Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, V&A, London
After being postponed last summer, the V&A’s long-awaited Alice in Wonderland-themed exhibition is opening this weekend. “A wonderful tumble down the rabbit hole,” according to The Guardian, this immersive show explores the world Lewis Carroll created 157 years ago and the adaptations since. Highlights include the original concept art for Disney’s 1951 animated film, artworks by Tim Walker and Salvador Dalí, and Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter outfit. £20.
The Art of Banksy, Covent Garden, London
The world-famous, anonymous graffiti artist has been leaving a political paint trail around the capital since the 1990s. This exhibition showcases the largest collection of privately owned Banksy art, including prints, canvases, sculptures and famous works such as Girl and Balloon, Flower Thrower and Rude Copper. £21.50.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly in League with the Night, Tate Britain, London, until 31 May
There are still a few tickets left for the final week of this acclaimed retrospective. “A vaccine for the soul,” says the Financial Times, which describes the British artist as “arguably the finest figurative painter of her generation”. She doesn’t paint from life, preferring to conjure fictitious people “out of an internal scrapbook in which she has squirrelled away images found everywhere from Old Master paintings to family snapshots, alongside gestures, looks and light effects observed in real life.” £13.
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Wild Life: Francis Bacon and Peter Beard, Ordovas, until 16 July
This intimate gallery exhibition explores the friendship between Bacon and one of his muses, wildlife photographer Peter Beard. It includes unseen letters and photographs Beard sent to Bacon alongside works by the artist. Despite living in different parts of the world, they shared similar passions, in particular for the plight of elephants. Free.