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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
01865 278 000

www.ashmolean.org

Daily 10–5, admission free

Oxford


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Click to enlargeCAI GUO-QIANG : GUNPOWDER ART AT THE ASHMOLEAN
Oct 24, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang is best known for his gunpowder explosion events staged in public spaces worldwide. This exhibition focuses on the artist's smaller scale works, exploring the presence of Chinese culture in his art through the medium of painting, drawing and gunpowder on canvas, paper and silk.
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PHILIP GUSTON : LOCATING THE IMAGE
Nov 23, 2019 - Mar 8, 2020
Discover the world of internationally acclaimed American artist Philip Guston in the first solo exhibition of his work in Oxford. The exhibition highlights the importance of working on paper for Guston's artistic practice, and explores the inspiration he drew from historic art and literature.
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ASPEX

The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3BF
023 9277 8080

www.aspex.org.uk
info@aspex.org.uk

Wed-Sun 11-4

Portsmouth Harbour Station / busThe Hard Interchange

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SARAH TAYLOR SILVERWOOD : DAPHNE
Jan 17 - Apr 11, 2020
Focusing on the Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, this exhibition challenges the way that historical story structures can shape contemporary social narratives and relations of power.

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BLUECOAT

School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
0151 702 5324

www.thebluecoat.org.uk
info@thebluecoat.org.uk

Daily 11-6

Lime St Station Liverpool Central Station

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BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
03000 290 900

www.brightonmuseums.org.uk/brighton
visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5 (open on Bank Hols)

Brighton

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QUEER LOOKS
Continues to March 2020
Fashion & Style Gallery.
 
This fascinating display of outfits and oral histories from LGBTQ individuals from Sussex, from the 1960s to the present day, looks at how individuals construct identities, both personal and collective, through dress.

Click to enlargeANITA CORBIN : 100 FIRST WOMEN
Feb 15 - Jun 7, 2020
Discover and celebrate 100 pioneering women of the 21st century in this major exhibition by acclaimed photographer Anita Corbin.

QUEER THE PIER
To Feb 2022
This community curated display peers into local LGBTIQA+ history. Celebrating the lives of the writers, artists, performers, activists and ordinary people who have made Brighton & Hove so fabulous, their stories are brought to life with film and photography, fashion and drag and oral histories.

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BROADWAY STUDIO & GALLERY

2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City SG6 3EW
01462 476110

www.broadway-letchworth.com
broadway@letchworth.com

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4

Letchworth Garden City Easy access from A1(M)

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BOB BICKNELL-KNIGHT : BIT ROT
Feb 28 - Apr 26, 2020
Broadway Studio and Gallery are delighted to present Bit Rot, a solo exhibition by artist, curator and writer Bob Bicknell-Knight.
 
Working in a number of mediums, Bicknell-Knight’s work responds to the hyper consumerism of the internet, exploring ideas of surveillance capitalism, utopian and dystopian ideologies and the digitisation of the self.
 
Bit Rot, also known as bit decay, data rot and data decay, is the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on storage media. The process occurs overs many years, due to imperfect insulation on flash drives, floppy disks losing their magnetic orientation and by storing CDs and DVDs in warm, humid environments, causing them to physically and visually rot.

JOHN VINCENT : A GARDEN FUTURICITY
Feb 28 - Apr 26, 2020
Taking inspiration from H.G. Wells’ ‘The Time Machine’, Ballard’s ‘Drowned World’ and Jarman’s ‘The Last of England’, A Garden Futuricity by artist John Vincent is a fictional construction of a future world ravaged by war and climate change. Set in Letchworth Garden City, the work poses the question: what if the global issues frequently reported finally reached this quiet town?
 
The exhibition takes the form of two distinct works – a large scale wall-based digital print and a video work. The site-specific print depicts an imagined view looking out from the gallery space through a hole blown from the wall. The wall is a barrier breached to reveal a surrealistic dystopian vision of catastrophic proportions - a parallel universe of a world flooded and in ruins with many familiar buildings damaged or destroyed altogether.

RORY MENAGE : FOREST
Feb 28 - Apr 26, 2020
"The word 'forest' inevitably denotes a romantic escape away from urbanity with its grime, fumes and noise. With these sculptures I am trying to make a clear connection between the tissue and structure of our bodies with that of trees. It’s really exciting for me to show these new works in Letchworth Garden City, with this town’s history so steeped in a human quest for civility in the countryside." Rory Menage

Click to enlargeHANNAH BROWN & CHRISTOPHER ORR : THIS MUDDY EDEN
Feb 28 - Apr 26, 2020
Taking its title from a line in a book on Victorian Utopias, 'This Muddy Eden' brings together two ostensibly figurative artists, Hannah Brown and Christopher Orr, who both draw from and play with conventions of art history. To the casual eye, both artist’s work could appear wholly conventional, dark figurative landscapes that wouldn’t look out of place hung next to a John Constable or J.M.W. Turner. Viewers that invest a little more time, however, will find something more perplexing and unusual in the works.

