Best exhibitions to see in January

Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution. A new touring exhibition from Craftspace curated with Helen Carnac. Touring nationally from Jan 18th 2010 to 20th June 2011. The tour schedule is 18th January – 22nd March, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, 2nd April – 6th June, Harley Gallery, Worksop, 4th August – 25th September, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland, 13th October – 20th November, University of Hertfordshire Gallery, St Albans, 12th February – 9th April 2011, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth, 9th May – 20th June 2011, Platfrom Gallery, Clitheroe.

Dexter Dalwood, Tate St Ives Spring Season. This exhibition will  be the first major survey of Dexter Dalwood’s work in the UK and will include over forty canvases and works and paper. At the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall from 23rd January to 3rd May 2010.

Alice Boyle: Memories, Dreams, Reflections. 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London, W1Y 7HP. 19th January- 24th January. 07817 158 739.

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

Twentieth Century and Contemporary Prints, including works by Patrick Caulfield, Prunella Clough, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley and Philip Sutton at The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset from 23 Jan-13 Feb.  01258 863866

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Basil Beattie: Paintings from the Janus series II 2010 at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria from 22 Jan-6 March.  01539 722464

Exhibition of 40 masterworks from the Museum’s collection, including a newly unveiled gouache by Marc Chagall – ‘Apocalypse in lilac, Capriccio’ (1945), at the Ben Uri Museum Collection, 108A Boundary Road, St Johns Wood, London until 31 Jan.  020 7604 3991


No Love Lost: New Paintings by Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst returns to painting in exhibition of new work at London’s Historic Wallace Collection. 14th October – 24th January 2010. The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN.

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler. Completing its series of exhibitions exploring power and empire, the British Museum focuses on the last elected Aztec Emperor, Moctezuma II. 24th September – 24th January 2010. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG.

David Hockney Exibition. A major exhibition of over 60 works by David Hockney. 14th November – 24th January. Nottingham Contemporary, c/o Galleries of Justice, Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN.

Beatles to Bowies, the 60’s exposed. Exploring the leading pop music personalities who help create ‘Swinging London’ in the 1960s, Beatles to Bowie features 150 classic images. 12th October – 24th January 2010. National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE.

Mini Picture Show. Work on a small scale by Members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. 10th December – 22nd January 2010. Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.

Wild Thing: Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, Gill at Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London until 24 Jan. (see Country Life review Dec 9).

Woven Out of Imagination and Intuition: Leon Underwood and His Followers. An exhibition of prints, sculpture and works on paper featuring the work of Eileen Agar, Mary Groom, Gertrude Hermes, Blair Hughes-Stanton, Henry Moore and Leon Underwood. At the Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London until 28th January 2010.

Howard Hodgkin: Seven New Paintings at Gagosian, London W1 until 23 Jan.

Paradise Gardens; recent works in oil and watercolour by Roberta Booth at Duncan Campbell Fine Art, 15 Thackeray Street, Kensington Square, London W8 from 5-22nd Jan.  020 7937 8665

Alice Boyle: Memories, Dreams, Reflections. 54 The Gallery, Shepherds Market, London, W1Y 7HP. 19th January- 24th January. 07817 158 739.