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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.

MOLD Oriel Gallery Victor Reinganum. Powerful and savage paintings in the tradition of the Ecole de Paris by the pupil of Leger. Theatr Clwyd. (0352 756331) To 2 Jan. Mon- Fri 9am-11pm, Sun 7-11pm.

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BERKELEY SQUARE GALLERY John Piper. The artist's pictorial journey through Britain. 23a Bruton St, W1 (071-493 7939) 4 Dec-23 Jan. Mon- Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm.

CHRIS BEETLES British illustration, 1800-1992. An impressive survey of the genre including fine examples of the work of Leech, Tenniel, Bairnsfather, Fougasse, Bateman, Hoffnung and many others. 8-10 Ryder St, SW1 (071-839 7551) 2-23 Dec.

FRANCIS KYLE GALLERY Paintings by Edward Stone. Highly-polished, stylised portraits and interiors. 9 Maddox St, W1 (071-499 6870) 1 Dec- 28 Jan. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sat 11am- 5pm.

MALL GALLERIES The Discerning Eye. Artists and critics choose emerging contemporary artists. This year's distinguished panel consists of Robin Simon, Marina Vaizey, Glynn Williams, John Ward, Christopher Lloyd and Judge Stephen Tumim. The Mall, SW1. To 6 Dec. Daily 10am-5pm.

MARLBOROUGH FINE ART Paula Rego. New etchings illustrating the story of Peter Pan. Rego gives Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys her Nursery Rhyme treatment, to emphasise the sinister side of Barrie's masterpiece. 6 Albermarle St, W1 (071-629 5161) 3 Dec-30 Jan.

REBECCA HOSSACK AT ST JAMES'S John Taylor. Reflective abstracts by the Glaswegian painter/sculptor. Church Place, 197 Piccadilly, W1 (071-434 4401) To 24 Dec. Mon-FRi 10am-6pm.

SALLY HUNTER FINE ART The Wind in the Willows. Original drawings by EH Shepard. 11 Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St, SW1 (071- 235 0934). 2-18 Dec. Mon-Fri 10am- 6pm.

SMITH JARIWALA GALLERY Semi-abstract paintings by Dexter Dalwood. The Clove Building, 4 Maguire St, Butler's Wharf, SE21 (071- 701 5861) To 20 Dec.

WILLIAM JACKSON GALLERY Crozier, Wiszniewski and others. 28 Cork St, W1 (071-287 2018) To 23 Dec.

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EDINBURGH Scottish Gallery Christmas show. Includes works by Blackadder, McClure, Morrocco and others. 94 George St. (031-225 5955) 4-24 Dec. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm.

GLASGOW Ewan Mundy Fine Art Sir DY Cameron. Evocative early 20th century highland landscapes. 48 West George St. (041-331 2406) 1-19 Dec. Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat 10am- 5.30.

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