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DE LA WARR PAVILION

On the sea-front, Marina, Bexhill-On-Sea TN40 1DP
01424 229 111

www.dlwp.com
info@dlwp.com

Daily 10-5

Bexhill M25, A22 to Eastbourne, A271 to Bexhill

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ZADIE XA : CHILD OF MAGOHALMI AND THE ECHOES OF CREATION
Feb 1 - May 4, 2020

Showcasing a major new multimedia project, Zadie Xa creates a sub-aquatic marine environment, inviting audiences to enter into an immersive world by way of atmospheric lighting, surround-sound, large-scale video projections, sculptures and costumes.

Click to enlargeMARC BAUER : MAL ȆTRE / PERFORMANCE
Feb 1 - May 10, 2020
Marc Bauer’s Mal Ȇtre / Performance is a new body of work commissioned jointly by Drawing Room and De La Warr Pavilion and is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery.

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DEPARTURE LOUNGE

The Storefront, 64 Bute St, Luton LU1 2EY

www.departure-lounge.org.uk
matthew@departure-lounge.org.uk

Thur-Sat 1-6

Luton Town Centre

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EAST GALLERY, NORWICH UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

28-32 St Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 4AE
01603 886385

www.nua.ac.uk/university-life/east-gallery
gallery@nua.ac.uk

Tue-Sat 12-5

Norwich


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Click to enlargeMAPPING THE BROADS
Jan 28 - Mar 21, 2020
Working with the Broads Authority and within the larger Heritage Lottery funded project Water, Mills and Marshes, NUA’s Illustration lecturers Glyn Brewerton, Neil Bousfield and Peter Nencini present a selection of pieces from their project Mapping the Broads.

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EASTSIDE PROJECTS

86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
0121 771 1778

www.eastsideprojects.org
info@eastsideprojects.org

Wed-Sat 12-5

Birmingham New St Birmingham Moor St

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LINDSEY MENDICK : THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
Jan 25, 2019 - Apr 11, 2020
EOP Members Solo Show

Click to enlargeSONIA BOYCE : IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN
Jan 25 - Apr 11, 2020
With guest artists: Anna Barham, Kate Cooper, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Harold Offeh, Flora Parrott, Luc Pheles, Alberta Whittle.
 
'In the Castle of My Skin' is a solo show of new commissions and existing work by Sonia Boyce, with work by seven other artists co-curated with Boyce. The exhibition is built through improvisation techniques and riffs on ways of playing in urban space. It takes shape across a large new sculptural display system that houses works by Boyce and artists including Kate Cooper, Harold Offeh, Flora Parrott and Alberta Whittle alongside selected works from the Middlesbrough Collection. The sculpture is based on the crystalline form of the mineral pyrite, known as Fool’s Gold, and is clad in wallpapers made by Boyce since the early 1990s.

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EDGAR ST

4 Edgar Street, Worcester WR1 2LR
07595 397 861 / 01905 26917

www.edgarst.com
mail@edgarst.com

Tue, Thur & Fri 1-6, Sat & Sun by appt

Worcester Foregate Street Birmingham New St / Birmingham BHX

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EDEN : JAYNE DYER & WAYNE WARREN WITH GUESTS
Feb 20 - Mar 30, 2020
JAYNE DYER & WAYNE WARREN WITH GUESTS, with the University of Worcester and curated by The Art House Curatorial Group.
 
Also off-site at Worcester Cathedral, Chapter House and within The Commandery grounds (one night only).

DRAWING ROOM
Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2020 FINAL WEEK
Palacio Santa Barbara, Madrid with Pitt Studio, John M Robinson, Tony Squance.

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FACT, FOUNDATION FOR ART AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

88 Wood St, Liverpool L1 4DQ
0151 707 4444

www.fact.co.uk
info@fact.co.uk

Tue-Sun 11-6, closed Mon

undergroundLiverpool Central Liverpool Lime Street


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FOCAL POINT GALLERY

The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NB
01702 534108

www.fpg.org.uk
focalpointgallery@southend.gov.uk

Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4

Southend Victoria Station Southend Central Station


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Click to enlargeROSIE HASTINGS AND HANNAH QUINLAN : IN MY ROOM
Feb 15 - May 30, 2020
As a new body of work, ‘In My Room’ develops the artists’ enquiry into the politics, histories and aesthetics of queer spaces and culture. This enquiry builds on their travels across the UK whilst making ‘UK Gay Bar Directory (UKGBD)’ 2016, a vast project documenting the systematic closure of LGBTQA+ dedicated social spaces. To Quinlan and Hastings, it became apparent through this research that the gay scene caters predominantly to white gay men. This prompted them to consider how this scene strengthens the historic male access to capital and power within the urban landscape.

