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LEEDS ART GALLERY

The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
0113 378 5350

www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery
art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk

Tue-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-3. Admission FREE

Leeds station 10 min walk


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Click to enlargeWOODWORK : A FAMILY TREE OF SCULPTURE
Mar 29, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020
Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival, the idea that wood is the most human of materials, as it crosses cultures and time with its plasticity, portability and durability.

SARA BARKER : ALL CLOUDS ARE CLOCKS ALL CLOCKS ARE CLOUDS
Feb 7 - May 31, 2020
New work by the artist.

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MANCHESTER ART GALLERY

Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL
0161 235 8888

www.manchesterartgallery.org

Tue-Sun 10-5, Mon 11-5 (Open to 9pm the 1st Wed of the month)

Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink tram to Mosley Street


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TRADING STATION : HOW HOT DRINKS SHAPE OUR LIVES
to Dec 20, 2020

OUT OF THE CRATE
to Nov 28, 2021

LOUISE GIOVANELLI
Jun 1, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
New paintings by Giovanelli shown alongside rarely-seen early Renaissance panel paintings from the collection of Manchester Art Gallery, as well as a selection of contemporary works by Victor Man and Mark Manders from the David Roberts Art Foundation and Tate.

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MK GALLERY

900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 3QA
01908 676900

www.mkgallery.org
info@mkgallery.org

Tue–Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

Milton Keynes Central


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PAINT PARK
Feb 8 - Mar 1, 2020 FINAL WEEK
Throughout February MK Gallery’s Project Space will host Paint Park - a dynamic installation created by artist, Alison Goodyear, which explores the possibilities of ‘phygital’ painting, where digital and physical painting intersect.

Click to enlargeMK CALLING 2020
Feb 15 - May 17, 2020
Featuring over 130 artists across five world class gallery spaces, MK Calling is MK Gallery’s first open call submission exhibition in the majorly developed and extended building that reopened in March 2019. The exhibition will showcase a range of established and up and coming artists, very much celebrating what is happening today in contemporary art.

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NEW ART CENTRE

Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury SP5 1BG
01980 862 244

www.sculpture.uk.com
nac@sculpture.uk.com

Daily 11-4

London Waterloo to Salisbury or Andover

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PSYCHOTROPICS : CURATED BY IWONA BLAZWICK
Jan 25 - Mar 22, 2020
Nature in the 21st century re-imagined by artists working in the age of a digital wilderness.

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THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Tue–Sat 10–5, Sun 12-4. Closed Mon.

2 min walk from Walsall Station

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Click to enlargeARPITA SHAH, MARYAM WAHID, NILUPA YASMIN : TOO RICH A SOIL
Nov 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
'Too Rich a Soil' brings together photographers, Arpita Shah, Maryam Wahid and Nilupa Yasmin whose practices are rooted in the exploration of cultural identity.

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NORTHERN GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

At National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland SR6 0GL
0191 515 5555

www.ngca.co.uk
museums@sunderland.gov.uk

Daily 10-5

10 min walk from St Peter's Metro 20 min walk from Sunderland Station



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SIMON MARTIN
Jan 25 - Mar 29, 2020
Collections Space.
 
Simon Martin’s work is in the permanent collections of Tate, and the Dallas Museum of Art amongst other international institutions. His works have been described by the New York Times as “masterpiece[s] of poetic discretion”. His video works are often densely crafted stories about the unexpected lives of objects. His works are united by an inquisitive and quarrelsome attitude to the material world that surrounds us. Over the last decade, Martin has been increasingly interested in the material qualities also of seemingly immaterial things – of digital video, of sound itself, and as here – an object that appears entirely virtual.

