One Man’s Treasure, Creative Stars: Lost is Found, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Found Objects have been popular as a medium since Robert Rauschenberg began experimenting with the discarded and lost in the 1950s. The idea of making something out of nothing was intriguing.

Home Grown, The F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studios, Banbridge, County Down

Since its inception, The F.E. McWilliam Gallery has gained an impressive reputation for programming important retrospectives of Irish Modernists and innovative thematic exhibitions.

The Archaeology of Place, Zarina Bhimji, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Spanning 25 years of a practice embedded in historical and empirical research, Zarina Bhimji portrays buildings and architectural surfaces as “protagonists” in an unpeopled landscape of violence.

The Human Face of Climate Change, Last Days of the Arctic, Proud Chelsea, London

Last Days of the Arctic is a moving and insightful photographic portrait of a disappearing landscape and the Inuit people who inhabit it, by celebrated photojournalist Ragnar Axelsson.

Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs, Impressions Gallery, Bradford

The Sound of Two Songs is Mark Power’s photographic survey of Poland, formed and collected over five years. He made his first visit to Poland as part of a project to capture countries joining the EU.

Existence at the Threshold, Alex Dordoy, The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Alex Dordoy’s work exists at the threshold of completeness and often retains the potential for change, or even destruction. He uses a range of materials including glass and plaster.

The Fundamental Collaboration between Maker; Material, Formed Thoughts, Jerwood Space

There are certain exhibitions whose titles are so ambiguous and nonsensical that even before attending the show you are met with a quiet sense of dread on whether you will get it.

Physical Manifestations of Information, Merseyside’s Leo Fitzmaurice wins Northern Art Prize

The fifth annual Northern Art Prize, worth £16,500, has been won by Merseyside-based artist Leo Fitzmaurice, it was announced at Leeds Art Gallery.

Manifesto for a Modern World, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska:Vorticist!, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

Vorticist!, Kettle’s Yard’s latest show, draws deserved attention to a sculptor whose career was as important and impressive as it was brutally short.

A Fictional Institution with an Authoritative Voice, Museum Show Part II, Arnolfini, Bristol

Museum Show Part II, the second part of the Arnolfini’s ultimate 50th anniversary exhibition, continues exploring the preoccupations touched upon by Museum Show Part I.

Richard Mosse: Falk Visiting Artist, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Mosse is known for his restraining and aestheticised views of sites associated with violence and fear, such as his depictions of the war in Iraq, and his photographs of aeroplane crash sites.

Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings 1963 – 93, Sprüth Magers London

An exhibition of drawings by Donald Judd opens tomorrow at Sprüth Magers London. Covering nearly the entire period he made three-dimensional work, the show is curated by Peter Ballantine.

Installation & Interactive Monuments, Brook Andrew: Travelling Colony, Carriageworks

This is not the sort of behaviour typically encountered in an art installation. In the foyer of Carriageworks, seven hand-painted caravans are being poked and prodded by curious audiences.

Art, Ideology and Political Ideals, Asier Mendizabal, Raven Row, London

Entering Asier Mendizabal’s solo show at Raven Row, the friendly greeting of the gallery receptionist is perfectly complemented by, what seem to be, two mock-worn, ornamental park benches.

Creating Ideas Through Advertising, Terry Hall & Coggles

The importance of creativity in advertising has been widely recognised for decades. A creative ad campaign has to be both divergent and relevant.

Celebrating Contemporary Filmmaking, Global Lens 2012, MoMA New York

Global Lens is a touring film exhibition, organised annually between MoMA and the Global Film Initiative. It is designed to encourage filmmaking in countries with emerging film communities.

Unfinished World, Graham Sutherland, George Shaw, Modern Art Oxford

Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was an official World War II artist from 1941-44. He was commissioned to paint scenes of bomb devastation, as well as work in mines, quarries and foundries.

Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland, Parliament Buildings, Stormont

Below the gilded King Edward VII chandeliers and between the Italian travertine engraved marble walkway the exhibition Contemporary Art in Northern Ireland is situated in The Great Hall of Parliament Buildings at Stormont.

Mette Winckelmann, We Have A Body, Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

We Have A Body is a comprehensive solo exhibition by Mette Winckelmann. Winckelmann initiates a dialogue with Den Frie Centre for Contemporary Art’s architecture and history.

United Enemies: The Problem of Sculpture in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

United Enemies brings with it the spirit of Arte Inglese Oggi – a 1976 British Council show featuring the work of many of the artists included – but concentrates on the complex nature of British sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s.

The Best Features from Aesthetica 2011 – In Pictures

This year the arts have been subject to a double squeeze – big falls in business contributions to the arts coupled with the much documented cuts to funding from the public sector.

Dislocated Flesh, Julien Ottavi; Jenny Pickett, Tenderpixel Gallery, London

Dislocated Flesh features the work of Julien Ottavi and Jenny Pickett. This new body of work stems from their long term collaboration exploring perception, memory and architecture.

