Pop down to the Royal Academy of Arts to see the exhibition of 21 paintings by colourist abstract artist Gillian Ayres. The display focuses on her career from 1959 to 1996. Also on show is an exhibition of work by the British Brutalist architect Denys Lasdun. This retrospective reviews his major projects including the National Theatre, Hallfield School, Keeling House and the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg. Until 2 March.

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

If photography is more your thing, then how about The Goddesses, which celebrates the work of society photographer Madame Yevonde? One of the few female photographers in the first half of the century, Yevonde rose to fame with her unusual portraits. Until 15 February.

Venue: Tom Blau Gallery, 21 Queen Elizabeth Street, London SE1.

Lighting and furniture feature in Spinning Lights and Turning Tables, an exhibition by Ralph Ball. Ball, who previously worked with Norman Foster, was the innovator of suspended low voltage lighting. He explores themes around modern design and re-invents them. Until 26 February.

Venue: Concord Gallery, 175 High Holborn, London WC1.

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