Exhibitions recommended to see

The Art of Italy in the Royal Collection; The Baroque at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh from 13 Nov-8 Mar.  020 7839 1377

Sterling Stuff II – work in sterling silver by 50 leading contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, David Mach, Dorothy Cross and Alastair Mackie, some of whom have never before worked in silver.  At the Pangolin Gallery at London’s new Kings Place, Kings Cross until 18 Jan.

The Blues Anthology, a photographic portrait of the icons whose music was to inform the sound of all popular music thereafter, until 1st Feb at Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, The stables market, Chalk Farm road, London, NW1 8AH. www.proud.co.uk

Jacquie Denby and Susan Foord, a collection of works from two very different, but equally stunning, female artists, until 30th Nov at Foss fine Art, 113b Northcote Road, SW11 6PW. www.fossfineart.com

“Treasured” – highlights from the Royal Museum building of the National Museums of Scotland complex, ranging from a Sumatran tiger to a Victorian corset, on show while the Victorian building is being redeveloped, on show until 2011 at the National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh.  www.nms.ac.uk

Contemporary Icons from Mount Athos – icons, fresco and photographs at Sacred Space Gallery, St. John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 from 20 Nov-31 Jan.  020 8969 7492

Back from the Hill 2008 – an exhibition of sporting paintings at Tryon Gallery, 7 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6AL.  020 7839 8083

Artists from Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and North Wales feature in the Christmas Show at the Albany Gallery, Cardiff until Dec 28.  029 2048 7158

Angels and Demons: Introducing the Remarkable Christopher Row (who died in 2006 leaving a large collection of extraordinarily powerful drawings, watercolours and oil paintings, most of which have never been seen before).  At Sladers yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset until 21 Dec.  01308 459511

Retrospective exhibition of photographs by Garry Fabian Miller at James Hyman Gallery, 5 Savile Row, London W1 from 20 Nov-24 Jan.  020 7494 3857


Last chance to see the special display of Titian’s Diana and Actaeon in Room One of the National Gallery in London. It will be seen only until November 20 to raise awareness in the public’s mind of the importance of securing the Bridgewater Titians – two of the supreme masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance – for the nation’s collection.

Surrealism Returns – pictures and sculptures by Picasso, Moore, Miro, Man Ray, Paul Nash, Burra, and Tanguy among others, at Chaltenham Art Gallery, Clarence Street, Cheltenham until 23 Nov.  www.cheltenham.artgallery.museum