Current Exhibition

Modernist Bohemia
Montparnasse to St. Ives

In the work of Roger Hilton and the young Moore in London, as well as original pieces by Chagall, Cocteau, Dali and Pascin from their Paris years, this exhibition reveals the English Channel as the crux of the dynamic exchange of ideas known as Modernism.

If this is an area of interest click below to find out more.

Previous Exhibition

The Pre-Raphaelites in Oxford

Aidan Meller is excited to present its collection of rare and original works from the acclaimed painters of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Through renowned works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the exhibition tells the story of the Brotherhood, their associates and followers, and their revolutionary contribution to British art.

Come visit the exhibition at 13 Turl Street, Oxford or register to attend one of our Group Salon Talks, where we will explore the movement further.

2016 Exhibitions

Henri Matisse is one of the most revered and loved artists of all time. He is often cited as a master of colour and this is evident throughout the exhibition. We have paired his cut-outs to earlier Fauvist works. To add context we featured many of his contemporaries to help give a greater depth the period in which he broke so many rules.

Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry were the most prolific artists in the famous Bloomsbury Set. These trailblazers brought Modernism to the United Kingdom and we are very excited to have original work on display.

Beginning our Summer we have two of the most exhilarating and vibrant artists from the Modern era. These two art giants have exhibited together in the past, and we are proud to be putting our own spin on it.

If you view anything for too long from one angle, you will miss the other dialogues at play. We have taken work from all our departments and shone a light at these new and exciting connections between eras and artists.

Dali was once a member of the Surrealists but after an argument with Andre Breton, the movement’s founder, he was ousted from the group. This didn’t stop Dali from becoming the most famous and bizarre artist of the 20th century. We are looking at his works on paper with our exhibition.

Our final show of the year features highlights from our entire collection. Expect to see some big names such as Constable, Burne-Jones, Chagall, Picasso and many others.