Gallery Events

The Gallery was established by Alan Baxter in the 1990s as a central London venue where individuals, special interest groups and professional organisations can hold lectures and exhibitions about the built environment. Many of the key issues on architecture, the environment and urban design are debated here.

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Thursday 1 November, 6.30pm

C21 writers on C20 architects: Frederick Gibberd
Twentieth Century Society

With Christine Hui Lan Manley.
Book at www.c20society.org.uk

Friday 2 November, 7.00pm

Voysey and Lethaby : the two paths of the Arts and Crafts
The CFA Voysey Society

Alan Powers compares the work of Charles Voysey and his contemporary William Lethaby, whose ideas were highly influential on the late Arts and Crafts and early Modern movements.
To book go to www.voyseysociety.org

Saturday 3 November, 10.30am

Artificial intelligence: how little has to go wrong?
Scientists for Global Responsibility

With autonomous weapons, driverless cars and friendly spies in the home, is artificial intelligence evolving quicker than the regulation to manage it?
Book via www.sgr.org.uk

Monday 5 November, 6.30pm

Book launch: Tbilisi - archive of transition
British Georgian Society

The British Georgian Society hosts a book launch on the changing cityscape of Tbilisi, as two of its authors examine its past, present, and future.
Contact Max Hess maxhess9@gmail.com

Wednesday 7 November, 7.00pm

Landscape sensitivity and capacity assessment Landscape Institute London

With Christine Tudor, Jonathan Billingsley and Sarah Gibson.
Further details at london.landscapeinstitute.org

Thursday 8 November, 6.30pm

C21 writers on C20 architects: Ernö Goldfinger
Twentieth Century Society

With Elain Harwood and Alan Powers.
Book at www.c20society.org.uk

Monday 12 November, 7.00pm

Making space in Dalston 2007 – 2010 and ongoing
London Parks and Gardens Trust

Landscape architect Johanna Gibbons talks about collaborating with muf architecture/art, Objectif and stakeholders on this award-winning project.
www.londongardenstrust.org

Tuesday 13 November, 7.00pm

Ted Cullinan’s RMC Building
Docomomo

The 28-year-old Ready Mixed Concrete Building was listed in 2014. Now, Ayre Chamberlaine Gaunt plans to convert the green-roofed office structure into a retirement complex.
www.docomomo.uk

Wednesday 14 November, 6.15pm

Kevin Lynch Memorial Lecture 2018
Urban Design Group

With Tim Pharoah MSc, CMILT, FCIHT, MTPS of Living Transport.
www.udg.org.uk

Thursday 15 November, 6.30pm

C21 writers on C20 architects: Howell, Killick, Partridge and Amis
Twentieth Century Society

With Geraint Franklin.
www.c20society.org.uk

Saturday 17 November, 5.30pm

Entertaining you with cinema designs
Cinema Theatre Association

David Jones and Richard Norman explore fascinating schemes from the interwar years.
Details from RichardNormanCTA@aol.com.

Monday 19 November, 6.45pm

Incarceration as a weapon of war
Café Diplo

Professor Laleh Khalili of SOAS will discuss how detention and confinement, both of combatants and large groups of civilians, have become fixtures of asymmetric wars over the course of the last century.
www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Tuesday 20 November, 6.30pm

Alexandra Palace: West Yard Project
ASCHB

With Dante Vanoli of Purcell.
More information at www.aschb.org.uk

Tuesday 20 November, 7.00pm

The suite life
Ocean Liner Society Gallery 2

Mark Cornford looks at changes in the quality of accommodation on board ship, the number of cruise passengers travelling in a suite, and how sometimes you can get more, or less, than you bargained for.
Go to www.ocean-liner-society.com

Wednesday 21 November, 6.00pm

Book launch: Too good to lose - historic schools at risk
SAVE Britain’s Heritage

SAVE’s new report looks at the alarming number of Victorian, Edwardian and inter-war schools at risk of decay and demolition, as well as some that have been saved, refurbished or converted for new uses.
For more information go to www.savebritainsheritage.org

Thursday 22 November, 6.30pm

C21 writers on C20 architects: Herbert Rowse and F. X. Velarde
Twentieth Century Society

A look at two Liverpool architects, with Iain Jackson, Simon Pepper and Peter Richmond on Herbert Rowse and Dominic Wilkinson and Andrew Crompton on F. X. Velarde.
Book at www.c20society.org.uk or tel. 020 7250 3857

