See the best art this month

Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers Summer Exhibition at Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1. 27 June – 14 July.

Edvard Munch: Landscapes of the Soul, at Connaught Brown, 2 Albemarle Street, London W1S. Until 14 July. (see review in Country Life June 27)

Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri and the Panoramic Landscape – a fascinating assemblage of works by the artist employed by Lord Elgin of the Elgin marbles, at the Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh. 30 June – 28 October.

Rebecca Campbell: The Four Elements – paintings exploring the four elements of nature – earth, air, fire and water. Some are based on mythical stories while others highlight Campbell’s humorous approach, presenting the four elements in an everyday context. At Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London SW10. 28 June – 14 July.

Old Master Drawings in association with Didier Aaron Ltd at Clifford House, 15 Clifford Street, London W1S. 27 June – 6 July.

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Bruce Beasley – cubic structures that demonstrate the artist’s mastery of form, mass and geometry, sometimes even seeming to defy gravity. At Pangolin, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1. 28 June – 25 August.

Reaching for Gold – a selection of new work produced by Members of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, showcasing the very best in contemporary crafts practice from the South West region. At Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13. 30 June – 2 September.

In Astratto: Abstraction in Italy 1930-1980 – a survey of the myriad approaches to abstraction in Italian art, comprising some 65 works drawn from Liguria’s three principal museums dedicated to contemporary art. At the Estorick Collection, 39a Canonbury Square, London N1. 27 June – 9 September.

Gold, Silver, Bronze – a selection of well known contemporary artists exhibit works in this unsual show of sculpture. At Pangolin Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1. 27 June – 31 August.

From the House of Tudor to British Regency – a celebration of Royal Portraiture to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Highlights include a painting of Henry VIII by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger, as well as a selection of intimate portrait miniatures. At Philip Mould & Co, 29 Dover Street, London W1S. 29 June – 6 July.

Built – the artists in this exhibition have all been Artist in Residence on many of the major public building works over the last few years. They were granted access to view first-hand the process of change as old buildings were brought down and new ones built. The work on display is an interrogation of the activity of construction as the artists got to grips with issues of scale and structure. At Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y. 25 June – 6 July.

Salvador Dali’s illustrations for Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland – Dali worked on this project for two years, and the watercolours which are the basis of the printed illustrations were painted at his home in Cadaques in northern Spain. The finished work was published in 1969. At Christ Church Picture Gallery, Christ Church, Oxford OX1. 27 June – 22 October.

Master Drawings London – leading drawings specialists from London, New York, Dusseldorf, Zurich and Madrid showcase seven centuries of drawings and watercolours from the Renaissance to the present day. The event takes the form of a series of coordinated exhibitions in dealers’ galleries throughout St James and Mayfair, providing a platform for leading specialist dealers to show their stock to an international audience. At Cawdell Douglas, 10-11 Lower John Street, London W1F. 27 June – 5 July.

David Winthrop’s Notebooks – highly unique drawings, best described as dense, mesmerizing, tightly drawn fantasies of creatures, characters, landscapes and machinery. At Cawdell Douglas, 10-11 Lower John Street, London W1F. 27 June – 5 July.

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration – a spectacular exhibition at Buckingham Palace showing the many ways in which diamonds have been used and worn by British monarchs over the last two centuries. Includes an unprecedented display of a number of The Queen’s personal jewels, those inherited by Her Majesty or acquired during her reign. At Buckingham Palace, London SW1A. 30 June – 8 July, and 31 July – 7 October.

The Nile Style – an exhibition of Egyptian-influenced furniture and objects dating from 1000 BC to the 1970s, at Christophe Edward and Andrew Webb Gallery, 2 Michael Road, London SW6. 28 June – 5 July.

Ink: The Art of China – exhibition curated by dealer Michael Goedhuis of works by Chinese artists trained in classical painting. At the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 until 5 July.

Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences – tapestries inspired by Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress on the theme of class and taste, the subject of his current Channel 4 programme, In the Best Possible Taste. At Victoria Miro Gallery, 16 Wharf Road, London N1. Until 11 August.

In the Moment: The Sports Photography of Tom Jenkins – at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1. 29 June – 24 August.

Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’: The City as Character – an exhibition bringing together seventeen paintings and drawings with archive material selected from the Gallery’s collection. Featuring work by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, James Mahony, Patrick Tuohy and William Orpen. At National Gallery of Ireland, Clare Street, Dublin 2. Until 15 July.

Federica Galli Etchings: The Venice Series, at Henry Sotheran Ltd, 2-5 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London W1S. Until 7 July.

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker: 850 Years of Livery Company Treasures is at The Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall Yard, London, EC2 until 23 Sept.

Jock McFadyen: The Ability to Cling is at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 from 26 Jun to 14 July. See also his forthcoming exhibitions at the Fleming Collection, London (17 July-17 Oct) and Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh (27 Jul-1 Sep)

Home & Abroad; Drawings and Watercolours
from a Private Collection is at at Gainsborough’s House, Town Centre, Sudbury from 30 Jun to 29 Sep. (see preview in Country Life July 4)


The Compassionate Eye – prints by American artists depicting the sympathetic relationship between man and beast, at Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath. Until 1 July.

Sporting and Wildlife: a selling exhibition centering on traditional country pursuits and including the work of Alfred.J. Munnins R.A, R.W.S (1878-1959), at Rountree Fine Art, 118 Fulham Road, London SW3. Until 30 June.

O Hanami – an exhibition by Paul Kenny celebrating the changing of seasons and the beauty of British nature at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1B. Until 30 June.

Fred Baier: Polished Thoughts:
From Concept to Craft – the current artist-in-residence for the House of Lords presents a contemporary furniture exhibition at Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway, Worcestershire. Until 30 June.

Venetia Norris – Linear Collections: Drawings Inspired by Fenton House Fenton House and Garden, Hampstead Grove, London NW3. Until 1 July.

The International Garden Photographer of the Year – touring exhibition at Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria. Until 30 June.

Michael Joo: Exit from the House of Being
– a series of new sculptural works which aim to challenge and reformulate our understanding of space; the artist’s practice endeavours to combine and foster links between seemingly contradictory states. At Blain Southern, 21 Dering Street, London W1S. Until 30 June.

An Endeavour in Printing: highlights from the Essex House Press Collection, at Court Barn Museum, Church Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Until 1 July.
Cyprien Gaillard at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough. Until 1 July.

Caro at Chatsworth: 15 large scale sculptures by leading UK sculptor installed at Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire. Until 1 July.

Sinopticon: Contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art, at Saltram House (National Trust), Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth, Devon. Until 7 July.

The Remains of the Day – featuring Tom Phillips’ recent pastels encompassing references to science, literature and music. At Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2. Until 7 July.

Howard Hodgkin: Acquainted with the Night – a major new body of works on paper by one of Britain’s most important living artists, celebrating his 80th birthday. At Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London W1S. Until 7 July.

Thamescapes: Mary Millner and Phoebe Cope – an exhibition of paintings of the River Thames in all its moods and moments, at the City of London School, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V. Until 6 July.

People and Places – an exhibition of paintings by Noel Bensted, Mark Harrison and Amnon David Ar at the Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London W1S. Until 5 July.