Material Culture: The Object in British Art of the 1980s and 1990s is now showing at the Hayward Gallery. The artists exhibiting highlight the cultural and social value of objects. The exhibition will include weekly discussions between artists, writers and critics. Until 13 May.

Venue: The Hayward Gallery, South Bank, London SE1.

Retail Innovation takes place at the Business Design Centre from 8 to 10 April. This trade show presents the retail environments of the future as well as show casing the top retail design companies and presenting their latest schemes and products.

Venue: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1.

Alternatively, the 185th exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours starts on 9 April at the Mall Galleries. Work on show will feature leading painters from the UK and overseas, covering a variety of styles from traditional to abstract. Until 1 May.

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Why not visit Belladonna, the Central St Martins graphics exhibition taking place at the Institute of Contemporary Art? Starting on 5 April, the exhibition showcases the work of second- and third-year graphic illustration students. Until 6 April.

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1.

The Six Chapel Row Gallery in Bath is holding a Circle Press retrospective. The exhibition shows the results of joint projects between writers and artists. These include etchings, screenprints and relief prints produced for pop-up books, concertina books, wire books and books that look like boxes or posters. Until 21 April.

Venue: Six Chapel Row Gallery, Bath, BA1 1HN.

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