See the best exhibitions in August

Joan Sandford-Cook and Denise Wingrove: this exhibition sees a joint collaboration of two artists who use watercolour and acrylics to create scenes of a botanical nature. At The Upstairs Gallery, Norfolk from 16 to 30 August.

Allan Macdonald’s at the Appointed Time showcases his new work which once again displays his unique response to various landscapes of the North. He conveys places and themes in a way that highlights only their natural beauty. At Browns Gallery, Tain, Scotland from 17 August to 7 September., +44 (0) 1862 893 884.

Masters of Impressionism: for the first time, the 37 French Impressionist works that avid collector William Burrell donated will now be shown together. Works by Degas will appear alongside those of Manet and show their ability to make even scenes of everyday life seem evocative and intriguing. At the Burrell Collection, Glasgow until 5 January 2014., 0141 287 4350.

Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Poet, Artist, Revolutionary
celebrates his career by exhibiting previously unseen work as well as some of his greatest sculptural masterpieces. At the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow until 1 March 2014.

Cloth and Memory is an exhibition which explores the idea that the touch and feel of a blanket, for instance, can evoke thoughts of our childhood. From large installations to photographs, it is a real sensory experience and brings art to life. At the Salt Mills, Yorkshire from 18 August to 3 November.

The Scottish Colourist Series now looks at the life of successful artist SJ Peploe, famed for his fabulous still lifes and scenes from both Scottish and French landscapes. Expect to see more than a hundred of his most stunning paintings from both his private and public collections. At the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen until 19 October.

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The Lure of the Orient exhibits some splendid objects such as ivory carvings and lacquer-ware, collected or imported via trade from various East Asian countries. At the Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen until 1 March 2014.

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Alberto Morrocco: An exhibition that includes many works that have never been seen before. Expect to see meticulous drawings, still lifes and portraits that appear to lament for lost landscapes and traditions. At Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh until 4 September., 0131 557 1021.

William Daniell’s Scotland: Landscape and Sublime. William Daniell’s had a deep fascination with both landscape and the new technological advances which came with the industrial revolution of his time. Expect to see scenes of beautiful cliffs and caves contrasted with steamboats. At Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow until 21 October., 0141 276 9599.

Me. Complete. You.
by Geoffrey Harrison brings us an unusual exhibition of anatomical art. As a child he was surrounded by the medical illustrations of his parents and so he uses these influences to explore the ideas of life, death and human mortality. At Barts Pathology Museum, EC1A from 16 to 29 August.

Dovecot Studios: there may be something here to interest you in the coming months as Victoria Crowe’s celebrated painting, Large Tree Group (1975), has now been made into a tapestry. It will be shown alongside other hand-tufted rugs to showcase the unique and awe-inspiring skills of the weavers. Not only this, but Dazzle@Dovecot returns for its second year with a jewellery designers and silversmiths exhibition. At Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh until 14 September., 0131 550 3660.


Natural History; a personal selection of works by artists whose practices both question and celebrate the diversity of our natural world, including Karl Nel, Will Maclean and zoological artist Elizabeth Butterworth. At Art First, 21 Eastcastle Street, London W1 until 16 August.

Group exhibition: featuring work by Frank Auerbach, Stephen Conroy, Robert Devriendt, Hughie O’Donoghue, Nina Murdoch, Victor Pasmore, Celia Paul, Paula Rego, Joe Tilson and John Virtue. At Marlborough Fine Art, London, W1S from 30 July to 16 August., 0207 629 5161.

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