Best exhibitions to see in June

Around the Coastlines of Britain and Ireland.  The Richard Hagan Galleries, Stable Lodge, 55/57 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DP (01386 853624/858561 13th June – 11th July.  

Tim Scott Bolton: Travels in the Middle East.  Exhibition of Oils and Watercolours.  Mathaf Gallery, 24 Motcomb Street, London, SW1X 8JU (020 7235 0010 9th – 26th June

FRESH AIR 09: The 9th Quenington Sculpture Exhibition. Quenington Old Rectory, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (01285750358; 14th June until 5th July

Subversive spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art. The exhibition presents work by the masters of surrealism alongside the work of contemporary artists. Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ.  (0 1926 645500 13th June until 6th September.

Gareth Thomas. The Albany Gallery, 74b Albany Road, Cardiff ( 12th June until 4th July.

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Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2009. “ Making Space”. A wide range of work by both established and unknown artists in a variety of different media. Inc. painting, photography, sculpture and architecture.  Sale exhibition.  (020 7300 8000;  8th June – 16 August 2009.

“Futurism”.  The first large-scale showing of Futurism in Britain in thirty years, which brings together a core group of artists including Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà and Gino Severini.  The Tate Gallery, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.  (020 7887 4942/8730;  12 June – 20 September 2009.

“Poetry in Motion”; An exhibition of fans with contemporary poems, after the Chinese custom of combining poetry with painting.  The Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8ER (020 8305 1441; 9 June – 4 October 2009


Michael Tyzack – Welcoming home the work of an influential abstract painter.  First solo exhibition of his work for 38 years.  Portland Gallery, 8, Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP.   (020 7493 1888) 27th May- 12th June.

West – Chris Bushe RSW at Panter & Hall.  Paintings inspired by the Islands of the West coast of Scotland.  Panter & Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7PF  (020 7399 9999  20th May – 12th June

Surroundings – An exhibition of the photography of Hazel Green.  The Winds of Change Gallery, 8, High Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HT.  (0124 603836  25th May – 13th June

Kettle’s Yard. Highlights from the house collection and newly made work by Edmund de Waal and Gary Woodley. Tate Britain, Millbank, London ( Until 14th June

The Last of the Debutantes; Kensington Palace, London (0844 482 7799; Until 14th June (see review in Country Life 9 July 2008)

Neapolitan Paintings at Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London (020 8693 5254) Until 14 Jun 2009

Constable Portraits: The Painter and his circle. This exhibition will give a deep insight into this most famous landscape painter, showing how his work is representative of his life and relationships. The National Portrait Gallery. Until 14 June.

Patrick Caulfield: Between the Lines, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex (01243774557; Until 14th June.

Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran, a look at paintings, manuscripts, ceramics, silks and carpets on loan supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation. The British Museum, Great Russell Street (020 7323 8000/8299) Until 14 June

Adrian Berg RA: Panoramic Watercolours. A selling exhibition to celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday. Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London (020 7300 8000; Until 11th June.