Jon Wealleans. Kitchen Kitsch Series. Jon Wealleans, connoisseur of the curious, the arcane and the incongruous, has assembled two complementary bodies of work for his new one-person exhibition. These paintings reflect his experiences in the realms of the exotic, some in the flesh and some in his imagination, from Mexico to Vietnam and southern India. Francis Kyle Gallery. 22 September – 8 October. 020 7499 6870/6970. email@example.com
The Artist’s Studio. The exhibition traces the fascinating and often private world of the artist’s studio. Represents artists from Francis Bacon to Rembrandt. Compton Verney, Warwickshire. 26 September until 13 December. 01926 645545
“Furniture Futures” at the V&A: An International Design Symposium featuring some of the most influential contemporary designers, as well as some new and emerging artists, architects, interior designers, collectors and commentators. The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL (0207 942 2500/02; www.vam.ac.uk) Friday 18 September 2009 (exhibition running 19 – 27 September 2009)
Anish Kapoor, winner of 1991 Turner Prize and influential sculptor. 26th September – 11th December. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD. www.royalacademy.org.uk.
Firmamentum Hopscotch, Manami Hayasaki. Playful interpretations of humans’ interactions with the natural world cut from single sheets of black card. The walls of the exhibition will also be painted in colours and shapes so that the whole space becomes an over-arching artwork. September 24th – October 17th, Tues-Fri 10.00am-5.30pm. Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4PX. Tel: 020 7834 1434. www.longandryle.com.
Jeremy Millar: Given. The first solo exhibition by British artist Jeremy Millar, inspired by the voyage of pioneering anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski and artist and writer Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz. A new commission exploring the exchange of ideas and values that take place between people, nations and societies. Millar is interested in how events in the history of ideas resonate with the understanding of the present. 28th September – 17th January 2010. The National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF.
Wonderland – an exhibition of contemporary artwork portraying fairytales, myths and legends from around the world by East London Printmakers. The exhibition will include work inspired by well know fairytale, including Hansel and Gretel and the Ugly Duckling. It will exhibit 50 different artists’, from many backgrounds, 2D and 3D work. 26th September – 10th January 2010. V&A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA.
Society of Wood Engravers. The Society of Wood Engravers’ Annual Exhibition is recognised as the premier showcase for the art of engraving. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the refunding of the society in 1984, a special set of prints has been commissioned. 22nd September – 4th October. Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.
The Glory of the Garden – a celebration of nature with works by John Hitchens, Olwyn Bowey, Marguerite Horner, Andrew Roberts, Alice Mumford, Sarah Bowman, John Harmer, Tuema Pattie, Min Maude, Sandra Whitmore, Hugo Grenville and Suzy Fasht at Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Egdean, West Sussex RH20 1JX 24 Sep – 17 Oct. www.moncrieff-bray.com
William Garfit: 29 September to 2 October at the Tryon Gallery of Oil Paintings. This is a major event celebrating Garfit’s love of the landscape, it’s sport and the wildlife within it.
The East Anglians: 29 September – 13 December at the Sainsbury Centre for visual arts, University of East Anglia, with all images by Justin Partyka. 01603 592 448
Lumiere: Lithographs by Odilon Redon at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge from 22 Sep to 10 Jan 2010. 01223 332900
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June Barlett, On the road to Damascus. Paintings inspired by June Barlett’s recent travels to Syria. Painted in her typically light, fluid style, June shows her ability to capture the charm and character of a place. She depicts colourful street scenes and souks, as well as the beautiful mosques, citadels and the remote ruins of Syria’s ancient heritage. 23rd September – 9th October. Mathaf Gallery, 24 Motomb Street, London, SW1X 8JU. 020 7235 0010.
Ivon Hitchens: unseen paintings from the 1930s discovered rolled up in a tea-chest recently, at Jonathan Clark & Co, 18 Park Walk, London 23rd Sep – 10 Oct. 020 7351 3555
Three Fine Scottish Painters, James Robertson, David Martin, Sandy Murphy. Twentieth Century and contemporary Scottish Art. 26th September – 17th October. The John Davis Gallery. The Old Dairy Plant, Fosseway Business Park, Stratford Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. GL56 9NQ. www.johndaviesgallery.com.
Maurice Brainchon 1889 – 1979. Maurice Brianchon was one of the best-known painters of his generation in France and influential masters at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Brianchon’s paintings of theatre scenes, still lifes, portraits and compositions form an ensemble varied in subject but with a common technique. No surface is completely flat or inert, no colour smooth. 23rd September – 23rd October. Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, WIS 3LP. www.browseanddarby.co.uk.
