Best October exhibitions to visit

Drawing attention: Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Van Gogh, Picasso and more. A lavish feast of drawings featuring some of the greatest draftsmen who ever lived. 21st October – 17th January 2010. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm; weekends 11am-5pm, closed Mondays except bank holidays. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD. Tel: 020 8693 5254.

David Chipperfield  – Form Matters. This amazing exhibition celebrates his work for the first time in the UK and spans his entire career to date. 21st October – 31st January. Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD. 020 7940 8790. www,

Chagall & Dufy – Harmonies Paralleles. The first exhibition which compares and contrasts the works of Marc Chagall and Raoul Dufy. 22nd October – 28th November. Connaught Brown, 2 Ablemarle Street, London W1S 4HD. 020 7408 0362.

Barrie Cook at 80 is at the Lemon Street Gallery, Truro until Nov 7.

Boo Ritson: Back-Road Journeys; “The Diner” at Alan Cristea Gallery and “The Gas Station” at Poppy Sebire, 36 North Audley Street, London until 21 Nov.

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Twenty new works by Frank Auerbach, including landscapes and portraits, at Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albermarle Street, London until 24 Oct.  020 7629 5161

Can art save us? Is the first in a series of three exhibitions at Museums Sheffield which will draw on the ideas and insights of critic, author, artist and scholar, John Ruskin (1819-1900). 22nd October – 31 January. Museums Sheffield, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LH, 0114 278 2664.

Great British Art? Includes major works on loan from Tate and other national collections. Artists included range from the great Romantics – Turner, Constable, Crome and Cotman, to modern contemporary artists such as Paul Nash, Tony Cragg, Tracey Emin and Gilbert and George. 24th October – 10th January 2010. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Meadow, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU.

Jane Brown: 100 Portraits. An Exhibition of one of Britains most significant portraitist and photojournalist. 23rd October – 21st November. Kings Place Gallery, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.

Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910 – 1960. The exhibition will be the first in Europe focusing on the great age of Mexican printmaking in the first half of the twentieth century. 22nd October – 5th April 2010. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG.

Kate Downie, The Coast Road Diaries 2007-09 at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh until 31 October

David Tress – new works that pit the clamour of the city against the sublime beauty of nature.  At The Albany Gallery, 74b Albany Road, Cardiff until 7 Nov.  029 2048 7158

Eduardo Paolozzi – screenprints 1967-2000 at Sims Reed Gallery, London from 21 Oct until 13 Nov.

Iamcider: photographic exhibition at Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury until 21 Nov.  07957 195699

Alex Tzavaras – recent work and portrait commissions at Adam Street Gallery, 9 Adam Street, London WC2 from 21-30 Oct.  

Recent Acquisitions of Drawings and Prints at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge from 20 Oct until 24 Jan 2010.  01223 332900


Timorous Beasties, will be taking over the Craft and Design Gallery to turn Victoriana on its head. Millennium Gallery, Sheffield ( Until 25 October

Durer to Spencer: Highlights on Paper from University College London at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham Edgbaston until 25 Oct.

Ben Shaun and American Social Realism: Works by Ben Shaun, Moses & Raphael Soyer and Fermin Rocker. The Chambers Gallery from 2nd October – 30th October

Lucy Raverat: Rio Negro. Among the paintings Lucy Raverat has assembled for her fourth exhibition with Francis Kyle Gallery there is a new, urgent emphasis on the natural world, triggered by one encounter in particular which she considers momentous, indeed life-changing. Typically graceful and stylised in their appearance, the human figures which remain an important presence in her work now are overshadowed by a new and powerful presence. It is the presence of the great river, the Rio Negro, major tributary of the Amazon, which impressed itself profoundly upon the artist. Francis Kyle Gallery. 29th September – 28th October. 020 7499 6870/6970.

Michael J. Austin: All creatures great and small. A new exhibition of large paintings and oil sketches of thoroughbred horses, bulls and cockerels by British artist Michael J. Austin. The exhibition will  be previewed at Art London Fair, Chelsea, before continuing a Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery. 7th-12th October: Art London Fair, Chelsea. 13-24th October Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery. 20 Park Walk, London SW10 0AQ. 020 7351 0410.

Frans Widerberg Painting and Prints. The acclaimed Norwegian painter Frans Widerberg exhibits his new figurative colourful paintings and prints. 11th September – 23rd October. University Gallery, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST. 0191 227 4424.

Night & Day – A Journey Through Trees. A selection of work from two emerging photographers Jean-Luc Brouard and Ben Gold, which explored two very different approaches to the same subject – the tree. 12th October – 24th October. Crane Kalman Brighton, 38 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, BN1 4AL.

Maurice Brainchon 1889 – 1979. Maurice Brianchon was one of the best-known painters of his generation in France and influential masters at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Brianchon’s paintings of theatre scenes, still lifes, portraits and compositions form an ensemble varied in subject but with a common technique. No surface is completely flat or inert, no colour smooth. 23rd September – 23rd October. Browse & Darby, 19 Cork Street, London, WIS 3LP.

The Age of the Marvellous. The exhibition was inspired by the Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring over 60 works of art. 14th – 22nd October. Former Holy Trinity Church, One Marylebone, London, NW1 4GD. 020 7396 5324.