Equality, Accessibility, Availability, Doug Jones, Caeteris Paribus, ASC

Doug Jones’s new series of work revolve around issues of equality, accessibility and availability. Jones’ show Caeteris Paribus weaves together experiences of personal failure of involvement in public events.

I Can’t Go On. I’ll Go On, Ursula Burke, PS2 Project Space, Belfast

PS² is a gallery dedicated to platforming projects of an experimental socio-political nature. The exhibition by renowned artist, Ursula Burke I can’t go on. I’ll go on confirms the gallery’s vision.

Expanded Self-Portraiture, This Unfolds, Ffotogallery

This Unfolds is a milestone in Ffotogallery’s Wish You Were Here programme, which sees them oscillate between their HQ at Penarth’s Turner House and Dairy, as part of a space-sharing arrangement.

Alternative Delights, Branchage Film Festival, Various Locations, Jersey

If you’ve got a boat it is feasible to sail across to France for dinner and be back in time for supper. For those of us that don’t there’s another reason to visit Jersey at this time of year; Branchage Film Festival.

Compulsive, Obsessive, Repetitive, Towner, Eastbourne

Susie MacMurray, Brendan Jamison, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Jill Townsley, Claire Morgan and Henry Seaton produce work that challenges the belief that repetition is purely a means to an end or a device.

Maybe We’ll Be Soldiers, Gawain Barnard, Ffotogallery

This summer, Ffotogallery turns the spotlight onto new photographic and lens-based media work in Wales. In a series of exhibitions and events across two spaces, Turner House, Penarth and The Dairy.

Out of the Dark Room, PhotoIreland 2011, Various Locations, Dublin

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural edition, the Photo Ireland Festival returned to Dublin in 2011 with a bolstered programme and the duration doubled from two weeks to a month.

Opens Today | Briefly Yours | Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov | WAGNER + PARTNER | Berlin

There are some things we only own for a while, without even noticing it. Following on from the acclaimed installation Sidewalk (2009) WAGNER + PARTNER…

Shift | The Arts University College Bournemouth Postgraduate Show Opens Today

Opening today, the highly anticipated Arts University College at Bournemouth postgraduate show features graduates from fine art, photography, graphic design, and many more, runs until…

The Fragile Beauty of Existence | Mathilde Rosier: Necklace of Fake Teeth | Camden Arts Centre | London

Text by Matt Swain Camden Arts Centre hosts the first solo exhibition in the UK by French artist Mathilde Rosier (b. 1973). Renowned for creating…

Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism | V&A | London

Text by Matt Swain This display, which is a forerunner for the V&A’s forthcoming exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990, explores photographs that make reference…

Last Week | Haegue Yang & Felix Gonzalez-Torres | The Sea Wall | Arnolfini | Bristol

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou Setting the haunting installations of Berlin-based Korean artist Haegue Yang against the shimmering undulations of the work of late Cuban artist…

Ryan Gander: Locked Room Scenario | Londonnewcastle Depot | London

Text by Charles Danby There were momentary points of sensory poetic and visual intrigue within Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario, the optical slightness of a…

Mario Merz: What is To Be Done? | Henry Moore Institute | Leeds.

Text by Daniel Potts In Mario Merz’s (b.1925) first solo exhibition in the UK for nearly 30 years, What is To Be Done? presents 12…

Science Vs. Self | See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception | Work Gallery | London.

Text by Karla Evans There is no question to the relentless speed at which technology and science are evolving; it appears in the palms of…

Home, Sweet Home? Bristol & West: Photography by Martin Parr | M Shed | Bristol

Text by Bethany Rex Based in a converted 1950s goods shed, M Shed will exhibit a major retrospective of Martin Parr’s work, shown in Bristol…

Radical Individualism | Callum Morton: In Memoriam | Heide Museum of Modern Art | Melbourne

Text by Emily Bour “This isn’t the right place, why are we at a funeral home?” To have driven the 30 minutes to go to…

Spires and Squires | FLOW | Oxford Canal.

In 2008, the Department for Culture Media and Sport announced the Cultural Olympiad. A four year programme of cultural activity, it includes national and local…

Construction | Destruction | Nostalgia | Memory of a Hope | Ceri Hand Gallery | Liverpool

Text by Kenn Taylor Devised with gallery artist Matthew Houlding, this exhibition at Ceri Hand Gallery draws on a key text by Henri Lefebvre and…

The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, London.

Text by Lyndon Ashmore At first glance the exact shape of things to come suggested by the sculptures included in this exhibition can seem disparate…

Documenting the Political: Belfast Photo Festival, Various Venues.

Text by Angela Darby The Belfast Photo Festival is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The organisers have managed to encompass a large…

The Ethereal & Concrete: Structure & Material, Spike Island, Bristol.

Text by Regina Papachlimitzou Structure & Material brings together three artists who, although engaging in distinctly different sculptural practices, share a similar preoccupation with the…

Profundity & Play: Anish Kapoor: Flashback, Edinburgh College of Art.

