Royal portrait painter Christian Furr and legendary rock and roll photographer Gered Mankowitz collaborate in a merging of minds and methods. Gered Mankowitz has photographed The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Kate Bush and Marianne Faithfull amongst others over a forty year career. Using selected images from his archives, Gered applies colour

Before last weeks apocalyptic snow fall, which made us never want to venture outside again, we were invited to the preview of Ikon Galleries latest exhibition. Two very different exhibitions by two artists born almost 200 years apart but with one constant theme strongly connecting the two and tying them

RBSA, Birmingham until 26th August More A collection of oil paintings by new Associate, Francesca Currie, that combine traditional techniques of the Old Masters with a contemporary viewpoint. Francesca if a figurative artist specialising in portraiture and still life. She graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts in 2012 and went on to

Wolverhampton Art Gallery is now working with Charlotte Hodes to commission an ambitious, large-scale installation that will take the form of a 12-metre long ceramic frieze. The visually powerful new work will consists of 122 individual wall-mounted ceramic pieces, arranged to create a single image that combines elegant historic patterns with

New Art Gallery, Walsall Floor 3 Until 03rd September 2017 £: Free Soheila Sokhanvari is an Iranian-born artist whose multidisciplinary work weaves layers of political histories with strange, humorous and mysterious narratives. Sokhanvari is interested in the use of metaphor to speak about inexpressible events, particularly with reference to Iran. Magic realism and the use of metaphor

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham Tower Room Until 03rd September £: Free John Stezaker, renowned for his smart conceptualism and use of appropriation through collage, was arguably the first postmodernist to show at Ikon in the 1980s. His video Horse (2012) will be screened in Ikon’s Tower Room. It consists of 3600 images of various horses from a side

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham Wednesday 26 July | 6.00pm t0 8.00pm £: Free (Booking essential) The White Review is a London-based arts and literature quarterly magazine, featuring fiction, essays, artwork, poetry, and interviews with writers and artists. Readings by recent contributors Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Julianne Pachico and Richard O’Brien will celebrate the publication of their