Entangled Pasts, 1768-now

Art, Colonialism and Change

The Linnean Society and Royal Academy of Arts

Coffee · Lecture · Lunch · Exhibition

10th April 2024

The Royal Academy of Art presents a powerful exhibition detailing the role of art in shaping narratives surrounding colonialism, empire, enslavement, resistance and abolition. This exhibition will feature over 100 major contemporary and historic works from artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Ellen Gallagher, Joshua Reynolds, Yinka Shonibare, John Singleton Copley, Hew Locke and more. Detailing works from the past 250 years, this expansive exhibition will marry contemporary and historical works together in a discussion of representation through history. The RA’s ongoing research into its colonial past shapes this exhibition and engages with the themes of identity and belonging through migration, exchange and artistic traditions. 

The lecture by Helen Oakden will prepare you for the exhibition so that you can make the most of your time in the gallery and gain the greatest insight into the works. Please join us for lunch afterwards at José Pizarro in the Royal Academy of Arts.

Order of Events

10.30 Coffee at The Linnean Society, Burlington House (on left within courtyard gateway)

11.00 Lecture for Artemisia Members at the Linnean Society by Helen Oakden

12.30 Lunch at José Pizarro in the Royal Academy of Arts

14.00 Exhibition at the Royal Academy – Entangled Pasts


Coffee                                                                                                 Complimentary

Lecture                                                                                               £27.00 + (£2.96 booking fee)

Lecture and Lunch (2 courses, wine and coffee)              £72.00 + (£6.71 booking fee)


Please note you must purchase your own tickets to the exhibition from the Royal Academy website. This allows you to choose the time you want to enter and to use any discounts or memberships you may have.
Royal Academy Exhibition tickets 

If you would like further information please email me on [email protected] or call 01379 871800.