The best exhibitions to see this September

Angela Wakefield and Jenny Muncaster from 18th September to 8th October. Seascape Gallery. Tel – 01483860591. The High Street 117, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 1AQ.
Objects of Affection: Pre-Raphaelite Portraits by John Brett. A fascinating selection of paintings and drawings celebrating the artist’s meticulous and delicate portrait style and inviting us into his intimate domestic world, as well as the artistic and literary circles he frequented. At The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. 14th Sept – 28th Nov. 01223332900.

The David Medd Bequest of Modern British Prints. A presentation of modern British prints bequeathed by the architect David Medd, including iconic works by Edward Bawden, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, and Robin Tanner. At Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ. 01243 774557.
Branching Out – exhibition of about 120 works of art created by celebrities, craftsmen and artists from oak branches. Contributors include David Gilmour, Dame Janet Baker, Matthew Pinsent, Joanna Lumley and Allen Jones. At The Arboretum Trust (Kew at Castle Howard) 11-12 Sep. 01788 833000
Kurt Jackson – The Dart. Childhood memories of rural idyll mixed with a schoolboy’s excited view of war are at the heart of a new exhibition by the renowned West Cornwall-based artist. At Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall. Until 2nd Oct. 01872275757.
The Body In Women’s Art Now: Part 2 – Flux. The second exhibition in the three-part series, The Body In Women’s Art Now looks exclusively at artworks created by women artists since 2000, in which the body is central. Artists include Tracy Emin, Cecily Brown, Tiina Heiska, Nathalie Djurberg, Sarah Lederman and Helen Carmel Benigson. At ROLLO Contemporary Art, London, from 8th Sept – 5th Nov. At New Hall Art Collection, from 7th Nov – 5th Dec. 02075800020.
William Pye: Sculpture. A much anticipated overview of Pye’s work and includes his well-known water pieces as well as a series of previously unseen bronzes which highlight Pye’s skill as a sculptor of both the miniature and the monumental. At Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London and Osbourne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London. Until 24th Dec. 02075201480.
Anthony Gross RA: Paintings and Prints from the 1950s. The focus of this show will be the artist’s prolific years in France after WWII. At The Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London. Until 30th Sept. 02077341732.
George Rowlett: Glory of the Garden. The exhibition showcases the artist’s rarely seen flower and garden paintings. At Art Space Gallery, 84 St Peter’s Street, London. Until 9th Oct. 02073597002.

Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh. Explores the monumental artistic legacy of one of the world’s greatest literary epics: the 1000 year-old Persian ‘Book of Kings’, or Shahnameh. At The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Until 9th Jan. 01223332900.
Blast! 2010 Cohesion Glass Network – Annual Selling Exhibition. Showcasing some of the best British contemporary glass art, featuring sculptural and wall mounted work selected from Cohesion’s talented members, both newcomers and more established artists. At Zest Gallery, Roxby Place, London. Until 6th Nov. 02076101900.
Melanie Miller: Moth Boy and Bees. The artist’s work reinterprets the idea of looking at the overlooked from a tradition of still life. The objects, lost, found and discarded, are real, resonant, they are part of intimate narratives, removed from their original contexts, and they are reborn with new and ambiguous meaning. At Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London. Until 29th Sept. 02078341434.
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. Until 17th Oct. 02079422497/2500.
Paul Winstanley: Everybody Thinks This Is Nowhere. The exhibition includes new monoprints, watercolours, paintings and a series of etchings he published with the gallery in 2008. At The Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London. Until 6th Oct. 02074391866.
Katy Spong: The Unexpected Moment. The artist’s paintings and prints are focused on the moments that nature provides in and around the environment of Cuil Bay on the west coast of Scotland. At Castle Gallery, 43 Castle Street, Inverness. Until 2nd Oct. 01463729512.
Sidney Nolan: Across Continents. The exhibition aims to provide a rich overview of the artist’s oeuvre, drawing attention to the fact that Nolan travelled extensively and resided in a number of different countries throughout his lifetime. At Agnew’s Gallery, 35 Albemarle Street, London. Until 8th Oct. 02072909250.
Jacob Sutton: Farm Life. The exhibition features a series of farm scenes from around six farms where Jacob Sutton has been painting for the last three years. At The Dollar Street Gallery, 34-36 Dollar Street, Cirencester. Until 2nd Oct. 01285651072.
Alice Scrutton. Best known for her instantly recognizable seascapes, she has now captured the essence of the North Norfolk coast with her calming impressions of Holkham Beach and Wells-Next-Sea. At Fairfax Gallery Chelsea, 5 Park Walk, Chelsea. Until 25th Sept. 02077514477.
Claudia Carr: Under The Branch Of An Echo. Carr’s paintings attempt to capture imaginary spaces in empty time, the singularity and universality of instants dissolving, flowing, and coming into being. At the Whitfield Fine Art Gallery, 23 Dering Street, London. Until 1st Oct. 02073550040.
Artists’ Laboratory 01: Ian McKeever RA. The artist’s work reflects the expansiveness and openness the artist felt after leaving the city to live in the countryside for the first time since childhood. At The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly. Until 24th Oct. 02073008000.
Catrin Howard and Matthew Blakely: New Work. Ceramics. At The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Until 2nd Oct. 01315581200
William Crozier: New Paintings. At The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Until 2nd Oct. 01315581200
Emiko Suo. Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition. At The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Until 2nd Oct. 01315581200
Peter Baldwin: Recent Paintings. The artist’s work innovates within a modernist tradition embracing a relational aesthetic. The subject matter involves ordinary situations made mysterous by means of implied narratives and cryptic symbols embedded within this formal language. At Duncan Campbell Fine Art, 15 Thackeray Street, Kensington Square, London. Until 1st Oct. 02079378665
Rachel Whiteread: Drawings. The exhibition displays works created by the artist who is renowned for her large scale sculptures and installations. This is one of her first exhibitions to concentrate solely on this method of production. At Tate Britain, Millbank. Until 16th Jan. 02078878732/4939.
MA Fine Art Show. At City & Guilds of London Art School, 124 Kennington Park Road, London. Until 12th Sept.  
Gabriel Metsu: Rediscovered Master of the Dutch Golden Age. An exhibition of some of the finest works by the Dutch 17th-century artist. At The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin. Until 5th Dec. +353 (0) 16615133.
Sacred Faces: Icons in Oxford. This exhibition will show Greek and Russian icons from the Picture Gallery and the Ashmolean Museum which are normally not on view. At Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford until 22 Dec. 01865 276172
Edward Weston. One of the most exciting photography exhibitions in London this autumn. One of the great photographic innovators, Weston was an artist who found beauty in everything and helped see photography into its greatest period – when the camera’s mechanical clarity was at last embraced by artists, rather than smothered by artifice and hackneyed notions of the picturesque. At the Chris Beetles Gallery, 8 & 10 Ryder Street, London. Until 25th Sept. 02078397551.
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. Until 16th Oct. 0207 520 1480.

