Past Exhibitions

Lee Miller Archives
& The Penrose Collection

1 April 2018 - 28 October 2018

MORE Light

Awakening of unseen images from the Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection. The Lee Miller Archives was founded after the discovery of negatives in the attic at Farleys.

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Roger Penrose

16 September 2018 - 28 October 2018

Illustrated Mathematics

This exhibition provided a rare opportunity to see some of Sir Roger Penrose’s beautifully illustrated mathematical theories. Roger Penrose is best known as a mathematical physicist and for his contributions to the understanding of cosmology and general relativity.


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Colour photograph of Palmyra, Syria by Piers Metcalfe

Piers Metcalfe

22 July 2018 - 9 September 2018

Syrian Road

In 2008 Piers Metcalfe went on a road trip through the desert in Syria with his Syrian wife. Piers took some hauntingly beautiful photographs of their travels with a plastic toy camera.

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Eileen Agar

20 May 2018 - 15 July 2018

Dreaming oneself awake

Eileen Agar (1899 – 1991) was a British painter and photographer associated with the Surrealist movement.  Her unique, personal style, led Paul Nash to suggest Roland Penrose and Herbert Read invite her to exhibit at the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition. This introduction began a lifelong friendship between Agar, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller.

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Metal sculpture of thrush on motorbike by Johnny White

Johnny White

1 April 2018 - 13 May 2018


Quirky and ingenious moving artworks manifest Johnny’s love of animals and his interest in mythical creatures. All of the sculptures are made using found or salvaged junk and encourage some element of audience participation or intervention.

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Poster for Lee Miller Studios, Inc exhibition featuring solarised profile of woman

Lee Miller

2 April 2017 - 8 October 2017

Lee Miller Studios, Inc. 1932 – 1934 New York

Created from works held here in the Lee Miller Archives this is a revealing focus on Lee Miller’s New York Studio work, where even in her portraiture her progressiveness and refusal to be bound by society’s expectations is evident.

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Anthony Penrose

Antony Penrose

20 August 2017 - 8 October 2017

Antony Penrose: 70 Years

An insight into the private work and travels of maker, artist, writer, photographer and film producer Antony Penrose.

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Sheila Donaldson Walters

11 June 2017 - 13 August 2017

Infinite Spirals and Joie de Vivre

Sheila Donaldson Walters was a friend and colleague of Roland’s at the ICA. She worked from her studio in Chelsea for nearly 50 years and brought colour and energy to all her artwork.

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Tim Riddihough

Tim Riddihough

2 April 2017 - 4 June 2017

After Flying

Former aviator Tim Riddihough explores the shapes and textures of our world, illustrates his discoveries and populates it with magical creatures.

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David E._Scherman dressed for war in gas mask London, England,1943

David E. Scherman

3 April 2016 - 31 October 2016

War and Friendship

A photographic exhibition to celebrate the centenary of David E. Scherman, Lee Miller’s fellow American Journalist and close friend.

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Photograph of cliff edge and lighthouse by Lin Gregory

Lin Gregory

28 August 2016 - 30 October 2016

Land and Sea

A journey along the local coast, capturing the landmarks that occupy the space where the land meets the sea.

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Orna Schneerson Pascal

15 June 2016 - 21 August 2016

We’re Alive!

Celebrating life and immersing the viewer in a myriad of colours, shapes and textures.

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Desk and artworks displayed in Roland Penrose's study at Farleys

Tony Tree

3 April 2016 - 12 June 2016

A Tale of Two Houses

The Tale of Two Houses exhibition showcases photographs taken by Tony Tree of both Farley Farm and Charleston.

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