April bank holiday art exhibitions

Jean-Marc Bustamante: Dead Calm – the first major exhibition of the work of Jean-Marc Bustamante (born in Toulouse in 1952) in the UK, in the main galleries at the Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire 21 April – 26 June. (0)113 233 7653

Australia Landscape, part of the Australia Season, at Kew at the British Museum, London from 21 Apr to 16 Oct. www.britishmuseum.org

New pots by Ken Matsuzaki, one of the most important contemporary potters working in Japan today, at the Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland until 26 June. The recent, devastating earthquake in Japan thankfully did not harm the potter or his family, however every piece of his work was lost and two out of his three kilns were destroyed. By sheer luck however, the Goldmark Gallery had transported 120 of his pots from his studio in Mashiko to the UK just prior to the earthquake. www.modernpots.com

Barbara Hepworth and Landscape: Upper Space. An Exhibition to celebrate the launch of The Hepworth Wakefield revealing her thoughts about landscape and the influence on her work at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, West Yorkshire from 22 Apr to 10 July. www.hepworthwakefield.org tel: 01924 832 631

‘Moore at Hatfield’ – an exhibition of works by Henry Moore in the formal garden and woodland at Hatfield, the largest collection of his monumental works ever exhibited in the grounds of a country house, Also at Hatfield House, Hertfordshire is ‘Hatfield 400′, centred on the amazing early copy of the King James Bible still at Hatfield. This unique edition was one of only 27 printed for the King, Queen and Privy Council and it has Cecil’s coat of arms in tooled leather on the front. The small exhibition explores the completion of the King James Bible in 1611 and the special relationship between King James I and his most loyal chief minister, Robert Cecil, who was involved in almost everything happening in the country at the time. It includes a dozen or so manuscripts from the archive, including letters from the King to Cecil of 1609, and other things relating to the building of the house, correspondence about the Gunpowder Plot etc. The exhibition is in the dining room at Hatfield, where the tapestries of 1611 representing the Four Seasons hang. From Apr 23 to Sep 30. www.hatfield-house.co.uk

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Women War Artists at the Imperial War Museum, London SE1 until 6 Jan 2012. 020 7416 5320

Henry Moore: Plasters – in the Sheep Field Barn Gallery, plus more than 25 monumental outdoor sculptures, large-scale tapestries, restored studios and artist’s house, at The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Herts until 30 Oct. www.henry-moore.org/pg

Graham Murrell: 10 Year Celebratory Show, Part 1 – two part photographic exhibition by the distinguished photographer. At Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria from 29 Apr to 10 July. 01539 446139

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Annual Exhibition at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 from 29 Apr to 5 Jun. www.banksidegallery.com

Edinburgh Printmakers – an exhibition celebrating over 40 years of print publishing, with work by John Bellany, Peter Howson, William Johnstone, Barbara Rae, Calum Colvin and Moyna Flannigan at Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire from 8 to 25 Apr. www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk

Ravilious in Essex, at Fry Art Gallery, Castle Street, Saffron Walden from 24 Apr to 14 Aug. www.fryartgallery.org (see review in Country Life Apr 27)

Spring Exhibition at Kilmorack Gallery, including works by James Adams, Laurence Broderick, Colin Brown, Angus Clyne, Kirstie Cohen, Ian Cook Ri, Helen Denerley, Henry Fraser, Jane Macneill, Allan Macdonald and Illona Morrice, at the old Kilmorack Church, by Beauly, Invernessshire from 22 Apr to 30 Jul. www.kilmorackgallery.co.uk

New collection show, featuring works by Ravilious, Bawden, Christopher Wood, Victor Pasmore, Paul Nash, George Clausen, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, as well as a rarely seen 16th century triptych and works by Albrecht Durer and a wie range of modern British art, revealing the stories and people behind the gifts, and how such works came to end up in a regional public collection. At Towner, Eastbourne until 9 Oct.

Colour 2011 – 112th annual exhibition of the Pastel Society UK at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 until 1 May. www.thepastelsociety.org.uk

Gilding the Lily – exceptional examples of florally-inspired 18th century works from across a range of media, artists and collections, paying homage to the exquisite use of the flower in decorating Georgian decorative arts. Brings together works from the Royal Collection, British Museum, Rothschild Collection, Sir John Soane’s Museum and a range of other priate and national collections. At Fairfax House York until 31 Jul. www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk

Finding Adam – Epstein and Harewood: an extraordinary story. Sir Jacob Epstein’s extraordinary sculpture of 1938/9 has recently returned to Harewood after is showing as the star of the Modern British Sculpture exhibition at London’s Royal Academy. This exhibition reveals the untold story of the controversial sculpture and its travels around the world, from London to Blackpool, New York, South Africa, Edinburgh and finally to Harewood. At Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds until 31 Jul. www.harewood.org/findingadam