Ten Years On: A celebration of the gallery’s first decade. At Painter and Hall, 9 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7PF. 14th Sept – 1st Oct. 02073399999.

Derek Bradbury and Alan Joyce. The exhibition features work from both artists. Bradbury’s work is inspired by the effects of light, colour and the pattern of the landscape. Joyce’s paintings feature a variety of subject matter including coastal and sea scenes, landscape and urban scapes. At Wendy J Levy Contemporary Art Ltd, 17 Warburton Street, Didsbury, Manchester. Until 1st Oct. 01614464880.

Matisse Comes To Rutland! One of the greatest artists of the 20th century is to exhibit his lithographs in Rutland. This unique show also brings the opportunity for viewers to buy the lithographs at affordable prices. At Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland. Until 4th Oct. 01572821424.

Still Life Exhibition. Diverse and distinctive, the exhibition displays the work of seven distinguished contemporary British artists. At Red Rag Stow Gallery, 5-7 Church Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire and Red Rag Modern Art Gallery, Brock Street, Bath. Until 3rd Oct. 01451832563.

The Threadneedle Prize. Celebrating outstanding new works of figurative art, this exhibition also seeks to present a coherent exhibition that comments on the world we live in. At Mall Galleries, 7 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. Until Sept. 02079306844.

Until the day break – Allan Macdonald. Until 14th September. Kilmorack gallery, by Beauly, Inverness-shire IV4 7AL. tel – 01463783230
Sofa at Llewellyn Alexander; on show are over 300 oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels of cats until 17th September at 124-126 The Cut, Waterloo, London. Tel: 020 7620 132/1324  
Art from Cornwall including paintings, prints, contemporary ceramics and jewelry by a number of Cornish based artists. At the Linton Court Gallery, Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire until 18th September. Tel: 01729 824487
Seascape Gallery – Gallery’s first Anniversary until 17th September. Some artists include: Nola Armstrong, David Atkins, Adam Binder, Sue Campion, Colin Carruthers, Terrence Clarke, Simeon Stafford and Fred Yates. Tel – 01483 860 591. 117 High Street, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1AQ.
The Courtauld Collects: 20 Years of Acquisitions. Until 19th September. This display will explore the special additions to The Courtauld’s collection since the gallery moved to Somerset House twenty years ago, including works from Turner and Constable to Ingres, Degas, Rodin and Seurat. It will also unveil an important new acqusition: Joshua Reynold’s ‘Cupid and Psyche’. At The Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institiute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN. 020 7848 2526  
Andrew Stonyer: Audio Kinetic Solar Sculpture. Fermynwoods Contemporary Art presents artist Andrew Stonyer and the sculpture he describes as ‘a search for patterns of actual and implied kinetic imagery, hidden within the seemingly regular.’ Until 26th September. At Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Fermyn Woods Country Park, Brigstock, Kettering, NN14 3JA. 01537 373469.  
Grace Kelly: Style Icon. The spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly, one of the most popular actresses of the 1950s. V&A Museum, London. Admission: £6 (£4 concessions). Book in advance online at or call 08442091770 (booking fees apply) Until 26th September
The Lewis Chessmen Unmasked featuring chessmen drawn from the collections of the National Museums of Scotland and the British Museum, at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh until 19 September.
Prized Possessions; Lord Fitzwilliam’s Album of Prints after Adam Elsheimer. Until September 26th. The Fitzwilliam Museam, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. Tel; +44 (0)1223332941
Durer and Italy. Masterpiece prints by Albrecht Durer, one of the great renaissance artists. UntilSeptember 26th. Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral. Tel; 01514784136
Humphrey Spender Centenary Celebration Exhibition at Gainsborough’s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk until 25 Sep. 01787 372958
Poul Webb in Kerala at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 until 16 Sep. 020 7499 6870
The Long Dark – exploring medievalism in contemporary art through the works of Eva Berendes, Simon Bill, Alexandra Bircken, Nicholas Byrne, Raphael Danke, Peter Linde Busk, Kalin Lindena, Maria Loboda and Bernd Ribbeck, at Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge until 19 Sep. 01223 748100
Magnificent Maps: Power, Propaganda and Art at the British Library until 19 Sep.

The Threadneedle Prize. Celebrating outstanding new works of figurative art, this exhibition also seeks to present a coherent exhibition that comments on the world we live in. At Mall Galleries, 7 Carlton House Terrace, SW1. Until 18th Sept. 02079306844.