Guest Blog: gowithYamo’s Top Exhibitions Near Cass Art Stores

by Cass Art

We are very excited to announce that you can now find our Cass Art Space exhibitions on gowithYamo - a brilliant platform where you can find current art exhibitions around the UK - with over 1000 galleries and museums to explore there's always space to be inspired.


Cass Art have teamed up with gowithYamo, the art exhibition app, to put together a list of the very best exhibitions to visit near each of their 13 stores. Keep reading to find out where you should visit next!

Near Cass Art Charing Cross
Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Painting at Korean Cultural Centre
Until 18/05/2019

Although Minhwa paintings are traditional, they are anything but conventional: the popular style flourished in the 19th century and embraced bold colours and soulful representations of  the mythology, beliefs and views of the Korean people. The 20 paintings were realised by students of the Keimyung University Korean Minhwa Center, and feature flowers, animals, scenery, iconology bookshelves and stationery.

Near Cass Art Brighton
LGBTQ Trail at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
Permanent Collection

Acrobats Waiting to Rehearse, Glyn Philpot, 1935

In this inspiring trail, The Brighton Museum highlights the stories behind the many objects from their permanent collection with an LGBTQ connection. Collect the trail at the museum entrance or download it beforehand, then let yourself be guided through centuries of LBGTQ history. The trail includes a 19th century palestre vase depicting male nude wrestling, a Grayson Perry vase and a gorgeous silk dress by Alexander McQueen.

Near Cass Art Birmingham
Hew Locke: Here’s The Thing at Ikon Gallery
Until 02/06/2019

Hew Locke, Here’s the Thing, 2019, Ikon. Courtesy the artist and Ikon. Photo by Tom Bird. 

In this most comprehensive exhibition to date of artist Hew Locke’s work, Locke subtly critiques governmental authority by juxtaposing or modifying existing artefacts such as coats of arms and trophies, weapons, naval warships and costumes. His childhood spent in the then newly independent Guyana has a heavy presence in the exhibition, mostly through the image of the boat. Here’s the thing: Guyana means ‘land of many waters’ – you are constantly aware of boats. I went to Guyana as a five-year-old kid on a boat. I came back here on a boat. So many things, good and bad, travel by sea.’ The show explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, and the symbols through which different cultures assume and assert identity.

Near Cass Art Bristol
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Until 06/05/2019

Leonardo da Vinci, The Head of the Madonna, c. 1510-15 

Go and admire twelve of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings in this wonderful exhibition celebrating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death! All of the drawings are from the Royal Collection.

Near Cass Art Hampstead
Wunderblock at Freud Museum
Until 26/05/2019

Artist Emma Smith seeks to uncover the complexity of the child’s mind in this exhibition centered around child psychoanalysis and psychiatry. It highlights the emergence of concerns linked to the healthy development of children after World War II through artworks that aim to provoke debate and reflection.

Near Cass Art Islington
Rosa Nguyen: In Praise of Kiku at White Conduit Projects
Until 05/05/2019

‘Kiku’ is the Japanese word for ‘chrysanthemum’; this show by artist Rosa Nguyen is centered around the flower and what it represents. On the 1st of May, Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his father and Japan will enter the new imperial era of the ‘Chrysanthemum Throne’. Through her porcelain works, Nguyen explores the different meanings associated to the flower in Britain and Vietnam and plays with the ideas of ephemeral and transient, East and West.

 Near Cass Art Soho
Bill Viola: Intimate Works at Blain Southern
Until 04/05/2019

Bill Viola, Unspoken (Silver and Gold), 2001, Black-and-white video projected diptych on one gold and one silver-leaf panel mounted on wall, 62.3 x 193.1 x 5.7 cm / (24.53 x 76.02 x 2.24 in). Photo: Peter Mallet

This April a new exhibition of work by renowned artist Bill Viola opened at Blain Southern. As a pioneer of video art, Viola’s work delves into the depths of the human condition, touching upon themes including birth, life, death and consciousness.

