New English Art Club 2017, London SW1

The Contemporary Arts Trust NEAC 2017 winner is Alex Maczkowski. At first his little drawing seems conventional. However, by dividing up the composition into squares and treating each square in a subtly different manner is innovative. What first appears conventional becomes exciting and haunting.

Trace at Bankside Galleries Thames Riverside, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH

Trace – A compelling new exhibition from seven Bristol-based artists, Trace is a collective exposure of process, time, history and place. Dark, forgotten structures, inner and actual landscapes, surreal recreations and deconstructed practices combine to make this a showing of the unexpected.Utilizing print, sculpture, painting and drawing each artist discloses their own separate practice while a wider conversation emerges between them.