Art to see this October

National Trust’s Basildon Park Painting Exhibition – Features forty-five paintings by Nick Schlee of Basildon Park and the beautiful countryside of the surrounding area. From 5 Oct at Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, West Berkshire RG8 9NR.

Rountree Tryon Galleries presents ‘Johnny Morant’ recent paintings. From 1st – 11th October. 7 Bury Street, St James’s, London, SW1. Contact number: +44 (0)20 7839 8083

Katy Spong: A Sense of Place.
These charming paintings and original prints focus on the moments that nature provides in Cuil Bay, Argyll. Born in Uganda her art explores the theme of a functioning, social landscape where humans and wildlife co-exist. 5-26 October at the Castle Gallery, 43 Castle Street, Inverness  01463 729512

‘The Pilgrim Coast’ – An exhibition featuring the haunting northern landscapes of painter, Ramsay Gibb. Devoid of human life these paintings are intense landscapes of hope. 2 Oct – 31 Oct at the Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1.

Turner and Constable: Sketching from Nature:
Turner Contemporary presents an exhibition of 75 paintings by JMW Turner, John Constable and George Stubbs among others. The exhibition is focused around six landscape themes: sketching from nature; the city; the picturesque; the Thames; rivers and coasts; and rural nature. Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG from 5 Oct – 5 Jan 2014.

Dorothy Cross: Connemara – Turner Contemporary showcases new and existing work by Irish artist Dorothy Cross. Cross’s film, photography and sculpture examine the relationship between living things and the natural world. Central themes include the relationship between nature and the body and creation and destruction. Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG from 5 Oct – 5 Jan 2014.

Philip Sutton: Flowers and Portraits – Focusing on the natural environment, Philip Sutton’s paintings strongly feature the flora and fauna of the Welsh coastline. This exhibition presents current and older paintings which provide the viewer with an experience far away from traditional still lifes. The Richmond Hill Gallery Richmond, Surrey TW10 6QX from 3 Oct to 3 Nov.

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The Night of Longing: Love and Desire in Japanese Prints – Beautiful Japanese prints depicting lovers from literature and life will feature this autumn at the Fitzwilliam Museum in an exhibition of woodcuts and books of the Edo and Meiji periods. 1 Oct to 12 Jan. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB.

John Olsen – Osborne Samuel are proud to present the UK’s first ever exhibition of works by John Olsen, widely acknowledged as the elder statesman of Australian contemporary art and the country’s greatest living painter. 3 Oct to 26 Oct at 23A Bruton St, London W1.

John Carter: Between Dimensions
– The Royal Academy of Arts displays works on paper by John Carter RA, one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists, that centre on the dialogue between painting and sculpture that characterises his work. Focussing on the artist’s use of drawing to develop ideas for his relief sculptures and constructions, John Carter RA: Between Dimensions comprises 13 framed works, complemented by accompanying maquettes, sketchbooks and working studies. 2 Oct – 16 Feb at Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1.

Stuart Brisley
– The exhibition at Domobaal will feature a suite of four paintings on paper made in 2010-11 and collectively entitled Jerusalem.  These works originated in a consideration by Brisley of William Blake’s poem of the same title. Domobaal, 3 John Street, London WC1 from 4 Oct – 30 Nov.

Paul Cox: A Journey Through His Art – A Major Retrospective of over 200 works by sought-after contemporary illustrator, Paul Cox. This major retrospective, of over 200 works, demonstrates the breadth of Paul Cox’s achievement, and especially the geographical range of his imagery. 2 Oct – 26 Oct at Chris Beetles Gallery, 
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Rob and Nick Carter: Transforming – The Fine Art Society Contemporary presents a major solo exhibition for British artist duo Rob and Nick Carter marking 15 years of their artistic collaboration. Transforming presents a body of work that reengages with art of the past, harnessing the most cutting edge new media to create a sustained engagement with old and modern masters. 4 Oct to 2 Nov at The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1.

Tom Hammick: Eidetic – Showcasing some of Hammick’s most eclectic paintings and prints focused around the theme of memory. 4 Oct to 26 Oct at The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB.

