Now that the sun is finally shining it has encouraged PENSONites to get out at the weekend and soak up any sun we can get! What better way to celebrate a London in summer than exploring around all the best exhibitions. Here we select our top picks & our not-to-be-missed artists.

Catch these before they end:

 

The Summer Exhibition at the RA

© Dave Parry

© Photo: Dave Parry

 

Runs until the 20th August 2017. £15.50

The most culturally current, multi-media representation of art being created now by the artists of the future. There’s nothing not to like.

 

Future Forest by Bompass & Parr at Westfield London

© Bompass & Parr

© Bompass & Parr

 

© Bompass & Parr

© Bompass & Parr

 

© Bompass & Parr

© Bompass & Parr

 

Runs from the 15th – 28th August 2017. Free admission

The tantalising duo of Bompass & Parr return with a multi-sensory experience open to the public. Placed in a very urban landscape, this hub looks at the relationship between city dweller & the natural environment & how the two can work together in the future. You’ll discover a fantastical fruit cloud, a mini exhibition showcasing plants that create electricity, the magic of spider silk, and a historic tree circus alongside artefacts, artworks and anecdotes about forests and nature. It promises to be an inspiring visit that will thrill the senses.

 

To squeeze in later:

Playground Structure at Blain Southern

 

© Blain Southern

© Blain Southern

 

© Blain Southern

© Blain Southern

 

© Blain Southern

© Blain Southern

 

Until 16th September 2017. Price TBC

This group artists’ exhibition is a unique & interesting look at structures of public space. It looks in detail at the immediate juxtaposition of grid like structures that signify freedom & children’s play at the same time. It’s an unknowingly inviting look at the playground.

 

Walala x Play by Camille Walala at the Now Gallery

© Camille Walala

© Camille Walala

 

© Camille Walala

© Camille Walala

 

Until 24th September 2017. Admission free but you need to book here.

The greatly anticipated event of the summer. Renowned digital print designer Camille Walala explores bold colours, patterns and reflective surfaces in the form of a vibrant maze. You just need to see it.

 

Fahrelnissa Zeid at the Tate Modern

© Tate

© Tate

 

© Tate

 

Until 8th October 2017. £12.50

Vibrant abstract paintings by Fahrelnissa Zeid who was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d’Group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. These dazzling abstract works are the inspiration for generations of designers alike.

 

Plywood: Material of the Modern World at the V&A

© V&A

© V&A

 

© V&A

© V&A

 

Until 12th November 2017. Free admission

The material that’s having a design moment: plywood. This interesting exhibit looks at the history of this malleable multi-use material & its place in the modern world. It features groundbreaking pieces by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames, alongside an incredible range of objects from planes to skateboards.