See the best art in November

Sunita Kumar’s India. New paintings by one of India’s most respected artists which explore some familiar themes, not least the inspiration of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a close friend with whom Kumar worked for many years, as well as new ones and mixes a traditional figurative style with an altogether freer hand. Sunita’s works have an instinctive feel for her India – its warmth and diversity, the extraordinary way in which vibrancy and serenity exist side by side and its colours that live long in the memories of all who have been there.  At Malletts, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London W1 from 1-10 Nov.

Elizabeth Cadd
– exhibition of watercolours, collage and monoprints including paintings of Shropshire, Italy and the Dorset coast during the Olympic 2012 sailing events in Weymouth. At Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow from 2 Nov to 21 Dec.

The Northern Renaissance: Durer to Holbein at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London from 2 Nov to 14 Apr 2013. (see review in Country Life Nov 7 2012).

Jonathan Miller oil paintings and stone carvings by Sandra Treagus
at The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1 until 3 Nov. 020 7437 2812

Spirits in Stone: Architectural Watercolours by Gerard Stamp at Grapevine at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 until Nov 3 and at Burnham Grapevine, Burnham Market, Norfolk from Nov 6 to Nov 18.

Mark Coreth – Just Cats. New works by wild life sculptor Mark Coreth, a master of animals in motion: lion, leopard, cheetah, snow leopard and tiger.  Mark Coreth has devoted his life as a sculptor to observing and understanding animals in the wild. At Sladmore Contemporary, 32 Bruton Place, London W1 until Nov 23.  / 0207 499 0365

Annual exhibition of the Society of Wildlife Artists, showcasing the very best of art inspired by the natural world, at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 1-11 Nov.

The Simple Life: a craft community in the Cotswolds – an exhibition about the Guild of Handicraft’s Guildsmen and their families who moved to Chipping Campden. At Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucs until Nov 25.

V J Keegan – still lifes and other paintings; Jane Rye – stoneware objects which make reference to elements of landscape and pattern on shapes filled with character and a bit of eccentricity. At Summerleaze Gallery, East Knoyle, Wiltshire until 10 Nov.

Abigail McLellan (1969-2009): Retrospective at Rebecca Hossack Art Galery, 2A Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London W1 from 1 Nov to 1 Dec.

Amy Stephens – Collide – a new series of minimalist sculptural configurations that play with colour, surface and form, at Poppy Sebire, All Hallows Hall, 6 Copperfield Street, London SE1 from 2 Nov to 1 Dec.

The Divine and the Profane: Gods, Kings and Merchants in Indian Art at Francesca Galloway, 31 Dover Street, London W1 from 1 -30 Nov.

Frank Auerbach, Early Works 1954-1978 is at Offer Waterman Gallery, 11 Langton Street, London SW10 from 2 Nov to 1 Dec.

The Scottish Colourist Series: S J Peploe – bringing together over 100 paintings from public and private collections throughout the UK, this is the first large-scale retrospective devoted to the artists work for almost 30 years. At Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh from 3 Nov to 23 Jun.


Yorkshire Landscape: An Exhibition of Paintings, Prints & Sculpture – This exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. Artists include Norman Adams, Anna Adams, David Cook, Annie Farrer, Frank Gordon, Peter Hicks, Katharine Holmes, Emerson Maayes, Janet Swailes, Margaret Uttley and Marjan Wouda. At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire. 25th August until 3rd November.

Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, at the McManus, Courier Place, Dundee, Scotland DD1. Until 4 November.

Spencer’s Earthly Paradise – Stanley Spencer 50th anniversary exhibition, at Stanley Spencer Gallery, High Street, Cookham, Berkshire. Until 4 November.

Craig Wylie – The Accusation – a new exhibition of still lifes by the award-winning artist, at Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London SW10. Until 3 November.

Paul Morrison: Auctorum – a debut series of new work as part of Morrison’s first large-scale exhibition in his home town of Sheffield. His striking work, often black and white, finds its inspiration in the historic and contemporary, from engravings and botanical illustrations to comics and animation. At Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, Sheffield. Until 4 November.

Olivia Musgrave – an exhibition bringing together about 20 new sculptures from the last two years. Musgrave’s work has long been rooted in the mythological personalities of the ancient Mediterranean. The characters she portrays are often those offering a timeless reminder of our uninhibited past; in this show, their innocent playfulness is held in check by the Fates, three hierarchical heads whose presence has long dominated the studio and now, cast in bronze, will take centre stage in public. At John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1S. Until 2 November.

