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SLUICE

15th to 16th October 2011

SLUICE is both exhibition space and platform for discussion and creation. Featuring an open layout for expansive installations, performative works and screenings including a multifaceted supporting programme consisting of a preview breakfast, panel discussions, art-making educational activities for children and young people and artist publishing bookstands.

The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso

13 October 2011 – 15 January 2012

This exhibition explores the rich, intriguing and varied territory of Spanish drawings, a field that remains relatively little known. The Courtauld Gallery holds one of the most important collections of Spanish drawings outside Spain, totalling approximately 100 works ranging from the 16th to the 20th centuries.

Perry Grayson: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman


Extended to 26 February 2012

Grayson Perry curates an installation of his new works alongside objects made by unknown men and women throughout history from the British Museum’s collection.

He’ll take you to an afterlife conjured from his imaginary world, exploring a range of themes connected with notions of craftsmanship and sacred journeys – from shamanism, magic and holy relics to motorbikes, identity and contemporary culture.

OMA/ Progress

6th October 2011 - 19th February 2012

'It’s very rare that an architecture show lifts the spirits or manages to raise a laugh. Yet, despite the seriousness of most of its work, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture’s pseudo-retrospective, Progress, is full of generosity and honesty' Ossian Ward, Time Out

'A display of fierce energy and intelligence’ Observer