Exhibitions to visit in late July

‘The Tanks Commission’, Sung Kwan Kim – Kim has transformed the Tate Modern’s former oil tanks into an exhibition of film by virtue of the highly experimental use of light, mirrors and reflected images uniquely designed to respond to the carefully constructed environment in which it is set. At The Tanks, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG. Until the 28th October. www.tate.org.uk

‘Olympians’, Andrew Hunt
– a highly topical and deeply sentimental exhibition that is a testament to the incredible displays of human endeavor and sporting spirit of all those who partake in the Olympics. Hunt’s art is designed to mirror sport in its ability to transcend social boundaries and unite the perceivers. At the Cadogan Contemporary, 87 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3LD. Until the 11th August. info@cadogancontemporary.com
‘Islands’, Paul Webb
– an exhibition of art inspired by the colorful individuality of Crete, Mallorca, Sicily and Madeira wherein Webb portrays the inherent eccentricity and vibrancy that so epitomizes these four different Mediterranean nations. At the Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street London, W1S 2QE. 25th July – 20th September. www.franciskylegallery.com

Real Life? Hogarth’s Images of Love, Death and Family
– four paintings and ten prints illustrating the contrast between the awful realities of life shown in his popular print series on moral subjects, and ideal family life as depicted in the gracious family portraits he did on commission. At National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2. 23 July – 18 November. www.nationalgallery.ie

Jack of All Trades: Yeats’ Punch cartoons – an exhibition of the Gallery’s collection of 63 illustrations by Yeats highlighting a little-known aspect of the artist’s career. A variety of items from Yeats’ personal library will also be on view. At National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2. 28 July – 2 December. www.nationalgallery.ie

Another London: International Photographers and City Life 1930-1980
– bringing together some of the most celebrated names in international photography, from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Eve Arnold, with less familiar photographs to explore the distinctive ways in which they saw and represented this unique location. At Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P. 27 July – 16 September. www.tate.org.uk

Light Structures: New Work by Halima Cassell – a solo exhibition of new work by the leading ceramic artist, produced entirely in response to the house. Cassell’s work is informed by a combination of geometry and organic forms which reflect many of the spatial and decorative elements at Blackwell. Some of the work will be available to purchase. At Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria. 25 July – 7 October. www.abbothall.org.uk

A Sense of Place – a changing selection of paintings by the fine Yorkshire artist Jack Hellewell (1920-2000), organized by the Kentmere House Gallery and on show at The King’s Manor, University of York, Exhibition Square, York until 28 Sep. www.kentmerehouse.co.uk


Dorothea Tanning: Collages (the artist, wife of Max Ernst, died aged 101 in January 2012). On show at Alison Jacques Gallery, London until 28 Jul. www.alisonjacquesgallery.com

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Gold: Power and Allure – celebrating the working and use of gold in the UK over the past 4,500 years, at Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2. Until 28 July. See preview in Country Life, 6 June, 2012. www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk

Helaine Blumenfield, OBE
– an exhibition featuring four bronze and nine marble works, including a monumental piece commissioned by The Lancasters in Hyde Park. At Robert Bowman Modern Gallery, 34 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1. Until 31 July. www.robertbowman.com  

Mutter Matter: Murmurings from the Drawing Room Table – a collaborative installation project by artists Jane Fox and Irene Mensah, who weave together elements from their personal memories of their grandmothers alongside their observations from research into the lives of Sir John Soane and his wife Eliza, who owned the Manor in the first decade of the 19th century. At Pitzhanger Manor House, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5. Until 29 July. www.ealing.gov.uk/pmgalleryandhouse

Edward Seago: Diamond Jubilee Exhibition – an exhibition including paintings exploring the connection between Seago and the Royal Family in honour of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Works on loan from HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Coldstream Guards will be on display. At Portland Gallery, 8 Bennet Street, London SW1A. Until 27 July. www.portlandgallery.com

Jill Watson; Landscapes and Still Life; also The Taste of J W Blyth – pictures from their important collection – and silver by Malcolm Appleby, at the Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh from 4-28 July. www.scottish-gallery.co.uk

Painting the Sea: a mixed exhibition, plus ‘ebb and flow’ – Kate Schuricht’s raku and stoneware ceramics, at The Art Stable, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset from 7 to 27 July. www.theartstable.co.uk

The Spirit of Barcelona
– Catalonian contemporary painting in collaboration with Barcelona’s Sala Pares Gallery, at Messums, 8 Cork Street, London W1 from 11 to 28 July. www.messums.com