External Exhibitions

News of photographic exhibitions around the area

Dates Details

20th Jan – 25th March 2018

The British Wildlife Photography awards 2017

The British Wildlife Photography Awards were established in 2009. The key aims of the Awards are to:

  • Recognise the talents of photographers practicing in the UK, while at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain’s natural history.
  • Celebrate British wildlife, in all its beauty and diversity, through a collection of inspirational photographs.
  • Showcase the very best of our nature photography to a wide audience and engage all ages with evocative and powerful imagery.
  • Encourage discovery, exploration, conservation and enjoyment of our natural heritage.
  • Raise awareness about British biodiversity, species and habitats.

Winners and commended entrants have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and in a stunning book.

Details and winning images  Also featured in the Guardian

Open 7 Days a week:  10am to 4pm 

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road LU1 4LX

2 Dec 2017 to 20 Jan 2018

Iceland, An Uneasy Calm – Tim Rudman

Banbury Museum is excited to present an exhibition by Tim Rudman, acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest landscape Photographers, respected internationally.

Iceland, An Uneasy Calm is a journey into Rudman’s eight-year long relationship with Iceland, its spaces, people and drama; an opportunity to visit one of the most uncompromisingly beautiful landscapes on earth through the eyes of one of its intimates. “Iceland will be different for every photographer. Sometimes it will be immediate and accessible, sometimes elusive and tantalizingly out of reach like a word on the tip of the tongue. It may be something that only slowly reveals itself in glimpses over time, revealed perhaps by a change in the light, a local conversation or a new fragment of history. It is never the same – there is always ‘more’.

This is one of the great rewards of revisiting a landscape over a long period of time and why in some respects a work is never finished, for even in the familiar there is always something undiscovered.”

This series has been exhibited over the world including at the Fox Talbot Museum Gallery, National Trust, Lacock in 2016

The Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Rd, Banbury OX16 2PQ


20 Oct 2017 – 28 May 2018

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Explore the world’s best nature photography, highlighting the incredible range of life on Earth. Opens 20 October.

The exhibition of 100 images records the beauty and drama of the natural world, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

This year’s competition attracted almost 50,000 entries from professionals and amateurs across 92 countries.

See winning images selected by a panel of judges for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

This year’s exhibition, showcasing the fifty-third year of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, will open on 20 October 2017.

 The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Entrance tickets can be booked in advance, from £7 (concessions) to £12.50 


23 Sep 2017 – 26 Nov 2017

International Garden Photographer of the Year

A selection of inspiring entries into the 2017 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition will be displayed in an exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre.

With stunning work from both amateur and professional photographers, the exhibition captures beautiful images of plants, habitats and amazing landscapes. The opening exhibition takes place annually at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK and in countries worldwide.

Now in its tenth year, International Garden Photographer of the Year was started by a group of professional garden photographers and has quickly grown to become the world’s premier exhibition of garden and plant photography.

Free entry

Open 7 Days a week:    10am to 5pm or 4pm after Nov 1st

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park, London Road LU1 4LX

25 Oct – 16 Nov  2017

Masters of Photography 2017

Beetles+Huxley announce the return of Masters of Photography. They will be exhibiting a survey of 30 masterpieces by leading photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Each print has been chosen for its significant role in the history of the medium.

The exhibition will include works by 

Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Frederick H. Evans, Horst P. Horst, André Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Richard Learoyd, Gustave Le Gray, Peter Lindbergh, Robert Polidori, Irving Penn, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Josef Sudek, Frank Thiel, Edward Weston

Actually seeing the original prints is always the best option, you can view the images online

Beetles+Huxley is a small, up-markert gallery near Picadilly Circus. They specialise in only the very best photographic prints. You will need deep pockets to buy but it is free entry and they welcome visitors to their exhibitions with no hassles.  Always worth 15 minutes of your time to stop by.

Beetles+Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B 4DE
020 7434 4319

2018 Q3 or Q4 Fotografiska, Whitechapel, London

2018 Q4

V&A Museum, Kensington, London: Photography Centre



Time Out

London photographic exhibitions listing

Quarry Theatre

St Peter’s Street, Bedford. Regular 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

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