The best art exhibitions to visit October 11

Hubert Dalwood: Landscape into Sculpture at the New Art Centre, Roche Court, East Winterslow, Salisbury from 17 October
Cabinet of Curiosities: Ben Pentreath’s collection of natural wonders from all over the world. From 13th – 30th October. At 17 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QT. 020 7430 2526

Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography. Presenting the work of five international artists who, for the last 20 years or more, have been challenging the assumption that a camera is necessary to make a photograph. At the V & A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington. 13th Oct – 20th Feb. 02079422502.

The Unilever Series: Al Weiwei at Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 from 12 Oct to 2 May 2011.  

Ffiona Lewis – Urban Works, at Eleven Spiralfields, 11 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, London E1 until 28 Oct.

Major Show by American Light Artist James Turrell at Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London WC1 from 12 Oct to 10 Dec.

Mirrored City – photographs by Kate Cledwyn inspired by London’s architecture at 3 Bedfordbury Gallery, Covent Garden WC2 from 12-17 Oct.

Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon, featuring non-stop live presentations by over 50 artists, poets, writers, philosophers, scholars, musicians, architects, designers and scientists at Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 from 16-17 Oct.

Picasso to Julie Mehretu: modern drawings from the British Museum collection, featuring works by Picasso, E L Kirchner, Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and William Kentridge. At the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London until 25 Apr. 020 7323 8394

Images and sacred texts: Buddhism across Asia at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London from 14 Oct to 3 Apr. 020 7323 8394

Underground Journeys: Charles Holden’s designs for London Transport at the Architecture Gallery, V & A Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL until 13 Feb.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists 65th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 from 12 -23 Oct. 020 7930 6844

Creation Condemned – new work by Mat Collishaw at Blain/Southern, 21 Dering Street, London W1 from 13 Oct to 17 Dec. 07584 199500

John Kelly: Probe at Agnew’s Gallery, 35 Albemarle Street, London W1 from 13 Oct to 5 Nov. 020 7290 9256

Thomas Bewick; Tale Pieces – the first exhibition to be devoted entirely to the vignettes of the British wood engraver. The engravings demonstrate Bewick’s fascination with the natural world. At Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria until 18 Dec.

Paradise Circus – abstract paintings by Trevor Sutton at Flowers, 21 Cork Street, London W1 from 13 Oct to 13 Nov.

Shadow Catchers: Camera-Less photography – images by 5 leading artists who have been creating new photography without the use of a camera – Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges, Adam Fuss, Garry Fabian Miller, Floris Neususs at the V & A from 13 Oct to 20 Feb.

Floris Neussus – work by the acclaimed German photographer, to coincide with the V & A exhibition Shadow Catchers. At Atlas Gallery, Dorset Street, London from 15 Oct to 27 Nov. 020 7224 4192

Face to Face – British Self-Portraits in the 20th century at Kings Place Gallery, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 from 15 Oct to 26 Nov.

Sickert to Riley; Developments in Modern British Art at Kings Place Gallery, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 from 15 Oct to 26 Nov.

Recent St Kilda etchings by Norman Ackroyd at Brook Gallery, Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon from 16 Oct to 13 Nov.  

Lavery and the Glasgow Boys at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London from 13 Oct to 4 Nov.

Hamish Mackie – exhibition of his recent sculptures at The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London W1 from 11 to 23 Oct.

Rhythmic Tales – vibrant new collection of paintings by Alice Boyle, inspired by her fascination with myths and fairy tales, at Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, London W6 from 11 to 31 Oct. 020 8237 1000

Cut it, Fold it, Build it with Paper – bringing together an extensive collection of paper models, shown here for the first time, at the V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 from 9 Oct to 9 Jan.

My Country – paintings by Australia’s leading aboriginal artist Kudditji Kngwarreye at Whitford Fine Art, 6 Duke Street, St. James’s, London SW1 from 15 Oct to 5th Nov. 020 7930 9332

En Plein Air – sketches, drawings, watercolours by Alexander Creswell at the Portland Gallery, 8 Bennet Street, London SW1 from 13 Oct to 5 Nov. 020 7493 1888

Chloe Lamb – paintings at Cricket Fine Art, 2 Park Walk, Chelsea, London from 12 to 23 Oct. 020 7352 2733

Canaletto and his Rivals at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2 from 13 Oct to 16 Jan. 020 7747 2885 (See Country Life Oct 6 2010)

The Paintings of David Fowkes organized by Kentmere House Gallery, at The King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York from 12 Oct to 17 Dec. 01904 656507

First major collection of emerging British artist Nick Jeffrey, who makes artworks working with butterflies, insects, flowers and fish, combined with raw and modern materials such as Perspex, resin and mirror glass. At The Sladmore Contemporary Gallery, London from 14 to 29 Oct.  

Quotes from a Landscape – landscape paintings by Henrietta Hoyer Millar at Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1 from 14 Oct to 13 Nov. 020 7834 1434

John Virtue: North Sea Paintings at Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1 from 13 Oct to 6 Nov. 020 7629 5161

William Morris: a Sense of Place – works by the father of the Arts and Crafts Movement at Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere from 26 Jun to 17 Oct. (see review in Country Life on July 14 2010)
Impressionist Gardens at the National Galleries of Scotland, the Mound, Edinburgh until 17 Oct.
Acts of Mercy – Four important paintings by Cayley Robinson, commissioned for the Middlesex Hospital, seen here alongside works by Piero della Francesca, Botticelli and Puvis de Chavannes, at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2 until 17 Oct.
Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel. The surviving four of the ten original tapestries designed by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel will be displayed alongside the full-size designs for them – the famous Raphael Cartoons. The tapestries have not been shown before in the UK. At the V & A, South Kensington. 8th Sept – 17th Oct. 02079422497/2500.
Chasing Mirrors: Portraits Of The Unseen. A new installation of work exploring alternative forms of self-representation and portraiture by contemporary artist Alinah Azadeh and a collective of young people from Brent, Barnet and Ealing who share an Islamic heritage. At The National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London. 15th Oct – 9th Jan. 02073122463.
David Bailey Sculpture. Renowned as one of the world’s most illustrious photographers, Bailey’s forthcoming exhibition will shock viewers as he presents a dark and rugged collection of cast silver and bronze sculptures alongside a body of new photographs, which will underline the stark contrast between the two mediums and emphasise his versatility as an artist. At Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London. 8th Sept – 16th Oct. 0207 520 1480.

Graham Oakley and the Church Mice Bonanza at the Illustration Cupboard, 22 Bury Street, London SW1 until 16 Oct. 020 7976 1727

 Recent work by Vanessa Bowman and Ian Weatherhead at the Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset from 1-16 Oct.

Movements, and their Images – a retrospective of drawings and prints by Linda Karshan at The Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London W1 until 16 Oct.