The Human Clay: Jon Edgar Sculpture. 30 Sculptures and busts around the buildings and grounds. Direct carvings in wood and stone and terracotta portraits by Frink School-artist. At University Surrey, Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford, GU2 7XH from 15th Nov to 22nd Dec. www.surrey.ac.uk/arts/visualarts 01483686641.
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition: Unique exhibition of small works selected by six prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. At The Mall Galleries, London, SW1 from 10th Nov to 20th Nov. www.discerningeye.org.
Christmas Exhibition: Kilmorack Gallery, contemporary Scottish fine art -painting, sculptures, bronze and ceramics. At Kilmorack Gallery, Inverness, IV4 7AL from 19th Nov to 23rd Nov. www.kilmorackgallery.co.uk.
Kurt Jackson: recent work. The British painter, Kurt Jackson returns with an exhibition of recent work, huge sheet-sized canvas, small intimate studies, studio work, sculpture and etchings all feature at the Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London, W1S 3HL from 15th Nov to 3rd Jan www.redfern-gallery.com
Massimo Vitali: New Landscapes. A striking new collection of Massimo Vitali’s photographs. Vitali will present new images taken on his extensive travels around Italy, Spain and Greece this summer at Brancolini Grimaldi, 43-44 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JJ from 18th Nov to 28th Jan. www.brancolinigrimaldi.com, 020 74935721.
Best Foreign Language: New water colour paintings by Nicholas Phillips. As a painter Nicholas Phillips draws inspiration from cinema, as well as history, literature and memory. He has chosen to showcase 20 or so paintings- a celebration of the last 11 years work. At Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AQ. From 17th Nov to 3rd Dec www.jonathancooper.co.uk
Captured in Glass: fact or fiction? A one-man show of new work by Steffen Dam. Joanna Bird Pottery presents new work by Steffen Dam in his first UK solo show. Dam re-imagines the natural world by creating extraordinary glass works, drawing inspiration from a variety of sources: observing flowers, bulbs and marine life. At Browse and Darby, 19th Nov to 26th Nov. www.browseand darby.co.uk
Rose Hilton: Selected drawings, pastels, water colours and monotypes. A select exhibition of Rose’s graphic work that immediately capture Andrew Lambirth describes as ‘the emotional and psychological and wellsprings of an artist who has had to fight for her identity but who has won through to genuine acclaim’. At the Messum’s, 8 Cork street, London, W1S. from 14th Nov to 3rd Dec www.messums.com
Copse: Alasdair Mackie. Designed specifically for the space, this will be the artist’s grandest installation yet. It will be bringing the outdoors in, with his full scale artificial woodland consisting of 27 pine trees balanced on factory made table legs. At All Visual Arts, 2 Omega Place, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DR from 18th Nov to 16th Dec. www.allvisualarts.org
An exhibition of Drawing and Illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Even those who may not be familiar with the name would instantly recognise the creature of his pen: Pooh, Piglet and Eeyore. Mole, and Toad of Toad Hall. This exhibition of over 200 works includes drawing and illustrations from most periods of his exceptionally long working life. At Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LQ from 14th Nov to 29th Nov. www.medicigallery.co.uk
Jonathan Lasker: The 80’s. An exhibition of paintings from the 1980’s by the American artist Jonathan Lasker. At Timothy Taylor Gallery, 15 Carlos Place, London, W1K 2EX from 19th Nov to 23rd Dec. www.timothytaylorgallery.com
Eardley Knollys: An exhibition featuring Knollys signature still lifes and landscapes, his startling Fauvist palette and bold use of pattern transforming the cozy and the picturesque into something chic and surprising. At Messum’s, 8 Cork Street, London, W1S from 16th Nov to 23rd Dec. www.messums.com
From Mountains to Sea: Peter Spens. An exhibition of new works from Peter Spens at Cranley Gallery, 3 Cranley Gardens, London, N10 3AA by appointment from 16th Nov to 24th Dec. For an appointment contact 020 8883 3557 or email email@example.com
An exhibition of new watercolours by Benjamin Perkins. His pictures are beautiful in their detail and colours and he has an ability to capture his subject, whether flower, tree or bird completely. At Ramsay Prints, 69 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8NE from 21st Nov to 26th Nov www.pimlicoroad.com 02077306776
The Right Touch: Exploring the perception of texture in furniture and design at Themes and Variations 231 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SE from 16th Nov to 10th Dec. www.themesandvariations.com.
