THREE QUIRKY EXHIBITIONS
Visit one of these new UK exhibitions showcasing the eccentric in art
Tove Jansson at Dulwich Picture Gallery Chronicling the lives of the mythical, white Moomins was Jansson’s biggest commerical success, but as the first retrospective of her work held in the UK proves, she was also a fine figurative artist (25 October–28 January 2018; dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk).
‘Royal Fabergé’ at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich Although many of Russian jeweller Carl Fabergé’s objets d’art were melted down in Russia after the Bolshevik Revolution, a treasure trove of pieces commissioned by Edward VII survived, and will be displayed in all their glory (14 October–11 February 2018; scva.ac.uk).
‘Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain’ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park This exhibition by Ed Kluz – featuring collages, oil paintings and prints – celebrates curious and fantastical buildings throughout the UK, including a summerhouse in the shape of a pineapple (11 November–25 February 2018; ysp.org.uk).