The best exhibitions to see this August

Royal Fabergé at Buckingham Palace, London from 1st Aug to 25 Sep. 020 7766 7300

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 Radnorshire Museum, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys from 2-31 Aug

Heirlooms – celebrating the rich heritage of Indian and Javanese textile traditions and their continuing influence on innovative contemporary craft practice. At Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh from 4 Aug to 4 Sep.

The Horse (pictured) – Goodwood House opens its doors to showcase its beautiful art collection including The Horse, an exhibition of horse-related art from the Goodwood collection and work by British photographer, Tim Flach. The exhibition will include paintings by Wootton and Stubbs and a picture of the first ever horse box which was used to secretly transport the racehorse Elis from Goodwood to Doncaster. At Goodwood House, Chichester from 1 Aug to 26 Sep.

Snap, Crackle and Pop: British Pop Art – key objects bringing together work by some of the UK’s leading Pop Artists with key objects from the Sixties to explore the interrelation between art and popular culture during Swinging Sixties Britain. Works by Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Peter Blake, David Hockney, Clive Barker, Patrick Caulfield, Allen Jones and Joe Tilson are included. At The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking from 2 Aug to 28 Sep.

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Encounters: Journeys through Language and Landscape, with artists Jitish Kallat, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Paula Boulton, Rebecca Lee, Graeme Miller, Shane Waltener and Caroline Wright, at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Montague House, Chancery Lane, Thrapston, Northants from 6 Aug to 18 Sep.

James Lumsden – paintings
; a new exhibition at An Talla Solais (Ullapool Visual Arts), Market Street, Ullapool from 6th to 29th Aug.

Owen Yalandja – Yawk Yawk – water-spirit carvings from Maningrida. Yawk Yawks are the mermaids of aboriginal lore – each community across Australia has its own version. There are several parallels in other cultures, such as the Seduna (the mermaid of Inuit lore), the kelpie (the female water spirit that inhabits Scottish waters) and Sirenes (embroidered onto Voodoo flags from Haiti). This show encapsulates the finest aboriginal carver depicting the mermaid’s secret and sacred lore. At Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, London until 27 Aug. .

Home and Away; paintings of everyday life by Tessa Newcomb at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York from 6 Aug to 29 Sep.

Sacred and Profane – an exhibition of sculpture by Peter Eugene Ball, who currently has more than 60 pieces in churches and cathedrals throughout Britain. This exhibition includes examples of both his religious and secular works and is on show at Chichester Cathedral from 1 Aug to 29 Sep.

Frontlines: Sean Smith – conflict in the 21st century. The acclaimed war photographer brings together some of his finest work and offers both a chronicle of major flashpoints and a unique insight into modern warfare and its aftermath. At Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London from 5 Aug to 30 Sep.

Elizabeth Blackadder – new paintings; Jacqueline Mina – jewellery; Colin Reid – glass; work by the Scottish Colourists through to the Edinburgh School; ceramic pieces in the garden by Merete Rasmussen, all at The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh from 5 Aug to 3 Sep.

Eugenia Vronskaya – A River Runs Through – new paintings at Kilmorack Gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire from 5 Aug to 30 Oct.

Annual summer show of paintings and sculpture
by Beaux Arts London’s established stable of artists – new, young talent as well as recent additions to its carefully selected inventory of Modern British work. At 22 Cork Street, London W1 until 3 Sep.