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ACCADEMIA ITALIANA Orangerie Italiana. 40 dealers offer Italian art from Renaissance masters to the 19th century. To 18 Dec. Mon-Fri 11am- 7pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. pounds 5. And Emanuele Pantella. Italian wood sculpture. To 20 Dec. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30, Sun 2-5.30; free. 24 Rutland Gate, SW7 (071-225 3474).

BARBICAN CENTRE Eric Gill. First ever retrospective of the sculpture of the modern British master. Sadly, interest in his notorious love-life seems recently to have eclipsed that in his art. This show may help to redress the balance. Also Work by 14 Scandinavian artists from the 19th century to the present, including works by Strindberg, Tyko Sallinen, Asger Jorn and Munch. Barbican, EC2 (071-638 4141). To 7 Feb 1993. Mon, Wed-Sat 10am-6.45pm, Tue 10am- 5.45pm, Sun 12-6.45pm; pounds 4.50, conc pounds 2.50.

BEN URI ART GALLERY Claude Rogers. The Euston Road painter and associate of Pasmore and Coldstream. 21 Dean St, W1 (071-437 2852) To 20 Dec. Mon-Thur 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

BRITISH LIBRARY Winners of the 1992 designer bookbinding competition. The King's Library, Great Russell St, WC1. To 24 Jan.

BRITISH MUSEUM Ukiyo-e paintings. The fascinating 'floating world' of Japanese society from the 17th to 19th centuries; free. And Europeans in caricature. How nations saw each other before the EEC. To 24 Jan. Also Flower collages by 18th-century diarist Mrs Delany. To 24 Jan. And Prints by Samuel Palmer. To 24 Jan. Great Russell St, WC1 (071-323 8299); free.

CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE Peter Lanyon. The St Ives painter who viewed his native Cornish landscape from a glider to produce haunting semi-abstracts. Arkwright Rd, NW3 (071-435 2643) To 20 Dec. Tue-Thur 12-8pm, Fri-Sun 12- 6pm; free.

COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE The female form in miniature art. Mughal miniatures by four Indian painters. Kensington High St W8 (071- 603 4535) To 17 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2- 5pm; free.

NATIONAL GALLERY Edvard Munch. Sensitive images and mystical symbolism on the themes of love and death. To 7 Feb 1993. pounds 4, conc pounds 2. Trafalgar Sq, WC2 (071-839 3321). Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Allan Ramsay. The underrated 18th-century Scottish portraitist gets the recognition he deserves. St Martin's Place, WC2 (071-306 0055) To 17 Jan 1993. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm; pounds 3, conc pounds 2.

ROYAL ACADEMY Sickert. Over 130 works by the influential Post-Impressionist founder of the Camden Town Group. To 14 Feb 1993; conc pounds 3.40- pounds 2.25. Also Tom Phillips. The work of the Royal Academician. Sackler Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 (071-439 7438). To 20 Dec. Daily 10am-6pm; pounds 2.50, conc. pounds 1.70.

SERPENTINE GALLERY Patrick Caulfield. Recent images by the Pop Art master. Kensington Gdns, W2 (071-402 6075) To 17 Jan 1993. Daily 10am-6pm.

TATE GALLERY The Swagger Portrait. The portrait as a means of self-aggrandisement, from Van Dyck to Augustus John. To 10 Jan. pounds 4, conc. pounds 2. And British drawings and watercolours from Beardsley to Bomberg. Sargent, Tonks, Steer, Orpen and others. To 14 Feb. Millbank SW1 (071- 821 1313) Mon-Sat 10am-5.50pm, Sun 2-5.50pm.

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM Tom Phillips. New work by the painter, composer and writer. To 8 Jan 1993. South Kensington, SW7 (071-938 8500) Mon-Sat 10am-5.50pm, Sun 2- 5.50pm.

WHITECHAPEL Tim Head. Paintings and photographs made since 1984 and two installations. Whitechapel High St, E1 (071-377 0107) To 28 Feb. Tue-Sun 11am-5pm, Wed 11am-8pm; free.

