EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS: Revisiting Modern British Art

Published in association with the Ingram Collection, Revisiting Modern British Art presents new perspectives on established narratives, subjects range from British Surrealism and the rise of corporate and private patronage, to nationality and British identity. Complemented by a range of striking images, this publication succeeds in showing the strength of the British artistic tradition while also encouraging the reader to rethink and explore the existing narrative.

Order your copy of Revisiting Modern British Art HERE.

A number of exhibitions and talks celebrate the launch of the book this year:

The Ingram Collection at Cromwell Place showcases classic Modern British artworks from The Ingram Collection - one of the UK’s largest collections of Modern British & Contemporary Art - this exhibition will launch the major new publication ‘Revisiting Modern British Art’.

The Ingram Collection is one of the UK’s largest and most accessible collections of Modern British & Contemporary Art. Curated by Jo Baring, this exhibition showcases some classic Modern British artworks by artists associated with The Ingram Collection, such as Dame Elisabeth Frink, and includes some of Edward Bawden’s celebrated views of London, such as The Tower of London, and The Pagoda and The Palmhouse at Kew Gardens.

WHEN: 26 - 30 October 2022

WHERE: Lavery Studio, Cromwell Place, London

Further details on how to book your free ticket HERE.


Changing Times: A Century of Modern British Art, on display Sat 15 October 2022 – 16 April 2023 at Higgins Bedford, brings together more than 80 works from the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art and The Higgins’ own collection, with paintings, works on paper and sculpture from some of the biggest names in British art. From The Higgins also come a dozen works on paper by major European artists.

The exhibition is accompanied by a major new book - Revisiting Modern British Art, published in association with The Ingram Collection and edited by Jo Baring (Director, The Ingram Collection). In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking publication, published in October by Lund Humphries, experts in their field, including Changing Times curator James Russell, address specific aspects of British art of the 20th-century. Complemented by a range of striking images, this publication succeeds in showing the strength of the British artistic tradition while also encouraging the reader to rethink and explore the existing narrative.

WHEN: 15 October 2022 - 16 April 2023

WHERE: The Higgins, Bedford

Further details HERE.


The Lightbox houses and regularly exhibits The Ingram Collection one of the largest and most significant publicly accessibly collections of modern British art in the UK.

To celebrate the publication of the book, an exhibition, The Ingram Collection: Revisiting Modern British Artshowcases a selection of modern British and contemporary artworks drawn from The Ingram Collection. Featuring works by artists discussed in the book such as Edward Burra and Graham Sutherland, it reveals the influence of modern British art on contemporary artistic practice today through the display of a monumental sculpture by artist Olivia Bax, who worked as a studio assistant to sculptor Anthony Caro earlier in her career.

WHEN: 15 October 2022 - 8 January 2023

WHERE: The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey

For further details on how to book your ticket HERE.



This autumn the Ingram Collection team are delighted to be working with galleries, collections and museums across the UK to present a series of talks marking the publication of the new book Revisiting Modern British Art. These include:

The Women’s Art Collection, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Friday 28 October 2022, 18:30 – 20:30
Join us for a panel discussion on the legacy of Modern British art and the influences between generations of women artists from the twentieth century to the present day.
Speakers: Anna Liber Lewis (artist), Bianca Chu (researcher, advisor to the Kim Lim Estate), Naomi Polonsky (Associate Curator, The Women’s Art Collection), chaired by Jo Baring (Director, Ingram Collection)
Book here

The Higgins, Bedford
Thursday 10 November 2022, 19:00
Join James Russell, curator of our partnership exhibition Changing Times and book contributor, and Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection and editor of Revisiting Modern British Art, as they discuss themes from the exhibition and book with Victoria Partridge, Keeper of Fine & Decorative Art at The Higgins. This talk will have a particular focus on what goes on behind the scenes, how philanthropic individuals such as Cecil Higgins (1856-1941) impact not only how our public museums and galleries are formed but also the artworks we still see on display today.
Book here

Cedars Hall, Wells
Friday 11 November 2022, 19:00 – 21:00
Jo Baring will be in conversation with artist Olivia Bax, a former studio assistant to Sir Anthony Caro. Jo and Olivia will discuss the influence and enduring impact of the art made in Britain in the 20th century, debate the new ways in which we can look at modern British art and consider the legacy of artists such as Caro on Bax’s own sculptural practice.
Book here

Sotheby’s London
Sunday 20 November 2022
Join Aindrea Emelife, Simon Martin, Hammad Nasar,  James Russell & Tamsin Golding Yee for two panel discussions:
Artistic Britishness? Exploring Nationality and Race in Modern British Art moderated by Jo Baring
A Sense of Place in Modern British Art moderated by Frances Christie
Further details and booking information to follow

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Thursday 24 November 2022, 18:00 – 19:00
Join Pallant Director Simon Martin, Jo Baring and Dr. Alexandra Harris for a wide ranging panel discussion covering topics such as Neo-Romanticism, Surrealism, gender and sexuality.
Book here

Towner Eastbourne
Friday 25 November 2022
Further details and booking information to follow

The Lightbox, Woking
Thursday 8 December 2022, 19:00 – 20:00
Join curator and writer, Natalie Rudd, as she traces the influence of modern British art on contemporary practice.
Book here

Books will available to purchase at all events.


Image credit: 

Barbara Hepworth, Sculpture with Colour and Strings, 1939/61
bronze with a light brown and light green patina and string, 25 x 18 x 19
The Ingram Collection
Image courtesy of The Ingram Collection. Barbara Hepworth © Bowness. Image © John-Paul Bland.