Don't try and pull the wool over our eyes – this documentary was taking a liberty
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens London W2 (020-7298 7552)
The previous Turner Prize winner has opened up a seemingly exclusive party to all
The secular painter and ceramicist explains why he is still drawn to Catholicism, and why his work is different to Grayson Perry
'Gingerbread house' has ruffled feathers. By Charlie Cooper
The Turner Prize-winner's latest work is a holiday cottage on the coast - complete with statue on the roof
The Royal Academy of Arts is seeking to bring in younger visitors and "repay our friends" with a multimillion-pound refurbishment of facilities for its members – the first step in a wider overhaul of the entire site in London's West End.
Ruth Mackenzie, the director of the Cultural Olympiad, a series of arts events accompanying next summer's Games, has defiantly hit out at its critics, refusing to make the programme any more transparent.
In 1962, Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell were sent to prison for six months for stealing and defacing books from their local library. Bored by the selection on offer the pair amused themselves by sneaking out dust jackets and altering them with collages and their own text. "I used to stand in the corners after I'd smuggled the doctored books back into the library and then watch people read them. It was very fun", noted Orton in his diaries. Now some of the defaced books, normally hidden in storage at the Islington Local History Centre, have gone on show at London's Ancient and Modern gallery. It was Adam Gillam's idea to exhibit them, alongside his own sculptures. "My work is not as racy, but there's a shared playful spirit," says the artist. "They're provocative and amusing." Covers on show include The Collected Plays of Emlyn Williams, with altered titles including Night Must Fall to "Knickers Must Fall"; Agatha Christie's The Secret of Chimneys with added cats; and Collins Guide to Roses in which a monkey's face unexpectedly stares out from the centre of a beautiful English rose.
The Royal Academy thinks so, but its latest show leaves Adrian Hamilton unconvinced. For a more stylish take, head to the Barbican, he says
Where to go, what to do in 2011
The Royal College of Art's 'secret sale' has some A-lister artwork at bargain prices
Each new Government gets to decorate their offices from the Westminster art collection. Andy McSmith reports
Yentob's heads up on the artist's inner child
'We'd sit in the pub and smoke and bitch about everybody. We don't smoke any more'