External Exhibitions

News of photographic exhibitions around the area

Dates Details
23 March – 30 June


The Body Observed : Magnum Photos

Featuring around 130 works from the 1930s to the contemporary, The Body Observed explores how Magnum photographers have turned their lens to the body, presenting works that examine a range of subjects from identity, intimacy, sexuality and ritual, to voyeurism and performance, among others. 

£13 | £12 concessions

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ


3rd – 27th July 2019

Terence Donovan: The 1960s

Vintage Prints from the Archive

An exhibition of vintage photographs by Terence Donovan. The exhibition will feature over thirty prints, charting Donovan’s early career from 1959, from when he opened up his first London studio, to the heights of his success throughout the 1960s. The works in the exhibition show how he helped to redefine photography and the shape the aesthetic of London’s ‘Swinging Sixties’.  

Huxley Parlour 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Closed on bank holidays

6th – 10th July 2019

The Photographic Angle – Monochrome

There was a time when all photography was black and white. Black and white photography allows us to look beyond the colours and strip the image down to the basics.
Some believe that monochrome photography can help to build a stronger emotional connection between the subject and the viewer. 
The photographers featured in this exhibition have used monochrome photography to produce a strong, creative and touching set of images.

Free admission, Open each day 10am to 3pm

Held across two buildings near the Milton Keynes shopping centre

Exchange House, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 2EA
Victoria House, Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 1AU

The Photographic Angle

2019 Q2 Fotografiska, Whitechapel, London due to open Spring 2019

12 Oct 2018…

V&A Museum, Kensington, London: Photography Centre

Phase 1 opening after enlargement work on the 12th October 2018. Further phases to come

The V&A has been collecting photographs since 1856, the year the Museum was founded, and it was one of the first museums to present photography exhibitions. Since then the collection has grown to be one of the largest and most important in the world, comprising around 500,000 images. The V&A has added the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection to its holdings, which contains around 270,000 photographs, an extensive library, and 6,000 cameras and pieces of equipment associated with leading artists and photographic pioneers.





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Quarry Theatre

St Peter’s Street, Bedford. Occasional photographic exhibitions

Photographers Gallery

Various exhibitions

16-18 Ramillies St., London W1F 7LW (near Oxford Circus)
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Thu 10am-8pm; Sun 11.30am-6pm
Free before noon then £4, £2.50 concession

 Huxley-Parlour Gallery

Huxley-Parlour have regular exhibitions of original prints from the best photographers. Usually around 20 to 50 prints for any one photographer for a week or more. Free entry, catalogues and book available to purchase

Further information…

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE

020 7434 4319

NB Huxley-Parlour Gallery was previously known as Beetles+Huxley

 Michael Hoppen Gallery

Opened in 1992 and is founded on a passion for photography. As a gallery they are renowned for nurturing the careers of new and interesting artists and exhibiting them alongside acknowledged nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century photographic masters.

Spaced over three floors in the heart of Chelsea, London, they provide both a white-wall arena for contemporary artists and a more intimate, book and wood lined context for the smaller and more eclectic works.

3 Jubilee Place • London • SW3 3TD
020 7352 3649

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 10:30am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

Camera Museum

Cafe and display of historic cameras. Hasselblad and Rolleiflex camera repairs. Opposite the British Museum, London.

Opening Hours: Mon to Fri: 11am – 7pm, Saturday: 12noon – 7pm, Sunday & B H: Closed

44 Museum Street LONDON WC1A 1LY

Tel: 020 72428681   Tube station: Tottenham Court Rd 

The Photographic Angle

Free exhibitions, around 100 to 200 prints, stay for 5 days before being moved on to another town.  Milton Keynes is the nearest town to Bedford on their tour route. They also run free competitions

Always check with the exhibition organisers for latest information and opening hours before travelling

If you hear of another exhibition within a reasonable travelling distance of Bedford please email details to the web content manager