Winter Lights is back at Canary Wharf this year. It's as pretty as ever and here are some of my highlights:
1. The psychedelic Christmas trees by Adam Decolight.
2. The immersive light show 'Submergence' by Squidsoup. Reminded me of a Kusama infinity room.
3. Oskar Krajewski's fabulous city made from recycled materials.
4. Stuart Langley's beating hearts reflected in the water below.
5. The colourful spinning Prismatica by Raw Design.
6. The 'Last Parade' of animals by Alexander Reichstein.
The festival runs from 5-10pm every evening until 26 January.
London Art Fair is now open, until 20 January, and here are a few of my highlights from the fair. In order:
1. Reflected in a work by Su Blackwell so it looks like I'm towering over her paper cut out house in the woods. It's at the Long & Ryle stand.
2. A fantastic installation made up of used and unused napkins to reflect the artist's remembered and forgotten memories. It's by Ilkwon Yoon with Chiara Williams Contemporary.
3. A digital collage of different architectures by Emily Allchurch with GBS Fine Art.
4. Sardines leap for freedom from their cans. By Jack Milroy with Art First.
5. The fair at possibly the quietest it's going to be.
Love the abstract figures painted by Robert Muntean in his show at Rosenfeld Porcini gallery in Fitzrovia. Based on photographs, these paintings are filled with expression and are aesthetically beautiful. The exhibition runs until 9 February.
A massive hare stands at the head of a table hosting a tea party where a fluffy sheep and a cabbage with legs are guests. A giant metal cricket doubling as a wine cooler looks on. Head down the Mayfair rabbit hole at Ben Brown Fine Arts and enter this surreal and fantastical exhibition. The works cross art and design, are by Claude and the late François-Xavier Lalanne. The show runs until 15 February.
Today is the last day to catch Art Rooms at Meliá White house. It's a unique art fair where each participating artist gets a hotel room to display their work. Pictured here is the work of Michelle Loa Kum Cheung who creates artworks on wood and paper using pyrography (etching by burning).
Let's reverse Brexit. One floor of The Photographers' Gallery has been turned into Operation Earnest Voice's Brexit division. It's a propaganda office of an online influencing agency with the sole mission to reverse Brexit. For this weekend only, people can visit this satirical office, talk to them about their mission and find out how we've all been manipulated by social media. It's the brainchild of artist Jonas Lund.
'I'm gonna drive like I've never been hurt' is the playful title of this painting by Audun Alvestad. A solo show of his work has just opened at Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery in Wandsworth. The exhibition runs until 2 February.
This fun sign may be found in the fascinating World Gallery of @hornimanmuseum in Forest Hill. It gives the distances to various points around the world and is apt given the gallery contains fascinating artefacts from every continent.
Enjoyed the opening of the FBA Futures exhibition at Mall Galleries last night. A varied selection of excellent work. The most eye catching one was this assortment of spinning legs surrounded by bear traps by Lucy Gregory. Visitors can grab the crank and give it a spin. The exhibition runs until 19 January.