12 September 2018 - 30 November 2018

Austin / Desmond Fine Art presents Nocturnal Union, an exhibition which brings together a selection of works of British surrealists presented alongside contemporary artists whose oeuvre continue to capture the ‘fantasies of nature’ and the ‘vividness of their dreams’.

Artists include: Eileen Agar, John Banting, Helen Chadwick, Cecil Collins, Ithell Colquhoun, Dorothy Cross, Sam Haile, Tristram Hillier, Harry Hoodless, Judith Hopf, Leslie Hurry, Reuben Mednikoff, Yayoi Kusama, Allan Milner, Paul Nash, John Pemberton, Grace Pailthorpe, Roland Penrose, Peter Rose-Pulham, Humphrey Spender, Paula Rego, Julian Trevelyan, Günter Weseler, Catherine Yarrow.

Please note our new opening times from September 2018: Wednesday - Friday: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Otherwise by appointment


Austin/Desmond Fine Art specialises in Modern British, International and Contemporary art. Established in 1979, the gallery has been located in Bloomsbury since 1988. Read More


We are delighted to announce Fragmented Dialogues, an exhibition in collaboration with CF-LART London that brings together the work of conceptual artist Mario Fonseca and photographer Mauricio Valenzuela. Both Fonseca and Valenzuela worked in Santiago, Chile, during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite two seemingly very different bodies of work, both artists intrinsically shared a strong dialogue around the notions of absence and prohibited identity. Image: Mario Fonseca, Habeas Corpus 7a + 7b (diptych), 1981.

Austin / Desmond Fine Art will be showing at the London Art Fair, held at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH, Stand No. 27. Artists Include: Frank Auerbach, Prunella Clough, Roger De Grey, Elizabeth Frink, Terry Frost, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, Paul Nash, Eduardo Paolozzi, Victor Pasmore, John Piper, Terry Pope, Bridget Riley, Julian Trevelyan, Keith Vaughan.

John Banting, Charity Fete