Art to see this March

Patricia Cain: Drawing (on) Riverside – paintings of the Riverside Transport Museum. Eleven Spitalfields Gallery, 11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, London E1. Until 29 April 2012

Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction
– charting the development of the artist’s work, to mark the centenary of the birth of the British painter. At Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex until 10 June 2012. (see review in Country Life 21 Mar 2012)

Tim Lewis: Mechanisms – an exhibition of kinetic sculptures
Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 until 14 April 2012

The Compassionate Eye – prints by American artists depicting the sympathetic relationship between man and beast. At Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath until 1 July 2012

Belief & Beyond: New Paintings by Michele Jaffe-Pearce and Day Bowman, Barclays Bank, Piccadilly Branch, London, W1 until 12 May 2012

Fred Baier: Polished Thoughts
: From Concept to Craft – the current artist-in-residence for the House of Lords presents a contemporary furniture exhibition at Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway Worcs until 30 June 2012

Jean Dubuffett: Late Paintings
– never seen before works from the last decade of Dubuffet’s life. At Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1 until 14 April 2012

2012 Sculpture Promenade
– showing the work of three sculptors who have all worked in the renowned sculpture centre of Pietrasanta, Italy, working with the famous local Carrara marble. At Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until January 2013.

George Wyllie: A Life Less Ordinary at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow until 21 April 2012.

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Russian Spring – an exhibition of contemporary Russian figurative art at Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London, W1 until 3 April 2012

Daughter of England: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796 – 1817) at Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton until 10 March 2013

Stephen Goddard: Two Poles: Works on Paper at the Fine Art Society Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 until 5 April 2012.

Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude
at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N until 5 June.

Tuema Pattie: Paintings of Antarctica at the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex until 31 March 2012

Royal Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 until 21 April.

Bernard Cohen: Place Games at Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London W1S until 21 April.

Sandra Kantanen: Photographs 2009-2012 at Purdy Hicks Gallery, 65 Hopton Street, Bankside, London, SE1 until 14 April.

Paintings by Henry Fraser at Kilmorack Gallery, The Old Kilmorack Church, by Beauly, Inverness-Shire, IV4 7AL until 28 April.

Paintings by David Cook at Kilmorack Gallery
, The Old Kilmorack Church, by Beauly, Inverness-Shire, IV4 7AL until 28 April.

Crucifixion Triptych by Richard Pomeroy at Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE until 7 April.

The Electric Sky: A new show by Paul Fryer at 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London, W1D until 3 May.

Joan Miro: First UK Exhibition of Sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG until 6 January 2013.

Royal Treasures: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration at the Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Canongate, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX until 16 September.

Sculptures by Charlotte Mayer and Almuth Tebbenhoff
at Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 until 5 May.

John James Audubon: Fur and Feather at The American Museum, Bath, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, Avon, BA2 7BD until 28 October.

Gesamtkunstwerk: New Art from Germany at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 until 30 April.

Gilbert and George: London Pictures at White Cube, Mason’s Yard, Bermondsey, London, SW1Y until 12 May.

Cyprien Gaillard at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ until 1 July.

Sean Scully at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ until 15 July.

The Art Books of Henri Matisse at Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL until 15 April.

The Living and the Dead: John Kirby at Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL until 15 April.

Louise Bourgeois at Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 until 27 May.

Art at the Edge: Where Sport Becomes Art – series of bronze sculptures – at the Ashmolean, Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH until 20 May.

‘Art in Our Time’ This exhibition brings together for the first time paintings and sculpture by artists including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, R W Nevinson and Stanley Spencer, acquired by Leeds Art Fund. One of the UK’s oldest regional supporting agencies for the visual arts the Fund have made a significant contribution to what is recognised as one of the best collections of fine and decorative arts in Britain and ‘Art in Our Time’ celebrates their centenary. Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds from 23 March – 26 August 2012 /

Dog GB: Dogs in Art at Stockbridge Gallery, High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6EU until 31 March. Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 200th Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1Y until 25 March.

Tuema Pattie: 23 Shades of White and Wildlife Sculpture at The Moncrieff-Bay Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Egdean, Petworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JX until 31 March.

Antarctica: A Personal Glimpse – an illustrated lecture given by Andrew Moncrieff – at The Moncrieff-Bay Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Egdean, Petworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JX on 24 March.

Ceramics Showcase: Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG until 24 June.

Edwina Bridgeman: The Edge of Enchantment
– exhibition inspired by the countryside – at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LX until 5 May.

Broken Stones: Ruins and the Picturesque in Vintage Photography – includes work by Eugene Atget, Roger Fenton, Gustave Le Gray and Henri-Victor Regnault alongside images of destruction from the Second World War – at James Hyman Photography, 5 Saville Row, London, W1S until 5 May.

AIPAD Photography Show: From Sermons in Stones to Monsters of Modernity – includes works by Edouard Baldus, Edmond Bacot, Hippolyte Bayard, Bisson Freres, Gustave Le Gray, Ange Mailand, Pierre Manguin, Charles Negre, Em. Pec., Henri Le Secq and Varin Freres – at James Hyman Photography, 5 Saville Row, London, W1S until 5 May.

New Artworks- Hang Series 1: (De)Constructions  – exhibition including the work of Nadine Feinson, Andrew Hollis, Jodie Carey, Ernesto Canovas, Nadine Mahoney and Zara Matthews – at ROLLO Contemporary Art, 51 Cleveland Street, London, W1T until 27 April.

Cartshed Gallery Spring Exhibition – featuring Joanna Sims and Olivia Clifton-Bligh – at Cartshed Gallery, Chaldicotts Courtyard, Semley, Shaftesbury, SP7 9AW until 13 April.

Famous in the Fifties: Photographs by Daniel Farson at the National Portrait Gallery, Saint Martin’s Place, London, WC2H until 16 September.

Bridget Riley: Works 1960 – 1966 at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury Street, St. James’, London, SW1Y and Karsten Schubert, 5-8 Lower John Street, Golden Square, London, W1F from 23 May until 13 July. /

Nic Fiddian-Green: The Head of Christ – drawing and sculptural work in bronze, lead and silver – at Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, until 10 June.


Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, from 13 Jan to 25 Mar.

Peter Collis – paintings from the last thirty years at John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1 from 1 to 24 March.

Dazzling Arms and Armour from the East An exhibition of the varied forms of surface decoration found on Eastern arms and armour. From October until 26 March 2012 at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN.

A Hundred Years: Impressionist and Modern Master Works, 1880-1980. The gallery’s opening show will unveil key works by artists who shaped the course of art history over the hundred years from 1880 to 1980. Beginning with paintings by Claude Monet, Alfred Sisley and Edgar Degas, the founders of Impressionism, the exhibition will chart developments in the visual arts through Fauvists, Emile Othon Friesz and Kees van Dongen, to Modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and Marc Chagall. At Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London W1 from 10th Feb to 23rd March.  

Norman Cornish: The Early Years. The story of Norman Cornish’s prodigious career as an artist who converted his experience as a miner into compelling imagery. From 15th Feb-24th Mar 2012. At Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG. Tel: 020 7520 1485 or visit

David Lachapelle: ‘Earth Laughs in Flowers’.
10 paintings with subjects around Life and Death and the earths four seasons. At Robilant + Voena, 38 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NL. From 14th Feb- 24th March 2012 Tel: 0207 409 1540 or visit

Alex Lowery; Light Industrial – Dorset’s West Bay and the neighbouring island of Portland have become leitmotifs in Lowery’s practice. The marine light which is pervasive in all his work suggests the sea, while describing the forms that exist for the most part at the edge: the piers and jetties, warehouses, seafront houses, cliffs, shingle, concrete sea breakers. With the elegance and silence of modernist design, he composes still lives from light industrial subjects to create a distinctive beauty, empty of human form but largely focused on what is man-made. At Art First, 21 Eastcastle Street, London W21 from 21 Feb to 23 Mar.

Maro Gorky: A Tuscan Landscape at Long & Ryle Gallery, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1 from 23 Feb to 24 Mar.

Double Nature – photographs by Tanya Karavan and Daniel Tchetchik (all works are for sale) at Innovation Warehouse, 1 East Poultry Avenue, Smithfield, London EC1 from 1 to 23 Mar.  

Lucien Clergue – first major London exhibition for France’s most famous and celebrated living photographer, who was a friend of Cocteau and Picasso in the 1950s. At Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1 from 29 Feb to 31 Mar.

The Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2012: Celebrating 21 Years – works by Natalie Bent, James Cliff, Freya Gabie, Estelle Morris, Erik Osberg and John Ryan at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2a Conway Street, London W1 to 31 Mar.  

Jonathan Shearer: New Paintings from the Northern Highlands Castle Gallery, Inverness. From 3 March – 24 March 2012.

Ian McDonald Grant and Emmanuel Levy – paintings, watercolours and drawings by the two artists. Wendy J levy Gallery, Didsbury, Manchester. From 7 March – 24 March 2012.

Closely Observed Landscape – East Anglia and Beyond
; new watercolours by East Anglian born artist Wladyslaw Mirecki at Piers Feetham Gallery, 475 Fulham Road, London SW6 until 24 March