The best art to see this summer

Baillie Scott and Voysey, looking beyond their architecture to their interiors and furnishings, including textiles, metalwork and furniture, as well as architectural plans and archive material. At Blackwell, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria from 22 Jul to 30 Oct. 01539 446139 (See review in Country Life Aug 31)

Cornel Lucas – exhibition of modern and vintage prints by the photographer, who, during his 60-year career, has photographed some of our greatest film stars. At Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1 from 19 Jul to 27 Aug.

Durer’s Fame – a selection of Albrecht Durer’s prints from the Galleries’ collection, together with contemporary and later copies of his work, shown along with a selection of illicit imitations and surprising tributes, including a 21st century tattoo. At Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh until 11 Oct.

The Jameel Prize 2011 – exhibition of works by the ten shortlisted artists for the Jameel Prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of craft and design. Winner to be announced on 12 September. At the V & A, South Kensington, London SW7 from 21 July to 25 Sep.

Geoffrey Clarke RA -North by South-East – Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings,Original Prints. The sculptor Geoffrey Clarke RA (born 1924) was chosen as one of the artists to produce work for Coventry Cathedral after the second World War. A versatile artist he has worked in stained glass, silver and for his sculptural work, aluminium. At Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire from 19 July to 30 August. Tel:01729 824497

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Across the Grain – an exhibition of sculptures, original wood carvings and many casts and an installation of Elm Trees by Jilly Sutton, at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath from 23 July to 2 October  01225 477244

Picturing History: A Portrait Set of Early Kings and Queens – rare portraits of early monarchs on show for the first time in 36 years at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2 from 19 Jul to 4 Dec.

Revivals: The English Arts and Crafts Movement and Transylvania – an exhibition of paintings by Marianne and Adrian Stokes and photographs highlighting the work of the Mihai Eminescu Trust at Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, Gloucs until 29 Aug.  

Conflux: A Union of the Sacred and the Anonymous – the largest exhibition to date of the work of figurative sculptor Sean Henry, whose figures will be positioned among and alongside Salisbury Cathedral’s medieval and Classical sculpture. From 22 Jul to 30 Oct.


Barry McGlashan – The Secrets – dreams, travel and the poetry of solitude are central themes in this artist’s work, whose recent paintings shape stories and allegories into delicate images of compelling simplicity. At John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1 until 23 July.

Saving a Century – celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Society, an exhibition of photos from around the country curated by architectural historian Gavin Stamp, showing the best Victorian and Edwardian buildings that the Society has campaigned to save. At Buxton Dome, Devonshire Road, Buxton until 27 July

The 2000 year old Corieltavi Silver Bowl free Exhibition at Goldsmiths’ Hall,
Foster Lane, London EC2 until July 16

‘Out of the Original Sacred Tongues’ – The Bible and Translation – another opportunity to see some of Lambeth Palace Library’s remarkable collections, displayed in the Great Hall at Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 to 29 Jul.

Guild of Aviation Artists: ‘Aviation Paintings of the Year’ – annual summer exhibition at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 to 24 Jul.

Summer Exhibition 2011
The Garden Gallery at Rookery Lane, Broughton, Stockbridge is showing sculpture by a range of artists, including Charlotte Mayer, Jude Tucker, Richard Aumonier, Peter Newsome, Suzanne Redstone, Roger Stephens, Rebecca Newnham and Lawrence Dicks. Until 23 July.

Paul Jenkins – paintings from the 1960s and 70s by the American born abstract expressionist, at the Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London W2 to 28 Jul.

Helen Baker ‘Red Rag’ Paintings – deliquescent colour grids which act as metaphors for crumbling surfaces, weathered stucco, fading light, all contributing to an aura of ‘archaeological melancholy’; inspired by a residency at the British School in Rome. At University Gallery and Baring Wing, Northumbria University, Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne until 22 Jul.

Gold: Britain’s Glorious Riches at The Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane, London EC2 until 28 Jul.

Brita Granstrom – Life in Landscape; Lapland, Sweden and Northumberland. Also, paintings by Simon Nicholas, both at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 until 29 Jul.

Painting for the Nation: G F Watts and the Tate, at the newly restored Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey from 18 Jun to 1 Jan. (see article in Country Life, 8 Jun 2011)

Cecily Brown – small and intricate paintings and works on paper primarily inspired by Michelangelo’s earliest attributed painting The Torment of St Anthony at Gagosian Gallery, 17-19 Davies Street, London W1 until 29 Jul. 020 7493 3020

Angus McDonald – Sit Still – at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London W1 to 23 Jul.

The Helsinki School – A Female View – works by Eeva Karhu, Anni Leppala, Aino Kannisto, Jaana Maijala, Sandra Kantanen and Ulla Jokisalo, at Purdy Hicks Gallery, 65 Hopton Street, London SE1 until 23 Jul.

Charles Lutyens; Being in the World – paintings, drawings, sculptures, mosaic – at St Paul’s Church, Bow Common, London E3 until 23 July.

An exhibition of paintings and limited edition prints by Mary Anne Rogers at Leam Studio, West Woodburn, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 2SE from 4 July to 24 July.

The Colour of Wood – an exhibition of contemporary fine furniture by the Devon Furniture Makers Association displayed alongside environmentally friendly wallpapers and paints by Little Greene, at RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington, Devon to 31 July. 01271 859033

The Maremma Heads; new sculpture by Emily Young from her studio in the monastery of Santa Croce, in the Italian Maremma. At The Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London W1 until 28 July.