The Shape of Colour: Red; Union Blacks; Design: Process, Progress, Practice; A Grand Design: the Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum; Laurence Gartel

Organised by the V&A Museum, The Shape of Colour: Red shows from 15 October until 16 January 2000. The exhibition explores the cultural and psychological associations of the colour in the world of design. Exhibition and graphic design for the event is by Graven Images.

Venue: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3LX.

Union Blacks by graphic designer Colin Graham profiles successful black Britons. The exhibition runs until 31 October.

Contact: Colin Graham on 0171-254 9632.

Venue: Centerprise, 136-138 Kingsland High Street, Hackney, London E8.

Curated by Richard Seymour and the Design Museum, with graphics by David Hillman of Pentagram, Design: Process, Progress, Practice, from 21 October until 3 January 2000, will focus on design successes and failures of the 19th and 20th centuries. A display of ergonomic handles by Smart Design will also be on show.

Venue: Design Museum, Butlers Wharf, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1.

A Grand Design: the Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum uncovers the riches of the V&A and looks at the museum’s past, present and future until 16 January 2000. A book accompanying the exhibition retails at £50 and is published by V&A Publications.

Venue: V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7.

American digital artist Laurence Gartel exhibits work for the first time in the UK until 2 November. Gartel’s work has been used for advertising by Coca-Cola and Absolut Vodka.

Venue: Colville Place Gallery, 1 Colville Place, London W1.

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