Jobbers To The Stars: seeks to challenge the conventions of hierarchy and power systems. The act of performance is used as an apparatus to explore relations, in turn reinventing truths or questioning rules. At Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London, SE16 2UA from 16th Nov to 11th Dec. www.cgplondon.org
Terence Conran- The Way We Live Now. The exhibition explores Conran’s impact whilst painting a picture of his design approach and inspirations. It traces his career from postwar austerity through to the new sensibility of the Festival of Britain in the 1950’s. The exhibition will cover key areas and themes of Conran’s career whilst exploring his wider impact on British Life. At Design Museum, Shad Thames, London, SE12YD from 16th Nov to 4th March 2012. www.designmuseum.org.
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Colour and Substance: Poussin Gallery. An unusual group show without a theme, Poussin Gallery brings together a number of artists who they believe that the look and feel of their work would be complementary and would work well together. 26 Oct to 19 Nov. 175 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1. www.poussin-gallery.com
Samantha Bishop Hosts an exhibition at Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds: Featuring works by Ross Loveday and Karen Brighton. At Cowley, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire from 18 Oct to 18 Nov. www.samanthabishopcontemporaryfineart.co.uk
The Outer Hebrides and East Kent: George Rowlett. A celebration of sustained spontaneity George Rowlett’s paintings are restless and alive. 21 Oct to 18 Nov. 84 ST. Peter’s Street, London, N1. 020 7359 7002.
The 2011 Print Awards at the International Print Biennale 2011 – an exhibition of selected works at the Hatton Gallery, Laing Art Gallery and Northern Print in Newcastle upon Tyne to 19 Nov. www.internationalprintbiennale.org.uk
20 artists for 20 years – 20th anniversary exhibition at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York to 17 Nov. www.kentmerehouse.co.uk
Buchanan Works on Water – new collection by the Glasgow artist Stuart Buchanan at Modern Artists Gallery, High Street, Whitchurch on Thames from 15 Oct to 19 Nov. www.modernartistsgallery.com
Nicola Hicks; Aesop’s Fables – new sculptures inspired by Aesop’s Fables. Also Simon Roberts ‘We English’ – large – format colour photos of the English at leisure taken while he travelled through England in a motorhome between August 2007 and Sep 2008. Both at Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 from 14 Oct to 19 Nov. www.flowersgalleries.com
Good Times, Bad Times, All Times Get Over – prints by Thomas Bewick, Graham Gussin, Lutz and Guggisberg and Bedwyr Williams, an exhibition mounted as part of the International Print Biennale at Queens Hall Arts Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne until 19 Nov. www.queenshall.co.uk
Enoc Perez: Nudes. Seven large canvases of nudes will be displayed: vivid, sometimes violent hues, acids and blood red tones, contrast with deep areas of enfolding black that glitter microscopically. Figures – once provocative, now enigmatic – retreat into the interplay between colour, form and mass. These dramatic, potent works mark the culmination of a new development, successfully unifying Perez’s deeper engagement in abstraction and the materiality of paint with the distinctiveprocess and preoccupations of his existing practice. At Faggionato Fine Art, 49 Albemarle Street, 1st floor, London W1 until 18 Nov. www.faggionato.com 020 74 09 79 79
Thomas Denny – luminous watercolour designs for stained glass windows, including those for Durham and Gloucester Cathedrals, Malvern Priory, Tewkesbury Abbey and others. At the Art Stable, Child Okeford, Dorset until 19 Nov. www.theartstable.co.uk
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition – small works independently selected by six prominent figures from arts world: artists Eileen Cooper RA and Lisa Wright; collectors John Pluthero and John Deston; and art critics Brian Sewell and Ossian Ward, at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 10-20 Nov. www.discerningeye.org
Ian MacGillivray – paintings of Highland red deer by the former Inverness-shire stalker at Tryon Gallery, 7 Bury Street, London SW1 from 8 to 18 Nov. 020 7839 8083