Hans-Peter Feldmann – Colouring: Works from the 70s
– The exhibition, drawn exclusively from a single private collection, focuses on Feldmann’s key artistic practice of the time: the hand-coloured Xeroxes. Feldmann’s work from this period is rarely exhibited, in part due to his decision to retire as an artist in 1979, which led him to either give away or destroy his work. 2 Oct to 25 Oct at Richard Saltoun Gallery, 111 Great Titchfield Street, London W1.

Ann Oram – Big, bold and colourful, the impact of Ann Oram’s large flower pieces is unforgettable. Following in the tradition of the Scottish Colourists Oram uses strong but perfectly balanced colour to create still lives of extraordinary power. 6 Oct to 19 Oct at the Brian Sinfield Gallery, 127 The Hill, High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4RE.

Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Autumn Exhibition – An exhibition of original paintings by Malcolm Coward, Paul Doyle, Debbie Gillingham, Fred Haycock, John Trickett, and Jonathan Walker. 7 Oct to 2 Nov at Sally Mitchell’s Gallery, The Newcastle Arms, Tuxford, Newark, Notts, NG22 0LA.

Michael Forster (above) 1907-2002 – A comprehensive display of Michael Forster’s colourful and abstract paintings. 2 Oct – 26 Oct at Messum’s, 8 Cork Street, London W1.

Devil’s in the Detail – This exhibition celebrates the steady hand and eagle eye of the Victorian trade catalogue engraver. It features large-scale prints of engravings from the late medieval period right up until the 20th century. This exhibition draws on the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s collection of rare nineteenth-century wood engravings. 1 Oct to 30 April 2014 at Enginuity, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7DQ.

Sarah Lucas: Situation – The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in London of renowned artist Sarah Lucas. Bringing together over two decades of sculpture, installation and photography, SITUATION explores Lucas’s remarkable career and assesses the vital role she plays in British art. 2 Oct to 15 Dec at Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1.

Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum – Compton Verney will premiere this major exhibition which explores our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in the rich print collections of the British Museum. The exhibition features works by artists including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs and demonstrates the important role printmaking has played in our understanding of the natural world. From 5 Oct to 15 Dec at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ.

Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff – Painting and Other Stuff will be comprised of a number of groupings organised around various themes and motivations that Marshall has addressed over his career. They will focus on such ideas as ‘readdressing art history’, ‘notions of beauty’, ‘the image bank’, ‘commemoration’ and ‘the everyday’ with many new works being displayed for the first time. 4 Oct to 2 Feb at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Belgium.

Rembrant and Bugatti (1884-1916) Attitudes and Emotion Captured in Bronze. A rare selection of his family groups and other unexpected friendships. 9th Ocrober- 8th November at Sladmore Gallery, 57 Jermyn Street, SW1.

Art Under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm.
‘Axed piano from seminal 1960s art event rediscovered and on show in public at Tate Britain for the first time.’ 2nd October- 5th January at Tate Briain.

David Spiller. ‘Walk on the Wild Side’. David Spiller is feeling the urgency and it shows in his new work. He is a contemporary artist, relying on a structure of composition based deeply in formalism.
26th September- 18th October at the Protland Gallery, 8 Bennet St, SW1.

Animals in Art. John Bellany, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol and Tessa Newcomb are some of the artists featured in this exhibition. 9th- 20th October at Gallery in the Garden, Essex.

Deborah Tarr. Tarr’s modernist paintings are lyrical and abstract creating a sense of nature in which a human emotional presence is strongly felt. 7th- 24th October at Cagogan Contemporary Gallery. 87 Old Brompton road.

Capturing the Brontes: Bronte Parsonage unveils exciting new exhibition with surrealist photographer Charlotte Cory. This is a witty alternative “musum within museum” examines unusal facts and mysteris surrounding the Bronte family. 4th October to 31 December at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Harworth. http:/

Three Modern British Artist: Roger Hilton, John Wells and John Mclean.
Unique opportunity to see work never shown before. While these abstract artists very in style, they all compliment each other. If you are intersted in Modern British art but have been deterred in recent years by increasingly high prices, this exhibition is not to be missed. 11th October- 9th November at Wilson Stephens and Jones Gallery, 71 Westbourne and Jones, W2.

