Exhibitions to see for Easter

Art this Easter – looking for a bit of culture this Easter? Why not visit one of our recommended art exhibitions.

The 2010 Fitzwilliam Museum Sculpture Promenade. From 23rd March 2010 – 28th January 2011. At The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB. 01223 332941

‘Portals’: Glass and multimedia visions of Soane’s dream house. Applied artist Helene Uffren has created a new exhibition inspired by the rooms of Pitzhanger Manor, architect Sir John Soane’s home. ‘Portals’ will inhabit the Breakfast room, Library, and small dining room at Pitzhanger. The artist has combined glass and photography to create small objects, all of which act as portals to transport the viewer into another room. From 24th March – 1st May. At PM Gallery & House, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5EQ. 020 8567 1227

Deep Surface: The Secret Art of the Glass Engraver. The exhibition showcases the work of glass artists who use various engraving techniques, from copper wheel engraving to sandblasting and cutting, to create extrodinary effects on glass vessels and objects. Artists include Jonathan Harris, Alison Kinnaird and Lucy Batt. From 25th March – 5th May. At Zest Gallery, Roxby Place, London SW6 1RS. www.zestgallery.com

Francis Bacon: In Cinema. This exhibition will focus on Bacon’s source material and working methods, and will examine Bacon’s work in relation to film and photography. It includes oil paintings, film footage, stills and archival material from Bacon’s studio. From 27th March – 20th June. At Compton Verney, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ.  01926 645 500

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Beauty in Repetition: Metalwork and Jewellery, Junko Mori and Jacqueline Ryan. Nature is the main source of inspiration, and both collect dried seeds, insects and plants to examine and draw. The exhibition will include sculpture, jewellery, specimens from their collections, sketchbooks, models and drawings to illustrate how their ideas are similarly derived and abstracted. From 27th March – 13th June. At Blackwell The Arts & Craft House, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3JT. 015394 46139.

RWA Open Painting Exhibition. Dedicated solely to the medium of painting, its aim is to embrace a broad range of styles and media. It will include the work of artists from around the county together with selected painting by invited artists. From 28th March – 9th May. At Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 IPX. 0117 973 5129

Andrew Stonyer: Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art presents artist Andrew Stonyer and the sculpture he describes as ‘a search for patterns of actual and implied kinetic imagery, hidden within the seemingly regular.’ From 29th March – 26th September. At Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Fermyn Woods Country Park, Brigstock, Kettering, NN14 3JA.  01537 373469.  

‘England My England’: Chris Steele-Perkins. His photographs record the everyday absurdities, pleasures and tragedies of English life, invariably injected with a dash of wit and humour. The candid nature of his photographs is just so as ‘all human life is here’, from the weird and wonderful to the banal. From 16th April – 4th June. At University Gallery and Baring Wing, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8ST. 0191 227 4424.

Jock McFadyen – “The Landscape with its Clothes on” at Clifford Chance, 30 Floor Gallery, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 in association with the Grey Gallery until 14 April.  

Tilting at Windmills – Peter Howson, Works on Paper at Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 from 26 Mar-24 Apr.  020 7920 7777

Tim Nicholson Retrospective 1955-2010 at Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport from 28 Mar-16 May.  01308 459511


Suburbia: exploring how public transport helps to create the myths and identities of suburbia. London Transport Museum, 39 Wellington Street, London WC2E 7BB. 15th October 2009- 31st March 2010. 020 7379 6344.

Subject | Matter: Showcasing a wealth of emerging and innovative sculptural talent from an international selection of up-and-coming artists. Foundation Centre, Goodwood, West Sussex. Closing on 28th March. 01243 538449.

Ursula Leach: Homeland – recent paintings and prints at The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset until 27 Mar.  01258 863866

Shhh…it’s a secret: Unlocking the secrets behind the treasures of the Wallace Collection. The Wallace Collection is proud to present a unique and fascinating exhibition curated by children, revealing secrets from the past. Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN. Closing on 28th March. 020 7563 9516.

Charles Bartlett: Etchings. A selection of etchings dating from the 1970s. At the Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne, East Sussex. BN21 4NN. Closing on 27th March. www.emmamason.co.uk.

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. Closing on 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. Closing on 31st March 2010. 0131 558 1200

Paintings by David Martin at John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1 until 27 March.  020 7499 1314