preparatory colour studies forming a medium scale retrospective that will explore the artist’s enduring exploration of colour, structure and perception. 

Join us as we explore Riley's overarching campaign, undertaken over 60 years, to continually reveal fresh and new ways of seeing.

Associated Events

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Bridget Riley
Wed 19 January 2022, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Bridget Riley: The Power of Looking (online)
Thurs 10 February 2022, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Bridget Riley
Wed 9 March 2022, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Bridget Riley: Sensing and Feeling
Wed 23 March 2022, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

In the Upper Gallery

The Ingram Collection: Art For Your World
25 September 2021 - 9 January 2022

Kristina Chan (1991-), Banksia Seeds, 2020, Bronze © The Artist. Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection

The Lightbox and The Ingram Collection are joining WWF's #ArtForYourWorld campaign whereby we are calling on everyone in the art world to go green for the month of November.

This campaign will help raise awareness and demonstrate the art world’s solidarity with the cause whilst, at the same time, highlighting artists and artworks from The Ingram Collection that explore the current climate crisis.

The art world has the power to influence, galvanise and make a real difference. We aim to harness this power to save our most precious planet at this crucial and dangerous tipping point we find ourselves in.

For the sixtieth anniversary of WWF and in the year of COP26 (the UN Climate Change Conference), when the global conversation is centred around climate change and what we are doing to stop it, curatorial practice Artwise launches Art For Your World, an all-encompassing and inclusive project to raise money for WWF and awareness around the critical environmental issues of our time.

Associated Event

Architectural Practice in the Context of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency
Wed 3 November 2021, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Hubert Arthur Finney: Out of the Shadows
15 January 2022 – 27 March 2022

Hubert Arthur Finney (1905-1991), Theatre Royal Haymarket by Night, signed, titled to reverse, Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 30.5 cm © The Estate of Hubert Arthur Finney

The first of its kind in over fifty years, this exhibition presents previously unrecorded works from Hubert Arthur Finney’s studio alongside the first-ever publication on the artist (1905-1991), based on his recently discovered autobiography.

Amongst Finney's most original and modern compositions are his interior and exterior views illuminated by artificial light – city streets and domestic interiors – which form a counterpoint to his more traditional gentle Berkshire and Surrey landscapes, painted preferably at dawn and dusk.

Initially studying painting under Amy Browning and Percy Jowett, and etching under Eric Gill, Finney went onto the Royal College of Art where he became a protégé of William Rothenstein. After this, he became a teacher himself working at Chelsea School of Art alongside Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.

Fundraising Events

Bonhams Valuation Event

We are delighted to be partnering with the world-renowned Bonhams International Auction House this year to bring you this very special valuation event.

Specialists with expertise in a number of categories including fine art, antiques, jewellery, watches, and more will be on hand to give Lightbox members and visitors free, no-obligation auction estimates for items with an anticipated value in excess of £1,000. Should you decide to consign, items can be left with the Bonhams team for inclusion in a forthcoming auction.

Sat 2 October 2021, 10.30am – 4.30pm
£5 Suggested Donation • All donations go towards the Art and Wellbeing programme

If you would like to attend the valuation event please contact [email protected] or phone +44 1483504030 to discuss your object.

Andrew Graham-Dixon Tour of Lines of Beauty

Andrew Graham Dixon and Marilyn Scott at the Turner in Surrey exhibition © The Lightbox

We are delighted to welcome back renowned art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon to lead a private tour of Lines of Beauty: Master Drawings from Chatsworth.

Andrew will share his vast knowledge of the Old Masters and illuminate how drawing has always been at the heart of how artists work, thinking through ideas, recording the immediate world around them, and shaping our understanding of the world.

Andrew is one of the leading art critics and presenters of arts television in the English-speaking world. Over the course of his career, he has won numerous awards for writing and broadcasting.

Tues 23 November 2021, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
£35 (includes private exhibition viewing and glass of wine) • Book your place

Marilyn Scott Farewell Party

Image: Marilyn Scott © The Lightbox

Lightbox Members are invited to a farewell party for outgoing Lightbox Director Marilyn Scott who is stepping down at the end of November. Marilyn will move into full-time consultancy in the arts and heritage sector, using her experience gained during a prestigious career with a variety of renowned cultural organisations including The Lightbox gallery and museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria & Albert Museum.  

All proceeds from the party will go towards The Marilyn Scott Bursary – a new fund managed by The Lightbox to support early-career arts and heritage professionals to enter the profession and to develop their skills and experience. The fund will be particularly focussed on encouraging diversity and inclusion within the museum and gallery workforce.  

Fri 19 November, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
£12 Lightbox Members • Book your place