Paola Ventura: The Infinite City. The enchanted world of Italian-born fine art photographer Paolo Ventura is being brought to London and it is his debut show in the UK. The exhibition is a symiois of different art forms from illustration and minature model making to photography and painting. 10th October- 23rd November at the Atlas Gallery, 49 Dorset st.

Michael Kenna, 60th Birthday Retrospective. One of the world’s greatest living landscape photographers – born in Widnes – returns from the USA to his roots this autumn for a 60th birthday celebratory retrospective exhibition called A Journey Home, to be held at The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn from October 12th – November 23rd.

Simon Norfolk, winner of the fourth Prix Picet commission, shot on location in Afganistan, will go on show at Somerset House in London. 10th-27th Oct at Somerset House, Strand.

Stuart Pearson Wright ‘Love and Death’. BP Portrait First Prize winner refers to his figure paintings as ‘pseudo portraits’ presenting as they do a subject’s ‘inner state’, with pathos and dark humour, rather than simply making an accurate record of their outward appearance. 7th October- 16th November at Riflemaker, 79 Beak St.

The Ashmolean Museum in partnership with the Hall Art Foundation. A series of exhibitions of contemporary and post-war art drawn from the collections of the Hall Art Foundation and Andrew and Christine Hall. 8th October- 30th March at The Ashmolean Museum. Oxford.

Clive Baker: Whitfor Celebrates 40 years in Buisiness with an Exhibition of Recent work by Pop Artist Clive Barker. Barker was part of the origional 1960s Pop art movement, with assemblage work dating as early as 1962. 9th Ocotber- 1st November at Whitford Fine Art. 6 Duke St, SW1.

Arts & Crafts Jewellery: The work of Arthur and Georgie Gaskin Two designer-makers who worked as part of the Arts & Crafts movement, producing silver and enamel work, book illustrations, jewellery, embroideries, drawings and prints both independently and in partnership. October – Sun 24 November 2013 at Court Barn Museum.

Hamish Mackie: A Solo Exhibition of New Sculpture. Mackie’s works have a ‘compelling freshness, but also great emotional force. The spectator often feels that he or she I in the actual presence of the creature portrayed.’ Mackie’s distinctive sculptures have seen him lauded as one of the World’s foremost wildlife sculptors and almost 50 new pieces are displayed in this triennial exhibition. 1-19 October at The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG

Basil Beattie: Promises Promises and a Tate touring exhibition of works by Marlow Moss. Two exhibitions, the first features exciting new workd by Basil Beattie, one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists and the runner up in the Jerwood Paingint Prize in 1998. Opening simultaneously, is a two-room Tate touring display, which surveys the work of the intriguing and eccentric Britis Constructive, Marlow Moss. Both exhibitions will open on 12 October 2013 at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.

F.N Soulza: Black on Black. In 1966 Souza’s solo exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery was entitled Black Art and Other Paintings; a series of monochromatic works in thick black impasto oil. This show puzzled critics and artists and still carries on till this day. We are recreating this historic exhibition. Souza is no longer regarded as a British painter rather an Indian artist, an issue we want to challenge. 8th- 28th October at the Grosvenor Gallery.

Nicolas Granger-Taylor: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Granger-Taylor presents us with a series of extraordinary paintings which reaffirm the power of the work of art as a contemplative object of unadorned sensuality and visual pleasure. 9th October- 2nd November at Jonathon Cooper Gallery, 20 Park Walk.

David Breuer-Weil’s Heaven and Earth exhibition at E&R Cyzer and Alon Zakaim Fine Art. Latest chapter of David’s work, which explores the deeper relationship between the human, the intransigent, the metaphorical and the otherworldly over two unique sites. 9th October- 15th November at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, SW1.

Gennadii Gogoliok: Waiting for You. The Artist sees his painting as being inextricably linked to his work as a performance artist and through it freed from his academic training. 4th- 26th October at The John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle St, W1S

Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees. This exhibition looks at how artists working today are still drawing inspiration from the British tree.
12th October- 23rd November at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery.

Alan Kingsbury: New Paintings. This exciting body of work marks a turning point in Alan’s creative endeavours, with the paintings’ scale such as we have never seen before in his work. And yet, the seductive use of dash and bravura, even on this grand scale, mark the paintings as unmistakably his. 1st-18th October at Panter and Halls new premises at 11-12 Pall Mall, SW1.

The Northern Landscape: Various Artists. The contrasting richness of the nnorhtern landscape is the subject of the Linton Court Gallery’s next exhibition. 11th October- 2nd November, Duke St, Settle, North Yorkshire.

Wilson Stephens and Jones. On show will be an eclectic range of never seen before works on paper (including prints, gouaches & drawings) by illustrious British artists John Wells, Roger Hilton & living artist John Mclean at exceptionally affordable prices. The exhibition offers the public the unique opportunity to pick up something of real quality but without the huge price tag. 11th October- 9th November.

Avigdor Arikha: Works from 1966-2010. The exhibition covers the last 45 years of Arikha’s life. He lived as an artist, writer, lecturer and curator. It will explore Arikha’s diverse use of mediums, ranging from pencil, graphite and ink brush (notably Sumi ink), drawings, etchings and aquatint prints, to oils, watercolours and colour pastels. Arikha’s estate is notable in its diversity of subject matter, in which no one genre is privileged over another. Instead, it is the execution of the works that holds utmost importance. 9th October-2nd November Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, W1S.

Boris Nzebo : Painting The Hot Town. Nzebo makes paintings that draw on the surroundings of his home town Douala, Cameroon’s largest city. He uses a strong colour palette that evokes the murals and graffiti of street culture found throughout Douala’s suburbs. 11th October- 9th November at Jack Bell Gallery, 13 Mason’s Yark, SW 1.

Geoffrey Clarke: The first exhibition is a solo show of Clarke’s work from the 50s and 60s at Pangolin London, Kings Cross that charts the development of Clarke’s pioneering techniques in using cast aluminium. This selling exhibition includes delicate iron works, monumental aluminium sculptures, stained glass, prints and jewellery. Until 26th October.

The second is a beautifully curated exhibition of Modern British sculpture from one of the period’s most important collectors Chris Ingram. On show at  1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf the exhibition includes a beautiful iron Head by Clarke alongside all the other sculpture greats of the time such as Kenneth Armitage, Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler, Bernard Meadows, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and Elisabeth Frink. Until 15th November.

Calder and Melotti: Children of the Sky – In collaboration with Museo Carandente Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy, this show tells the stories of these two artists who both took inspiration from the city of Spoleto and Italian cultural life in the post-War period. This scholarly exhibition is made up of loans from private European collections and museums – is a rare opportunity to view works many of which have never been publicly exhibited outside of Italy. While these artists were separated geographically, their respective bodies of work share many sympathies. The exhibition will include one of two existing maquettes for Teodelapio, a monumental stabile Calder created for the city of Spoleto in 1962. From 11 Oct to 30 Nov at Ronchini Gallery, 22 Dering Street, London, W1.

A Universal Archive: William Kentridge as Printmaker. This is the first major UK exhibition focusing on the prints of this renowned South African artist. 60 prints in all media from 1988 to the present will make up the exhibit, ranging in size and scale from small etchings to 2.5 metre tall linocuts. New works from his series including Cat Assemblage (2012) and 12 Coffee Pots (2012) will be shown. University Gallery and Baring Wing, Northumbria University, Sandyford Rod, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST. Until 11th October. 0191 227 4424

HR Bell: Looking for China. HR Bell visited China from Autumn to winder, dividing time between the city and countryside, she found a society convulsed by change. 6th November- 30th January at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox st, W1S.

Turner and the Sea at the National Maritime Museum. This is the first full scale examination of J.M.W Turner’s lifelong fascination with the sea. Dramatic, contemplative, violent, beautiful and sublime. 22nd November- 21st April at The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.


