Exhibitions to see in early October

Maharajas: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. 10 October until 17 January 2010.

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 to the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery. 7th-12th October. Art London Fair, Chelsea. 13-24th October www.artlondon.net. Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk Gallery. 20 Park Walk, London SW10 0AQ. 020 7351 0410. www.jonathancooper.co.uk.

Japan Weeks of Art & Craft Exhibition – Shurei & Miyabi. 56 original paintings from Japan, including work by the artist Raymond Booth and by internationally recognised botanical artists from Curtis Botanical Magazine and Kew Gardens Herbarium Archive. 6th October – 31st October. Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT. Francesca Baseby. 0131 550 3660

The Land Girls: Cinderellas of the Soil, focussing on Sussex and the land girls who were trained, lived and worked on the Sussex Downs and surrounding areas, at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery until 14 March 2010.  03000 290900

Sculpture in Painting, revealing the many ways in which sculpture has figured in painting. 10th October – 10th January 2010. Gallery 4, Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH, www.henry-moore.ac.uk.

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The Developing Process: The sculptor’s education in drawings and photography. 10th October – 10th January 2010. Gallery 4, Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH, www.henry-moore.ac.uk.

Royal Watercolour Society Autumn Exhibition. The Royal Watercolour Society Autumn Exhibition represents the finest contemporary painting in water based media on paper. 9th October – 7th November. Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.

“Enesow: An Exploration of the Islands of Cornwall” at Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. From 5 September to 5 October. www.lemonstreetgallery.co.uk.

Scottie Wilson: 4 August to 11 October at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester PO19 1TJ. This exhibition shows Wilson’s artistic creativity with ink, crayons and watercolours. 01243 774 557

‘Black on Paper.’ Olyvia Kwok is to present an exhibition of exquisite draings by modern and contemporary masters, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall at her London gallery. 7th October – 8th November. Olyvia Fine Art, 17 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6PY. www.olyviafineart.com.

Fans: War & Peace. The sight, on television over the last few years, of our brave troops going into battle has inspired The Fan Museum to look more closely into the subject of fans with a military theme. 8th October – 28th February 2010. The Fan Museum, 12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8ER. www.fan-museum.org.

Caroline Romer, “Beside Two Rivers.” Paintings from France, Mali, Catalonia and Morocco. 5th October – 17th October. The Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ. www.theconingsbygallery.com.

The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in British Art. This group exhibition will explore the influence of folklore, mysticism, mythology and the occult on the development of Modernism in the UK; in particular with relation to the landscape and legends of Britain and Cornwall. 9th October – 10th January 2010. Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG. www.tate.org.uk.


Sevres: French Porcelain in the Royal Collection at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham  Palace, London (020 7766 7301) Until 11th October
The Discovery of Spain – British artists and collectors: Goya to Picasso.  National Gallery Complex, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.  (0131 6246 6200  www.nationalgalleries.org) 18th July – 11th October

The Glory of the Garden – a celebration of nature with works by John Hitchens, Olwyn Bowey, Marguerite Horner, Andrew Roberts, Alice Mumford, Sarah Bowman, John Harmer, Tuema Pattie, Min Maude, Sandra Whitmore, Hugo Grenville and Suzy Fasht at Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Egdean, West Sussex RH20 1JX until  17 Oct.  www.moncrieff-bray.com

James Hart Dyke: “War and Cake.” At the heart of this exhibition is the notion fof ‘Englishness’, from the ever present influence of romantic English langscape painting to the subject matter of his current studio studies – that most English of post-prandial sustenance, cake. 14th September – 10 October. Beaux Arts Bath, 12/13 York Street, Bath BA1 1NG. 01225 464 850. www,beauxartsbath.co.uk.

June Barlett, On the road to Damascus. Paintings inspired by June Barlett’s recent travels to Syria. Painted in her typically light, fluid style, June shows her ability to capture the charm and character of a place. She depicts colourful street scenes and souks, as well as the beautiful mosques, citadels and the remote ruins of Syria’s ancient heritage. 23rd September – 9th October. Mathaf Gallery, 24 Motomb Street, London, SW1X 8JU. 020 7235 0010.

Ivon Hitchens paintings not seen for around 70 years, discovered rolled up in a teachest recently, at Jonathan Clark & Co, 18 Park Walk, London until – 10 Oct.  020 7351 3555

Oona Campbell. Journeys: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. The paintings exhibited form a visual diary of Campbells journeys in the last two years. 17th September – 9th October. Portland Gallery, 8 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP. www.portlandgallery.com.