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Making It / Faking It: Copies, homages, pastiches: Until 23 January
This engaging contemporary themed open exhibition explores and questions notions of originality and authenticity by presenting copies of famous influential artworks in a range of media, alongside reverent homages and playful postmodern pastiches.
Journeys - Stories of the World:
29 January - 22 May
Taking the personal effects of explorer Sir Richard Burton as inspiration, this exhibition investigates the theme of journeys through contemporary art interventions created by local young people and artists from around the world. Journeys is part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World which presents exciting new museum exhibitions across the UK, created by young people.
28 May - 2 October
This exhibition from the Bethlem Royal Hospital Collection showcases the work of English Victorian painter Richard Dadd, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail. The exhibition traces his journey through the Middle East and the onset of his illness, his work while at Bethlem Royal Hospital and his later work at Broadmoor.
Flux, Flow, Flight: Art in Motion open:
8 October - January 2012
From the birth of Futurism in the 1910s, artists have sought to capture speed and motion in the visual arts and convey the multi-sensory dynamism of modern life. This contemporary open exhibition explores the physical motion of the human and animal form, machines, technology, and the bustle of urban existence.
Orleans House Gallery and Stables Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ
Summer (April- September)
Winter (October - March)
Nearest train stations are St. Margarets and Twickenham.
Nearest tube is Richmond.
Buses from Richmond train station: 33, 490, H22, R68, R70.
Alight at Marble Hill Park (Crown pub).
Wheelchair access: Orleans House Gallery ground floor, Octagon Room, Coach House, Stables Gallery, North Stables cafe and heritage display.
Limited free parking in grounds for gallery / cafe / functions use only.
Vehicle access via Orleans Road only.
Stables Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham
Until 16 January
This imaginative exhibition displays the results of an artist-led community project delivered in partnership with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. These creative interpretations are inspired by the living collection and man-made heritage of Kew and the fascinating story of Marianne North, who travelled around the world in search of botanical treasures.
Richmond Printmakers at 20:
20 January - 20 March
Richmond Printmakers mount an anniversary exhibition to celebrate twenty years of creative activity. They display work by their many members past and present, and offer a series of workshops for adults and children demonstrating the many different methods of printmaking.
The World We Live In:
24 March - 8 May
Share the creative vision of young people as they take their first steps in the creative industries. This exhibition, curated by Diploma students presenting their peers' work, promises an inspiring, though-provoking selection.
12 May - 3 July
The extraordinary exuberance of the natural world and the history of man's survival in Antarctica have inspired the 7 artists who comprise Deep South. They have captured the wild, icy beauty of this unimaginably remote continent in paint, ceramic, photography and print.
British Tapestry Group - Woven Threads:
7 July - 23 October
An exciting and diverse range of collectable woven tapestry pieces. Sounding a resonant message on the nature of contemporary tapestry weaving, this exhibition is presented by The British Tapestry Group which has members across the UK and internationally.
Twickenham Art Circle:
27 Oct - Early January 2012
This vibrant group exhibition from the Twickenham Art Circle presents a wide range of media and styles. It features the powerful and emotional element of colour as it occurs naturally in all forms of life and artificially in the manmade environment.
Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond
Picturing Science open:
Until 26 February
Scientists use an abstract language of signs to visualise and explain the invisible forces, relationships and processes which make up their world. Artists similarly create images to analyse and communicate meaning. What happens when these two systems of representation collide and intersect?
Transported: Posters for the Thames
5 March - 28 May
The Arcadian Thames landscape has long attracted visitors with its offer of grand historic houses, picturesque gardens and sporting leisure. London Transport posters, created by leading artists of their day, have long celebrated this rural respite within easy reach of the metropolis. This exhibition showcases historic examples as well as new interpretations created by local young people.
4 June - 27 August
Bourne's paintings are conventional landscapes, still lifes and combinations representing the changing seasons and times of day. Works stress the tactile and textural qualities of natural and manufactured objects. They explore Bourne's interest in the natural world and the human impact on the environment.
Brave New Worlds: Utopias/Dystopias open: 3 September - 5 November
For two millennia, artists have depicted idyllic Arcadian Edens and cataclysmic scenes of Judgement Day. This exploration of idealised Utopias and dark Dystopias endures. Contemporary artists present visionary landscapes and flights of fantasy revealing our hopes and fears of possible worlds and possible futures.
12 November - 15 January 2012
Twickenham-born artist, record producer, DJ and filmmaker Jem Panufnik's highly distinctive artwork, particularly for pioneering underground label Finger Lickin' Records, combines comic book cool with a heavy dose of humour. This explosive exhibition brings together his finest examples of sleeve art, animation and sculpture.
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, TW9 1JP