Click to enlargeCHAD MCCAIL : TOY
Feb 14 - Apr 19, 2020
The artist Chad McCail has spent three years developing a single monumental new work specifically for Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. This exhibition presents an enormous three-dimensional cityscape that fills the entire gallery and which we enter into. Like any city, it contains all of the institutions we are familiar as part of our journey from the cradle to the grave: schools, factories, offices= and workplaces, hospitals, military sites, and beyond. The city is more like a toyscape than architectural model, being created on an alarming scale that is a little too close to our own for comfort. And in McCail’s work, everything is transfigured into a mythical space, in which life as we know it is lived out at one remove – and realistic scenarios seem closer to science-fiction than fact. Here, a war is being waged between gigantic creatures that are fighting not only for control of the resources of this city, but for its soul.
 
The work is full of extraordinary details which creates an intense and almost surreal experience for visitors.

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NORWICH CASTLE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

Castle Mound, Norwich NR1 3JU
01603 493 625 / 01603 493 648

www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk
museums@norfolk.gov.uk

Mon-Sat 10-4.30, Sun 1-4.30

Train Stn 10 mins walk, Bus Stn 5 mins


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LAURA WILSON : DEEPENING
Jan 18 - Mar 29, 2020
Artist Laura Wilson has created a new film work exploring the hidden landscape of Must Farm, near Peterborough. Located on the edge of a working quarry, this exceptionally well-preserved Bronze Age settlement is often referred to as the UK’s Pompeii. The site has been excavated by Cambridge Archaeological Unit, revealing many important discoveries about how people lived and worked.
 
Wilson’s work will be presented in Norwich Castle’s Boudica Gallery. The exhibition will include twelve Bronze Age vessels that have been excavated from the Must Farm site on loan from the Cambridge Archaeological Unit.

SPOTLIGHT : WORKS FROM THE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION
Jan 25 - Dec 13, 2020
Spotlight showcases Norwich Castle’s outstanding collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art, including works by Gwen John, Andy Warhol and Bridget Riley.
 
The exhibition reveals the breadth and variety of the Castle’s art collections, bringing together paintings, sculpture, photography and multi-media works.

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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB
0115 948 9750

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org
info@nottinghamcontemporary.org

Tue-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays

Tram: Lace Market 5 min walk from Nottingham Station

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DENZIL FORRESTER : ITCHIN & SCRATCHIN
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
A selection of paintings and works on paper by Denzil Forrester, in his largest institutional exhibition to date. Focusing on large-scale paintings made by the Grenada-born, Cornwall-based artist from the last two decades, the exhibition comprises vivid, colourful works that capture the dynamic energy of the London reggae and dub nightclub scene during the early 1980s, a subject that has endured throughout 40 years of the artist's practice. Having visited Kingston for the first time earlier this year, the artist will also showcase a new body of work that captures the vibrant atmosphere of the city’s sound systems. Six new paintings will be exhibited alongside original, preparatory drawings that Forrester made whilst immersed in Jamaica’s nightlife.

Click to enlargeDIANE SIMPSON : DRAWING, PRINTS 1976–2014
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
In Simpson’s first institutional solo presentation in Europe, Nottingham Contemporary will present five decades of work by the American sculptor, most of which have never previously been shown in the UK. Meticulously handcrafted, Simpson’s sculptures are constructed from components of fibreboard, plywood and other everyday materials that seamlessly interlock. Forms are borrowed from architectural details, clothing and the bodies that inhabit them, reflecting an interest in the coexistence of the domestic and industrial worlds.
 
Simpson’s process will be represented in the exhibition through preparatory drawings on graph paper exhibited alongside sculpture.

SUNG TIEU : IN COLD PRINT
Feb 8 - May 3, 2020
Nottingham Contemporary presents a new commission by the Vietnam-born, Berlin/London-based artist, Sung Tieu, in her first major institutional solo exhibition in the UK.
 
In Cold Print comprises of a newly conceived installation, including sound, texts, sculptures and architectural interventions. Tieu's new body of work continues her ongoing investigation into the psychological dimension of warfare, acoustic weaponry and its relationship to Cold War ideologies.

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OPEN EYE GALLERY

19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 1BP
0151 236 6768

www.openeye.org.uk
info@openeye.org.uk

Tue-Sun 10-5, open Bank Hols


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Click to enlargeVISUAL RIGHTS
Jan 16 - Mar 22, 2020
How do we visualise power? What does it look like, and for whom is it visible?
 
Visual Rights looks at how images can expose uneven distributions of power, and shape the way we understand a place’s geography.
 
From early attempts at mapping the world, to modern satellite imagery, territories have been established and redrawn, contested or removed.
 
This process often becomes concentrated in areas of conflict and geographical contest: in recent history, this has included Ireland, Kashmir and Ukraine.
 
Curated by Gary Bratchford, Visual Rights presents work from artists in Israel, Palestine and the UK to examine this process.
 
Miki Kratsman, Tai Pinchevsky, Hagit Keysar, Yazan Khalili, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Corinne Silva

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OUTPOST

10b Wensum St, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1HR
01603 612 428

www.norwichoutpost.org
questions@norwichoutpost.org

Thur-Sun 12-6

10 mins from Norwich BR


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SADÉ MICA
Feb 7 - Mar 15, 2020

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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

www.spikeisland.org.uk
admin@spikeisland.org.uk

Tues-Sun 12-5 During Exhibitions

Bristol Temple Meads / busM2 to Cumberland Road

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Click to enlargePACITA ABAD : LIFE IN THE MARGINS
Jan 18 - Apr 5, 2020
The first exhibition in the UK by Filipino-American artist Pacita Abad (1946–2004). Includes over 20 large-scale ‘trapunto’ paintings and other works on fabric made between 1983 and 2003.

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THE TETLEY

Hunslet Road, Leeds LS10 1JQ
0113 320 2323

www.thetetley.org
info@thetetley.org

Mon-Sun 10-5 (Weds till 8)


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TAUS MAKHACHEVA : HOLD YOUR HORSES
Feb 7 - May 10, 2020
'Hold Your Horses' speaks to the traditions of history-making and the experience of everyday life. Makhacheva's position isn't nostalgic; instead she creates stories and even superheroes through a playful process of mixing, borrowing and assimilation. Often drawing from daily life in Dagestan and the Caucasus region of Russia, Makhacheva reflects on the day-to-day rituals, celebrations and instances of everyday heroism with a playful and humorous tone.

Click to enlargeEMII ALRAI : THE HIGH DAM
Feb 7 - May 10, 2020
'The High Dam' is a new solo exhibition by Leeds-based artist Emii Alrai. Alrai's practice is informed by inherited nostalgia, geographical identity and post-colonial museum practices of collecting and displaying objects. Focusing on ancient mythologies from the Middle East alongside personal oral histories of Iraq, Alrai weaves together narratives by forging artefacts and visualising residues of cultural collision.

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UHARTS

Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield AL10 9AB
01707 285395

www.uharts.co.uk
uharts@herts.ac.uk

Mon-Fri 10-4, Sat 11-3

Hatfield / busCollege Lane


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PLASTIC MATTER
Feb 25 - Apr 18, 2020
Seyi Adelekun, Maria Arceo, Camilla Brendon, Hilary Jack, David Kefford, Steve McPherson, Jill Townsley and Daniel Webb. Exhibition brings together eight artists whose work explores the different aspects of plastic - as inspiration, material, resource and waste.

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THE WHITWORTH

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
0161 275 7450

www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk
whitworth@manchester.ac.uk

Mon-Sun 10-5, Thur 10-9

undergroundManchester Piccadilly / busthen 147, 18, 41, 42, 43

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EXCHANGE : NEW ACQUISITIONS
Feb 16, 2019 - Jun 7, 2020
Exchanges sets art and artists together, sometimes in harmony, sometimes in opposition – always with insight and intention. In this evolving exhibition, art that has recently been acquired by the Whitworth is placed in dialogue with selected works from the existing collection.

