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Silver Speaks

Exhibition

Silver Speaks

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Mon - Sun 10am - 5.45pm, Fri 10am - 10pm

Room 66, Silver, Level 3, SW7 2RL

This display highlights the work of Contemporary British Silversmiths. It includes some of the best silversmiths practising in Britain today.

Dazzle Ship London by Tobias Rehberger

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Dazzle Ship London by Tobias Rehberger

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12 noon – late every day, viewing 24 hours

HMS President (1918), EC4Y 0HJ

As part of 14-18 NOW, German artist Tobias Rehberger wrapped the HMS President (1918) in a stunning new artwork, a contemporary take on the striking ‘dazzle’ patterns in which First World War ships were painted, reminding visitors of the crucial role ships played in the country’s wartime survival.

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

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10am - 5.45pm; Friday 10am - 10pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

Sponsored by Clarks

Childhood ReCollections: Memory in Design

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Childhood ReCollections: Memory in Design

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Mon – Fri 9.00-17.30; Sat 11.00-17.00 and until 20.00 on the last Tuesday of every month.

Roca London Gallery, SW6 2PY

Memory in My Design: Nieto Sobejano and Daniel Libeskind. Nieto Sobejano talk about the 'combinatorial games' they play with recollections to generate design, while Daniel Libeskind discusses memory via a film specially made for the exhibition.

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Straight Jacket Star Jumps

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Straight Jacket Star Jumps

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Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

NOW Gallery, SE10 0SQ

For his NOW Gallery commission, Alex Chinneck’s Straight Jacket Star Jumps is like a ship in a glass bottle. The wound-up 20-metre-long pylon defies logic to fit within the 7 metre-high space. This work complements a 35m upside down pylon balancing on the Peninsula - A Bullet from a Shooting Star.

Palladian Design: the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected

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Palladian Design: the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected

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10am - 5pm, Mon to Sun 10am - 8pm, Tue

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD

From the US Capitol to a 21st century Somerset cowshed and a postmodern Canadian skiing lodge, 'Palladian Design: the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected' introduces Andrea Palladio's design principles and explores how they have been interpreted, copied and re-imagined across time and continents.

Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

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Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics

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10am - 5.45pm; Friday 10am - 10pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Blue-and-white printed ceramics are a pronounced British phenomenon with continued appeal for potters, artists and consumers.
This display features the wide variety of designs and decoration used in blue-and-white printed ceramics in Britain from the 1750s to present day.

Make: Believe, UK Design for Performance 2011-2015

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Make: Believe, UK Design for Performance 2011-2015

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10am - 5.45pm; Friday 10am - 10pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

This display will reveal the diversity of performance design over the last four years and feature work that defines the edges of this global art-form. It will include designs across disciplines – from opera, dance, theatre, to pop music– and across contexts and platforms.

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