Manifold Greatness: Oxford and the Making of the King James Bible – celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the Bible, this exhibition tells its story. At the Exhibition Room, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford from 22 Apr to 4 Sep. 01865 277162

Blossoms of the Arts and Crafts Movement – celebrating the importance of nature to the Arts and Crafts Movement, this exhibition is an opportunity to see important items from Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum’s collection while that museum is closed for the next 18 months. It includes a rich mix of furniture, pottery, jewellery, metalwork, woodcarving and watercolours by William Morris, William De Morgan, C R Ashbee, Ernest Gimson, Fred Partridge, Alfred Powell, William Simmonds and others, mostly designed and made in the Cotswolds. At Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucs until 3 Jul. www.courtbarn.org.uk

Mystery and Mutability – new works taking the form of a series of layered wire cocoons nestled in elegant, twisting vertical structures by Fiona Campbell, part of Art for Life – sustainable sculptures in historic venues – at Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset from 30 Apr to 26 May. www.fionacampbellart.co.uk

Going for Bronze – life, death and landscape on Dartmoor during the Bronze Age, tracing the progression from stone to bronze tools and how this change affected life and land from 2,300 to 700 BC. At Dartmoor National Park Authority Visitor Centre, Postbridge, Devon until 30 Sep. www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

Dulwich Picture Gallery Bicentenary Friends’ Exhibition, featuring over 100 works by the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery. Launched in 2004, this will be the fourth in what has become an increasingly popular competition. Paintings, photographs, drawings and prints will be on sale in the main Gallery exhibition spaces. For enquiries relating to entries or the exhibition please contact: Barbara Richardson: 020 8693 8711, jamr@easynet.co.uk

The Ford Collection has left its London residence for only the second time in its history for an exclusive exhibition at the Granary Art Gallery at Weston Park on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. On show will be private works-of-art which were bestowed and nurtured by the late Sir Brinsley Ford, a distinguished connoisseur and former chairman of the Art Fund. The origins of the collection lie with the family’s ancestor, Benjamin Booth, whose indulgence and love of art was born through his marriage to wealthy Shropshire heiress, Jane Salwey. The collection then passed to the Ford family through marriage. Works by the 18th century landscape artist Richard Wilson will be seen alongside architectural fantasies by Giovanni Paolo Panini and portraits by Augustus John. Until 3rd July. www.weston-park.com/fordcollection

Moments of our Time – photographs by Eddie Adams
, Robert Capa, Ian Berry, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Leonard Freed, Don McCullin, James Nachtwey, Joe Rosenthal, and others capturing key historical events of the last 100 years. At Atlas Gallery, London until 28 May. www.atlasgallery.com


The Art Master – Stanley Dyson and His School at Robert Young Antiques, 68 Battersea Bridge Road, London SW11 from 17 Mar to 23 Apr. www.robertyoungantiques.com

Tim Hayward: New Works inspired by the beauty and drama of the wildlife and landscape found across the South West of England. At Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, London SW10 from 7-23 Apr. 0207 351 0410

Spring Exhibition – New English Art Club and Others at Geedon Gallery, Jaggers, Fingringhoe, Colchester to 25 Apr. 01206 729151

Shai Kremer-Fallen Empires. Kermer’s visually compelling compositions recall a long history of military landscape photography that goes all the way back to Roger Fenton and invokes what has recently come to be termed the ‘military sublime.’ This exhibition is on view at James Hyman Photography, 5 Savile Row, London until 23 April. Tel 0207 494 3857

Picasso to Julie Mehretu: modern drawings from the British Museum collection, featuring works by Picasso, E L Kirchner, Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and William Kentridge. At the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London until 25 Apr. 020 7323 8394

Gabriel Orozco – considered a sculptor of global significance, Orozco draws on the histories of Western and Latin American Art. At Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 until 25 Apr. www.tate.org.uk

Jeremy Barlow ROI – the light and life of France and Italy captured in 80 new oils by the landscape artist, at Llewellyn Alexander, 124-6 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN until 23 Apr. www.LlewellynAlexander.com

Terry O’Neill: 50 Years at the Top, celebrating half a century of his iconic photographs and including new and unseen prints from the 1960s, at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1 until 23 April 0207 434 4319 www.chrisbeetlesfinephotographs.com

Roger Fenton & Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British Photographs from the Royal Collection at Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria until 27 Apr. www.blackwell.org.uk

Only Connect – Exhibition of portraits connecting sitters across three centuries, using musical connections to explore new ways of looking at the collection. In room 33 of National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London until 27 April. www.npg.org.uk

Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County, at the Dorset County Museum, Dorchester until 30 April. www.dorsetcountymuseum.org