Moncrieff-Bray Gallery: September Exhibition. The focus of this exhibition is on landscapes through the seasons. Painters featured include Stephen Palmer, the debut for marine artist Catherine Forshall, Tuema Pattie, Lucy Powell, Sandra Whitmore, Victoria Threlfall, Annie Field. Ceramics and sculpture are also displayed from award winning Adam Binder, Diana Tonnison, Diana Barraclough, Hannah McAndrew and Ostinelli and Priest. Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Woodruffs Lane, Egdean near Petworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JX. Until 12th October. 07867 978 414

The Threadneedle Prize for Painting and Sculpture – Organised by The Federation of British Artists the Threadneedle Prize is one of the best art prizes for contemporary representational painting and sculpture. Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite to win the Visitor’s Choice Award 2013. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 25 Sept to 12 Oct.

Julian Bailey: Recent Work. An exhibition of the latest creations from Julian Bailey. Browse and Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LP. Until October 11th . +44 20 7734 7984

Another Country- Vintage Photographs of British Life by Tony Ray-Jones. An exhibition of rare vintage photographs from one of the most influential British photographers of the last half-century. It coincides with a major show of vintage and posthumous work by Ray-Jones at the opening exhibition of the National Media Museum’s new space at the science museum. James Hyman Fine Art and Photographs, 16 Saville Row, London W1S 3PL. Until 11th October. +44 20 7494 3857

Tom Phillips. An exhibition of an entirely new body of work by leading British artist Tom Phillips, who has dissected his discarded plastic palettes and converted fragments of them into intricate panels of collage. His interest lies in the artistic potential of textures and materials typically viewed as ‘unloved’, such as hair and mud. Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LZ. Until October 12th. 020 7920 7777

Simon Roberts: Pierdom. An exhibition of the work of Simon Roberts, accompanied by the release of the monograph Pierdom. His work is a comprehensive study of Britain’s pleasure piers predominantly constructed in the 19th century to accommodate for steamers and other sea craft as the seaside tourist industry grew. Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP. Until 12th October. 020 7920 7777

Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out. One of the World’s most influential architects is celebrated through previously unseen original material, drawings and personal items. His pioneering spirit, influence on social policy and unique attention to the ethic, aesthetic and political dimension of architecture which invites questions about our cities and the way we live in them. 18 July – 13 October at Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, City of Westminster, London, W1S

Designed to Shine: 100 Years of Stainless Steel. A new exhibition exploring a century of innovation as part of a city-wide celebration of the centenary of the discovery of stainless steel. Designed to Shine chronicles the importance of stainless steel, featuring pieces from Sheffield’s renowned collection as well as contemporary examples. At the Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield from 16 Feb to 13 Oct.

Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture. Sir Eduardo Paolozzi decorated Tottanham Court Road Tube Station as well as working with an extensive variety of materials and earning himself a reputation as one of the most innovative and prolific post-war British artists. This exhibition explores his relationship with surrealism and European Modernists as opposed to the work that saw him heralded as a ‘founder of British Pop Art’ with over 150 pieces on display from prestigious collections including the Tate and the galleries own. At the Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chicester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ 6 July- 13 October

Self Portrait by Dame Laura Knight. Attending the Nottingham School of Art aged just 13 Knight found fame painting the likes of Prima Ballerina Lydia Lopokova backstage at the Ballets Russes. She then gained access to other London Theatres and then racially segregated hospitals in Baltimore before producing some of her most psychologically penetrating paintings at the Gypsy camp in Iver, Buckinghamshire and of World War Two Women. This major new exhibition is at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2 11 July – 13 October before touring Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle 2 November – 16 February and Plymouth Art Gallery 1 March – 10 May 2014. (see review in Country Life August 21 2013)

Louis Turpin: A Passion for Gardens.
Inspired by the gardens of Great Dixter, cared for by the legendary gardener Christopher Lloyd, Louis Turpin paints floral scenes and the countryside beyond, through blending strong colours and pigments. Bohun Gallery, 15 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 1AB. Until 12th October. 01491 576228

Thompson’s London Aunnual Exhibition 2013 – Thompon’s 31st Annual Exhibition showcasing some of the most highly recognized British artists including Mary Fedden R.A and Henry Moore. The exhibition also offers the opportunity to view works by emerging artists who demonstrate exciting new approaches. At Thompson’s Gallery, 15 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G from until 13 Oct.

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