Tony Cragg, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
This is the biggest exhibition to date by sculptor and 1988 Turner Prize winner Tony Cragg. It features new sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of his practice. From small scale to the monumental, highlights include the sculpture Minster, which greets visitors in the first space of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Underground Gallery.
Until 3 September 2017. www.ysp.co.uk
Shape the Future, NCAD, Dublin
This group show features 20 designer makers who have been awarded Future Makers prizes and development funding in the last seven years. Featuring fashion, jewellery, accessories, textiles, furniture, product, glass, ceramics and leather, the exhibition explores links between making today and what it might mean to be a maker in the future.
Until 20 March 2017. www.ncad.ie
Peter McDonald, Kate MacGarry, London
The title of this show – ‘Mushrooms of Language’ – comes from an essay by Henry Munn in the book Hallucinogens and Shamanism, in which he describes the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms among the Mazatec Indians of Mexico. McDonald’s paintings offer a similarly distorted perspective, playing with pictorial space to ultimately disorientate the viewer. His work is influenced by real life experiences, be it waiting in line for the Eurostar or having a blocked kitchen sink.
Until 8 April 2017. www.katemacgarry.com
Stuart Robinson, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth
This exhibition of sculptural installations features frameworks, structures and illuminated elements that utilise signage, props, scale and model-making. Intended to explore our shared experience of the everyday, Robinson’s work is influenced by 1950s America and the optimism conveyed through advertising and imagery.
Until 5 April www.plymouthart.ac.uk
Mark Wallinger Mark, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; DCA, Dundee
Mark Wallinger is known for creating a wide variety of work that encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, performance and public art. This show in Edinburgh and Dundee – Wallinger’s first in Scotland – focuses on his newest body of work, the large-scale id Paintings, which explore the importance of naming, marking and symmetry in the artist’s work. As well as the new paintngs, the show also includes a selection of Wallinger’s films, sculpture and wall-based work.
Until 4 June www.fruitmarket.co.uk
1. Tony Cragg, Caldera, 2008. Photo: Michael Richter; Courtesy: the artist.
2. Pierce Healy, Jewellery Delivery System (patent pending). Courtesy: NCAD Gallery
3. Peter McDonald, Mushrooms of Language, 2016. Courtesy: Kate MacGarry
4. Stuart Robinson, Promontory. Photo: Phillip Buchan; Courtesy: Plymouth College of Art
5. Mark Wallinger, According to Mark (detail), 100 chairs, string, marker pen, steel eye, 2010. Collection of: De Pont Museum, Tilburg; Courtesy: the artist and Hauser & Wirth