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until 14 Jun 2020

Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

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Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers Guild. Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life in 1970 as a small section of a single shop in Chelsea’s Kings Road. The brand has since evolved and grown into a global enterprise, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes.  Out of the Blue unravels Tricia Guild’s unique and creative approach, focussing in on her inspiration, her intuitive design methodology and the techniques, processes and materials used.

Venue: Fashion and Textile Museum
until 31 May 2020

Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age

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Share a knowing look with mischievous eavesdroppers and peer behind the doors of 17th-century Dutch households……..From illicit goings-on in servants’ quarters to portraits of high society, Nicolaes Maes captured life upstairs and downstairs in the Dutch Golden Age.  Starting his career as one of Rembrandt’s most talented pupils, this exhibition – the first in the UK devoted to Maes – charts the artist’s rise to fame.

Venue: National Gallery
until 28 Jun 2020

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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 The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.
Venue: National Portrait Gallery
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Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk

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This exhibition will present the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment from the 1660s to the present day, both in Japan and the rest of the world.

Venue: Victoria & Albert Museum
until 25 May 2020

AUBREY BEARDSLEY

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The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years

Aubrey Beardsley shocked and delighted late-Victorian London with his sinuous black and white drawings. He explored the erotic and the elegant, the humorous and grotesque, winning admirers around the world with his distinctive style.

Venue: TATE BRITAIN