Exhibitions Around Town: December 2006

This is the first of a possible series of monthly posts summing up the best and most interesting exhibitions on in London.

For December 2006, there are plenty of things worth checking out, in between all the Christmas partying and shopping.

The Victoria and Albert museum, South Kensington, is currently pushing its Da Vinci exhibition as it's big blockbuster. However it's the art piece Volume, in the drained fountain in the garden that's really worth taking a look at. Billed as a sound installation, it's also an intensely visual spectacle, with rows of bright, colour-changing LED totem poles pulsing in time to a booming soundtrack. Until 28 January 2007. Free

Over at the New London Architecture, there are two worthwhile exhibitions open (both fairly small, so you can easily explore them both). London's Moving is a look at transport infrastructure projects, proposed, planned and under construction. Each project is given a probability rating, and the overall picture shows that London and its transport systems will both be growing rapidly. The other exhibition, Legible London, looks at how signage might affect the ways Londoners behave as pedestrians, and asks what can be changed. Until 13 January 2007 and 3 March 2007 respectively. Free.

The Design Museum is displaying a retrospective of the much-loved graphic designer Alan Fletcher, who died a few months ago, sadly before being able to see this exhibition open. A wide range of works are on display, including drafts and sketchbooks. Until 18 February 2007. Tickets £5-7.

Finally, the British Library has a new exhibition, London: A Life in Maps. Featuring a selection of the library's extensive collection of maps, the exhibits trace the development of London from the Roman era to the present day. Until 4 March 2007. Free

That's it for this month. If you have any suggestions for exhibitions I should investigate, let me know in the comments or by e-mailing frankie@frankieroberto.com.