Exhibitions this week

An Eightsome of artists – Tim Scott Bolton, Shan Egerton, Robert Rattray, Susie Ewart, Marcia Gibson-Watt, Alexander Lindsay, Olivia Stewart-Smith and Gay Grossart – from Wales to Hampshire, the Highlands, Cotswolds and East Anglia showing their latest work at Gallery 27 and The Gallery, Cork Street, London until 27th Sep.  020 7437 2818

Cold War Modern: Design 1945-70 at the V & A, Cromwell Road, London 25 Sep-11 Jan.  020 7942 2000 (see review in Country Life Sep 24 2008)

Rothko – first major exhibition dedicated to the late works of Mark Rothko (1903-1970) at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1  26 Sep-1 Feb.  020 7887 8888

Cut & Paste: European Photomontage 1920-1945 at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, Islington, London from 24 Sep-21 Dec.  020 7704 9522

Ahmed Moustafa: Seeking an Immutable Essence at Mathaf Gallery, London from 24 Sep-17 Oct. 020 7235 0010

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John Bellany at Brown’s Gallery, Tain, Ross-shire until 11 Oct. 01862 893884.  info@brownsart.com

John Moores 25 Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings – the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition and a major part of Liverpool Biennial since 1999 – at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool until 30 Nov.  www.visualartsinliverpool.info

Picasso and Whistler at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge: ‘Places in the Night’: The Urban Landscape in Whistler’s Prints (until 18 Jan 2009) and ‘Dreams and Lies’: Picasso Prints from the Collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum from 7 Oct-8 Feb.  www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

Works by Aboriginal artist Alick Tipoti at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, London W1T 6BA until 15 Nov.  020 7436 4899

Retrospective exhibition of photographs by Patrick Lichfield at Nunnington Hall, Nr Helmsley, North Yorks from 23 Sep-2nd Nov.  01439 748283

West Country Landscapes by Julian Bailey, Mavis Freer, Vanessa Gardiner, John Hubbard, David Inshaw, Alex Lowery, James Lynch, Tim Nicholson, Robin Rae, Alfred Stockham, Michael Williams at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset until 9 Nov.  01308 459511

Simply Silver at City Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds until 30 Sep.  0113 247 8241

Samuel Palmer: His Friends and His Influence – a selling exhibition of pastoral prints at Larkhall Fine Art, 10 Margaret’s Guildings, Bath until 27 Sep.  01225 329090.  www.larkhall.com

Mixed exhibition of new work by artists including Tanya Brett, Michael Austin, Arthur Meehan, Maryann Amiryani and Craig Wylie at Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London until 27 September.  020 7351 0410

Edward Bawden in the Middle East at the Fry Art Gallery, Castle Street, Saffron Walden until 28 Sep.  01799 513779

Influential Voices: 2 exhibitions. The first entitled Weaving Influences – 50 years of artist tapestry from Scotland looking at the role artists in different media, such as Bawden, Hockney, Moore, Caulfield and Ian Hamilton Finlay, have played in the life of Dovecot Studios since the War.  The second is Raising the Bar; international metalwork – bringing together metalwork by 12 significant designers from across the world.  Both are at the newly opened Dovecot, a studio/exhibition and living space at 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 until 27 Sep.  0131 315 3054  www.dovecotstudios.com

Amazing Rare Things – the art of natural history at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Gate, London until Sep 28.  020 7766 7301

Andy Goldsworthy North Uist Works at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, Lochmaddy, North Uist, Outer Hebrides until 29 Nov.  01876 500293