The best art to see this month

Sky.Lines by Christopher Hauser, contemporary photography featuring abstract architecture and cities from around the world at The Gallery in Cork Street, 28 Cork Street, London, W1S from 28th May – 2nd June.

Samuel Palmer; His Friends and His Followers – an exhibition of pastoral art including works by Palmer, Edward Calvert, George Richmond, Frederick Griggs, Graham Sutherland, Paul Drury and Robin Tanner at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 from 30 May to 22 Jun.

An exhibition of works by John Piper, 1903-1992, at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 from 30 May to 22 Jun.

Ways of Seeing: paintings, watercolours and pastels by Fay Ballard, Anthony Eyton RA, Julie Held, Paul Newland, at the Summerleaze Gallery, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wilts from 29 May to 9 Jun.

182nd RHA Annual Exhibition: An exhibition compromising of work by new and established artists aswell as RHA members. At RHA Gallery, 2 Ely Place, Dublin 2 from 29 May to 18 Aug.

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‘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 from 29 May – 30 Jun.

Vlassis Caniaris: ‘Composition’, an exhibition showcasing Caniaris’ work including his standing figures, at Henry Moore Institute, The Headrow, Leeds from 30 May – 2 Sept.

Milestones: An exhibition of Derrick Greaves’ new paintings at James Hyman Fine Art, 5 Savile Row, London, W1S from 30 May to 22 June

In Search of the Sublime: An exhibition of David Tress’ paintings and drawings from the past twelve years as well as more recent works at Messums, 8 Cork Street, London, W1S from 30 May- 16 Jun

An exhibition of Dominic Welch’s sculptures using Kilkenny limestone, Ancaster Weatherbed, Carrar marble and cast bronze at Messums, 8 Cork Street, London, W1S from 30 May – 16 Jun.

Untitled (Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic): An exhibition of Asier Mendizabal’s new work, including sculptures and silkscreens. At Anthony Reynolds Gallery, 60 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F from 31 May to 14 July.

Gold: Power and Allure, celebrating the working and use of gold in the UK over the past 4,500 years, at Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2 from 1 Jun to 28 Jul. See preview in Country Life June 6 2012)

Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary – exploring the work of one of the most inventive and experimental design studios practicing in Britain today.  At the V & A, Porter Gallery, South Kensington, London SW7 from 31 May to 30 Sep.

Henry Moore Large Late Forms: An exhibition of large- scale sculptures by Henry Moore at the Gagosian Gallery, 6-24 Britannia Street, London, WC1 from 31 May – 18 Aug.

Luke Rudolf’s second solo exhibition at the gallery showcases a series of paintings which are part of Rudolf’s exploration into painting in the contemporary world. At Kate MacGarry, 21 Old Nichol Street, London, E2 from 1 June to 14 July.  

An exhibition of Don Mckinlay’s versatile work, from painting to printmaking at Wendy J Levy Gallery, 17 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Manchester from 1 June to 22 June.

The Gang of 4 + 1: An exhibition featuring the work of Steve Capper, Russel Howarth, Kevin Haynes, Peter Stanaway and Jan Fenton at Wendy J Levy Gallery, 17 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Manchester from 1 June to 22 June.

Sporting and Wildlife exhibition: A selling exhibition centering on traditional country pursuits and includes the work of Alfred.J. Munnins R.A, R.W.S (1878-1959) at Rountree Fine Art, 118 Fulham Road, London, SW3 from 1 Jun – 30 June.

The Madding Spring, an exhibition of Veronica Smirnoff’s paintings who’s narrative is inspired by both the old and new, familiar and peculiar at the Gallery Vela, 38 Langham Street, London, W1W from 1 June to 7 July.

Golden Spider Silk: an exhibition of the only large textiles in the world to have been created from spider silk at the V&A, London, from Jan 25 to June 5. Visit

Yayoi Kusama – pioneering work spanning over 6 decades by one of Japan’s best known living artists. At Tate Modern, Southbank, London SE1 from 9 Feb to 5 June.

Turner Inspired: In the Light of Claude at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WD2N until 5 June.

G F Watts: The Hall of Fame – Portraits of His Great Contemporaries at the Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey from 7 Feb to 3 June.

You Are What You Wear – Dress and Costume in Renaissance and Baroque Drawings from Christ Church Picture Gallery, at Christ Church Picture Gallery, Christ Church, Oxford until 4 June. 01865 276172

20th century British Art, at Paisnel Gallery, 9 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1 until 31 May.

Keith Vaughan: Romanticism to Abstraction
– charting the development of the artists work to mark the centenary of the birth of the British painter. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex. From 10 March – 10 June 2012;

Hans-Peter Feldmann- works from throughout his career. 11 April – 3 June Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA

Jack Hellewell- A Sense of Place 1920-2000, 4th April- 3rd June 2012, The University of York, Exhibition Square York YO1 7EP

Scotland’s Best Contemporary Artists and Craftsmen at the Fleming Collection, 13 Berkeley Street, London W1 until 2 June

Masakatsu Kondo: Whenever I am Silent – Japanese artist Kondo meditates on the artifice of nature, exploring the space between the perceived and the real; the artist’s paintings reflect European and Japanese influences. 4 – 31 May, All Visual Arts, 2 Omega Place, King’s Cross, London N1,

Ramiro Fernandez Saus: Dreams in the Garden – inspired by a visit to Folly Garden at Stancombe, Gloucestershire, 3 May – 2 June, Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1,

Peter Clark: Showtime – the artist uses quality found objects to create unique pieces reminiscent of eighteenth-century animal portraits, 30 April – 3 June, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 2a Conway Street, London W1,

Windsors at Wycome: A Definitive Exhibition of 18th- Century English Windsor Chairs, 6 – 31 May, West Wycombe Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ,

Michael J Austin: Greener Fields – working on a smaller scale than in previous years, Austin offers a new exhibition of animal and landscape paintings. 11 May – 2 June, Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery, 20 Park Walk, London SW10,

Windsors at Wycome: A definitive Exhibition of 18th Century English Windsor Chairs, 6 – 31 May, West Wycombe Park, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3AJ,

Cityscapes: An Exhibition of Works by Michael Alford, Piers Ottey & Barry Wilson, 10 May – 1 June, Medici Gallery, 5 Cork Street, London W1.

Tatton Park Biennall 2012: Flights of Fancy – Contemporary Art in Tatton Park. 12 May – 30 September, The Mansion House, Gardens and Park, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN,