Degree Show; Photography; Books

Frogs, dogs, cats and parrots are enshrined as sculptures, paintings and drawings at Perfect Pets, which continues until 13 August.

Venue: Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath, BA1 1HN.

Three generations of artists show their work at Experiment Experiência: Art in Brazil 1958-2000 from 28 July until 21 October. The exhibition includes work by Tunga and Ernesto Neto.

Venue: The Museum of Modern Art, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford OX1 1BP.

Francis Alÿs, Rafael Ortega, Pierre Huyghe, Beat Streuli and Gillian Wearing present their personal responses to the city at Birmingham until 2 September.

Venue: Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS.

Painter and illustrator Alan Baker, who has established a high profile through book covers for Roddy Doyle novels and illustrations for Bill Bryson’s column in the Sunday Telegraph, shows figurative work from 30 July until 29 August.

Venue: Pentagram Gallery, 11 Needham Road, London W11.

The Royal Overseas League is hosting its annual ROSL Arts Scholars Exhibition until 6 September. The exhibition will display the work of young Commonwealth artists.

Venue: Overseas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1.

Degree Show

Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College will be calling Last Orders on this year’s degree shows with an exhibition of visual communications from 28 July until 2 August.

Venue: The Loading Bay Gallery, Dray Walk, Brick Lane, London E1.


Kathryn Faulkner and Graham Murrell capture the elusive and ever-changing quality of light at Kettle’s Yard at Light Spells from 28 July until 23 September.

Venue: Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ.

Fay Godwin displays work at Landmarks: A Retrospective alongside Reporting the World: John Pilger’s great eyewitness photographers. Both exhibitions show from 26 July until 30 September.

Venue: Barbican Gallery, Level 3, Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2.


Alan Fletcher has spent a lifetime collecting useless scraps of information that take his fancy. The book The Art of Looking Sideways, published on 28 July by Phaidon, distills all this ‘stuff’ into a quirky, witty and entertaining read. The book is loosely arranged in 72 ‘chapters’ that explore the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. The book retails at £24.95.

Contact: 020 7843 1000.

In Weekend Utopia – Modern Living in the Hamptons, Alastair Gordon looks at the modest beach houses and modern mansions of New York’s beach resorts; the US east coast’s most fashionable summer haven. The book is published by Princeton Architectural Press and retails at £30.

Contact: www.papress.com for further information.

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