An exhibition of pop artist Peter Blake’s silkscreen prints is showing from 23 March until 21 April at Alphabet. Contact: www.haywardgallery.org. UK or telephone 020 7921 0837. Venue: Kirkby Gallery, Kirkby Library, Newtown Gardens, Kirkby, Merseyside L32 8RR. Do you mind if I open the window?, until 23 March, features work by five postgraduates in MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, which questions the position of visual practitioners and challenges perceptions of their audience. Venue: Hockney Gallery, RCA, Stevens Building, Jay Mews, Kensington Gore, London SW7. An alternative to the gallery space opens at Seven Worcester Terrace, home of curator Sheelagh O’Donnell. Painters Trevor Bell, Patrick Heron and potter Takeshi Yasuda take up residence until 21 April. Venue: 7 Worcester Terrace, London Road, Bath BA1 6PY. At Red Carpet: Celebrity in the Frame Greg Gorman, Dennis Hopper, Lee Miller and Robert Whitaker show lives of icons through the lens until 1 April. Venue: Eyestorm gallery, 18 Maddox Street, London W1. All will be revealed at Skin Deep – a History of Tattooing, from 22 March until 30 September. Venue: The National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10.
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