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Our weekly round-up of things we like on the Design Week news desk.

Marianne Faithfull’s Innocence and Experience

William Blake, Pity
William Blake, Pity

Sixties icon Marianne Faithfull is co-curating an exhibition with Tate Liverpool, Innocence and Experience, which takes inspiration from the singer-songwriter’s life in the public eye. Featuring work by William Blake, Lucian Freud and Richard Hamilton, the exhibition also explores ideas of dark eroticism found in her music.

Swinging London 67 Poster, Richard Hamilton
Swinging London 67 Poster, Richard Hamilton

 Innocence and Experience will run from 21 April – 2 September at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3

Thomas Demand – The Dailies

Thomas Demand, Hocker
Thomas Demand, Hocker

 This weekend sees the opening of Berlin-based artist Thomas Demand’s exhibition The Dailies at London’s Spruth Magers gallery. Demand’s photographs depict re-enactments of familiar places that often have social and political connotations. For The Dailies, Demand took camera-phone pictures of peculiar arrangements of objects he stumbled on, which were then recreated using paper and card, and re-photographed.

Thomas Demand, Becker
Thomas Demand, Becker

The Dailies runs from 14 April – 19 May at Spruth Magers, 7A Grafton Street, London, W1S

Thomas Demand, Klammern
Thomas Demand, Klammern

 Animate the Animals

animation competition
animation competition

 If you choose to ignore the dictum about not working with animals – and are a dab hand at animation – the Natural Selection Animation Competition could be right up your street. To mark the opening of artist Dave White’s forthcoming Natural Selection exhibition at The Hospital Club Gallery, TalentHouse and Artrepublic have launched a competition for animators to work with White to bring the animals to life. Best get cracking though – the deadline is 24 April

Dave White
Dave White

For more information visit http://www.talenthouse.com/animate-for-dave-white

Bourne(mouth) This Way

Maria Karillna for ExhibitME
Maria Karillna for ExhibitME

An exhibition opening next weekend in Bournemouth will see work from pupils in years seven, eight and nine from the Bourne Academy showing their work – offering an insight into the artists of the future. The show, entitled ExhibitME, aims to show how creative the youth of Bournemouth is – and media ranges from animation to painting to dance.

ExhibitME takes place on 22 April at the Littledown Centre, Chaseside,   Bournemouth BH7

ExhibitME poster
ExhibitME poster

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