UK & Programme Partner News: Tyne & Wear, Belfast, Museum of London and V&A

Let’s take a look at the latest shows opening at ITP-affiliated museums across the UK:

Julie Cope, Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry, In its Familiarity, Golden, 2015, tapestry. © Grayson Perry

Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead (part of ITP UK Partner Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums)
Grayson Perry – Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life
Until 28 July 2018
Exhibition of works by British Museum Trustee and 2003 Turner Prize winner, Grayson Perry. This Crafts Council touring exhibition consists of a tapestry diptych that ‘tells the story of Julie Cope – a fictitious Essex ‘everywoman’, who was inspired by the people Perry grew up among.  These artworks represent, in Perry’s words, ‘the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life.’’


Elizabeth Magill, Headland (1), 2017, oil and screenprint on canvas. © Kerlin Gallery

Ulster Museum, Belfast (part of ITP UK Partner National Museums Northern Ireland)
Elizabeth Magill – HEADLAND
11 May – 23 September 2018
HEADLAND is a major exhibition of new work by Elizabeth Magill (born 1959), one of the most intuitive and highly respected painters of her generation. Magill grew up on the north coast of County Antrim, and travels between her studios there and in London. Her work is redolent of her sense of place- the Glens of Antrim- which has preoccupied and informed her relationship with landscape, and her visual response to it.’

Teddy Boys

Henry Grant, A group of ‘teddy boys’ outside a burger bar, 1962. © Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London

Museum of London
London Nights
11 May – 11 November 2018
‘Come with us on a dramatic, nocturnal study of the city. Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, London Nights reveals the capital at night. We display over 200 photographs by 50 artists, ranging from the late 19th century to the present day, some never seen before.’ Click to see the programme of related events.


Protei, autonomous sailing ship that cleans up oil spills, Scoutbots LTD, Cesar Jung-Harada, 2014

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The Future Starts Here
12 May – 4 November 2018
‘From smart appliances to satellites, artificial intelligence to internet culture, this exhibition will bring together more than 100 objects as a landscape of possibilities for the near future.’ More information here.