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Portfolio: Jason Wilde

Who are the people that make up modern Britain? It's a question that documentary photographer Jason Wilde is attempting to answer with his ambitious ongoing project, "Free".

The Life of the Mind: Love, Sorrow and Obsession, New Art Gallery,

This group show with a rather grandiose title has been curated by a Turner-shortlisted male artist who goes by the name of Bob and Roberta Smith. Smith has been artist-in-residence at the New Art Gallery, Walsall, combing through a remarkable archive of the works and personal effects of Jacob Epstein, which were bequeathed to the city by Epstein's widow in 1973.

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J G Ballard: High impact on artists

As an exhibition inspired by J G Ballard's controversial novel Crash opens in London, Charlotte Cripps talks to the artists involved about sex, death and the late writer's influence on them and their work

Well hung: There's nothing cosy about this wallpaper

Who says the humble wall can't be a talking point? A new show called Walls are Talking: Wallpaper, Art and Culture, at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, is the first major UK exhibition of wallpaper by artists. It transports domestic wallpaper design far from the world of the cosy sprigged Laura Ashley pattern and into an altogether darker place, where themes of warfare, racism and sexuality often take centre stage.

Staffordshire Hoard valued at £3.28 million

The Staffordshire Hoard, a vast haul of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver discovered by an amateur treasure hunter in July, has been valued at £3.28 million by the British Museum.