The very best art at the end of March

Atlantis: the coastal rock formations of North Cornwall – works by Sarah Adams, at the Maas Gallery, London W1 and The Gallery, Cork Street, London W1 from 23 Mar to 2 Apr.  

Robin and Lucienne Day: Design and the Modern Interior at Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex from 26 Mar to 26 Jun.

Olivia Clifton-Bligh -lino prints of creatures at the Cartshed Gallery, Chaldicotts Courtyard, Semley, Nr Shaftesbury, Dorset from 22 Mar to 21 May.

21st Century Furniture III
– The Arts & Crafts Legacy; a selling exhibition of recent work by today’s furniture designer makers, including Mark Fish, Simon Yates, Kinsley Byrne, Matthew Coutts, Martin Grierson, Tom Kealy, Tim Hawkins, Ian Heseltine, Edward Johnson, Andrew Varah, Toby Winteringham, David Savage, John Makepeace, David Colwell, Karen Hansen, David Paddison, Simon Pirie, Nicholas Dyson, Sarah Kay, Natasha Gowdy, Marcus Mauger, Jonathan Pearce, Sue Hyslop, John Wilkie, Simon Jewel, Jason Muteham and Derek Elliot. At The Millinery Works, 87 Southgate Road, Islington from 22 Mar to 1 May.

Dirt: the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life, a major exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 from 24 Mar to 31 Aug.

The Art of Harmony, showing a significant number of musical instruments from the V&A, on long-term loan. At the Horniman Museum, 100 London Rd
London SE23 from 24 Mar. 020 8699 1872

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Elizabeth Magill: Green Light Wanes at Towner Gallery, Towner Gallery, Devonshire Park College Rd, Eastbourne, East Sussex from 26 March – 19 June 01323 434 670

Works by Geoffrey Dashwood, a sculptor primarily of birds in bronze, and Tim Scott Bolton, whose watercolours and paintings reflect his extreme love of thecountryside and eye for the subtleties of the changing seasons and light, at the Summerleaze Gallery, East Knoyle, Wilts, 22 Mar to 2 Apr. 01747 830 790

Terry O’Neill: 50 Years at the Top, celebrating half a century of his iconic photographs and including new and unseen prints from the 1960s, at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, 3-5 Swallow Street, London W1 from 23 March to 23 April 0207 434 4319

Peter Morgan – 2010 in Music and Art – at the Gallery, St Martin in the Fields,Trafalgar Square, London WC2 from 22nd March to April 9th   


Paddy McCann – Double Ground – the landscape, culture and history of South Armagh and Belfast have been the central concern in Paddy McCann’s work over the last 2 decades and this is his first solo show in London – at John Martin Gallery, 38 Albemarle Street, London W1 until 26 Mar.

John Holden; Squaring the Void, at Agnew’s, 35 Albemarle Street, London W1 until 25th Mar.

Place in Mind – new photographs by Harry Cory Wright at Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London SW1 until 26 Mar.

Drawn from Life. This exhibition, in collaboration with Green Cardamom, London, includes the work of over 40 artists exploring an expanded notion of drawing, bringing Abbot Hall’s collection of mostly Modern British art into a visual conversation with young international contemporary artists. It also features site specific artist commissions which take their inspiration from Abbot Hall’s impressive permanent collection, Georgian architecture and breathtaking environment. At Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria from 14 Jan to 26 Mar. 01539 722464

Anni Albers: Design Pioneer, featuring works by contemporary artist/designers Dorte Behn, Christopher Farr, Ptolemy Mann, Fiona Mathison, Laura Thomas and Wallace Sewell inspired by the work of the pre-eminent textile artist Anni Albers, at Dovecot, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh from 25 Feb to 26 Mar.
– works by the most famous American illustrator of the 20th century at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London SE21 from 15 Dec to 27 Mar. 020 8693 5254

‘Jorma Puranen- Shadows, reflections and all that sort of thing‘, at Purdy Hicks Gallery, 65 Hopton Street, London SE1 from 3 to 28 Mar.

Wide open Skies – paintings by Keith Roper at Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill York until 24 Mar.

Recent Watercolours by Michael Coulter at The John Russell Gallery, 4-6 Wherry Lane, Ipswich until 26 Mar.

Sculpture by Paul Mount: Reflections in Space, at Beaux Arts, 22 Cork Street, London W1 until 26 Mar.

Pierre Cordier: Into the Labyrinth – abstractions by the Belgian artist – original chemigrams from the 50s, 60s and 70s and new editioned works at Hackelbury Fine Art, 4 Launceston Place, London W8 until Mar 31. 020 7937 8688

Alasdair Wallace – River; paintings at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, 2a Conway Street, Fitzroy Square, London W1 until 26 Mar.

CITY BREAKS,featuring works by contemporary British artists who skillfully bring to life their own observation of the personality of cities. Ranging from high definition, graphic works of richly coloured scenes by Ian Ledward to impressionistic scenes by David Farren, Robert Wells and Bruce Yardley, urban scenes by Elaine Fine and Malcolm Teasdale and playful paintings by Stephanie Lambourne, at Red Rag Modern Art Gallery, 24 Brock Street, Bath from 13-27 March.

John Fisher: Writers’ Rooms 4 – discovering the houses once occupied by some of the artist’s favourite writers and composers in France, Italy, Russia and Britain, at Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 to 31 Mar.

Mirrors: Prison Portraits – presenting a dramatic and thought-provoking display of portraits by inmates from 5 Scottish prisons inspired by examples in the National Collection. At National Gallery Complex, Princes Street, Edinburgh until 27 Mar.