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A photo of a knitted depiction of a dead tiger lying prone in the snow

Armoured rhinos, kangaroos, fake dragons and knitted taxidermy in Grant Museum's Art of Unknown Animals

A 16th century copy of Albrecht Dürer's rhinoceros and George Stubbs' view of a Captain Cook kangaroo are among the highlights in a show of animal depictions made by artists who had never seen their sitters.

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Artist uses steel to warn of towns at risk of fracking in Unseen Landscapes exhibition

Abstract painter Sam Peacock, from the at-risk fracking destination of Rugby, says his earth-based works awaken a "devil spirit" through destructive methods.

A photo of a man's face under the cover of darkness

Laughing Holes and Slaptalk: Ten things to see at this year's Sick! Festival

From the changing face of porn to a homage to artist Frida Kahlo, this year's festival is about to begin in Brighton and Manchester. Here are a few of the oddities to enjoy.

A photo of a man carrying a flag walking across rocks and grass on countryside terrain

Artist to lead 2,500-kilometre pilgrimage from Aberdeenshire to Venice Biennale

Artist Anthony Schrag is setting out on foot for the 56th Venice Biennale this June in a 2,500 kilometre art pilgrimage.

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Great Expectations: Adam Chodzko sends artworks to B&Q, a pumping station and the Guildhall in Kent

A tool chest given to his son by a cabinet-maker in 1796 is the key element of the Great Expectations project in Kent. But DIY shopping, a bus station, outer space and the Medway all play their part.

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Artist's Statement: Alex Chinneck on hanging a car upside down outside the Southbank Centre

Artist Alex Chinneck says he aimed for illusory fluidity with a four-and-a-half-metre high, 15-foot long "curled-up" parking spot in a car park overlooked by Big Ben and the London Eye.

A photo of a pair of 19th century dark brown sculptures showing a man and a woman

Sculpture Victorious: From a marble Queen Elizabeth to a glazed tin elephant, Tate Britain exhibition remembers golden age

The first major exhibition devoted to the golden age of sculpture produced during Queen Victoria's reign opens at Tate Britain this week. See a few of the exhibits here.

A photo of a man in an overcoat and scarf standing inside a warehouse

Artist's Statement: Hew Locke on creating a naval intervention at HMS Belfast

The artist says he wants visitors to think more deeply about the purpose of the museum ship through an installation which "fits naturally" with the monument.

A photo of a woman smiling in a park

The new-look Whitworth Art Gallery: Director Maria Balshaw on the £15 million development

The Director of one of Manchester's best-loved galleries - reopened last week following a £15 million redevelopment - talks new spaces, artists and expletives.

a formal panting of a seated woman in an orange dress

Liberating Fashion: Watts Gallery offers a sumptuous social history of Aesthetic dress in Victorian portraits

Watts Gallery reveals how the artists of the Aesthetic Dress Movement had a wide-reaching impact on perceptions of beauty, health and the fashions via late Victorian portraiture.

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