Exhibitions

A showcase of art, design and clothing by the Big Shoe Corp takes place on 23 April. The group will display a combined range of photography, graphics and film with fashion and website design.

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, Piccadilly London W1.

Earth, Smoke and Fire, are the inspirations for artists Peter Chatwin, Pamela Martin and Garbriele Koch. Their work can be seen from 20 April until 2 June.

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

Open Up, an exhibition featuring the creative potential of direct mail is on display at Artomatic, from 25 April until 3 May.

Venue: Artomatic, 13-14 Great Sutton Street, London EC1.

Sign UK 2001, from 24-26 April, features seminars, a history of signage and an exhibitor product theatre showing the latest in new technologies.

Contact: the hotline on 0870 429 4416 or visit www.signuk.com for further details.

Venue: Hall 2, NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Charles and Sadie Dixon-Spain will open their home as a space for young designers and artists to exhibit their work (Vanity by Sue Lishman shown). Furniture, photography, illustration, lighting and sculpture show at DS4Art from 20-22 April.

Contact: the website at www.designspace4.com for further information.

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