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Exhibitions in London open on Wed, 30th Sep 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

A rediscovered collection of paintings and drawings by over forty young Zimbabwean artists that have not been exhibited together for almost 70 years. (Ends on Wed, 30th Sep)

2020-09-30
The stars are bright - Zimbabwean art
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings. (Ends on Sun, 4th Oct)

2020-09-30
 Turn It Up: On Paradoxes
A year-long contemporary art programme of new sculptural, installation, video and textile works by ten artists in one of the capital’s largest wetlands.  (Ends on Tue, 6th Oct)

2020-09-30
Wetlands Unravelled
The artist, who worked for more than two decades as a self-employed plumber before discovering glass, has produced a series of highly personal pieces that discuss and investigate the treatment of black people in Britain and the USA. (Ends on Thu, 8th Oct)

2020-09-30
Blown, Bound and Bold at Vessel Gallery
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings. (Ends on Sun, 11th Oct)

2020-09-30
Refugees: Forced to Flee
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests. (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)

2020-09-30
Among the Trees
The exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, samurai armour, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts from the reigns of James I to Her Majesty The Queen. (Ends on Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-09-30
Japan: Courts and Culture
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ends on Sun, 8th Nov)

2020-09-30
Kara Walker
A new look at the extraordinary life and work of the pop art superstar (Ends on Sun, 15th Nov)

2020-09-30
Andy Warhol
Life Through a Royal Lens brings some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Royal Family to Kensington Palace. (Ends on Mon, 23rd Nov)

2020-09-30
Design drawings from the William Morris Gallery collection (Ends on Fri, 15th Jan)

2020-09-30
Works In Progress
This exhibition reunites all six paintings in the Classical myths series for the first time in over four centuries.  (Ends on Sun, 17th Jan)

2020-09-30
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
From designer handbags to despatch boxes, vanity cases to military rucksacks, the exhibition will explore our longstanding fascination with the bag. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2020-09-30
Bags: Inside Out
Showing sculptures by Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf gives an unrivalled opportunity to view them in the context of hard interior and exterior architecture as well as carefully designed outdoor spaces amongst mature trees. (Ends on Sun, 31st Jan)

2020-09-30
Looking Up: Helaine Blumenfeld at Canary Wharf
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape. (Ends on Mon, 8th Feb)

2020-09-30
Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Explore the unique story of the Krios through their history, heritage and culture from the late 18th century to the modern day. (Ends on Sun, 14th Feb)

2020-09-30
The Krios of Sierra Leone