As the summer sun fades we’ve been looking for the best exhibitions to visit this Autumn to keep us busy. From fascinating journeys through time at the Natural History Museum and Museum of London to stepping onto a fully immersive moving artwork in Liverpool, read on to discover our must-see exhibitions for this half of 2016.
1. Colour and Vision, through the eyes of nature.
Where: The Natural History Museum, London When: till November 6th 2016 Follow a 565-million-year journey through the eyes of nature. Uncover how vision first evolved and how colour in animals suddenly became the difference between life and death. Marvel at nature’s spectacular palette and see how a rainbow of pigments and iridescence can be used as a warning, a disguise or even an irresistible invitation. Colour in nature is a big influence for art, design and innovation. The exhibition features more than 350 rarely seen specimens, from beautiful birds to fossils of the first organisms with eyes as well as a host of interactive experiences. More info here.
2. Fire Fire
Where: Museum of London, London When: Until 17th April 2017
Discover London before, during and after the Great Fire of 1666 in an interactive exhibition marking the 350th anniversary of this infamous disaster. Experience the destruction of London through the eyes of people who were there at the time, explore the evidence for yourself and find out how the city rose from the ashes in this interactive exhibition. More info here.
3. Drawing Attention | Rare Works on Paper 1400-1900
Where: Scottish National Gallery When: Until 3rd January 2017 Spanning five centuries of superb draughtsmanship, this exhibition puts the spotlight on some exceptional but less well-known treasures from the Gallery’s drawings collection. Selected for their rarity, beauty and in some cases their quirkiness, many of these drawings have never been displayed before. The names may be unfamiliar, but the works speak for themselves. More info here.
4. Everybody Razzle Dazzle
Where: Tate Liverpoool, Albert Dock, Liverpool. When: Until 31st December 2016 Step aboard a moving artwork! Travelling on Snowdrop you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the history of dazzle – a painting technique employed to camouflage British ships – and the role that Liverpool’s much loved Mersey Ferries took in the First World War in a special on-board display. More info here.
5. Mladen Bizumic, The Picture Made After the Last Picture
Where: Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales. When: Until 5th February 2017 A must-visit for photography enthusiasts, Mladen Bizumic is part of MOSTYN’s ongoing ‘Conversation Series’ focusing on the company Kodak, a primary point of exposure in Bizumic’s work, and pictures the transition from film-based photography to digital imaging. More info here.
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Source: The Natural History Museum, London. Museum of London, London. Scottish National Gallery. Tate Liverpoool. Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales.