Exhibitions to see in May

The Whitechapel Boys. Work from influential figures who contributed to the beginnings of British Modernism. Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London (www.whitechapelgallery.org) 5th April – 20th September

The Sculpture Exhibition Summer 2009.  Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Woodruffs Farm, Woodruffs Lane, Egdean, Petworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JX.  (07867 978414  www.moncrieff-bray.com) 30th April – 28th June

Sevres: French Porcelain in the Royal Collection at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham  Palace, London (020 7766 7301) Until 11 October

St Ives – A collection of forward-looking and avant-garde work created by St Ives-based artists between the 1930’s and 1960’s.  York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square,
YO1 7EW.  (01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk) 2nd May – 27th September

Sally Matthews, Dennis O’Connor & Light.  Three sculpture displays in the Burghley Sculpture Garden, Burghley House. Stamford, PE9 3JY  (01780 752451  www.burghley.co.uk) 4th May – 29th October

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Mary Newcomb’s Odd Universe:  Fire, Earth, Water, Air.  Memorial exhibition for major East Anglican artist.  Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (01603 495 895) 8th May – 28th June

Terence Coventry – Sculpture, Prints and Drawings.  Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG.  (020 7520 1480 http://www.pangolinlondon.com/)  13th May – 12th July.

Atlas Art – An exhibition of decorative Atlas titlepage illustrations c.1600 – 1900.  Jonathan Potter Limited, 125 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1DY.  (020 7491 3520  www.jpmaps.co.uk) From 21st May

Surroundings – An exhibition of the photography of Hazel Green.  The Winds of Change Gallery, 8, High Street, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5HT.  (0124 603836  www.windsofchangegallery.co.uk)  25th May – 13th June

West – Chris Bushe RSW at Panter & Hall.  Paintings inspired by the Islands of the West coast of Scotland.  Panter & Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7PF  (020 7399 9999  www.panterandhall.com)  20th May – 12th June

A Celebration of Chelsea – An exhibition of floral paintings, porcelain, furniture, glass and jewellery.  Partridge Fine Art, Partridge Fine Arts Ltd, 144-146 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2PF (020 7629 0834) 21st May – 20th June

Thomas Nathaniel Davies – A Retrospective.  Whitfield Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW (www.whitfieldfineart.com) 21st May – 19th June.  

Alex Lowery: New Landscapes, Sladers Yard, West Bay, Bridport, DT6 4EL (01308 459511 www.sladersyard.co.uk)  17th May – 5th July

Robert Austin Royal Academician: Prints and Drawings.  The Tennant Room, The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Houes, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD (020 7300 8000 www.royalacademy.org.uk)

Graham Giles – Oil Paintings.  The John Russell Gallery, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, 1P4 1LG (01473 212051 www.artone.co.uk) 26th May – 20th June

Nina Murdoch – In the Dark.  Paintings by 2008 winner of the Threadneedle prize.  Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond Street, London, W1S 2JT. (020 7318 1895 www.fascontemporary.com) 20th May – 5th June

Europe and the English Baroque: Architecture in England 1660-1715. Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road London (020 7942 2000) Until 10th November.

Songlines 21 – Featuring exhibitions by a number of Aboriginal artists.  At the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6BA and the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery at Charlotte Street, 28 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NA. (020 7436 4899/020 7255 2828 www.r-h-g.co.uk) 21st May -29th August.  

An Independent Spirit – The art of Diarmuid Kelley.  Offer Waterman & Co, 11 Langton Street, London SW10 0JL. (020 7351 0068) 15th May – 2nd June

Drawing Space – The Work of Edward Hutchison Landscape Architects. Canterbury Court, 1 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE.  22nd May – 5th June.

Michael Tyzack – Welcoming home the work of an influential abstract painter.  First solo exhibition of his work for 38 years.  Portland Gallery, 8, Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP.   (020 7493 1888) 27th May- 12th June.

Mark Wallinger Curates ‘The Russian Linesman’ – Frontiers, Borders and Thresholds.  Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA (www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery) 15th May – 28th June

Pot Luck: Food and Art.  Exhibition of photography, sculpture, video and installations with food as the central theme.  New Art Gallery Walsall (www.artatwalsall.org.uk) 22nd May-26th July

Takahide Komatsu: Koei “Coexistence”.  Young Japanese artist.  Gallery 47, 47 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3PB, (020 7636 4577 http://www7b.biglobe.ne.jp/koei/)   1st June – 7th June

The New Monumentality: Gerard Byrne, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dorit Margretir. Explores the attraction of post-war architecture. Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds. (0113 246 7467: www.henry-moore.ac.uk) 31st May until 30th August

Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur. A look at court paintings from Rajasthan during the 18th and 19th centuries. The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London (www.britishmuseum.org) 28th May until 23rd August

Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today. A look at the role of colour in graphic design, fashion and interiors. Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool (0151 702 7400; www.tate.org.uk) 29th May until 13th September


Diana and Actaeon. This exhibition focuses on works relating to the mythical tale of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Compton Verney, Warwickshire, Until 31 May

Bawden, Nash, Ravilious and the British Landscape: A display of the three artist’s woodcut prints, etchings and watercolours from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex (01243 774557) Until 31 May.

The Pleasure Gardens of London, and exhibition by Ed Kluz.  Potterton Books London, 93 Lower Sloane Street, London, SW1W 8DA.  (020 7730 4235 www.pottertonbookslondon.co.uk)  15th – 31st May.  

Treasures from the V&A 400 to 1600 AD. Showcasing more than 1200 years of European art and craftsmanship. Millennium Gallery, Sheffield (www.museums-sheffield.org.uk) Until 25 May.

Northern Lights to Illuminate Spring, a collection of 19th Century landscape paintings from Sweden’s leading public art collection. The first show of its type ever mounted by a British gallery. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham (0121 414 7333) Until 31 May

The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence, exhibition exploring the fascination for intimate portraiture in Georgian Britain between the 1730’s and 1830’s. British Museum, Great Russell Street (020 7323 8000/8299) Until 31 May

ADAM and EVE and pinch me. An exhibition of Biblical Fans from the 17th century to the present day. The Fan Museum, Greenwich, London (020 8293 1889) Until 31st May

The Isles and West Coast: New paintings by Jonathan Shearer. Exhibition portraying the diversity of the landscape and seascape of the Isles and West Coast of Scotland. Castle Gallery, Castle Street, Inverness (01463 729512) Until 30th May

The Immortal Stone: Chinese Jades from the Neolithic period to the 20th Century. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge (01223 332 900) Until 31st May

Shani Rhys James: Two Ateliers. The first solo exhibition of works by the contemporary Welsh artist. Connaught Brown Gallery, 2 Albemarle Street, London (020 7408 0362; www.connaughtbrown.co.uk) Until 30th May

Enlightenment: The Library Paintings of Hugh Buchanan. Old Town House, High Street, Aberdeen (01224 272 641) Until 30th May

In an English Garden: Paintings by Louis Turpin. Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York (01904 656 507; www.kentmerehouse.co.uk) Until 28th May
Joe Tilson: The Printed Works. Screenprints and collages from the 60s sit alongside the artist’s most recent etchings and aquatints. The Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London (020 7439 1866; www.alancristea.com) Until 30th May