NEW EXHIBITIONS:

Edward Seago; The Artists’ Artist – major retrospective selling and loan exhibition of Seago’s work at Colnaghi, 15 Old Bond Street, London until 19 Sep.  020 7491 7408

Mixed exhibition of new work by artists including Tanya Brett, Michael Austin, Arthur Meehan, Maryann Amiryani and Craig Wylie at Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London 10-27 September.  020 7351 0410

Francis Bacon retrospective at Tate Britain 11 Sep-4 Jan.  (see Country Life review Sep 10 2008)

Royal Watercolour Society/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition exhibition at Bankside Gallery, London from 10-21 Sep.

Influences and Inspiration: Arts & Crafts from the 1860s to the present day – a combined loan and selling exhibition, including 100 pieces of furniture including a set of chairs by Ernest Gimson and a cabinet by Gordon Russell.  At Prinknash Abbey Park in association with Simon Chorley Art & Antiques at Prinknash Abbey Park, Gloucestershire from 10-24 Sep.  01452 344499

The Venice Etchings by German artist Malte Sartorius at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London from 9 Sep to 2 Oct.  020 7499 6870

Designers in Residence – works by emerging designers at the Design Museum from 10 Sep-27 Oct as part of the London Design Festival.  020 7940 8790

New paintings by Stephanie Dees, RSW at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh from 8 Sep to 4 Oct.  0131 558 1200

Exhibition of Paul Spooner’s ingenius automata to mark his 60th birthday at “The First” Gallery, 1 Burnham Chase, Bitterne, Southampton from 13-27 Sep.  www.TheFirstGallery.com

CLOSING SOON:

Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons at Tate Modern until 14 Sep.  020 7887 8888

Poul Webb in Andalucia at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London until 11 Sep. 020 7499 6870

Cecil Collins 1908-1989; a centenary (selling) exhibition at Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Middle Hunt House, Walterstone, nr Abergavenny until 14 Sep.  01873 860529

Coastal Elements – new paintings by Vanessa Gardiner; and furniture by Petter Southall at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset until 14 Sep.  01308 459511

150@150: the Royal West of England Academy’s 150th Anniversary Exhibition, including works for sale by RWA Academicians such as Ann Christopher RA, David Inshaw and Robert Hurdle and rarely seen historical material and hightlights from the RWA Collection, at the Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol until 14 Sep.  0117 973 5129

Paintings by Nael Hanna and Eugenia Vronskaya at Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Invernessshire until 13 Sep.  01463 783 230

William Kentridge; 7 Fragments for Georges Melies, a suite of 7 films at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Wales until 13 Sep. 01970 622887

Kyffin Williams RA – a retrospective exhibition and Bronzes by David Backhouse, Geoffrey Dashwood and David Williams-Ellis at The Albany Gallery, 74b Albany Road, Cardiff until Sep 13.  029 2048 7158