Top 10 London Art Exhibitions To See In April

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Top 10 London Art Exhibitions To See In April

We look ahead to London art openings for April and select 10 must-see exhibitions.

A New York Life is on at House of Illustrations. Details below

Ravilious @ Dulwich Picture Gallery (1 April-31 August)
Discover the work and life of Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), who was responsible for the revival of English watercolour painting during the beginning of the 20th century. This major exhibition will focus on his prolific career, started under his teacher Paul Nash at the Royal College of Art. £12.50/£11.50, prebook online suggested

All These Things Belong To You @ V&A Museum (1 April-19 July)
In a time of political elections, the V&A examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and their importance in building up a national collection. The show will focus on the role of design and architecture in defining a civic identity, the public realm and our urban experience. Free admission

A New York Life @ House of Illustrations (1 April-28 June)
See over 70 original artworks by McCauley 'Mac' Conner, one of the defining illustrators of America's golden age of advertising. House of Illustrations is the first gallery here to dedicate an entire exhibition to the influential artist. £7/£5, prebook online suggested

Sonia Delaunay @ Tate Modern (15 April -9 August)
Tate dedicates a major retrospective to Sonia Delaunay, one of the most prominent female artists of the 20th century. During her 60-year-long career, she contributed to the growth of abstract art in Europe through different media including painting, design and textiles. £14.50/£12.70, prebook online suggested

Modigliani @ Estorick Collection (15 April-28 June)
This Italian art gallery dedicates a one-off retrospective to Amedeo Modigliani, who worked at the epicentre of avant-garde experimentation in Paris between 1906 and 1920. The exhibition focuses on his work on paper, espcially drawings and sketches. £5/£3.50, just turn up on the day

Christopher Williams exhibition is on at Whitechapel Gallery. Details below

Deutsche Börse Prize @ Photographers' Gallery (17 April-7 June)
The shortlisted artists for this year's prize are: Nikolai Bakharev, Zanele Muholi, Mikhael Subotzky, Patrick Waterhouse and Viviane Sassen. The photographers use a variety of medium including video, text, objects and wall-based photographic displays. Free admission

Looks @ ICA (22 April-21 June)
How much does the mass digital culture we live in affect our identities? A group of artists investigates this theme through a series of different media: film installation, painting, sculpture and photography. £1, just turn up on the day

Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation @ British Museum (23 April-2 May)
This is the first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia. Discover the lives and traditions of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders through the unique collection of objects and historical material. £10, prebook online suggested

Sony World Photography Awards @ Somerset House (24 April-10 May)
Being the world's largest photography competition, we are sure you won't feel underwhelmed — read our review of last year's awards. £8.50, prebook online suggested

Christopher Williams @ Whitechapel Gallery (29 April-21 June)
American artist Christopher Williams explores the art and history of photography through his work. On his photos you will recognise resonances of  commercial, industrial and instructional photography. Free admission

Find more about what's on in London, visit Londonist's Museum & Galleries and Art & Photography pages.

Last Updated 25 March 2015