Looking to add a little culture to your Easter Bank Holiday weekend? Well we've got you covered with our pick of the best art events around London this weekend.
We start with a plug for an event of our own making and that of the wonderful people over at Alisn.org. It's your last chance to take in the work of the 12 artists featured in this year's Tower Hamlets Spring Open. Save this one for a sunny day if the weather co-operates as this exhibition is set in the beautiful Arts Pavilion in Mile End Park, perfect for a stroll by the canals when you've had your fill of art. But hurry! The exhibition ends on Saturday the 7th - details here.
The works of Gina Lundy at the Tower Hamlets Spring Open
Speaking of last chances, David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture closes on April 9th. So get over to the Royal Academy to see vivid landscapes by an artist who believes artists should actually make their own work! Hockney recently stated the use of assistants was an insult to craftsmen - a remark many saw as a swipe at Damien Hirst's use of assistansts to produce his spot paintings, but that the Royal Academy denies was directed at Hirst. But you can be the judge, with Damien Hirst's retrospective showing across the Thames at the Tate Modern.
For those who prefer the Tate Britatin to its Modern sibling, Rise recommends Patrick Keiller's The Robinson Institute. Having just opened at the Tate Britain, The Robinson Institute examines the origins of the financial crisis through a series of changing British landscapes impacted by capitalism.