Fabric, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London
This exhibition curated by powerhouse duo Day and Gluckman weaves an intriguing journey across current ‘fabric’ trends. Artists may have wrapped, knitted and woven for centuries but this show illustrates there is still much to be explored using the medium. Featuring work by Malina Busch, Dexter Dymoke, Henry Hussey, Bruce Ingram, Sara Impey, Lauren Kelly, Nigel Massey, and Liz Rideal.
Until 1 October, www.collyerbristow.com/art-gallery
Katie Paterson, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
Another exhibition knitting lines across time and space. Scottish artist Katie Paterson is renowned for mixing art with cosmology, and here she presents Fossil Necklace (originally part of a solo show at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, for which she was awarded the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award) which seeks to capture the history of our planet in a single string of beads.
Until 27 September, www.inglebygallery.com
Franz West: Where is my Eight?, The Hepworth, Wakefield
This is the first major UK survey of Franz West’s work since his death two years ago and it doesn’t disappoint. Based on a rather loose chronology, the show features furniture, sculpture, videos and works on paper from different periods. Also featured is an exploration of West and Barbara Hepworth’s work.
Until 14 September, www.hepworthwakefield.org
Jo Coupe, Workplace, Gateshead
Ever felt a little uncomfortable stood next to high voltage power cables? Jo Coupe’s exhibition doesn’t quite recreate that feeling, but it is imbued with a similar sort of uneasiness. Her installation, After the rain, re-presents an audio recording of power cables traversing the woodland in west Gateshead; not quite as simple as it sounds.
Until 19 July, www.workplacegallery.co.uk
Richard Slee: Work and Play Exhibition, Tullie House, Carlisle
The ceramic revival continues apace with this new show by Richard Slee. Featuring 50 works created over the last 10 years, the show is divided into two themes – one about work, DIY and tools and the other around play and games. Also worth checking out are the associated family workshops plus a lecture on curation.
Until 14 September, www.tulliehouse.co.uk
Selections chosen by Jack Hutchinson