Shinebright @ Wrapping Gallery / until Wednesday 17th December 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 11:00-19:00

@ The Wrapping Gallery, 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ

Free entry

www.shinebrightstudio.co.uk

Following on from the summer’s successful Shinebright studio, created to nurture and promote young creative talent, glacéau vitaminwater’s exciting new project, the ‘wrapping gallery’ is celebrating the work of local artists whilst offering people the chance to make sure their special gifts Shinebright this Christmas.

With infamous London-based painter and street artist Inkie* at the helm, the wrapping gallery will house 10 emerging artists including Jack Hudson, Lynnie Zulu, Lucy Vigrass and the Day Job collective. The team of artists are designing, screenprinting, illustrating, block printing, stamping and stenciling rolls upon rolls of gigantic wrapping paper with their own designs and interpretations of what it means to shine bright.

The space will be a destination for busy shoppers to seek calm and inspiration. A place to have their carefully selected gifts wrapped by professionals in one-off sheets of paper created on-site before their eyes by an array of talented young artists.

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker @ Somerset House / until 15th March 2015

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Daily 10:00-18:00 until 21L00 Thursdays
24, 31 December 10:00-16:00
25, 26 December closed
1 January 12:00-18:00

@ Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Tickets: £9 book online

www.somersethouse.org.uk

The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show will chart Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works will exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.

Supermalt Art Exhibtion @ Hoxton Gallery / Friday 14th November 2014

TIME AND PLACE:supermalt

Doors: 12:00 – 20:00

@ Hoxton Gallery, 9 Kingsland Rd, London, E2 8AA

Entry: FREE

www.supermalt.com

Friday 14th – Saturday 15th November

For two days the renowned Hoxton gallery will be showcasing a collection of work from nine London based artists and photographers. The pieces on show explore each of the creator’s individual interpretations of the unique culture and iconic status connected to the malt drink that’s been sold in the UK for over 30 years.

Exhibiting artists include Dum-Doodles, UltraFry, WillKay, London based photographer SODIQ, Venisha Francis, Gio Muscat, Abi Wright and the collective Guns n Butta.

There will also be heaps of Supermalt for all guests.

ARTCRANK @ Granary Square / Friday 10th – Saturday 11th October 2014

ARTCRANK at Granary SquareTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Opening party Friday 10th October 18:00
Exhibition Friday 10th October 13:00-23:00
Exhibition Saturday 11th October 2014 12:00-18:00

@ Granary Square, King’s Cross, Stable Street, London

Free entry

www.artcrank.com

Featuring hand-made, bike-inspired posters created by UK artists. Limited edition, signed and numbered copies of all posters will be available for £35 each.

Brooks England will display limited-edition saddles, and PEDaL ED will roll out their tasteful and innovative cycling threads for the style-conscious cyclist.

Look Mum No Hands! will be serving up fine craft ales, nibbles, and tasty coffee.

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction @ Science Museum / until 9th November 2014

Joan Fontcuberta Stranger Than Fiction at Science MuseumTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-18:00

@ Science Museum, Media Space Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD

Tickets: £8 book online

www.sciencemuseum.org.uk

Discover the incredible fictions of Joan Fontcuberta in his first major UK exhibition, featuring six documentary narratives that mix fact with fiction and science with art.

Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see.

Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.

The Cornershop @ pop-up in east London / until 31st August 2014

The Cornershop at pop-up in east LondonTIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00-19:00

@ The Cornershop, 19 Wellington Row, LondonE2 7BB

Free entry

www.thecornershopblog.com

Installation of a fully-stocked cornershop/newsagent made out of felt: each item meticulously sewn, stuffed and priced.

Installed in a disused commercial space on a busy pedestrian street in Bethnal Green this project draws together fine art and craft in a seven month local community collaboration, that culminates in a month-long performative installation.

The Cornershop at pop-up in east London Lucy Sparrow

Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America @ Royal Academy of Arts / 28th September 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Sat-Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-22:00

@ Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly site, The Sackler Wing, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Tickets: £11.50 book online

www.royalacademy.org.uk

From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition reveals some of the most original art of the last 100 years.

The time: 1930s
The place: South America

The stage was set for a major innovation in art. Over the next 50 years, artists across five cities would pioneer a new visual language to express their deeply held beliefs about art and its power to change the world around them.

Jimmie Durham: Traces and Shiny Evidence @ Parasol unit / until 9th August 2014

Jimmie Durham Traces and Shiny Evidence at Parasol unitTIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 12:00-17:00

@ Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

Free entry

www.parasol-unit.org

New installation covering the entire gallery space of the foundation. While the installation on the ground floor is vivid, physical and colourful, the installation on the first floor is sedate, ethereal, and black and white.

Parasol unit is a not-for-profit art institution that operates purely for the public benefit. Central to the Parasol unit philosophy is a total commitment to artists and their creative endeavour, an attitude which leads to a singular relationship developing between each exhibiting artist and the foundation.

Spring Saloon 2014 @ Double Negative Darkroom / until 15th June

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: TBC

@ Double Negative Darkroom, 178a Glyn Road, London E5 0JE.

Free entry

www.dndr.org.uk

Double Negative Darkroom presents their annual salon exhibition.

The show will display and celebrate the diverse analogue work produced by their members over the last year, always in search of alternative photography ideas and processes.

Open Studios
Thurs 8th May 19:30-11:00
Fri 9th May 10:00-15:00
Sat 10th May 10:00-15:00

Artcade @ Beach London / until 29th June 2014

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tue-Sun 10:00-18:00
18:00-22:00 on 1st May

@ Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH

Free entry

www.beachlondon.co.uk

For their new exhibition Beach London have invited six artists to produce a piece of artwork inspired by a vintage arcade machine from the ‘Golden Era’ of coin-operated gaming.

Cabinets on show will be Pac Man, Galaxian, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II. Exhibiting artists include Gemma Shiel (Lazy Oaf), Anthony Burrill, Pete Fowler, Ellie Andrews, Rosy Nicholas and Malarky.

During the show Beach will be recording the top scores on each machine. At the end, each cabinet’s top-scorer will win the artwork that accompanies it.