Country Life has taken to publishing its recommendations of the best exhibitions and art events of the week – not every week but you can see their suggestions for this week, beginning 24th June, here in the order of their closing dates.
These suggestions include:-
The Architecture Room is hung by Eva Jiricna RA, who is co-ordinating this year's exhibition with Norman Ackroyd RA. At The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1 until 18 Aug.
25/08/2013 Enlightenment: Ideas that changed the World – presenting 11 participating artists. This exhibition brings together objects collected over the past three years through the HLF Collecting Cultures project in partnership with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery and Belper Museum. It explores the period known as ‘The Age of Reason' or ‘Enlightenment' in the eighteenth century, provides objects as diverse as a salt cellar, a patch box, ceramics, a telescope, minerals, paintings and a cribbage set woven together to illustrate and explain this vast and fascinating subject. From 22nd June – 25th August. Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby. Contact number: 01332 641901
30/08/2013 Treasures from a hidden garden; plant portraits by the Florilegium Society at Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 from 1-30 Aug.
07/09/2013 Sculptural Ceramics – a selling exhibition exploring the dialogue between two traditionally segregated media, presented in the new format of 2-weekly foucus exhibitions of work by Merete Rasmussen, Christie Brown, Halima Cassell and Jason Wason, alongside a permanent group show from a variety of established and emerging artists. At Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 until 7 Sep.
08/09/2013 Collecting Gauguin: Samuel Courtauld in the ‘20s. An exhibition of Samuel Courtauld's collection of paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin. At the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2 from 20th June- 8th September 2013.
14/09/2013 Harry Cory Wright – ‘Hey Charlie' – a celebration of over 50 years of the photographer's involvement with a particular bend in a river and the field beside it. Cory Wright worked for many years exclusively with the large 10×8 inch plate camera. In this new series he mixes this approach with high end digital cameras that allow him to explore the opportunities afforded by post production and print. At Eleven Fine Art, 11 Eccleston Street, London SW1 until 14 Sep.
15/09/2013 BP Portrait Award. The annual portrait competition, showing the best of contemporary portraiture from around the world. At the National Portrait Gallery, London 20th June- 15th September 2013.
15/09/2013 The Wallace Collection presents ‘The Discovery of Paris: Watercolours by Early Nineteenth-Century British Artists – The remarkable British contribution to the iconography of Europe's most popular city. From 20th June – 15th September. At Herford House, Manchester Square, London W1U. Contact number: +44(0)20 7563 9500
15/09/2013 Gillian Ayres – work from 1986 to 2011 on show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter until 15 Sep.
21/09/2013 Les Lalanne – major retrospective of the output of Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne, their famous bronze sculptures, together with specially commissioned new works by Claude. Drawing inspiration from flora and fauna, the Lalannes' sculptures embody an eclectic style that references Classical antiquity, Surrealism and the Baroque. At Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook's Mews, London W1 until 21 Sep.
22/09/2013 Man Ray Portraits at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh from 22 Jun to 22 Sep.
28/09/2013 Northern Vision: Master Drawings From The Tchoban Foundation. From Schinkel's earliest attributed drawing to designs for the Palace of the Soviets, Moscow, this exhibition will draw on the highlights of the Tchoban Foundation collection, Museum für Architekturziechnunung, Berlin. Amongst the architects represented will be seldom seen works by Matthias Daniel Pöppelmann (1662-1736), Leo von Klenze (1784-1864), Herman Giesler (1898-1987) and Boris Iofan (1891-1976). From 21st June – 28th September. At Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A. Contact number: 020 7440 4263
29/09/2013 Unseen Lowry – the ‘Unseen' side of L S Lowry to coincide with the major exhibition at Tate Britain, revealing over 100 of the artist's works on paper, oil sketches and paintings that have never been seen in public before. At The Lowry, The Quays, Salford M50 from 22 Jun to 29 Sep.
30/09/2013 'In St Cuthbert's Time – The Sounds of Lindisfarne and the Gospels' – In collaboration with Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study, and other Durham-based researchers, artist Chris Watson has created a sound installation that reflects the acoustic landscape of that island during the time that the Lindisfarne Gospels were being considered, written and illustrated. In the Holy Cross Chapel, Durham Cathedral, Durham until 30 Sep
20/10/2013 Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life at Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1 from June 26 to Oct 20. www.tate.org.uk (see review in Country Life June 19 2013)
27/10/2013 'Estuary'. An exhibition which brings together the work of 12 artists who have been inspired by the outer limits of the Thames where the river becomes the sea, including Jock McFadyen and Richard Wilson. At Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2 until 27th October. www.museumoflondon.org.uk
03/11/2013 Frank Holl: Emerging From The Shadows. Watts Gallery presents the first major retropective exhibition in more than 100 years of the eminent Victorian artist, Frank Holl RA (1845-1888). For the first time, this exhibition will bring together 27 of his major works to examine how, during his short career, the artist became a distinct and insightful voice in British painting. From 18th June – 3rd November. Watts Gallery, Down Lane, Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1DQ. Contact number: 01483 813588
26/01/2014 Royal Paintbox: Royal Artists Past and Present – charting the history of royal artists from the 17th century to the present day. At The Drawings Gallery, Windsor Castle from 22 Jun to 26 Jan.
26/01/2014 Colour Coded – works by artists for whom the use of colour is central to their practice. The history, science and symbolism behind the remarkable colour spectrum that it is now possible to reproduce. Alongside Patrick Caulfield's striking Jules Laforgue series of prints, the exhibition will feature a range of works by contemporary artist Ella Robinson. At Museums Sheffield, Weston Park, Western Bank, Sheffield from 22 June to 26 Jan 2014.