Our publisher’s picks of spring exhibitions 2024

Our design, publishing and production teams have had a busy few months working alongside many artists, clients, institutions and galleries to create a range of exciting new titles for 2024. Here are eight of our publisher’s picks of upcoming international gallery exhibitions this spring, featuring some of the artists that Hurtwood and Anomie have had the pleasure of collaborating with.

1. Two new exhibitions from David Batchelor: Transparent Things and New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Throughout his international career spanning more than thirty years, artist and writer David Batchelor has long been preoccupied with colour. ‘Colour is not just a feature of [my] sculpture or painting,’ he notes, ‘but its central and overriding subject.’ David Batchelor currently has two exhibitions running, the first ‘Transparent Things’ has just opened at Galeria Leme in São Paulo, Brazil and is specifically of the Concretos works that feature in a book published by Anomie Publishing in 2022. ‘Transparent Things’ is on from now until May 11, 2024 and you can learn more about the artist and the exhibition here. The second exhibition of Batchelor’s work ‘New Skin for the Old Ceremony’ opens in London this week at Cecilia Brunson Projects and runs from 11 April – 10 May 2024. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 6pm or by appointment outside of these times.

Cover image from David Batchelor: Concretos published by Anomie Publishing

2. Caroline Walker, Nurture, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, on now until 1 June

Caroline Walker is known for her paintings of women, often in the workplace or domestic settings. Nurture, a solo exhibition, is on at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh until 1 June 2024. Ingleby Gallery champions the work of established and emerging artists and is described as one of Edinburgh’s ‘hidden gems’. The exhibition is free to visit, and you can find more information about the gallery and the artist here.

3. Andrew Cranston, What made you stop here?, The Hepworth Wakefield, on now until 2 June

Andrew Cranston, whose book Never a Joiner was published by our partner Anomie last year, currently has a solo show What made you stop here? at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire. The show is running until 2 June and entry is £13, £11 or free for members. You can find out more about the show here, or to book a visit click here.

A spread from Never a Joiner by Andrew Cranston, published by Anomie Publishing

4. Cara Nahaul, Tender Island, Alexander Berggruen Gallery, NY, 10 April – 8 May

This is a solo show from landscape painter Cara Nahaul, one of the featured artists in The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting 2. The show runs for a month from 10 April to 8 May at Alexander Berrgruen Gallery, New York, and you can discover more about the artist and the exhibition here.

5. Gilbert & George, LONDON PICTURES, The Gilbert & George Centre, London, 12 April onwards 

LONDON PICTURES is the second exhibition to take place at The Gilbert & George Centre, which will showcase 28 of the 292 pictures from the LONDON PICTURES group, including many that have never been shown in the UK. Hurtwood are proud to be publishing the accompanying catalogue, which will be available from 9 May 2024. The Gilbert & George Centre is open to all for free, and the exhibition will run for the rest of 2024. Find out more.

An installation shot from the LONDON PICTURES exhibition

6. Gareth Nyandoro, Pfumvudza, Tiwani Contemporary, London, 23 April – 15 June 2024

Tiwani Contemporary was established to represent artists from Africa and its diaspora. Through landscapes, portraits and city scenes this solo show by Gareth Nyandoro offers a fascinating insight into the concept of pfumvudza, a conservation programme authorised by the Zimbabwean government. You can find out more about the exhibition, the artist and his work here.

7. Matthew Krishanu, The Bough Breaks, Camden Art Centre, London, 26 April – 23 June

Paintings and works on paper feature in this solo show by Matthew Krishanu, exploring childhood, race, religion, art history, family, grief and love. The show opens at Camden Art Centre in late April. In 2023 Anomie published Krishanu’s monograph, which will be stocked in the shop at the exhibition.

Cover image from Mathew Krishanu's monograph, published by Anomie Publishing

8. Ptolemy Mann, Thread Paintings, Wing Gallery, Cromwell Place, London, 15 – 19 May

British artist Ptolemy Mann’s studio practice bridges weaving and painting, and she creates distinctive, refined and radiant wall-based work, often on a large scale. Thread Paintings is a solo exhibition of new work by the artist at Cromwell Place, London, which all are welcome to visit. Hurtwood publishes Thread Painting, the artist’s first monograph, on 9 May, and copies of the book are now available to pre-order in the Hurtwood shop and will be available to purchase in-person at the exhibition.

Mann in front of Daylight at Tate Modern, 2019. Image from Thread Painting, published by Hurtwood

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