Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery hosts an exciting programme of changing temporary exhibitions from local to internationally renowned artists. Have a look below at our upcoming exhibitions!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Open Exhibition 2019

29 Mar - 26 May 2019

Vivacity's Open Exhibition is a visual arts competition, open to all artists who have made work in the last 2 years. Entered works are judged by esteemed panel of arts representatives, and the selected works are professionally curated into a show at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery.

An exciting platform for creatives which celebrates the best in visual arts, this year’s Open Exhibition marks the 4th edition of its kind. This year Vivacity have welcomed 600 entries from over 240 artists across the UK as well as and a handful from outside the UK. We have recognised works from artists who have entered in previous years, yet have also seen a large proportion of new entrants and emerging artists who are in the early stages of their career.

After School Club

13 - 27 Apr 2019

Vivacity Pop Up Shop, Queensgate

Metal is working in partnership with Vivacity to bring a special exhibition of work by Peterborough’s extraordinary art teachers. Teachers of Peterborough dedicate an enormous amount of time to inspiring our future generation. This exhibition is an opportunity for them to focus on, and show off, their own talents. The exhibition will run for 2 weeks in the Vivacity pop-up shop in Queensgate, which overlooks Cathedral Sq, coinciding with Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition 2019.

Graham Crowley
A Love of Many Things

14 Jun - 8 Sept 2019

"Fifty years ago I went to art school where I learnt to embrace uncertainty. I was introduced to a world of creative possibilities of which art was just a part and I learnt that almost anything or any pursuit had the potential, by virtue of intention and application, to be art. This was the late 1960s when the consensus was that ‘painting was dead’ and it seemed only right that this sentiment should be checked. Conceptual art challenged painters to think differently about painting – and that meant me."

"I subsequently absorbed this understanding into my painting which is why my paintings have been referred to as post-conceptual. It has permitted me to not only paint, draw and make prints but to write, publish, make murals, build motorcycles, illustrate books and design stamps – with the same intention – to beguile. What distinguished art for my generation was its potential to influence the way we would think and behave – to alter consciousness."

Graham Crowley, 2018

Graham Crowley, Blue Drift 4 - oil on canvas - 2015 - 92 x 122cm