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Friday 04 December 1998
Autobiographical installations from the surrealist sculptress feature a giant mother/ spider presiding over images of spinning and weaving, restoration and decay. To 10 Jan
Turner Prize Tate Gallery
Hugely popular competitive bash in which four artists show their wares. Works by this year's winner, Chris Ofili, are displayed alongside those of runners-up Tacita Dean, Cathy de Monchaux (above) and Sam Taylor-Wood. To 10 Jan
Bridget Riley Abbott Hall, Kendal
A retrospective on Riley's career from her early Sixties Op Art, moving from rippling monochromes to colour, stripes and diagonals. To 31 Jan
Edward Burne-Jones Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
The people's Pre-Raphaelite centenary exhibition gathers together many favourites such as King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid. To 17 Jan
Helen Chadwick Ferens Gallery, Hull
The first overview since this influential UK artist's death mid-career in 1996. Lush light-boxes of fruit, flowers and fluids, and the last series, Unnatural Selection, showcasing IVF embryos. To 17 Jan
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