London Study Tour 2nd – 5th November 2017

Posted on Aug 2, 2017

London Study Tour 2-5 November 2017

Arthur Parker and Dan Evans will be leading a study tour of London staying at the 4* Doubletree by Hilton Hyde Park Hotel. The hotel is situated on the Bayswater Road close to Queensway (Central line) and Bayswater (Circle and District lines) Tube Stations.


  • En route: Sandham Memorial Chapel (Stanley Spencer murals)
  • ING Corporate Collection (Moorgate)
  • Artists’ Studios: Vanessa Jackson RA and Danny Rolph (nr London Bridge) plus possibly White Cube Gallery
  • Tate Britain: Rachel Whiteread and ‘Impressionists in London’
  • Newport Street Gallery (from Damien Hirst’s Collection) and The Garden Museum (both in Lambeth)
  • Ely House (Mayfair)
  • Design Museum (Kensington High St.)

Brief information on some of the venues:

  • The origins of the ING collection lie with Barings Bank. Its 20th-century works are, for the most part, ‘early- modern’ by artists such as Stanley Spencer, John and Paul Nash and L S Lowry. A handful of abstract works by artists including Roger Hilton augment this predominantly figurative collection. Today, the core collection is enhanced by a works acquired through ING’s sponsorship of the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition.
  •   The Newport Street Gallery opened in 2015 and its design won the RIBA Stirling prize for best new      building in 2016. Our visit will be dependent on the exhibition programme, which is not yet available.
  • The Garden Museum re-opens at the end of May following a £7 million HLF funded refurbishment, more than  doubling its size. It includes a gallery dedicated to works of art revealing the relationship between the artist and the garden using works by well known painters and illustrators such as John Nash and Edward Bawden.
  • Ely House has recently opened as one of the Thaddeus Ropac galleries. The name of the 18th century town house is explained by the fact that it was once the London home of the bishops of Ely.
  • The Design Museum, which has also recently undergone a major refurbishment, re-opened in November 2016  in its new location in Kensington High St.

N.B. The final itinerary will be sent to participants in early September. For any queries please contact
Arthur Parker 029 2089 1249

Cost £430.00 per person (£195.00 single supplement), with reductions for Tate or Art Fund membership.

A non-refundable deposit of £100.00 per person is required as soon as possible
Should this tour be oversubscribed then a ballot will be held.
Any profits from this tour will be applied to the Society’s charitable objectives.