Wondering what's on this month? Wonder no longer. We've put together a list of exhibitions and shows so you don't have too but also don't forget to check your local museums and galleries for exhibitions as well.
Cutting Edge - Modernist British Printmaking
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Until 8th September 2019
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A look at the pioneering printmakers who captured the spirit of 1930s Britain. 120 prints, drawings and posters the exhibition features iconic works from Cladue Flight and eight of his leading students from the Grosvenor School including Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power and William Greengrass. The school was renowned for their iconic, vibrant prints which championed the energy of contemporary life. Showcasing the medium of block-print linocut, the exhibition explores themes like transport, industry and sport and leisure.
Free for members and under 18s
National Portrait Gallery, London
Until the 15th September 2019
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The master of appearance manipulation Cindy Sherman brings her first major retrospective series Untitled film Stills (1977-80) to the UK. Comprising of 70 images, the series shows Sherman performing as archetypal characters inspired by 1950/60 films. Along side this groundbreaking series the exhibition will also explore the development of Sherman’s works from the mid 1970s to the present day.
Under 25s £5 (on Fridays and concessions one Monday-Wednesday Mornings (10-11am)
*Off peak prices Monday-Thursday
Until10th November 2019
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Keith Haring’s (1958-1990) first UK major exhibition brings more than 85 works exploring a board range of the artists practice including large-scale drawings and paintings, most of which have never been seen in the UK. Best known for using his iconic motifs to tackle critical and relevant issues, his style and collaborations with Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat evoke the energies of his era and desire to unite art and pop culture. A must see exhibition.
Free for members
Under 16s Free
Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Until 27th October 2019
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Collage has been practised by a hugely diverse range of artists like Picasso and even Charles Dickens for over 400 years and as a part of this years Edinburgh festival this exhibition is showcasing over 250 works in this first ever exhibition dedicated to the practice. Learn about how during the 1960s and 70s collage became a form of protest and how artists like Carollee Schneeman and Hannah Wilkes used the medium in their feminist works, as well as exploring how collage continues to play an important part in many artists’ practices today.
25 & under £7.50-£8.50
A Tea Journey: from the Mountains to the table
Compton Verney, Stratford-upon-avon
Until 22nd September 2019
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A very English affair, an exhibition about origins, ceremonies and cultural significance of tea! On show is over 150 works including paintings, ceramics and poetry to showcase how tea crossed oceans, inspired artists and played a vital role in the customs of every social class. Among the works are Britains oldest sample of tea (c1700), tea vessels from the Tang and Song dynasties (7th - 13th centuries) and a opportunity to indulge in a variety of different in brews in the Tea Sensorium.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Until 5th January 2020
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This exhibtion shows the development of Smiths unique visual language over four decades, it brings together a number of sculptures that are rarely seen in the open air and outside of the USA. With over 30 sculptures you can see a narrative of material, technique and form. Beginning with Smith’s earliest constructions combining wood with usual materials like muscles and clam shells, spanning to bold large scale steel sculptures from the 1960s, the exhibition shows his influential development of abstract sculpture.
Free to all