Wednesday 28 November, 6.30pm

Better urban design
The London Forum

With speakers to include Nicholas Boys-Smith of Create Streets and Prof. Yolande Andon of the UCL Bartlett School, formerly of Savills.
For more information go to www.londonforum.org.uk

Thursday 29 November, 6.30pm

C21 writers on C20 architects: Arup Associates
Twentieth Century Society

With Kenneth Powell.
Book at www.c20society.org.uk or tel. 020 7250 3857

Saturday 1 December, 11.00am

Gustav Stickley and the American Arts and Crafts Movement
Charles Rennie Mackintosh London & South East Events

Gustav Stickley (1858–1942) has been aptly called the founder of the American Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States. Elaine Hirschl Ellis, Vice President of the American Friends of the Arts and Crafts in Chipping Campden, examines his contribution.
Booking essential at www.crmsociety.com

Monday 3 December, 6.45pm

The challenge of national populism
Café Diplo

Across the west, there is a rising tide of people who feel excluded, alienated from mainstream politics. How should we engage with and respond as they turn to national populist movements in a revolt against liberal democracy and the rationalism of the enlightenment? With Matthew Goodwin, of the University of Kent and a Senior Visiting Fellow at Chatham House.
www.mondediplofriends.org.uk

Tuesday 4 December, 1.30pm

Language and landscape governance
Landscape Research Group

A half-day conference discussing the relationship between language and how we make decisions about our landscapes.
www.landscaperesearch.org/lrg-events/

Wednesday 5 December, 7.00pm

Lecture
Docomomo

Details to be announced.
www.docomomo.uk

Friday, 7 December, 6.30pm

The Elizabethan Garden reimagined and reinvented over two centuries
The Gardens Trust

There is almost no information on what Elizabethan gardens were like; there are few images, and poets were general and metaphorical. That has not stopped historians, architects and even garden historians imagining their design, decoration and detail. Dr David Jacques, Garden Historian and Conservationist, will consider how writers have reinvented the Elizabethan garden.
To book go to thegardenstrust.org/events/

Monday 10 December, 7.00pm

Gunnersbury Park and its gardens: a history
London Parks and Gardens Trust

Val Bott examines the changes to the Gunnersbury estate since it was established in the 1660s, both to the mansion and to the surrounding landscape.
www.londongardenstrust.org

Wednesday 12 December, 6.15pm

Inclusion & diversity in urban design
Urban Design Group

With Noha Naser, Clare Risbeth & Emeritus Prof. Marion Roberts.
www.udg.org.uk

Thursday 13 December, 6.30pm

The Icomos-UK Christmas lecture: conserving space heritage: can Antarctica provide answers?
Icomos-UK

Polar and aerospace history expert Dr Bryan Lintott (University of Cambridge) will discuss how the conservation of historic sites of exploration and science on the Moon and beyond could build on approaches in Antartica.
For further information go to www.icomos-uk.org/events/

Saturday 15 December, 5.00pm

Cinema Cavalcade
Cinema Theatre Association

Members will be sharing their personal interest in cinemas’ architectural history using film clips and slides. Guests welcome (no booking required).
Details from RichardNormanCTA@aol.com

Tuesday 18 December, 7.00pm

Nigel Lingard’s Annual Review
Ocean Liner Society

Nigel Lingard has established himself as the Society’s most popular and eagerly anticipated speaker. His round up of the cruise industry year is authoritative and witty.
Go to www.ocean-liner-society.com

Exhibitions


Monday 5 November - Friday 16 November

Dialogue with form
Giles Downes

Join Giles Downes a sculptor working in ceramics and casting, for an exhibition of his working methods and his recent series of new sculptures working directly in clay for firing. Each piece is a dialogue between the initial idea and the developing form in clay.
Private view Tuesday 6 November 6.00- 8.30pm. Enquiries to giles.downes12@btinternet.com, tel. 020 8514 8097

Monday 26 November - Friday 7 December

Urban dreams
The Holborn Group

The Holborn Group of 15 artists works in a variety of media: drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, and sculpture. Their work will explore mostly urban themes.
Private view Monday 26 November 5.00-8.30pm. Contact: theholborngroup14@gmail.com