The exhibition at Blain Southern follows on from the Royal Academy’s exhibition earlier this year, Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth, and displays a selection of his small screen works in a dark atmospheric room. The spectator is engulfed in darkness with only the light of the video screens, enhancing the experience and encouraging a greater interaction with the human subjects of the videos. 

Near Cass Art Kensington
David Adjaye: Making Memory at the Design Museum
Until 04/08/2019

Sclera, Adjaye Associates. Image by Leonardo Finotti.

The Design Museum is currently displaying the exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory, showing seven memorials and monuments designed by acclaimed British-Ghanaian architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. The intention of buildings is to be more than a place to find shelter, but to serve as a place to remember, to make change for the future, and to be inclusive of everyone.

The projects include: The Gwangju River Reading Room, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, Sclera Pavilion, National Cathedral of Ghana, Mass Extinction Observatory and Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Near Cass Art Kingston
Kingston Museum
Permanent Collection

Turks Boatbuilders workshop

Built in 1904, Kingston Museum is accredited by the Arts Council England, which sets national standards for museums. The Museum houses three permanent collections; Ancient Origins, Eadweard Muybridge and Town of Kings, along with a timetable of temporary exhibitions, family activities, workshops and a gift shop.

Near Cass Art Glasgow
Stalking the Image: Margaret Tait at Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)
Until 06/05/2019

Margaret Tait, Portrait of Ga, 1952. Film still. Courtesy of the Margaret Tait estate and LUX.

Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) is showing an exhibition of work by Margaret Tait (1918 - 1999), Scottish filmmaker and poet. The exhibition is part of a series of events in Scotland which are marking a centenary since her birth. Over her lifetime, Tait made over 30 films, from which a selection will be on display at the gallery, along with archive material including hand drawn storyboards and the artist’s 16mm Bolex camera. There will also be a series of works on display which were commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award, giving visitors a personal insight into the legacy the great artist left behind.

Near Cass Art Liverpool
Survey at The Bluecoat
Until 23/06/2019

Survey - Installation View at Jerwood Space. Commissioned by Jerwood Arts. Photo: Anna Arca.

Liverpool’s centre for contemporary art, the Bluecoat, is currently displaying an exhibition named Survey, with work by 15 early-career artists. The artists work across a variety of media, including film, ceramics, painting, performance and installation, and is an exciting opportunity to discover new artists with bright futures ahead.

Near Cass Art Manchester
Chinternet Ugly at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
Until 12/05/2019

Lu Yang, Electromagnetic Brainology, image courtesy of the artistItem

Chinternet Ugly at Manchester’s Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art is a groundbreaking exhibition which looks into the highly complex realm that is the internet in China. The online world in China is growing at a comparatively rapid pace to the rest of the world, and as a result the internet culture there has been termed the ‘Chinternet’. The exhibition features 6 New Media artists who have created site-specific installations.

BP Portrait Award 2018 at The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre
Until 26/06/2019

Miriam Escofet, An Angel At My Table, © Miriam Escofet, Oil on linen over panel, 100 x 70 cm

The BP Portrait award is one of the most hotly anticipated painting competitions in the world, and displays the very best in portrait painting. This year there were over 40,000 entries and the winner, Miriam Escofet, walked away with a prize of £35,000. The winners and a number of selected entries will be going on tour, which includes a stop at The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre. 


The Art Spaces at Cass Art aim to support the creative endeavour of local artists and offer regular exhibitions, workshops and events. Artists may apply to use the spaces for free, for their exhibitions, workshops, events and artists’ meetings. The Art Spaces are located at Cass Art IslingtonKingstonBristolGlasgowManchester and Liverpool

The Secret Life of the Pencil, Cass Art Manchester

Feeling Inspired?

Want to show your art to the world? For further information or to apply to exhibit in one of our Art Spaces, simply send a brief proposal to the location you are interested in via the email addresses below:

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