Phillipa Johnson at Ring Here SE11

The debut solo show from Philippa Johnson at Ring Here transforms a converted Victorian shop in London with a flickering, shifting facsimile of the everyday. Playing with surface and texture, Philippa makes use of everyday products as her tools, giving domestic materials a new delicacy. Often working in situ on site-specific projects, she incorporates wallpaper, paint stripper, masking tape and household furniture, using pattern and decoration to highlight the spaces themselves, and offering a new way to experience and take notice of them.

Ring Here is a speakeasy art space. It is a new gallery supporting and showcasing the most exciting new artists, and is housed in the front room of a converted Victorian shop that is now also a home in London SE11.

It is open by appointment only, 7 days a week. Interested parties can make their appointments by calling the Ring Here hotline (0207 735 1007), via twitter @ringhere, or by emailing ringhere@gmail.com.

At Work – paintings, Sculptures and works in other media from the Government Art Collection usually residing in embassies and other public buildings around the world. At Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 until 4 Sep (0)20 7522 7888 


Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril; Beyond the Moulin Rouge, at the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2 from 16 Jun to 18 Sep. www.courtauld.ac.uk. See preview in Country Life 15 June.

The Vorticists: Manifesto for a Modern World, at Tate Britain, 5 Atterbury Street, Westminster, London SW1 from 14 Jun to 4 Sep.    www.tate.org.uk. See review in Country Life July 13th

The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein, at the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh from 17 Jun to 15 Jan 2012. www.royalcollection.org.uk

Alex Lowery – ‘Channel View’ – a new exhibition comprising over 40 works featuring West Bay and Portland in Dorset and Jersey. At Campden Gallery, High Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire from 18 Jun to 10 Jul. http://www.campdengallery.co.uk/

This Twittering World; contemporary painters celebrate T S Eliot’s Four Quartets. Artists include: Craig Barber, Julian Bell, Hugh Buchanan, Claudia Clare, Lydia Corbett, Steven Hubbard, Philip Hughes, Lucy Raverat, Alain Senex, Julian Vilarrubi and Anna Wimbledon. At Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 from 15 Jun to 21 Jul. www.franciskylegallery.com

The Camden Town Group Centenary Exhibition at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 from 15 Jun to 16 Jul. www.faslondon.com

Nic Fiddian Green (pictured)– recent sculpture on show at Sladmore, 57 Jermyn Street, St James, London and Sladmore Contemporary, 32 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1 until end Aug. www.nfg@sladmore.com

Contemporary perspectives on Water Colour
– a survey of contemporary watercolour painting with exhibits by Iain Andrews, Patricia Cain, Simon Carter, Louisa Chambers, Stefan Ciulu, Annabel Dover, Lucy Jones, Eva Lockey, David Orme, Edd Pearman, Melvyn Petterson and Daniel Preece, at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 14 to 18 Jun. www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Stephen Brown – ‘Summertime’ – a collection of new work depicting the shimmering waters of South Devon, West Sussex and Hampshire – at the Minster Gallery, Minster Chambers, 3A Great Minster Street, Winchester from 17 Jun to 9th Jul. www.minstergallery.com

A Year in the Beaujolais – paintings by Robert Innes at 54 The Gallery, Shepherd Market, London W1 from 13 to 19 Jun. www.robert-innes.com

Albert Irvin RA – from Holyrood to Stratford – a selection of Irvin’s vibrant abstract screen prints dating from the late 1980s to the present. At the Royal Academy of Arts Sir Hugh Casson Room, Piccadilly, London from 14 june to 25 Sep. www.royalacademy.org.uk

Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours by Scottish Colourists and Edinburgh School at Gallery 27, 27 Cork Street, London W1 from 13 to 18 Jun. www.mundyfineart.com and www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

The Music Party: Paintings and Drawing of Marcellus Laroon (1679-1772), the first exhibition of Laroon musical paintings for over 40 years, at Booughton House, Kettering, Northants until 31 Jul. www.boughtonhouse.org.uk

Brita Granstrom – Life in Landscape; Lapland, Sweden and Northumberland. Also, paintings by Simon Nicholas, both at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 from 17 Jun to 29 Jul. www.kingsplacegallery.co.uk

Cecily Brown – small and intricate paintings and works on paper primarily inspired by Michelangelo’s earliest attributed painting The Torment of St Anthony at Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1 until 29 Jul. 020 7493 3020

Anish Kapoor – ‘Mountain Sculpture’ at the Aviary at Waddesdon Manor, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks. Also at Waddesdon until 31 Oct, in the Coach House: Andy Warhol; Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century; www.waddesdon.org.uk

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CLOSING SOON

Anita Klein: Through the Looking Glass at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 from 8-19 Jun. www.anitaklein.com

Sculpture by the Lakes
Sculptor Simon Gudgeon has created with his wife Monique a 26-acre park around Pallington Lakes in the Frome valley near Dorchester. Gudgeon’s Brancusi-inspired bird and animal forms can be viewed in this wildlife haven among lakes, islands, streams, meadow paths and woodland trails. Until 19 June and thereafter open by appointment. www.sculpturebythelakes.co.uk

James Gillick: Still Lifes 2011 at Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London SW10 from 2-18 June. 0207 351 0410

Exhibition of textile work by Bobby Britnell and artists mentored by her, at Ludlow Assembly Rooms until 19 Jun. 01584 878141

John Maltby and Breon O’Casey – an exhibition celebrating the work of one of the country’s finest ceramic artists and the admired painter, sculptor, jeweller, weaver and printmaker; at Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon from 7 May to 19 June. www.crafts.org.uk

Josephine Trotter: British & French: New Paintings. At The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1 from 6-18 Jun. 07798 526 252 (see review by Martin Gayford in Country Life, June 1)

Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer, 1908-74, at Porter Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, London WC2 until 19 June. www.npg.org.uk

Beyond Ourselves – works by Agata Agatowska, Geraldine Cox, Chris Dunseath, Sam Knowles, David Richard and Chooc Ly Tan at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 to 24 Jun. 020 7451 2597

Kurt Jackson at 50 at Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall to 18 June 01326 313 863

Mark Leckey at Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London 3XA from 19 May to 26 June www.serpentinegallery.org

John Chamberlain – New Sculptures
, concurrently with his show at the 24th Street Gagosian Gallery in New York, at Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1 until 18 Jun. www.london@gagosian.com

Wit and Wisden; A Celebration of Cricket – 200 paintings and cartoons from the last 200 years, including works by Glen Baxter, Peter Cross, George Du Maurier, Tony Husband, John Jensen, Matt, Arthur Rackham, William Heath Robinson, Willie Rushton and E H Shepard. At Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, London SW1 until 18 June. www.gallery@chrisbeetles.com

Design and Carving exhibition – master carver Paul Spencer’s latest projects and creations at The Gallery, 99 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1 in association with Tim Flynn Architects, until august. www.paul-spencer.com

Store of Heavenly Learning – A celebration of the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with an exhibition of early English Bibles and prayer books, including two 15th century manuscripts, from the magnificent library of Elton Hall. At Elton Hall, near Petersborough until end of Aug. www.eltonhall.com