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THEGALLERY

Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH
01202 363351

www.aub.ac.uk/thegallery
gallery@aub.ac.uk

Mon–Thur 9–5, Fri 9-4 & Sat 9-1

/ Bus No. 6 from Bournemouth Station


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Click to enlargeELIZABETH VICKERS : THE LAST SUPPER
Nov 6, 2019 - Feb 27, 2020 FINAL WEEK
TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth Off–Site Arts Programme in association with WestBeach, showcasing the work of staff, students and graduates from AUB.
 
WestBeach Restaurant has been working with TheGallery since the inaugural Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in September 2011, and has since participated in showcasing TheGallery’s Off-Site Arts Programme.

THE CREATIVE EXCHANGE
Feb 17 - Mar 19, 2020
The Creative Exchange is a celebration of our Alumni and the diverse creative careers of Arts University Bournemouth graduates over the last decade.

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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
0121 643 9079

www.grand-union.org.uk
info@grand-union.org.uk

Wed-Sat 12-5

Birmingham Moor St

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Click to enlargeCOOKING SECTIONS: THE EMPIRE REMAINS SHOP FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
Jun 14, 2019 - Jun 1, 2022
A rotating programme of small-scale visual and sound installations in the future home of Grand Union.
 
The Empire Remains Shop Franchise Agreement is an invitation for institutions, collectives, or individuals to construct their own counterpart: to reflect on imperial legacies and the commodification of their own structures and infrastructures.

ALBERTA WHITTLE : NO MUDDER COUNTRY HERE
Jan 17 - May 1, 2020
This new commission, No Mudder Country Here, will be displayed as a hand-painted billboard on the side of Junction Works, viewable 24/7 by passers-by.
 
Alberta uses visual, textual and spoken language in her interdisciplinary practice as a way to challenge and interrogate constructed representations of history and society. Alberta’s ongoing research refers to the legacy of colonialism, particularly the Windrush scandal, and the hostile implications of this for migrants in a contemporary political context. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love. Informed by diasporic conversations, Alberta considers radical self-love and collective care key methods in battling anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.

JAMIE CREWE : LOVE & SOLIDARITY
Feb 7 - Apr 17, 2020
Grand Union (Birmingham) and Humber Street Gallery (Hull) have co-commissioned ‘sister’ exhibitions of new work by Jamie Crewe comprising videos, sculptures and writing – 'Love & Solidarity' in Birmingham, and 'Solidarity & Love' in Hull. This new body of work takes inspiration from Radclyffe Hall’s 1928 novel 'The Well of Loneliness', using the ambiguous tensions it stirs to think about repulsive kinships: with places, cultures, histories, communities, and individuals. The book is a portrait of Stephen Gordon: a masculine lover of women, who wants to be a country gentleman like her father. The book thwarts her desires, and has been an influence on many Anglophone queer and lesbian women, regarded both as a stirring representation and a regrettable antique. It has also been interpreted in the field of transgender studies, with some critics arguing that Stephen might be better understood as a trans man.
 
Humber Street Gallery exhibition runs Saturday 18 January – Sunday 29 March 2020

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GRUNDY ART GALLERY

Queen St, Blackpool FY1 1PU
01253 478 170

www.grundyartgallery.com
grundyartgallery@blackpool.gov.uk

Tue-Sat 10-5

Blackpool North Station 5 min walk


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Click to enlargeGARTH GRATRIX : SHY GIRL
Jan 18 - Mar 28, 2020
Shy Girl is Garth Gratrix’s first solo exhibition in the North West.
 
Gratrix works internationally as a curator, director, and interdisciplinary artist, whose practice incorporates sculpture, installation and mixed media.
 
Often referential of Queer culture and aesthetics, Gratrix’s work exists within a simultaneously proud and problematic context of local identity, making its prominent display here in his birthplace of Blackpool, exceptionally fitting.

