If you’re short of something to do with your free time this March, here are some of the best events for arts students for you to look out for.
The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes – from 1 Mar
Taking contemporary art to whole new level, this fantastic exhibition showcases DC Super Heroes (and villains) sculpted by artist, Nathan Sawaya, using millions of Lego bricks.
Opening today (March 1), The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes includes more than 120 exhibits, on show for the world to see in South Bank’s Doon Street car park., close to Waterloo station.
It’s not the first time Nathan has had an exhibition of this kind – back in 2014, his ‘The Art of the Brick’ show was hugely popular. Tickets to the exhibition will set you back £16.50, or £12.50 if you show your student card. We can assure you, it’ll be worth it.
Deutsche Borse Photography Prize 2017 – from 3 Mar
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize celebrates those who have a made an outstanding contribution to European photography over the 12 months prior to the exhibition.
Held annually, this year’s finalists have all investigated ‘questions of truth and fiction, doubt and certainty, what constitutes the real and ideal and the relationship between the observer and the observed.’
The artists shortlisted are Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs. You can see their thought-provoking work for yourself at The Photographers’ Gallery up until June. The winner of this year’s prize will be announced at the exhibition on 18 May.
WOW: Women of the World Festival – 7 – 12 Mar
This year’s Women of the World Festival has a wonderful line-up for all to enjoy, from topical debates and talks, through to informational sessions and even an indoor market.
Highlights include a ‘What does Brexit mean for women?’ debate, the ‘Please Sir Can I Have Some More’ workshop, aiming to empower women to ask for a pay rise, and the Women on the Move awards, celebrating the success of migrant and refugee women.
Although some events are tickets, many are free of change. For those interested in attending more than one event, it’s worth considering a one-day pass or a three-day pass, which cost £22 and £50 respectively. Students will get 50% discount on these prices.
The American Dream: Pop to Present – from 9 Mar
Showcasing work from some of the most celebrated American artists, The American Dream: Pop to Present presents some of the most poignant art pieces from the last 60 years.
Drawing on inspiration from the world around them, the likes of Andy Warhol, Kara Walker and Robert Rauschenberg have all experimented with the art of printmaking and the British Museum is set to host the very best examples of this contemporary art form.
A lot of the work was inspired by huge events in American history, such as JFK’s assassination and Apollo 11. The exhibition will run until mid-June in the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, with tickets priced at £16.50.
42nd Street – from 20 Mar
One of Broadway’s biggest shows is coming to the West End, and is set to call the Theatre Royal Drury Lane home for the foreseeable future.
42nd Street tells the tale of Peggy Sawyer (played by Clare Halse), a performer who heads to Broadway as part of a chorus line in a new show. When the show’s lead performer gets injured, Peggy has the opportunity to step into the spotlight and take over the role.
Featuring the songs ‘We’re in the Money’ and ‘I Only Have Eyes for You’ and starring Grammy Award winner, Sheena Easton, tickets range from £15 to £125.