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BIRMINGHAM Ikon Gallery 14 contemporary artists including Richard Hamilton explore the Duchampian legacy. Cotton Buds, Balaclavas and shelf units. 58-72 John Bright St (021- 643 0708) To 9 Jan.

BIRMINGHAM Museum and Art Gallery Two versions of Poussin's Tancred and Erminia compared with other attempts at the same theme by his contemporaries. Chamberlain Sq (021- 235 4514) To 3 Jan 1993. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

BRIGHTON Museum and Art Gallery Angelica Kauffman. (See review, opposite.) Church St (0273 713202) To 3 Jan 1993. Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am-5.45pm.

BRISTOL Arnolfini Trophies of Empire. Three installations which explore colonial issues; sculpture by Veena Stephenson and two installations by Donald Rodney. 16 Narrow Quay (0272 299191) To 10 Jan.

CARLISLE Tullie House 'Access'. Not the Chancellor's credit card, but an installation by Jim Buckley. Castle St (0228 34781) To 6 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm.

EASTBOURNE Towner Art Gallery L S Lowry. Exhibition of 40 works by the creator of the 'matchstick men'. Old Town (0323 415470) To 7 Feb. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; pounds 2, conc pounds 1.

EDINBURGH City Art Centre Paintings from the Ukraine. 2 Market St (031-225 2424) To 9 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

EDINBURGH National Gallery of Scotland European artists in Rome. From the earliest travelling artists of the 1550s to Turner's panoramas of the 1830s. To 31 Jan; free. Also Children's book illustrations. Edward Lear, Beatrix Potter and others. The Mound (031-556 8921) To 27 Dec. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; free.

EDINBURGH Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Callum Innes. The young Scottish abstractionist. Also Post-war art from the collection of Kenneth Powell. Heron, Hilton Lanyon, Paolozzi, Jack Smith and others. Belford Rd (031- 556 8921). To 3 Jan 1993. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; free.

EDINBURGH Talbot Rice Arts Centre Peter Brandes. Paintings, ceramics and prints by the Danish artist on two themes of the sacrifice of Isaac and the story of Orpheus. Old College, South Bridge. To 19 Dec. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.

EDINBURGH Various venues Lux Europae. Thirty European artists explore the possibilities of laser, neon, and video. Waverley Station, Princes Street; Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and other locations (031-557 6464) To 4 Jan 1993.

HULL Ferens Art Gallery Images of Childhood. Being a child is not often as sweet as it might seem. And An installation by Oxenburgh- Rosenblum. Queen Victoria Sq. (0482 593912) To 10 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1.30-4.30; free.

LIVERPOOL Liverpool Museum Expressions of Belief. Traditional religious objects from Oceania and Indonesia. William Brown St (051- 207 0001) To 18 Apr. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sun 12- 5pm; 50p.

LIVERPOOL Walker Art Gallery 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' The story of the unforgettable title of the familiar picture by 'one-masterpiece wonder' W F Yeames. William Brown St (051-207 0001) To 10 Jan 1993. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm; free.

MANCHESTER Cornerhouse 'Bruise'. Six British artists show 'painting for the Nineties'. Estelle Thompson, Alison Turnbull, Nicholas May, Roger Kite, Joseph Mark Wright and Mikey Cuddihy. 70 Oxford St (061-228 2463) To 10 Jan. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm; free.

OXFORD Ashmolean Museum Indian miniatures from the collection of Howard Hodgkin. Beaumont St (0865 278009) To 7 Feb 1993. Tue- Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 2-4pm.

OXFORD Christ Church Picture Gallery All Creatures Great and Small. Old Master drawings of animals, from jungle beasts and imaginary monsters to domestic animals. Entrance via Canterbury Gate and Oriel Square. (0865 276172) To 11 Jan 1993. Mon-Sat 10.30am- 4.30pm, closed 1-2pm, Sun 2-4.30pm; 80p, conc. 40p.

OXFORD Museum of Modern Art Bill Jacklin: Urban Portraits, New York. 30 Pembroke St (0865 722733) To 10 Jan 1993 Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, Sun 2-6pm, closed Mon; pounds 2, conc. pounds 1 & free.

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