Dawoud Bey: Portraits is the first major UK exhibition exploring the work of the African-American photographer. The exhibition is part of the Inventing America series and features more than 90 portraits (including street photography). Ends 31 May.

Venue: Concourse Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2.

Oblique Enigmas explores the cultural relationship between Scotland and Africa. Artist Kinsi Addulleh’s work includes drawings, prints, and silk hangings which convey the cross-cultural links of travel and movement. From 14 April until 1 May.

Venue: Dash Gallery, Jack Dash House, 2 Lawn House Close, Marsh Wall, London E14.

Sculptures by Lawrie Simonson are on display until the end of April. The sculptures are made from recycled materials and are based on the theme of wildlife.

Venue: Artewisdom, 41 Windmill Street, London W1.

Over 100 pieces created by the Brewery Arts Craftworkers are displayed at The Cotswold Collection. Work includes decorative wirework by Celestino Valenti and works by Michelle Ohlson and Louise Parry. Showing from 11 April until 16 May.

Venue: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ.

More than 30 designers have created alphabet sculptures and sketches (such as Justus Oehler’s J below) to celebrate the 30th anniversary of sign manufacturer Wood & Wood at Cast of Characters. The show ends 14 May. Alan Fletcher has designed a limited edition book of the show.

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

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