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EDINBURGH National Gallery of Scotland Drawings from Holkham Hall. Includes works by Parmigianino, Pietro da Cortona and others. The Mound. (031- 556 8921) 5-28 Mar. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm; free.

FARNHAM James Hockey Gallery Kate Blacker. An installation sculpture made from sheets of corrugated metal. WSCAD. (0252-732241) 5 Mar-10 Apr.

MANCHESTER City Art Gallery Paintings and drawings by Ghislaine Howard. The artist gives her response to a recent residency in a maternity unit. Mosley St. (061-236 5244) 6 Mar-25 Apr. Mon-Sat 10am-5.45, Sun 2pm-5.45; free.

NOTTINGHAM Castle Museum The Staithes group. The work of Harold and Laura Knight and the artists who painted with them in and around the North Yorkshire fishing village of Staithes in the Edwardian era, notably Mark Senior and Fred Mayor. (0602-483504) 6 Mar-18 Apr.

SOUTHAMPTON John Hansard Gallery Small-scale sculptures by Kate Blacker. A complementary exhibition to the Farnham show. University of Southampton. (0703-592158) 5 Mar-17 Apr.



AGNEW'S 120th annual watercolour exhibition. Includes works by Samuel Palmer, J M W Turner, Cozens, Callow and other artists currently featured in the RA and British Museum shows. 43 Old Bond St, W1 (071-629 6176) 8 Mar-2 Apr. Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30.

ALTERNATIVE ART GALLERIES Lucy Crossley Cooke. Paintings of nude women obscured with images, which make the viewer look so closely as to unwittingly become a voyeur. 26 Chiltern St, W1 (071-287 0907) 3-27 Mar. Tue-Sat 11am-5pm, Thur to 7pm.

ANDERSON O'DAY Simon Callery. Heavily-worked abstracts composed of interwoven lines of paint which build up a deep sense of space. 255 Portobello Rd, W11 (071-221 7592) 4-27 Mar. Thur-Sat 12- 6pm.

ENGLAND AND CO William Green. New paintings by the recently re-discovered late 1950s action painter who made his name by riding bicycles across his canvases and was the model for Tony Hancock's 'The Rebel'. 14 Needham Rd, W11 (071-221 0417) 6-27 Mar. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm.

HUNT JENNINGS GALLERY Ray Richardson. Realist figurative paintings in the new Scottish style of Howson. 10 Bourdon St, W1 (071-629 3748) 4-27 Mar. Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 12-5pm.

JOHN JONES Mixed show. Includes work by Auerbach, Dine, Ayres, Frink, Goldsworthy, Hamilton, Hockney, Hodgkin, Sutherland, Davie and others. 4 Morris Place, Finsbury Park, N4 (071-281 2380) From 8 Mar. Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am- 4pm.

LE CHAT NOIR Laurence Noga. Colour- field abstraction which looks directly to Still and Newman. 63 Neal St, WC2 (071- 379 0876) 3 March-1 May. Mon-Fri 4.30- 8pm, Sat 11am-6pm.

ROY MILES Sergei Chepik. Circuses, races and boxing matches by the quirky Russian painter with a style somewhere between John Sloan and Arthur Rackham. 29 Bruton St, W1 (071-495 4747) 3 Mar-7 Apr. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm.

33 MOSSOP STREET Mixed show including work by Michael Ayrton, John Hoyland, Terry Frost, Keith Vaughan, John Wells and others. 33 Mossop St, SW3 (071-584 1954) 4-12 Mar. Daily 11am-6pm.

WADDINGTON GALLERIES Ivon Hitchens. One of two centenary exhibitions for the painter, (see current shows), both in the commercial galleries of Cork Street. Covers his career from his membership of the Seven and Five Group in the Twenties to the looser work of the late Seventies. 12 & 34 Cork St, W1 (071- 437 8611) 3 Mar-3 Apr. Tue-Fri 10am-5.30, Sat 11am-5pm.



EDINBURGH Scottish Gallery Pat Douthwaite. Nave portraits and still lifes. 16 Dundas St. (031-558 1200) 7-31 Mar. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm.