14 February 2012
Peter Jones is one of a number of artists taking part in a project celebrating the history and culture of the British ceramic industry, focusing particularly on the former Spode factory site in Stoke-on-Trent. His exhibition at The Minories displays his initial reactions to the now derelict site, and considers the workmen that were once the driving force behind the successful production of ceramics within the factory.
Exploring Spode, The Minories Art Gallery, Colchester on until 24th Feb
firstsite presents Culpable Earth, the first major solo exhibition by British artist Steven Claydon in a UK public gallery. Culpable Earth includes newly commissioned sculpture, video, painting and print, developed by the artist and shown for the first time in this exhibition.
Fisrtsite Colchester 4th Feb - 7th May
Featuring portraits of Queen Elizabeth II by royal photographer Cecil Beaton, this exhibition celebrates Her Majesty in her roles as princess, monarch and mother and coincides with the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne. The V&A from Feb 8th - April 22nd.
The nine decades of Yayoi Kusama's life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style. Well-known for her repeating dot patterns, her art encompasses an astonishing variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance and immersive installation.
This is a varied, spectacular exhibition of a truly unique artist. There has never been an exhibition of this size of her work in the UK and this is an unmissable opportunity for both Kusama fans and those new to her work.
Tate Modern 9th Feb - 5th June
The Royal Academy of Arts presents the first major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA. Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, these large-scale works have been created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts. Visit here for more info
17 January 2012
From the Bayeux tapestry’s insights into the Norman Conquest to Tracey Emin’s appliquéd memoirs, textiles often belie their soft appearance to explore some pretty hefty subjects.
A new exhibition opening in January, Social Fabric, will present a series of textile works and paintings that explore labour, capital, international trade and radical politics.
For more info click here