The Metalanguage series continues at the Barbican with the silverwork of Cara Murphy. Murphy’s work questions the boundaries of functional tableware, and her work evolves from her research into engineering structures such as bridges. Until 13 April.

Venue: The Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2.

Or if that’s not for you, how about visiting the Ideal Home Exhibition for the New Designers in Business stand? On display are various metal animals by Oenone Randall (pictured here), interlocking storage units by Helen Allen, rugs by Lorraine Statham and furniture by Robert Kilvington. Until 6 April.

Venue: Ideal Home Exhibition, Earls Court, Warwick Road, London SW5.

Alternatively, the latest exhibition on show at architectural firm Shillam+Smith is Irredeemable Skeletons – the ones that got away. Work by 24 artists from Europe and the US is on display, much of which may have never seen the light of day, but has been held on to by the artist; for example, Rose Finn-Kelcey’s architectural model for a cancelled installation in Dublin and Susan Hiller’s drawing of the aura found around human hands. Until 16 May.

Venue: Shillam+Smith, 122 Great Titchfield Street,

London W1.

Photographer and digital illustrator Hannah Gal is exhibiting work undertaken over a period of five years. The show features a mixture of personal work and commissions for Amnesty International and the NSPCC. Until 30 April.

Venue: Cyberia Café, 39 Whitfield Street, London W1.

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