Maldon Art Trail. The Essex market town of Maldon will once again be filled with art for this annual, nine-day event. More than fifty shops, cafés, galleries and public buildings offer exhibition space to some of the best artists in the area. It’s the perfect place to pick up a piece of affordable artwork for your home. There will also be the opportunity to visit the nearby studio and sculpture garden of renowned sculptor, John Doubleday. 26th September – 4th October. Maldon, Essex. www.maldonarttrail.co.uk.
Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler. Completing its series of exhibitions exploring power and empire, the British Museum focuses on the last elected Aztec Emperor, Moctezuma II. 24th September – 24th January 2010. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG. www.britishmuseum.org.
Cy Twombly Leaving Paphos Ringed with Waves. Inaugural Exhibition. 25th September – 19th December. Gagosian Gallery, 3 Merlin Street, Athens 10671, Greece. www.gagosian.com.
Grow Your Own. Celebrates the passion for gardening and vegetable growing. University of Reading’s Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading (www.reading.ac.uk/merl) Until 14th September
Best of British – The story of the British Collection at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London, SE21 7AD (020 8693 5254 www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk) 8th July – 27th September
Contemporary Fine and Applied Arts: 1928 – 2009. Work from seven historic and contemporary figures associated with St Ives. Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall (01736 796 226; www.tate.org.uk) Until 27th September
St Ives – A collection of forward-looking and avant-garde work created by St Ives-based artists between the 1930’s and 1960’s. York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW. (01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk) 2nd May – 27th September
Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2009. Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh. (0131 315 3054; www.dovecotstudios.com) Until 26th September
India Landscape. A collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to create an Indian themed landscape. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London (www.britishmuseum.org) Until 28th September
The Polish Connection. One part of the installation will be outside and the other half inside the building. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London (0208 693 5254) Until 27th September
Utagawa Hiroshige: Japanese prints from the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London (020 8299 8711) Until 27th September
Matthew Boulton: Selling what all the world describes is at the Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until 27 Sept. www.bmag.org.uk
The New Modernists, everything that the Viaduct stands for: timelessness, quality, refined aesthetics and an ability to spot enduring talent. 17th September – 26th September. Viaduct, 1-10 Summers Street, London EC1R 5BD, 020 7278 8456. Opening hours: Weekdays 9.30am-6.oopm, Saturdays 10.30am-4.00pm.
Modern and Contemporary British Art by a range of artists from Elizabeth Blackadder, Terry Frost, Bernard Meninsky and Julian Trevelyan at The Millinery Works, 85-7 Southgate Road, Islington, London N1 until 29 Aug. 020 7359 2019
Upside Down/Inside Out. Sixteen artists will take part in a retrospective of interventions from the last fourteen years. In the gallery, paintings and sculptures, normally seen in the house, will be redisplayed in different formations. Also, featured for the first time, are works by three artists, Jayne Parker, Mary Lemley and David Sheppard. 18th July – 27th September. Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ. www.kettlesyard.co.uk.
Paul and Nusch Eluard and Surrealism. Until 27th September. Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS.
In the Picture: From 30 July to 27 September at the Foundling Museum to address the issue of disabled children growing up with virtually no role models in literature. “In the picture” has now produced a vibrant exhibition of works by children’s book illustrators, showing young characters with a variety of conditions. 020 7841 3614
The exhibition of Alan Powers’s work, The City on the Other Side by Alan Powers, will be held in The Old Town House, University of Aberdeen (www.abdn.ac.uk/oldtownhouse until 26th September.
An exhibition of Vintage Travel Posters 2009. From the home countries to the remote corners of Scotland, from America to Asia, to the south seas and beyond to Lotus Land and outer space, by car, rail, sea, air and rocket, Sotheran’s once again invites you to journey into the world of original vintage travel posters. 10th September – 30th September. Henry Sotheran Antique Prints Gallery, 2 Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DP. 020 7439 6151 – Daisy Hawker.
Contemporary Tapestries from Dovecote Studios. Howden Park Centre, Livingston. 25th September. www.howdenparkcentre.co.uk.
The Curwen Studio – 50 years. 26th September. The town hall Galleries, Cornwall, Ipswich IP1 1DH. 01473 432863. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Lazzari, Recent Sculpture. An exhibition of Nicola Lazzari’s innovative bronze sculptures. 9th September – 25th September. Sladmore contemporary Sculpture and paintings, 32 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London, WIJ 6NW. email@example.com