Banner: Caroline Walker (b. 1982), Study for Table Laying, Late Morning, 2020. Oil on paper. The Fleming Collection. © The Artist.

Dear Lightbox Members,

You have been granted exclusive access to our Spring/Summer 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

Image: Caroline Walker (b. 1982), Study for Table Laying, Late Morning, 2020. Oil on paper. The Fleming Collection. © The Artist.

A Window into Scottish Art: The Ingram & Fleming Collections
22 April – 3 July

A Window into Scottish Art will feature landmark periods and themes that shine a spotlight on the character, inspiration and talent of Scottish artists and provoke new ways of defining their achievements.

The exhibition is drawn from two collections that complement one another: The Ingram and Fleming Collections. The Ingram Collection is now recognised as one of this country’s most significant, and publicly accessible, collections of Modern British Art and the Fleming Collection is considered the finest collection of Scottish art outside public institutions.


Associated Events

A Window into Scottish Art
Wed 25 May, 1.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Exclusive Tour of A Window into Scottish Art: The Ingram & Fleming Collections
Wed 8 June, 9.45am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Women’s Lives: Jo Baring and Caroline Walker in conversation
Wed 29 June, 1.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Image: Canaletto (1697 – 1768), Venice The Feast Day of Saint Roch, about 1735, oil on canvas © The National Gallery

Canaletto: Pageant and Panorama
16 July – 13 November

The first exhibition of its kind to be held in the region for several decades, Canaletto: Pageant and Panorama will follow the course of Canaletto’s career as a painter and draftsman.

Exploring the different phases of his technical and artistic development, this exhibition will include a range of works that focus on both public ceremonies in Italy and England and, panoramic depictions of events in well-known settings.

Associated Events

Exclusive Tour of Canaletto: Pageant and Panorama
Wed 20 July, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Canaletto at the National Gallery
Thurs 21 July, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Exclusive Tour of Canaletto: Pageant and Panorama
Wed 14 Sept, 9.45am – 10.30am
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Canaletto in England – At home abroad
Thurs 22 Sept, 7.00pm - 8.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

In the Upper Gallery

Image: Eric Ravilious (1903-42) Rye Harbour, 1938 Pencil and watercolour Image courtesy of the Ingram Collection

The Ingram Collection & The Fry Art Gallery: ‘Bawden, Ravilious and the art of Great Bardfield’
9 July – 9 October

This exhibition celebrates the story of the thriving artists’ community that sprang up in Great Bardfield, a village in north-west Essex, which is represented in the collections of The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden and The Ingram Collection. It will feature works by Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, two artists who around 1931 discovered the area and were inspired by the beauty of the Essex farmland, woodland, winding lanes, and open skies. They were joined in 1933 by John Aldridge.

The exhibition will also explore the work of a second wave of artists such as Michael Rothenstein, George Chapman, and Walter Hoyle, and the seminal Open House exhibitions which the artists organised during the 1950s.

Associated Event

The Fry Art Gallery: ‘Great Bardfield Shows Beautiful Things’
Thurs 8 September, 1.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Image: William Crozier (1930-2011) [Untitled] Landscape, 1960 Oil on paper © The Estate of William Crozier and Piano Nobile

William Crozier: Nature into abstraction
2 April – 19 June

This exhibition focusses on a remarkable series of landscape-inspired paintings produced by the Scots/Irish artist William Crozier (1930-2011) from 1959 to 1962. This was a pivotal moment in the artist's work that captured the spirit of the emergent 1960s and established his reputation at the forefront of British art of the time. In Crozier’s response to the natural environment, he developed an innovative vocabulary of abstract gestures and marks, informed by European and American abstract painting. Like an archaeologist, Crozier uncovered ‘the savagery just beneath the surface’ of the natural world, rather than representing its topographical appearance. In Crozier's paintings, nature observed provides the catalyst for a radical vision that gives us landscapes of dark revelation.

Associated Event

'Heightened Vision': William Crozier and Landscape Painting
Wed 4 May, 7.00pm
£10 Lightbox Members • Book your place


Garden in the Box Festival
Sat 9 April, 10.30am – 5.00pm

Join us for this one-day festival celebrating the positive power of gardening. Free in our courtyard will be representatives from RHS Wisley Community Outreach Team, a pop-up by local florist Poppies and Peonies, the Surrey Wildlife Trust, Surrey Bees, and our volunteers will be running a Plant Exchange swap table.

Incredible Insects
11.00am – 11.45am
Free • Book your place

RHS Planet Friendly Gardening talk
1.00pm – 2.00pm
£8 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Spring Wreath Workshop
12.00pm – 1.30pm
£35 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Spring Flower Arranging
3.00pm – 4.30pm
£45 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Image: Surrey Wine and Cheese Evening © Greyfriars Vineyard

Surrey Culinary Delights Tasting Series

An Introduction to Whisky
Thurs 28 April, 8.00pm – 9.30pm
£40 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Gin Tasting Night with Distillers of Surrey
Thurs 26 May, 8.00pm – 9.00pm
£25 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Pasta Making Masterclass
Thurs 28 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
£40 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Surrey Cheese and Wine Evening
Thurs 25 August, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
£30 Members • Book your place

Chocolate Tasting with Kokoh Chocolate
Thurs 29 September, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
£22 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Image: Giorgio Serci © Giorgio Serci

The Lightbox 15th Birthday Canaletto Concert

On the 14 September 2007 The Lightbox opened its doors. To mark the occasion we will be hosting a very special music concert in our Main Gallery.  Award-winning singer/cellist Sara Dowling and guitar/composer Giorgio Serci will play acoustic music inspired by the stunning Italian artworks of Canaletto which will be on show at the time of the anniversary. The concert will be presented in two 45 minute acts with an interval. Before the performance canapes and a glass of Prosecco or sparkling elderflower will be served for your enjoyment.

Wed 14 September, 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
£35 Lightbox Members • Book your place

Arrival drink and canapes included. The bar will be open during the interval for purchases.