2018 visits and exhibitions


  1. Blue Coat, Liverpool – In the Peaceful Dome
  2. Tate Liverpool -John Piper
  3. Tate Liverpool -Egyptian Surrealism
  4. Walker Art Gallery


  1. Terracotta Warriors at World Museum, Liverpool.


  1. Eric Ravilious and the Pattern of Friendship -Compton Verney  Ravilious & Co:The Pattern of Friendship
  2. Barber Institute- Rhythm and Light – Scottish Colourists
  3. Tate Modern- Picasso 1932 Picasso 1932 at Tate Modern
  4. Two Temple Place – Rhythm and Reaction


  1. Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton – Collection of Elizabeth Siddal’s work and also Evelyn de Morgan
  2. Royal Academy – Charles I, King and Collector
  3. Tate Britain, All Too Human: Freud,Bacon and a Century of Painting Life
  4. Musee Munch, Oslo
  5. National Gallery, Oslo Edvard Munch and The Frieze of Life
  6. Vigeland Sculpture Park
  7. Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo  It’s all connected


  1. Tate Liverpool- Ken’s Show
  2. America’s Cool Modernism at The Ashmolean, Oxford American ‘cool’ at The Ashmolean *Spoilers*
  3. Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
  4. Hamburger Banhof, Berlin
  5. Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin Leipzig, not Leipzig
  6. Museum Berggruen, Berlin


  1. Hepworth Wakefield – Lee Miller and Surrealism Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain
  2. Compton Verney – The Marvellous Mechanical Machines
  3. Tate Britain – Aftermath: Art in the wake of World War One  Aftermath: Art in the wake of World War One
  4. Ben Uri – Bomberg Bomberg at Ben Uri
  5. Tate Modern- Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany aka sex, death and decadence



  1. Dudmaston Hall, Dudmaston Hall – a surprise in Shropshire

  2. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Highlights 1: Statues   Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium  Highlights 2: The Gaze

  3. Huis de Leon Spilliaert, Ostend Op reis met Vlaamse meesters: Leon Spilliaert en het mysterieuze spel van licht en duisternis op de Zeedijk van Oostende | VRT NWS

  4. Mu.ZEE, Ostend

  5. Ghent Cathedral for the Ghent Alterpiece
  6. Museum voor Schone Kunstan, Ghent
  7. Musée Constantin Meunier

  8. Tate Liverpool- Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman  Life in Motion — Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman, Tate Liverpool – Waldemar Januszczak
  9. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool- John Moore’s Prize
  10. Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Slaves of Fashion by The Singh Twins        The Singh Twins
  11. Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool- John Moore’s Prize
  12. Vivian Glynn, Swansea  Kyffin Williams…in the flesh!!
  13. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
  14. Leopold Museum, Vienna
  15. Naturhistorisches museum, Vienna
  16. Belvedere, Vienna Highlights from Vienna 1: Evil Mothers – Giovanni Segantini    Highlights from Vienna 3: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
  17. Albertina, Vienna Highlights from Vienna 2: What do you mean, you’ve never written about Paul Delvaux?    



  1. Royal Academy: Debate by Waldemar Januszczak and Howard Jacobson: Duchamp and Conceptual Art: The joke that went too far or the birth of modern art
  2. Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham – Mandy Payne: Out of Place  Mandy Payne: Out of Place


  1. Barbican – Modern Couples: Art, Imtimacy and the Avant-Garde  Modern Couples

Total for 2018: 47

Four foreign countries visited!

Managed to squeeze a final one in!


  1. Tate Liverpool; Fernand Leger, New Times, New Pleasures Fernand Léger at Tate Liverpool

Total for 2018: 48