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Vitality, diversity and humour are the aims for curator David Thorp in a British Council touring show which brings the likes of David Shrigley and Martin Creed to West Bromwich.
An installation art duo are carrying out a reclamation of the "oddly significant" artefacts from a doomed set of labs where leading scientists once worked in London.
Owned by the Duke of Wellington in the magnificent Hyde Park house he lived in after Waterloo, Americus Backers' 241-year-old grand piano has gone on public view.
Organisers in York say the painstaking process of adding lettering to the side of a 1930s locomotive from Canada is the culmination of a "labour of love".
Containing designs by leading contemporary artists, a new pop-up garden will provide a haven for visitors at the Design Museum as part of an Anglo-Swiss partnership.
From John Lewis to the Barn Gallery, husband and wife artists build A Siege of Cranes at Barn Gallery Otley
Partly based on the Red-crowned Crane which became a symbol of hope in an area of Northern Japan, an artist duo have made a series of large-scale, beautiful installations at Otley's Barn Gallery.
Created by leading contemporary artists in an exploration of beauty and fragility, a panda-based collection of works in Woking will support conservation efforts by the WWF.
A century after Harry Brearley hit upon the formula for "rustless" steel, a renamed room and two displays at Kelham Island Museum honour the Sheffield lad's achievements.
From Alice in Wonderland and the characters of JRR Tolkein to Harry Potter and Abracadabra, the new exhibition at New Walk is a fairytale one.
Having originally worked for the famous Valentino fashion house in Rome, artist Richard Nott's show in one of Britain's finest churches is a survey of exotic dresses.
A touring collection of 100 sculptures by Randy Klein visits St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, creating a large-scale piece about spirituality in modern times.
In what may be the most accurate representation of the King yet, a head based on scans carried out by Leicester Royal Infirmary will form a cranial summer centrepiece in York.
Curators at current exhibition Couriers of Taste, at Danson House in Bexleyheath, have received a ten-pound sack of seeds, collected by an avid Ai Weiwei fan at one of his previous exhibitions in New ......
The new show at the Design Museum offers a selection of interrogative perspectives on a fictional United Kingdom and the imaginary infrastructure of emerging technologies.
Surveying two decades of provocative works by the Connect10 artist, Gavin Turk's latest exhibition at Ben Brown Fine Arts features pop art portrayals and bulging busts.