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A Gillian Wearing exhibition brings together work from the past 15 years while Wartime Europe looks at stories from the Second World War

Issue No. 2301

Gillian Wearing

Exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London E1 7QX, until 17 June. £9.50/£7.50

This exhibition takes a look at the films and photographs of artist Gillian Wearing. It brings together work from the past 15 years.

Visitors enter an installation in the style of a film set, showcasing photographs and films in front and back stage areas.

Highlights include a striking photograph of the artist posing as her younger self, Self-Portrait at 17 Years Old (2003) and Dancing in Peckham (1994), a film of Wearing dancing in the middle of a shopping mall.


Wartime Europe

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, until 1 July. Free

Between November 1938 and September 1939 some 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Europe came to Britain on the Kindertransport trains.

Many never saw their families again. This exhibition shows moving original stories and images from some of those who settled in Wales.


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