Over 300 galleries throughout the UK are launching new exhibitions and special activities to celebrate

Gallery Week 1999, running from 17-25 July.

Contact: the GW99 website at www.engage.org or telephone Engage on 0171-278 8382.

New work 1999: Louise Hardy is an exhibition showing as part of the Greenwich and Docklands Festival until 30 July. The Wharf Series features five large and dramatic, colour saturated cityscape paintings alongside a series of drawings of Canary Wharf, the Dome and dockside cranes.

Venue: The Space, 269 West Ferry Road, London E14.

1980s Pop Icons is a photographic retrospective by Mike Prior and David Levine, showing until 23 July. The 60 prints exhibited are a reminder of a decade littered with kitsch one-hit wonders and world famous pop superstars.

Venue: Tom Blau Gallery, 21 Queen Elizabeth Street, Butlers Wharf, London SE1.

Summer in the City II exhibits the work of a group of artists from Workplace Art until 27 August. The exhibition aims to put visitors in the holiday mood with images of views around Southwark.

Venue: SE1 Gallery, 64 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1.

The Photography of Brian Harris exhibits work from a 30-year career covering the European political scene, from humble beginnings as a Fleet Street messenger boy to first photographer with The Independent. The exhibition runs until 18 September.

Venue: Photofusion, 17a Electric Lane, Brixton, London SW9.

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