French Drawings: Poussin to Seurat, presenting paper works by renowned French artists such as J A D Ingres and Francois Boucher from the gallery’s collection of master drawings, at the National Gallery of Scotland, Princes Street, Edinburgh until 1 May. www.nationalgalleries.org

Helen Baker-Red Rag Paintings
at the Kings Place Gallery, London until 28 April. 020 7520 1485 www.kingsplace.co.uk

Exhibition of 180 of the best pots by Nic Collins
at Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham until 30 April. 01572 821 424. www.modernpots.com

lan Davie-paintings and works on paper at the Kings Place Gallery, London until 28 April. 020 7520 1485 www.kingsplace.co.uk

Fine Form: the horse in art, at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence St, Cheltenham until 30 April. www.cheltenham.artgallery.museum

Charlotte Verity: a year in Tradescant’s Garden, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by the first artist in residence at the Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 until 2 May. www.gardenmuseum.org.uk

Katerina Seda: Lisen Profile – new work by the international contemporary artist, including a new commission for Museums Sheffield in which Katerina works with over 500 people across the Czech Republic to investigate the unspoken characteristics that link a person to the village, town, city or country they call home. At the Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield until 3 May. www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

The Unilever Series: Al Weiwei at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 until 2 May. www.tate.org.uk

Roger Hilton – a centenary celebration at Newly Art Gallery, New road, Newlyn, Cornwall until 2 May. www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Passmore Edwards Centennial – a display highlighting the many changes to the Newlyn Art Gallery, which was built in 1895 by the Cornish born philanthropist John Passmore Edwards (1823-1911), that have been made over the past 116 years, and its pivotal role in the artistic community. Newlyn Art Gallery, New road, Newlyn, Cornwall to 2 May.www.newlynartgallery.co.uk

Old Master Drawings: Guercino, Rubens, Tintoretto at the Lady Lever Art Gallery until 2 May. www.nmgm.org.uk/ladylever

Works by Nancy Spero (1926-2009) at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 to 1 May. 020 7402 6075

Pat Harris: Nuba Suite, at Purdy Hicks Gallery, 65 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 from 1 to 30 Apr. www.purdyhicks.com

21st Century Furniture III – The Arts & Crafts Legacy; a selling exhibition of recent work by today’s furniture designer makers, including Mark Fish, Simon Yates, Kinsley Byrne, Matthew Coutts, Martin Grierson, Tom Kealy, Tim Hawkins, Ian Heseltine, Edward Johnson, Andrew Varah, Toby Winteringham, David Savage, John Makepeace, David Colwell, Karen Hansen, David Paddison, Simon Pirie, Nicholas Dyson, Sarah Kay, Natasha Gowdy, Marcus Mauger, Jonathan Pearce, Sue Hyslop, John Wilkie, Simon Jewel, Jason Muteham and Derek Elliot. At The Millinery Works, 87 Southgate Road, Islington until 1 May. www.millineryworks.co.uk

Bound – AVA’s first public exhibition in their new warehouse space in Kings Cross features two vast sculptures by Alice Anderson and Kate MccGwire. MccGwire’s Corvid is a spectacular four meter writhing knot of crow’s feathers. Anderson’s Fort Da is a towering four meter high bobbin, coiled with ropes of red hair. These specially commissioned works play out the struggle to overcome our anxieties about attachment and primordial fears. At All Visual Arts, 2 Omega Place, King’s Cross, London N1. Until 30th April. 020 7843 0410. www.allvisualarts.org

In the Heat of the Day – new paintings including many Moroccan scenes by H R Bell at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 to 5 May. www.franciskylegallery.com

Islamic Courtly Textiles and Trade Goods from the 14th to 19th century, at Francesca Galloway, 31 Dover Street, London W1 until 6 May. www.fracescagalloway.com

Approaches to Landscape – an exhibition of works by David Crocker at the Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London W1 until 5 May. www.medicigallery.co.uk

At the Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh 6-30 Apr: John Brown- Collioure; Baskets by Joe Hogan – Bare Branches, Blue Black Sky; Drawings from the 1950s and 60s by Alasdair Gray; Paper Jewellery and Objects by Anne Finlay. www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

British Sculpture – works by Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Denis Mitchell, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Sandle and Brian Wall at Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London W1. Also at Flowers: Ghosts – paintings by John Kirby, both until 30 Apr. www.flowersgalleries.com

Spring into Summer – Celebrating the end of Winter, an exhibition inspired by the British landscape featuring a variety of contemporary artists including John Piper and Tom Wanless. At the Red Rag Gallery, Stow on the Wold from Sunday 10 April until Sunday 01 May 2011. www.redraggallery.co.uk

Colour 2011 – 112th annual exhibition of the Pastel Society UK at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 until 1 May. www.thepastelsociety.org.uk