Pelham Picks

An exclusive look at the most illustrious private views of the week ahead

Maggi Hambling – Touch: works on paper


A new exhibition at the British Museum presents an important survey of works on paper that traces Maggi Hambling’s engagement with drawing throughout her career. It includes work from the British Museum’s collection, loans from the National Portrait Gallery and Tate, and rarely seen work from private collections and the artist’s studio.


Private View: Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm - 8.30pm


Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust : First Decade

Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust: First Decade celebrates the work of the first ten artists to be awarded the prize in a commemorative group exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art.


The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust was established in 2006 following the death of Miss Valerie Beston, a former director of the gallery, to support artists at the beginning of their careers. The charity has collaborated with the Royal College of Art to award an annual prize to a postgraduate Painting student.


Curator Catherine Lampert and Gallerist Pilar Ordovas have selected the winners from the RCA Summer degree show. The prize comprises a studio for a year at SPACE, a financial contribution towards materials, tutorial support provided by the RCA and an exhibition at the end of the year. 


Private View: Thursday 8 September, 6pm - 8pm


The Infinite Mix - Contemporary Sound and Image 

The Infinite Mix is a Hayward Gallery pop-up exhibition presented in association with The Vinyl Factory. The exhibition takes place at The Store, a new creative space located at the iconic Brualist building, 180 The Strand.
The Infinite Mix exhibition brings together audiovisual artworks that are soulful and audacious in their exploration of a wide range of subjects. In all of the works in this exhibition the interplay between moving image and sound is crucial. Most of the artists have composed, commissioned or remixed soundtracks that relate to the visual element of their work in unexpected ways, and ensure that what you hear is just as important as what you see. 
Event: Thursday 8 September, 7pm to 9pm