Stretching the Physical Limitations of Art, Mark Handforth: Rolling Stop, MOCA, North Miami

Mark Handforth’s (b. 1969) Rolling Stop opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, for Art Basel Miami Beach. Curated by MOCA Executive Director Bonnie Clearwater.

The Language of Television, Dara Birnbaum, South London Gallery

The main room of South London Gallery is entirely taken up by Birnbaum’s Arabesque. Before even entering the room, the flowing piano of Robert Schumann’s composition Arabesque Opus 18 reaches out to draw one into the space.

Paloma Varga Weisz, Spirits of my Flesh, Chapter Gallery

Taking its place in Chapter’s 2011 roll call directly after Resident, WITH Collective’s über-conceptual Autumn show, Paloma Varga Weisz’s solo outing at the Cardiff gallery is a difficult one to approach.

A Peep Through The Looking Glass, Alice in Wonderland, Tate Liverpool

Since their original publication in 1865, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass have had an unprecedented influence on the visual arts.

Things Which Come Together; Then Fall Apart, Martin Boyce Wins The Turner Prize 2011

When Mario Testino announced Glasgow-based Martin Boyce as the winner of this year’s Turner Prize at the Baltic last Monday night, he accepted the award with modesty to the point of bashfulness.

40:40 – Forty Objects For Forty Years, Craft Council Online Exhibition Launches

The Craft Council celebrates 40 years of the Crafts Council Collection with a major online show 40:40 – forty objects for forty years that launches today.

Two New Collections From Aesthetica, Artists & Writers

At Aesthetica we encourage creativity and innovation, fostering artists and writers through the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. This year’s competition saw a fantastic response.

Christophe Von Hohenberg, The Day The Factory Died, Coldharbour London Gallery

This December Coldharbour London Gallery will be exhibiting The Day The Factory Died, a collection of never-before published photos by acclaimed fashion photographer Christophe Von Hohenberg.

Photography Vs. Photography

This year’s August/September issue featured the work of Lara Jade, a fashion, portraiture and commercial photographer who has worked with brands such as Sony and magazines such as Elle.

In The Presence, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, ICA, London

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has long presented art lovers with an annual snapshot of emerging talent from the next generation of artists in the UK. The first exhibition was held in 1949.

Don’t Miss This, Sarah Baker, Le Fan Fan, CARTER Presents

In her explorations of representation and social status, Sarah Baker often disseminates her artwork unconventionally to heighten the tension between fabrication and authenticity.

Who Should Win the Turner Prize?

The Turner Prize will be awarded at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art later this evening, during a live broadcast on Channel 4, to an artist under 50, born, living or working in Britain.

Artistic Responses to the Icelandic Ash Cloud 2010, Under That Cloud, Manchester Art Gallery

The Icelandic ash cloud of 2010 brought many parts of the world to a halt, and showed international societies just how fragile our technological networks really are, despite advanced machinery.


Brooklyn quintet Milagres’ debut album bursts into life with more than a hint of Human League style 1980s electropop in rousing opener Halfway.

Expression through Dance

The Pompidou Centre stages a new exhibition detailing the place of dance in art history and its influence on visual arts.

First Aid Kit

You won’t find a more powerful piece of Americana than the title track on First Aid Kit’s new album. The Lions Roar is immense; dark skies over the open prairie.


It would be impossible to call the music of Hyperpotamus derivative, and you won’t have ever heard an album like Delta.

Boys Noize

For listeners who are familar with this DJ and producer’s secret performances at festivals, this record is a disco-pulsed trip down memory lane.

Confronting the Past

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is that rarest of institutions: an art gallery with a political legacy. The original building was the former home of the first mayor of Tel Aviv, who bequeathed the property in his will.

History in Context

There are unseen lines that cross the earth, lines that make little concession to land or water but are owed and owing to both, through industry and habitation.

Industrial Realism

Lunch Break is an unsentimental, yet deeply humane, portrait that examines the changing roles of workers, depicting the drastic shift in the social, political and economic landscape of the 21st century.

The Way We Live Now

Were you to walk down a street today and look through the windows of the houses, you would witness a wide variety of living spaces: homeowners today are preoccupied with design and the arrangement of the world around them.

Talking Images

This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.

The Inaugural Festival

The UK film climate has changed dramatically over the past 12 months; why on earth would anyone start a new short film festival? ASFF Director, Cherie Federico, tells us in her own words.

Poignant & Unlikely Encounters

Winner of several awards, Director Pablo Giorgelli discusses his latest film and how subtle direction creates powerful beauty.

Mademoiselle Chambon

When Véronique Chambon, a quietly beautiful schoolteacher meets Jean, a traditional family man, the pair embark upon a love affair that is just as demure as Véronique’s wardrobe choices.

The First Movie

Filmmaker Mark Cousins travels to Iraq with three small video cameras. His intention is to allow the children to re-imagine their country.

Sarah’s Key

In July 1942, thousands of French Jews living in Paris were taken away – first to the cramped, nearby Velodrome, then to the concentration camps.