World Class: Masterpieces from the Devonshire Collection; 12 Old Masters, including works by Leondardo da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens, Van Dyck and Titian on display at Chatsworth in a specially built jewel-like Old Master Drawings cabinet for the first time in more than 100 years. At Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire 1 July – 9 November.
Picasso & Modern British Art, at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh from 2 Aug to 4 Nov.

Brian Grimwood: The Man who Changed the Look of British Illustration
– his free and fluid style first characterized the visual culture of the 1960s in iconic images such as those created for the influential magazine Nova. Comprehensive retrospective at Work, 10A Acton Street, London WC1 from 14 Sep to 3 Nov.

Jane Pinkney’s Mice – original drawings from the book on display and for sale, alongside exquisite drawings of her mischievous mice running wild in the rooms of Nunnington Hall and other recognizable Yorkshire locations. Showing with Chris Beetles at Nunnington Hall, Nr Helmsley, North Yorks until 3 Nov.

Heaton Cooper: A Family of Artists 1863-2012 – paintings, sculpture and prints from a family widely regarded as among the best artists that Cumbria has produced. There are works in the show by 10 of the family, including many of the much-loved Lakeland scenes painted by Alfred and William Heaton Cooper, and current work by Julian Cooper. At rheged centre, Penrith until 4 Nov. 01768 868000

Laura Knight in the Open Air at Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham from 22 Sep to 4 Nov.

Paintings from Cornwall by Elaine Turnbull, Bob Armstrong, and others, at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York until Nov 4.

Pillars of Faith – over 20 pieces by artist Greg Tricker on the theme of saints, a mix of 2D and 3D artworks with stained glass, wood and stone sculptures, wood carvings and paintings, at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wilts until 4 Nov.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – a series of nine works by Tom Hunter, commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Purdy Hicks Gallery, 65 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 from 5 Oct to 3 Nov.

Fractured Space – work by Helen Jarvis, Watts Gallery Artist in Residence 2012, at Old Pottery Building, Watts Gallery Estate, Down Lane, Compton, Nr Guildford, Surrey until 4 Nov.

Newlyn Society of Artists – ‘Site-Non-Site’ – the relationship between land art and artwork placed in the gallery space, participating artists including Sue Bleakley, Philip Booth, Martin Grimshaw, Ken Turner, Kate Walters and Rupert White. At Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall from 6 Oct to 4 Nov.

Nicola Hicks at Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London W1 from 11 Oct to 3 Nov.

Nick Botting: An English Summer – paintings at Portland Gallery, 8 Bennet Street, London SW1 until 2 Nov.

George Clausen and the Picture of English Rural Life at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 until 8 Nov. (see preview in Country Life Oct 3)

Bruce McLean: The Shapes of Sculpture: an exhibition of recent paintings at Bernard Jacobson Gallery, 6 Cork Street, London W1 until 3 Nov.

A Bend on the River and Other Meanderings
– one man show of paintings by Richard Pikesley RWS NEAC, showing mostly Dorset beaches of Lyme Regis and Weymouth and the Rivers Axe, Yarty and Dart in Devon and including a series of paintings of Dartmoor. At the Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset from 20 Oct to 7 Nov.

Gerald Laing: Prints and Multiples – a comprehensive exhibition of one of Britain’s most important and influential Pop Artists, who died last year, a retrospective of his prints and multiples from the 1960s to 2011. At Sims Reed Gallery, The Economist Building, 30 Bury Street, London SW1 from 17 Oct to 8 Nov.

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The Photographers 2012 – a wonderful collection of works spanning over 200 years taken by some of the all time greatest photographers, including some by 19th and 20th century masters Herbert Ponting, Alfred Stieglitz and Irving Penn, as well as Ansel Adams, Cecil Beaton, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Miller, Dorothy Wilding and many others. Star pieces will be 14 rare and stunning photographs of The Queen. For sale at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Streeet, London W1 from 16 Oct to 9 Nov.

Selling exhibition of art from ancient civilizations of Egypt, the Near East, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, spanning four millennia and three continents. At Rupert Wace Ancient Art, 14 Old Bond Street, London W1 from 18 Oct to 2 Nov.

Pippa Blake and Georgina von Etzdorf – oil, watercolour, cardboard, tin, brown paper and Perspex at Longford Farm House, Bodenham, Salisbury from 27 Oct to 4 Nov.

The Divine and the Profane: Gods, Kings and Merchants in Indian Art at Francesca Galloway, 31 Dover Street, London W1 from 1 -30 Nov.

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