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PUBLIC GALLERIES

BEDFORD Cecil Higgins Art Gallery Paintings and prints inspired by myth, religion and literature. Includes works by Blake, Gainsborough, Palmer, Rossetti and others. Castle Close (0234 211222). 6 July-13 Nov. Tue-Sat 11.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

LONDON

Barbican Centre Maggi Hambling. Entitled 'Towards Laughter', the distinguished artist's latest exhibition continues its tour. Paintings, watercolours and recent ceramic sculpture. Concourse Gallery, EC2 (071-638 4141). 5-31 July. Daily 10.00-7.30; free.

Leighton House Four artists from Berlin. 12 Holland Park Rd, W14 (071-602 3316). 6-16 July. Mon-Sat 11.00-5.30; free.

Royal Academy Art of the Belgian avant-garde, 1880-1900. Burlington Hse, Piccadilly, W1 (071- 439 7438). 7 July-2 Oct. Daily 10.00-6.00; pounds 5.

South London Art Gallery Paintings by aboriginal artists with a more politically aware content than the usual dot paintings. 65 Peckham Rd, SE5 (071- 703 6120). 6 July-7 Aug. Tue-Fri 11.00-6.00, Thur to 7.00, Sta, Sun, 2.00-6.00; free.

Tate Gallery Drawings by sculptors. Deacon, Gormley, Kapoor, Long, Whiteread and others. And Graham Sutherland's sketchbooks. Lower Galleries, Millbank, SW1 (071-887 8000). 5 July-Nov; free.

Whitechapel Art Gallery Franz Kline. Major show for the great Abstract Expressionist whose work is characterised by sweeping strokes of black on white. Whitechapel High St, E1 (071-377 0107). 8 July-11 Sept. Tue-Sun 11.00-5.00, Wed to 8.00; pounds 3.50, conc pounds 2, free on Tuesdays.

RYE Art Gallery The Friends of the gallery show their own art collections. Lowry, Piper, Burra and others. Ockmans Lane, East St (0797 223218). 9 July- 26 Aug. Mon, Wed-Sun 10.30-12.00, 2.00-5.00.; free.

COMMERCIAL GALLERIES

ALRESFORD, HAMPSHIRE Alresford Gallery Mixed exhibition including works by Liam Hanley, Roger de Grey, Anthony Green and others. 36 West St (0962 735286). 6-25 July. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00.

EDINBURGH Out of the Blue Twelve New York artists with varying approaches to abstraction. 25 Blackfriars St (031-556 5204). 5-31 July. Tue-Sat 11.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00.

LEAMINGTON SPA Heber-Percy Gallery Jonathan Parsons. A new gallery opens with conceptual juxtapositions. Cottage Farm, Old Milverton (0926 338806). 10 July-8 Aug. By appt.

LONDON

Atlantis British abstraction. A continuing tradition explored by Basil Beattie, Anthony Caro, Alan Davie, John Hoyland, Terry Frost, Callum Innes and others. 146 Brick La, E1 (071-377 8855). 8 July-11 Sept. Mon-Sun 10.00-5.00.

Browse & Darby British and French paintings, drawings and sculpture. Sickert, Degas, Rodin, Smith, Pasmore, Gilman and others. 19 Cork St, W1 (071-734 7984). 6 July-6 Aug. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Sat 10.30-1.00.

Cadogan Contemporary Charles Baird. Collage-like oils. 108 Draycott Ave, SW3 (071-581 5451). 5-16 July. Mon-Thur 10.00-7.00, Fri, Sat 10.00-6.00.

Creative Block Degree show for University of Westminster students in film and video. 49 East Rd, N1. (081-863 7632). 8-12 July. Fri 6.00-10.00, then 11.00- 6.00.

David Messum Three painters from Penwith. Rose Hilton, Mary Stork and June Miles. 8 Cork St, W1 (071-437 5545). 6-23 July. Mon-Fri 9.30-6.00, Sat 10.00-2.00.

Karsten Schubert Peter Davis. New paintings. 41-42 Foley St, W1 (071-631 0031). 6-30 July. Tue-Fri 10.00- 6.00, Sat 11.00-3.00.

Mall Galleries Interesting work in a variety of media by three young artists: Catherine Baker, Donald Hargrove and Rosie Lonnon on the themes of London, memory and Venice. The Mall, SW1 (071- 930 6844). 8-16 July. Daily 10.00-5.00.

Rebecca Hossack Gallery Jimmy Farrelly. Monumental bathers. 35 Windmill St, W1 (071-409 3599). 5 July-6 Aug. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

Sladmore Gallery Drawings by sculptors including Gerald Laing, Barbara Tribe and Glynn Williams. 32 Bruton Place, Berkeley Sq, W1 (0781-499 0365). 6- 29 July. Mon-Fri 10.0-6.00.

Stephen Bartley Gallery Jo Campion. Visionary figurative painting. 62 Old Church St, SW3 (071- 352 8686). 5-16 July. Tue-Sat 10.00-6.00.

Waterman Fine Art Kathleen Marshall. Sensitive, Hopper-like interiors. 74a Jermyn St, SW1 (071- 839 5203). 6-22 July. Mon-Fri 9.00-6.00, Sat 10.00- 4.00.

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