Best exhibitions to see in March

Still Life and Interiors. An exhibition of new work by eight new artists. The artists featured included David Bachmann, Victoria Blake Tyler, Timothy Easton, Christopher Glanville, Terry McKivragan, John Maddison, Jenny Wheatley and Vivienne Williams. At The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset from 1st – 13th March 2010.

Maurice Broomfield: A New Look at Industry. An exhibition of photographs documenting Britain at work in the 1950s and 1960s by the revered photographer Maurice Broomfield. At Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, P019 1TJ. 2nd March – 9th May 2010.

The Roberts: An exhibition on the work of artists Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde, including works for sale, essays, and unpublished photographs of the two Roberts from the Vogue archives. A special book signing of The Last Bohemians with author Roger Bristow will be held on 6th March. At The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ, from 3rd – 31st March 2010. 0131 558 1200

Ann Oram: Works in oil and watercolour; still life, landscapes and townspaces. At The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ, from 3rd – 31st March 2010. 0131 558 1200

Happy 90th Birthday Ronald Searle! An exhibition to mark the illustrator Ronald Searle’s birthday with over 200 cartoons, illustrations and drawings for sale, including work from Punch and the News Chronicle, and advertisements for Lemon Hart Rum. At 8 & 10 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6QB. 3rd March – 3rd April 2010. 020 7839 7551

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Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa. Sculptures tell the tale of the ancient city of Ife in West Africa. The exhibition will feature nearly a hundred superbly carved sculptures in brass, copper, stone, and terracotta, including a copper mask of Obalufon II (an early Ooni king) of Ife, and human figures which depict a marked cross-section of its society, terracotta busts adorned with regalia, one being a possible portrayal of a queen. From 4th March – 6th June 2010. At The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.

The Gathering: Building the Arts Council Collection. A new exhibition which delves into the archives of the largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary British art, managed by the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre since 1987, and looks at how a number of key works came to enter the collection. The exhibition features 31 works by 21 artists, and traces seminal moments in the collection’s history. Artists include Victor Burgin, Martin Creed, Peter Doig, and Rebecca Warren. At  Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG. From 5th March – 18th April. 01924 832631

Norman Cornish A Shot Against Time. The exhibition reveals the extent of the artist’s work in capturing the world around his native County Durham, revealing every aspect of his ‘Narrow World’. At Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. From 5th March – 23rd April. 0207 520 1485

Charles Bartlett: Etchings. A selection of etchings dating from the 1970s. At the Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN21 4NN. 6th March – 27th March.

Without From Within. Curated by Anne Goodchild. Art exhibition which focuses on the view through the window and examines the way artists have treated the relationship between interior and exterior space. Artists include Roger Fry, Paul Nash, David Hockney, and Patrick Caulfield. From 6th March – 3rd May. At Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham. 0115 846 6940

Linda Farquharson: Linocuts and Wood Engravings/David Meredith: Bronze sculpture. An exhibition of Linda’s original hand-made prints, inspired by the poetry of Milton among others. These prints will be shown together with a bronze sculpture by David Meredith. From 6th – 27th March 2010. At 43 Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3DU. 01463 729512

St Ives and Beyond. An exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures celebrating the inspirational friendships and family connections between the artists associated with the Cornish town of St. Ives. Artists include Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis. At Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ. From 6th March – 31st May. 01243 774557


Ian Hamilton Finlay at Tate Britain, Millbank, London until 2 Mar.

Points of View: Capturing the 19th Century in Photographs at the Paccar Gallery, British Library, Euston Road, London NW1 until Mar 7.

Richard Hamilton: Modern Moral Matters. A solo exhibition by one of the worlds most respected living artists. Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA. 3rd March- 25th April. 020 7298 1544.

Vladimir Yankilevsky “Anatomy of Feelings”. The exhibition will include triptychs, paintings and collages made over the last 48 years. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1. 23rd February- 7th March. 0207 801 9421.

Victoria Crowe: Collected Journeys. The exhibition gives an opportunity to see the development of ideas from initial responses through to completed images. Bohum Gallery, Henley-on-Thames. 8th February- 6th March. 01491 576 228.

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

Rob Ryan & Stephen Walter: My London. Unique perspectives of our capital city. At Exposure Gallery, 22-23 Little Portland Street, London, W1W 8BU until 2nd March. 020 7907 7130.

Painting is a mysterious business: The paintings of David Fowkes showing for the first time at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York, YO24 1DF. 6th February – 11th March. 01904 656507.

Hiroshi Suzuki: Silver Waves – works by the Japanese silversmith at Goldsmiths’ Hall, London from 8 Feb-6 Mar.  See Country Life review Feb 3 2010

Michael Hyam at Panter & Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1 until 9 March.