ART: THE FIVE BEST SHOWS AROUND THE COUNTRY

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The Independent Culture
1

Gary Hume Dean Gallery, Edinburgh

Smooth as paint: Hume's new work has flat, filled-in shapes, sherbet colour combinations and images simplified to next to nothing. To 7 Oct

2

Antony Gormley's "Field" Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield

One of the hits of the decade: a sea of 40,000 pint-sized clay folk - obedient, expectant, menacing, and stopping dead in a line at your feet. To 3 Oct

3

Notorious MoMA, Oxford

One hundred years after his birth, Alfred Hitchcock lives. Group show looks at his legacy in art, most cunningly in the "Phoenix Tapes". To 3 Oct

4

Expressionism in Germany Bolton Art Gallery & Aquarium

Dark and stormy paintings and prints by Kirchner, Beckmann, Marc, Dix, Grosz and others. To 9 Oct

5

Prunella Clough Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

The world of the man-made and plain ordinary is the basis for new abstracts from the British painter, now 80, in this overview of her work. To 26 Sept

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