A Pleasure not a Bind; Come to Light; From the Shadow to the Light; ReDesign

A Pleasure not a Bind, until 20 January, features the winners and entrants to the 2001 Bookbinding Competition. Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own was the subject of the competition, which was open to students and those working in the field.

Venue: Entrance Hall, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1.

Lighting designer and artist Martin Richman shows installations that conduct and channel light, based on his childhood memories of Southsea fairground and sea-scapes at Come to Light from 12 January until 23 February. Natural and artificial light is used with movement and space in three main installations.

Venue: Aspex Gallery, 27 Brougham Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire P05 4PA.

Woven textiles exploring From the Shadow to the Light are on show from 11 January until 23 February. Recycled materials by Sharon Porteous, tapestries by Sara Brennan and architectural scale pieces from Ptolemy Mann feature.

Venue: Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street, London W1.

ReDesign, features 30 commonplace objects including teabags, toilet rolls and cigarette packaging rethought by leading Japanese designers. The exhibition continues until 3 February.

Venue: Gallery 4, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU.

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