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HASTINGS CONTEMPORARY

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW
01424 728 377

www.hastingscontemporary.org
info@hastingscontemporary.org

Tue-Sun 11-5

Hastings / busfrom Hastings Station

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QUENTIN BLAKE : WE LIVE IN WORRYING TIMES
Opens 4/4

STEPHEN CHAMBERS : THE COURT OF REDONDA
Opens 4/4

VICTOR PASMORE : LINE & SPACE
Opens 4/4

THE AGE OF TURMOIL : BURRA, SPENCER, SUTHERLAND
Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2020

THE STUDIO AT 4 A.M.
Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2020

QUENTIN BLAKE : AIRBORNE
Jan 18 - Mar 22, 2020

Click to enlargeANNE RYAN : EARTHLY DELITES
Jan 18 - Mar 29, 2020
Anne Ryan is a contemporary artist creating highly coloured, constructed paintings that focus on figures engaged in a variety of activities – her subjects dance, party, pose and generally indulge themselves in scenarios that draw on diverse sources from visual culture and the world around her. Ryan has said: ‘I’m interested in the marginal, the minor, that’s where there might be something still to say or leave unsaid in painting.’ Accordingly Ryan might be inspired as much by imagery of indie rock gigs and popular cinema as by classical figurative painting and sculpture. Ryan is creating new work for this major exhibition at Hastings Contemporary, using materials and processes that have been developed during the past few years including her ‘cutouts’ – sculptural painted works made from card, collage, canvas, ceramic and metal.

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HAUSER & WIRTH SOMERSET

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL
01749 814 060

www.hauserwirth.com
somerset@hauserwirth.com

Tue-Sun 10-4

Bruton, Gillingham, Castle Cary


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Click to enlargeDON MCCULLIN. THE STILLNESS OF LIFE
Jan 25 - May 4, 2020
An exhibition presenting over 70 landscape photographs, mapping Sir Don McCullin CBE’s intimate relationship with the local landscape of Somerset and continued passion for global travel since the 1960s.
 
This personal survey depicts scenes from across the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield, revealing McCullin’s innermost feelings through powerful compositions of wild heavens, haunting vistas and meditative still lifes.
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NOT VITAL. SCARCH
Jan 25 - May 4, 2020
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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

www.hepworthwakefield.org
hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Mon-Sun 10-5

By Road M1/A61


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Click to enlargeBILL BRANDT / HENRY MOORE
Feb 7 - May 31, 2020
The photographer Bill Brandt and the sculptor Henry Moore first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground.
 
This major exhibition brings together over 200 works highlighting the relationships between sculpture, photography, drawing and collage revealed through Brandt and Moore’s shared interests in the subjects and themes of labour, society, industry, the British landscape and the human body.

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JAMES HOCKEY & FOYER GALLERIES

University for the, Creative Arts, Falkner Rd, Farnham GU9 7DS
01252 722441

www.uca.ac.uk/galleries
ucasurreygalleries@uca.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 10-5

Farnham

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Click to enlargeBOB GODFREY : A COLLABORATIVE ACT
Feb 12 - Mar 17, 2020
The exhibition celebrates the work of Bob Godfrey, a pivotal figure in British animation and in establishing the animation course at UCA.
 
The artefacts on display unravel the underlying collaborative aspect of Godfrey’s work. While studio animation is a collaborative process, Godfrey’s work and interests extended beyond the field of animation. The comradery and strength of will runs throughout his life from his Second World War service in No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando to the relentless battle to see his animated films brought to life. The success of his Oscar winning animated short Great (1975) lead to the development of other films that were never completed. His animated musicals about Jumbo the elephant (P.T. Barnum’s circus) and Shakespeare offer delightful insights to the magical potential of these films.

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JOHN HANSARD GALLERY

142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU
023 8059 2158

www.jhg.art
info@jhg.art

Tue–Sat 11-5

Southampton Central



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LARRY ACHIAMPONG : WHEN THE SKY FALLS
Jan 25 - Mar 21, 2020

MANY VOICES, ALL OF THEM LOVED : CURATED BY DR SARAH HAYDEN
Feb 1 - Apr 11, 2020

LINDSAY SEERS : EVERY THOUGHT THERE EVER WAS
Feb 8 - Apr 11, 2020

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KARST

22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3NY
01752 222 676

www.karst.org.uk
info@karst.org.uk

Wed-Sat 11-5


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KARST GRADUATE RESIDENCY EXHIBITION 2019/20
Feb 29 - Mar 1, 2020
Private view Fri Feb 28 7pm - 10pm
Dates: PV Friday 28th February, 7-10pm. Runs until Sunday 1st March. Open Sat and Sun from 11am-5pm.
 
Tove Barnes presents new work created during her five-month residency at KARST.

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KETTLE'S YARD GALLERY

Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
01223 748 100

www.kettlesyard.co.uk
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Tue-Sun 11-5

Cambridge By road - From South: M11 exit at juncti


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Click to enlargeLINDERISM
Feb 15 - Apr 26, 2020
A new solo exhibition of work by the artist. Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.
 
Through the use of the Kettle’s Yard Archive, Linder also approaches Helen Ede’s elusive presence in Kettle’s Yard. Linder reinstates Helen through the creation of ‘House of Helen’, a brand of products available in the shop. A series of new commissions engage all five senses and see Linder staging interventions in all areas of Kettle’s Yard.

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