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.
Royal Academy of Arts
21 September - 3 December 2019
Showing work from his 45 year career alongside new installations, this is Gormley biggest and most ambitions exhibition in ten years. Known around the world, his work has been along the British coastlines and on the rooftops of Manhattan, Gormley is now following on from Ai Weiwei and Anselm Kiefer as he takes over the Royal Academy’s main gallery space with works that challenge the scale and light of the galleries architecture by engaging the senses with scale, darkness and light.
£18 - £22
Designed in Cuba: Cold War Graphics
House of Illustration
27 September - 19 January 2020
The first major exhibition of graphic design from Cuba’s ‘golden age’, a show of original Cuba propaganda. Alongside the world famous images of Che Guevara, Cuban artists have produced uncompromising designs and illustrations that show Cuba’s revolutionary message. Included in the exhibition are 100 posters and 70 magazines distributed by OSPAAAL: Fidel Castro’s Organisation of Solidarity of the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America, an movement founded to promote cooperation between socialist countries.
Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
28 September - 12 January 2020
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Exploring the ‘floating worlds’ of Japan through Ukiyo-e (which means pictures of the floating world) style woodblock prints. These beautiful prints capture tranquil landscapes and pleasurable activities but they often have deeper meanings. The exhibition guides you with Haiku poetry whilst you experience the sights of 19th century Japan.
Child (5-18) £3.50
Cézanne at the Whitworth
24 August - 1 March 2020
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Celebrating the extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne. On loan to the Whitworth, the exhibition is the first in the UK since 1973 to focus only on Cézanne’s works and includes a version of every print produced by the artist. Widely considered one of the most influential artists of the 19th century and known for his approach to building form with colour, the exhibition places focus on his drawings and prints. His personal drawings were never exhibited during his lifetime and were only discovered after his death which have giving a new insight into the complex nature of his practice.
Turner Prize 2019
28 September - 12 January 2020
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One of the world’s best-known prizes for visual arts, the Turner Prize is given annually to a British based or born artists for outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the last 12 months. Four artists are shortlisted every year and this years are: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. Every other year the Turner Prize exhibition is on show at a venue outside of London, this year it’s at the Turner Contemporary in Margate.
The winner will be announced in December at an award ceremony live on the BBC.
Still Undead: British Pop Culture Beyond the Bauhaus
Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
21 September - 12 January 2020
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With the centenary of the pioneering art school Bauhaus this year, the Still Undead looks at how Bauhuas has lived on through ideas and teaching in Britain via pop culture and art schools. Starting with the 1920s into the 90s, moving from the Bauhuas to British art schools, from high streets to the nightclub and beyond, the exhibition includes works by 50 artists, designers and musicians.
George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’
12 October - 26 January 2020
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Bringing together 80 paintings, drawing and publications for the first significant look at Stubbs’s work in Britain for over 30 years. It includes the National Gallery’s life sized portrait of the stallion Whistlejacket (c1762) and pieces that have never been seen in public before. Recognised as one of the most original artists of the 18th century, the exhibitions brings together paintings of horses and some of the first paintings of ‘exotic’ animals in Western art.
Under 26 Free