Our guide to the best events to see in the world of the arts

 
Steve Dinneen
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• Invisible at the Hayward Gallery is the kind of exhibition your grandpa would hate. As the name suggests, it’s a celebration of art that isn’t there – the intangible and the hidden. White-on-white paintings, pencil lines meticulously – almost imperceptivity – drawn around the cracks on the ground. It is highly recommended you’re a fan of conceptual art and have a bit of a sense of humour. 12 June to 5 August, Hayward Gallery, South Bank.

• Gold: Power and Allure at Goldsmith’s Hall is another exhibition that does what it says on the tin: it is a celebration of gold, in all its opulent, lustrous glory. It charts the history of one of the most enduringly valuable commodities, showcasing more than 400 treasures from across the country, ranging from as early as 2500BC to the present day. 1 June to 28 July, Goldsmiths’ Hall.

• Ink: The Art of China, at the Saatchi Gallery will showcase the most impressive ink works on loan from Chinese Ink Collectors, including Qiu Jie’s exceptional piece Mao in the Cotton Field. Other artists include Nobel prize winner Gu Wenda. Not to be missed by fans of the medium. 19 June to 5 July, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square.

• Those with a penchant for the luxurious should check out the Masterpiece London

Exhibition, a fair showcasing the best in fine and decorative arts. It will feature premium collectors’ items such as classic cars, fine wines, jewellery and design from around the world. 28 June to 4 July, South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

• The Barbican will mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise – from 1962’s Dr No to this year’s Skyfall – with a showcase of costumes, cars, gadgets, graphic design, weapons and more, entitled Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style. 6 July to 5 Sept, Barbican Centre.