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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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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 FINAL WEEK
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.

EMERGENCY 2020
Apr 24 - Jul 5, 2020
A biennial group exhibition of work by emerging artists, selected from an international open call.

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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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Click to enlargeJONATHAN BALDOCK
Mar 13 - Jun 21, 2020
Facecrime explores the potential of clay as a tool for communication.

FRANCES DISLEY
Mar 13 - Jun 21, 2020
Pattern Buffer turns the gallery into a space to dwell and relax.

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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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ANITA 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.

Click to enlargeQUEER 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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TIM ETCHELLS : HEARING VOICES
Mar 6 - Apr 18, 2020
Supported by Arts Council England and The Culture Trust Luton. (Closed over Easter: 9-12 April 2020).
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April + May 2020

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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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BEYOND THE FRAME
Apr 1 - 8, 2020 FINAL WEEK
East Gallery host the shortlisted entries of the youth photography competition, Beyond the Frame. The 2020 theme is ‘Through My Eyes’.

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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 FINAL WEEK
EOP Members Solo Show

Click to enlargeSONIA BOYCE : IN THE CASTLE OF MY SKIN
Jan 25 - Apr 11, 2020 FINAL WEEK
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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April + May 2020

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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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MICROPLASTICS RAIN DOWN FROM THE SKY
Mar 30 - Apr 9, 2020 FINAL WEEK

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April + May 2020

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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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Click to enlargeAND SAY THE ANIMAL RESPONDED?
Mar 20 - Jun 14, 2020
If we listened to animals, what would we hear? What might they say to us about their world?
 
In the midst of the sixth mass extinction and a global climate crisis, And Say the Animal Responded? creates a space for the voice of the animal.

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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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UNREQUITED LOVE
Mar 2 - Apr 16, 2020
A collaborative project and exhibition with BA (Hons) Costume and Performance Design and BA (Hons) Illustration at AUB, in response to Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Unrequited Love concert.

MORAG MYERSCOUGH : WE MAKE BELONGING
Mar 5 - Apr 23, 2020
'Morag Myerscough: We Make Belonging' provides an understanding of the creative processes behind Myerscough’s work, with the opportunity to experience her studio space, where fragments of past works sit alongside new projects.
 
Morag Myerscough is well known for her large-scale structural installations which bring colour and life to public spaces across the country and internationally. Her work can be seen in Sheffield children’s hospital, Burntwood School, Design Museum, London and recent temporary installations from Aberdeen to Australia and New Zealand where the sense of place is understood and developed in collaboration with the local communities.

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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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COOKING 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.

Click to enlargeJAMIE 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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April + May 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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SEASIDE PHOTOGRAPHED
Apr 18 - Jun 20, 2020
Curated by Val Williams and Karen Shepherdson. A touring exhibition organised by Turner Contemporary that looks at the relationship between photography and the British seaside from the 1850s to the present.

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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

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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 10-5

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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UNSETTLING FOCUS : MA FINE ART INTERIM SHOW
Mar 25 - May 1, 2020
Robert Adlam, Wasim Asghar, Thomas Best, Lucy Bevin, Liz Clifford, Elizabeth Davies, Mofe Demuren, Noelle Genevier, Michael Kelly, Dawn Langley, Jan Lee, Leena McCall, Kate Madden, Janet McWilliam, Michael Palmer, Dana Phillips, Soniya Purwal, Greta Remeike Nadine Senior, Tianxing Wang, Meng Zhang.

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

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

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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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April + May 2020

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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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