Text by Colin Herd Following on from its first incarnation at Manchester Art Gallery in the spring, Anish Kapoor’s touring Arts Council-funded mini-retrospective Flashback is…

Lyrical Images of Life by the Sea: Sea Creatures, Joseph Bellows Gallery, San Diego.

Sea Creatures, an exhibition featuring work from Joni Sternbach, Dana Montlack and Liz Lantz, examines life above, below and around the sea. Featuring tintype portraits…

New Cinematic Experiences: Screen Arts Festival: Picturehouse Cinemas, Nationwide.

The Screen Arts Festival, a brand new cross arts initiative organised by Picturehouse Cinemas, opens this summer. Showcasing a wide range of arts content…

A World-Class City of Bad Taste: Patrick Dalton Explores London’s Darker Side

Understanding and exploring the role of street photography as an agent for social reflection and expression is now more important than ever. However, the dissemination…

Unpicking the Social Language of Music: A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, Chapter, Cardiff.

Text by Luke Healey A Fire in the Master’s House is Set, named after a lyric that is repeated hypnotically throughout Rage Against the Machine’s…

Japanese Modernism:Atsuko Tanaka: The Art of Connecting – Ikon, Birmingham.

Text by Matt Swain The Art of Connecting is the first solo exhibition in the UK by Atsuko Tanaka (1932-2005), one of Japan’s most renowned…

Mariah Robertson

In the run-up to their landmark hosting of the Turner Prize 2011, Baltic, Newcastle, hosted American artist Mariah Robertson’s first solo exhibition.

The Redstone Book of the Eye

Called “a compendium of visual surprise”, Julian Rothenstein’s collection of images is an interesting voyage of exploration.

See Yourself Sensing

Schwartzman has captured the present in this text. Exploring the relationship between the body, design and technology, the book is perplexing and provocative.

Contemporary Art: World Currents

In this comprehensive guide, Terry Smith lays the groundwork for a new approach to contemporary art, emphasising its relationships to all aspects of life.

Wild Abandon

Set on a communal farm in Wales, Wild Abandon follows Kate and her younger brother Albert as they deal with the day-to-day struggles of living in a community outside the status quo.

The Night Circus

A charming blend of fantasy and reality, Morgenstern has created a truly enchanting novel that is fiercely imaginative and cleverly developed.

The Artist of Disappearance

Set in modern India, The Artist of Disappearance is a triptych of novel­las, referring to shadows of the past, drawing on India’s recent history as a backdrop

Shen Wei Dance Arts

Shen Wei Dance Arts presents Re-Triptych as part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival, bringing the sentiments of Asia to the West.

Brian Olive

Two of Everything is an upbeat blend of funk, jazz, soul and psych, layered with rasping brass and syncopated drums.

Submotion Orchestra

Submotion Orchestra’s debut, Finest Hour, combines a sublime cinematic landscape providing a unique take on dubstep, soul and jazz.

The Voluntary Butler Scheme

The Voluntary Butler Scheme is the vehicle for Rob Jones, a singer-songwriter from Dudley. He accompanies himself, with help from friends and his mum.

Shimmering Stars

With an old school rock-and-roll style sound and a wistful, California-dreamy quality, the music of Violent Hearts transports us to the era of the high school dance and dates at the drive-in.

Astrid Williamson

The breathy, ethereal sounding vocals of singer-songwriter Astrid Williamson take centre-stage throughout Pulse – an album best listened to when in a reflective mood.

Roll the Dice

Having gained fans like Caribou and Kieran Hebden, Roll the Dice present an album that is intense and grand in its offering, with an overriding narrativeof urban exploration and experimentation.


FOUND began as an art collective, who played music at their exhibition openings. This experimental spirit carried through to factorycraft, recorded at Chemikal Underground’s own Chem 19 studio.

App Music

Tablets like the iPad are changing the way music is made – not only how it’s recorded, but how it’s released and marketed. We look at a real game-changer.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec

From the director of The Fifth Element, Leon and Joan of Arc, Luc Besson’s latest offering The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec is a movie based on a comic of the same name by Jacques Tardi.

Countdown to Zero

Lucy Walker’s documentary provides a terrifying insight into the world of nuclear weapons and offers a persuasive argument for disarmament.

Outside the Law

Outside the Law is a controversial revisiting of Algeria’s struggle for independence through the eyes of three brothers who lose their home in Algeria.

Bomb It

Bomb It explores the high octane and politically charged world of graffiti and the street artists who feel compelled to make their mark in the world.

My Dog Tulip

Ackerman’s dog, Queenie, came to represent the “ideal friend” who, as an openly gay writer in the 1950s, he was unable to find in the company of people.

No Limits

This year’s Rencontres d’Arles boasts 60 exhibitions and is themed around connections to Mexico from the revolution through to the present day.