Friday 2 August
A reminder to all designers participating in the fifth annual International Brand Packaging Awards: the deadline for entries is 5 August. Entries should be posted to 1562 First Avenue, Suite 344, New York NY 10028.
Saturday 3 August
For those of you who missed Is Minty A Man? when it was on in Newcastle, the exhibition has now transferred to Manchester. On display is graphic work by Vaughan Oliver and v23. Work ranges from record sleeves, CDs and pop posters to designs for Ray Gun magazine and television commercials for Microsoft, Converse and Sony. Until 15 September.
Venue: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH.
Details: 0161-228 2463.
Sunday 4 August
To coincide with the year of the British car industry, Autogirls is a photographic exhibition profiling women who love their cars. Photographer Ming de Nasty documents stories of unknown and well-known chicks from the Midlands. Until 16 August.
Venue: Light House, The Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT.
Details: 01902 716055.
Monday 5 August
To celebrate his 75th birthday, a selection of Mark Gerson’s photographs of the literati is on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Gerson is associated with portraits of writers from Betty Miller, JB Priestley and Ted Hughes to Ben Okri, as well as work for Tatler magazine and book jackets for Faber and Faber. Until 13 October.
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2.
Details: 0171-306 0055.
Tuesday 6 August
Or how about seeing rare prints by John Piper? The exhibition at Marlborough Graphics focuses on Piper’s prints spanning the Thirties to the early Nineties. It includes some of his less-known work such as his theatre designs, screen prints and photographs. Until 9 August.
Venue: Marlborough Graphics, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1.
Details: 0171-629 5161.
Wednesday 7 August
Alternatively, you could visit the exhibition Fibre Art: Hang It! On display are works by seven textile artists, with embroidery, paper and mixed media works by Louise Baldwin, textile installations by Ruriko Watanabe, and Michael Brennand Wood’s work with paper, wood and fabric. Until 21 August.
Venue: The Brewery, Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4HE.
Details: 01539 725133.
Thursday 8 August
For those of you on your hols in Cornwall, don’t forget the Tate Gallery at St Ives. Currently on display are paintings by Mark Rothko, one of the most well-known Abstract Expressionists. The display highlights all aspects of his paintings and work of other artists working at the same time, including Franz Kline. Until 3 November.
Venue: Tate Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG.
Details: 01736 796226.
Sunday 18 August
Why not visit the Manchester furniture show at the G-Mex Centre? Included in the show is furniture, accessories, fabrics and bedroom areas. Until 21 August.
Venue: G-Mex, Windmill Street, Manchester M2 3GX.
Details: 0171-724 0851.