EXHIBITIONS

Starting on 1 June is the 229th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The exhibition draws together a selection of international painters, sculptors, printmakers and architects alongside younger and lesser know artists. Many of the works are for sale. Until 10 August.

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1.

If you haven’t done so already, visit the Design Museum’s exhibition The shape of things to come: The culture of the Coca-Cola bottle. The exhibition will review the influence of the Coca-Cola bottle on art and design. Until 26 August.

Venue: The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1.

If that’s not for you, then how about popping in to see English Urban, American Rural at Shillam + Smith? The show features work of two potters and writers from England and the US. Rob Barnard and Julian Stair have collaborated since 1984, but this is the first time they have exhibited together. Their cultural differences are marked but they share a philosophical belief in craft as an intellectual construct of the 20th century, rather than a vehicle of nostalgia. Until 11 July.

Venue: Shillam + Smith, 122 Great Titchfield Street, London W1.

For those of you in Nottingham, the Angel Row Gallery is holding ACE!, an exhibition which brings together acquisitions made for the Arts Council collection over the past five years. Until 12 July.

Venue: Angel Row Gallery, 3 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HP.

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