12th – 13th November, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
With over 2,500 attendees each year, Offset has fast become one of the world’s most inspirational, educational and vocational conferences for the design and creative industries.
This is the first time Offset has put on an event in London (usually it’s held in Dublin) and has a great line up of speakers including; Graphic Thought Facility, Seb Lester, Made Thought, Mother, Vince Frost and Morag Mysercough.
More info: www.iloveoffset.com
THE ART OF PING PONG
6th – 25th November, KK Outlet, London
The Art of Ping Pong is an exhibition of Ping Pong bats painted by artists and illustrators, the bats will be auctioned off to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Artists include: Rob Lowe (Supermundane), Marion Deuchars, Malika Favre, Anthony Burrill and Kate Forrester.
More info: www.theartofpingpong.co.uk
EINE ‘YOUR NOT MY TYPE’
Ends 22nd November, Stolenspace Gallery, London
Solo exhibition by Ben Eine, one of the most renowned names in British street art.
Eines unique style can be seen around the world. Producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colourful work has transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm as well as his home city of London. Through his unique combination of colour, size, and style, Eines words and letters become abstract pieces in their own right.
More info: www.stolenspace.com
ROB LOWE/SUPERMUNDANE, SIGNS & SYMBOLS
Ends 23rd November, The Book Club, London
Rob Lowe, also known as Supermundane, uses line and colour to elicit human reactions to abstract works.
With Signs & Symbols, his largest show to date, the title hints at meaning that is often left ambiguous. Lines connect and intersect, confounding expectation and creating movement and depth. Colours are unashamedly bright and filled with optimism and life; often clashing
On until 13 December, Royal Academy of Arts
Ai Weiwei became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career.
With typical boldness, the chosen works explore a multitude of challenging themes, drawing on his own experience to comment on creative freedom, censorship and human rights, as well as examining contemporary Chinese art and society.
More info: www.royalacademy.org.uk
On until 19th December, Made North Gallery, Sheffield
An exhibition of work by the design studio Spin. The exhibition will not only show Spin’s outputs, inspirations, processes and self-initiated work, but you will also provide the opportunity to view a museum-standard collection of historical graphic design poster and ephemera, as well as the complete library of Unit Editions books.
More info: www.madenorthgallery.co.uk
THE WORLD GOES POP
On until 24th January, Tate Modern
Tate Modern tells the global story of pop art, breaking new ground along the way, and revealing a different side to the artistic and cultural phenomenon.
From Latin America to Asia, and from Europe to the Middle East, this explosive exhibition connects the dots between art produced around the world during the 1960s and 1970s, showing how different cultures and countries responded to the movement.
Politics, the body, domestic revolution, consumption, public protest, and folk – all will be explored and laid bare in eye-popping Technicolor and across many media, from canvas to car bonnets and pinball machines.
The exhibition will reveal how pop was never just a celebration of western consumer culture, but was often a subversive international language of protest – a language that is more relevant today than ever.
More info: www.tate.org.uk