Country Life recommends art exhibitions to see this week – May 10

Julian Trevelyan: Centenary. Celebration of the work of the British artist and printmaker, who gained recognition for his 1930s Surrealist prints and participation in the 1936 Surrealist Exhibition. At Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant , Chichester, West Sussex, P019 1TJ.  01243 774557. From 10th May – 13th June.

Lily van der Stokker, Tate St Ives Summer Season. The largest exhibition of the work of Lily van der Stokker to date in the UK. At the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall from 15th May to 26th September 2010.

Sculpture by Dawn Rowland FRBS in the foyer of Bruntwood’s newest building in Manchester city centre – 1 New York Street, Manchester M2 3AZ from 13 May to 31 July.

Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 from 14-17 May. Annual fair of the best in contemporary craft – both established artists and new talent, covering ceramics, glass, jewellery, silver and fine metalwork, textiles, wood and furniture.

British Sporting Art at the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, from 11 May to 10 Oct.

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Ian Jarman – mixed media on paper and oil paintings on board at Wendy J Levy Gallery, 17 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Manchester from 14 May to 5 June.

The King’s Blood: Relics of King Charles I at Wartski, 14 Grafton Street, London W1 from 11-21 May.  020 7493 1141

Patrick George – recent work at Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London W1 from 12 May to 4 June.  020 7734 7984

Jewellery in the Age of Queen Victoria – a small display at Gallery 90, the British Museum, London from 14 May to 15 August.

Leo Davy (1924-1987)- A Passion to Paint – paintings from the 50s, 70s and 80s at Piano Nobile Fine Paintings, 129 Portland Road, London W11 from 18 May-18 June.

Agnes Martin (1912-2004) at Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge from 15 May to 11 July.  01223 748100

Resonances, featuring cellist Natalie Clein in a specially commissioned music experience that brings to life four distinctive historic houses with music by J S Bach, Fyfe Dangerield and electronics composer Simon Fisher Turner, with new pieces of prose by Jeanette Winterson.  The houses are: Hertford House, London (home of the Wallace Collection) on 9 May; Coughton Court, Warwickshire on 18 May, Nunnington Hall, Yorkshire on 24 May and Ickworth House, Suffolk on 28 May.

Contemporary sculpture by Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 until 13 June.  020 7402 6075

The Imaginary Landscape – a major solo exhibition of new work by the glass artist Adam Aaronson at Zest Gallery, Roxby Place, London SW6 from 13 May to 17 July.

Modern Masters at Richard Green, 147 New Bond Street, London W1 from 13 May to 30 June.


Michelangelo’s Dream. Michelangelo’s ‘Dream of Human Life’ is one of the finest of all Italian Renaissance drawings, and the exhibition will bring together a selection of the artist’s finest drawings to explore the making and the meaning of this celebrated composition. At The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. 020 7848 2526. Closing on the 16th May.

Chris Ofili. Works selected for the exhibition include signature pieces from the 1990s, such as Afrodizzia 1996, The Holy Virgin Mary (1996) and Blossom (1997). 27th January – 16th May. Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.

Ron Arad-Restless. This is the first major exhibition of work by the influential designer Ron Arad. Until 16th May. Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS.

Van Doesburg and the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World. The first major exhibition in the UK devoted to the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg (1883-1931). Until 16th May. Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG.

Gargoyles and Shadows: Gothic Architecture and 19th Century Photography at the V & A+ RIBA Architecture Gallery until 16 May.

Tim Nicholson Retrospective 1955-2010 at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport until 16 May.  01308 459511

Inside Stories – paintings by Julian Bell at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 21 April-13 May.  020 7499 6870

110 Days: Sketched in Marble – sculpture by William Peers at the John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1 from 23 Apr-15 May.

Naked – an exhibition of new paintings by Ilona Szalay at Whitfield Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London W1 from 16 Apr-14 May.  020 7355 0040

Patrick Procktor RA (1936-2003) Art and Life – a retrospective exhibition of paintings, watercolours and prints at The Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London W1 until 13 May.