THE RENO AT THE WHITWORTH
Mar 15, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
For a period of one year Linda Brogan and a group of local residents, who went to the Reno nightclub in the 1970s and 80s, will occupy the Whitworth.

UNREFORMED : WALLPAPER AND DESIGN
Aug 17, 2019 - Aug 2, 2020
In the middle of the nineteenth century wallpaper design suddenly became diverse. English manufacturers began to excel at the quick production of affordable wallpapers. There was also an ever-increasing availability of things from abroad. This resulted in a dramatic explosion of choice.

CÉZANNE AT THE WHITWORTH
Aug 24, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020 FINAL WEEK
This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.
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Click to enlargeELIZABETH PRICE
Oct 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020 FINAL WEEK
Bringing together many new and acclaimed works - including drawings, sculpture and video - this exhibition engages with Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.
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STANDARDISATION AND DEVIATION
Dec 14, 2019 - Jun 7, 2021
Founded in 1889 through Sir Joseph Whitworth’s legacy, the Whitworth was established to honour one of Britain’s greatest mechanical engineers. A proponent of standardisation, Sir Joseph revolutionised precision engineering through his development of interchangeable parts in machinery.
 
Standardisation is a theme that is woven throughout this exhibition, telling the history of the gallery and the development of its diverse and internationally significant collections. Alongside this, the exhibition demonstrates how the gallery has often deviated from standard models of practice, from its early collecting policies to its new vision; one that promotes the idea of the ‘Useful Museum’ and art as a tool for social change and education.

UTOPIAS
Jan 31 - Sep 27, 2020

OTHER TRANSMISSIONS : CONVERSATIONS WITH OUTSIDER ART
Feb 14 - Jun 14, 2020
This exhibition brings together the work of six artists – Joe Beedles, James Desser, Amy Ellison, Frances Heap, Andrew Johnstone and John Powell-Jones, initially responding to The Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection (MKOAC), housed at the Whitworth. The MKOAC is the largest collection of 'Outsider Art' in a public gallery in the UK and features work by artists who are self-taught and have been historically marginalised from the art world. This year-long residency project was led by Venture Arts in collaboration with the Whitworth, and Castlefield Gallery. Elements of the work and new pieces by Blackpool artists, will go on display at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool (7-21 March 2020).

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WYSING ARTS CENTRE

Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge CB23 2TX
01954 718 881

www.wysingartscentre.org
info@wysingartscentre.org

Daily 12-5 during exhibitions

/ busNo. 18 bus from Cambridge


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Click to enlargeHELEN CAMMOCK : THEY CALL IT IDLEWILD
Feb 29 - May 3, 2020
Turner-Prize-winning artist Helen Cammock presents a new film and text work commissioned as part of Wysing Arts Centre’s 30th birthday programme, in 2019.
 
During the Autumn and Winter of 2019/20, Cammock has been in-residence at Wysing responding to the organisation’s archive. Inspired by histories, photographs and artworks uncovered in the archive, Cammock’s new work acts as a reflection on the politics of idleness and what it means creatively, emotionally and culturally to be idle at a time when the questions are being asked more widely about the physical and emotional cost of hyper-productivity, required by Neoliberalism.

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate

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HOLLY HENDRY : THE DUMP IS FULL OF IMAGES
Sep 21, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
Hendry’s practice often focuses on themes of decay, the body, material use and re-use, and she has incorporated these ideas with her fascination with the imitation of life to create her first kinetic sculpture alongside other new work for this exhibition.

SAAD QURESHI : SOMETHING ABOUT PARADISE
Jan 4 - Mar 15, 2020
In the nave of YSP’s 18th-century Chapel, three monumental organic forms rise from the ground, spread with landscapes, buildings and mysterious structures. A closer viewing reveals an eclectic mix of architectural styles, from traditional temples and churches to modernist houses and palaces, nestled among panoramas of forests, deserts and fantastical geological formations.

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