17th January 1997 at 00:00
UNTIL JANUARY 19, 1998 NOMADS: LIFE ON THE MOVE. A way of life that has survived since ancient times in regions as diverse as Central Africa, the Gobi Desert, Alaska and the Anatolian mountains is explored in a new exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, London SE23. Different styles of nomadic homes will be on display including a Mongolian yurt (tent), a Turkish chadar, an Iranian alachick and an extraordinary 20-foot tipi. The exhibition is sponsored by Explore Worldwide. Details: 0181 699 18724911.


The Donald Kahn collection of Aboriginal art is being exhibited for the first time in a major London gallery - the Concourse, Barbican Centre, London EC2. The "Dreaming" paintings tell the story of the beginning of knowledge from which came the laws of existence. They derive from ancient Aboriginal art forms of sand mosaics, body decoration of ceremonial dances, their ornamental headpieces and various ceremonial objects, and refer to specific sites in survival travelling. All the major painting communities in Australia are represented. The Rebecca Hossack Gallery is loaning a further 20 more recent pictures. Details: Tom Greatrex, 0171 436 4899.


Brighton Museum and Art Gallery is displaying photographer Mark Power's black and white interpretations of the regular BBC broadcast that has become a British institution. Over the past four years he has explored the 31 classified sea areas including the evocative Finisterre and Faeroes. The exhibition, accompanied by the sounds of sea, wind, rain, radio and birds, conveys the effect that the sea and its weather have on people. Free admission. Details: Helen Grundy, 01273 713202.


The Museum of London re-opens after a two-week closure with a new London Now gallery and a new track which follows London's history around the galleries. Named after Dick Whittington's cat (featured on the museum's logo), it includes computer interactives and object handling points. Visitors can help celebrate these events in Lego workshops, January 25, 26, February 1, 2, 1-4pm, in which they will create their ideas for a new London building. The best three will win prizes donated by Lego. Details: 0171 600 0807.


Exhibition of the works of eight members of Free Form Arts, the pioneering community arts organisation. Includes video, drawing, sculpture, painting, architecture and designs for mosaic, metalwork, innovative structures and mobiles. Venue: Sutton House, Hackney, London E9 (one of London's oldest National Trust houses). Details: Jessica Drury or Patrick Burton, 0171 249 3394.

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