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COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE Bill Ming. Sculpture in mixed media with a South African flavour. Kensington High St, W8 (071-603 4535) 29 Jan-21 Mar. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

COURTAULD INSTITUTE Early plans and views of Montreal. Topographical watercolours and maps which chart the development of the Canadian city from 1642 to the 1850s. Somerset House, Strand, WC2 (071-873 2526) 26 Jan-8 Mar. Mon- Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm; pounds 3, conc pounds 1.50.

CRAFTS COUNCIL First ever show devoted to British studio glass. Forty glass makers exhibit curious shapes. 44a Pentonville Rd, N1 (071-278 7700) To 7 Mar. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 2-6pm; free.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART Works by 14 artists inspired by experiences in foreign countries. Kensington Gore, SW7 (071- 584 5020) To 6 Feb. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; free.

SERPENTINE GALLERY Barclays Young Artists Award. The ten finalists of the prestigious annual exhibition show works in photography, video, mixed media (including sugar and Maltesers), and, amazingly, paint. Kensingon Gardens, W2 (071-402 6075) 27 Jan-28 Feb. Daily 10am- 6pm; free.

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AYR Maclaurin Art Gallery Ten years of collecting by the Maclaurin Art Trust. Includes works by Bellany, Heron, Hitchens, Hoyland, Davie and others. Rozelle Park, Monument Rd. (0292- 445447) 30 Jan-27 Feb. Mon-Sat 10am- 5pm.

BURY ST EDMUNDS Manor House A new museum for the area opens this Friday with a collection which includes works by Tissot, Reynolds, Lely and others. Honey Hill. (0284-757072) From 29 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

CAMBRIDGE Fitzwilliam Museum War paintings by Sargent, Tonks, Orpen and others. Trumpington St. (0223-332900) To 28 Mar. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sun 2.15-5pm.

EDINBURGH Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art John Heartfield. Retrospective for the influential German montage artist and pioneer of Dada. Belford Rd. (031-556 8921) 30 Jan-28 Mar. Mon- Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; free.

LIVERPOOL Walker Art Gallery Arturo di Stefano. Paintings by the acclaimed young Liverpool-born figurative artist. William Brown St (051-207 0001) 29 Jan-14 Mar. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

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LONDON

AGNEW'S Len Tabner. Expressive, painterly seascapes which re-interpret the 19th century plein air tradition in a contemporary context. 43 Old Bond St, W1 (071-629 6176) 27 Jan-26 Feb. Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Thur to 6.30.

ANNELY JUDA FINE ART Hamish Fulton. Photographs and objects tell the tale of the artist's walks in France, Spain, Japan and England. 23 Dering St, W1 (071- 629 7578) 28 Jan-6 Mar. Mon-Fri 10am- 6pm, Sat 10am-1pm.

FINE ART SOCIETY Barbie Plastow. Recent bronzes. Portrait busts and figures. 148 New Bond St, W1 (071-629 5116) To 5 Feb. Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat 10am- 1pm.

REBECCA HOSSACK AT ST JAMES'S Simon Costin. Large, surprisingly beautiful, abstract wall sculptures made from layers of feathers. 35 Windmill St, W1 (071-409 3599) 1-28 Feb. Mon-Sat 10am- 6pm.

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GLASGOW Compass Gallery Philip Braham. New paintings and drawings of the landscape with a powerful presence. 178 West Regent St. (041-221 6370). 30 Jan- 25 Feb. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30.

GLASGOW Ewan Mundy Fine Art William McTaggart. Paintings and watercolours by the Scottish painter whose influence is often under-rated. 48 West George St. (041-331 2406) 28 Jan-20 Feb. Mon-Sat 930-5.30.

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