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BEN URI ART GALLERY Mixed media work by Ellen Alt. Comment on Middle Eastern politics through the Roman, Hebraic and Arabic alphabets and found objects. And An installation by Artworks/ H Levene. Hebrew script in a line of salt. (See Artefacts, right). 21 Dean St, W1 (071-437 2852). 9-28 Nov. Mon-Thur 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

BOLIVAR HALL Latin American art. Contemporary art of a high standard from 18 countries. 54 Grafton Way, W1 (071- 388 5788). 9-23 Nov. Mon-Fri 10.00-7.00; free.

CHISENHALE GALLERY Matthew McCaslin. Video and radio installation commenting on the use of energy, both human and mechanical. 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, E3 (081-981 4518). 10 Nov-12 Dec. Wed-Sun 1.00- 6.00; free.

REGENTS COLLEGE Ceramics by Kuzan Hata, paintings by David Smith and Vikki Slowe. Knapp Gallery, Regents Park, NW1 (071-794 8555). 9-23 Nov. Daily 10.00-5.00; free.

TRICYCLE GALLERY Recent paintings and calligraphy by Chinese artist Qu Lei Lei. 269 Kilburn High Rd, NW6 (071-328 1000). 9 Nov-11 Dec. Mon-Sat 10.30-10.30; free.

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BRISTOL Arnolfini Tracy Mackenna. The artist works in a variety of media to create a new piece dealing with the human experience. She has also invited a number of people in the art world to participate by making pavement rubbings. 16 Narrow Quay (0272 299191). 13 Nov-9 Jan. Mon-Sat 10.00-7.00, Sun 12.00-7.00; free.

CAMBRIDGE Emmanuel College Paintings by contemporary Russian artists. (0223 334210). 9-20 Nov. Daily 9.00-6.00; free.

EDINBURGH Scottish National Portrait Gallery The daguerrotype. A close look at the early photographic process which had such a profound influence on 19th-century painting. 1 Queen St (031-556 8921). 9 Nov-29 Jan 1994. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

OXFORD Museum of Modern Art Gary Hill. Video art exploring social issues in Britain and the USA. 30 Pembroke St (0865 722733). 9 Nov-9 Jan. Tue-Sat 10.00-6.00. Thur to 9.00. Sun 2.00-6.00; pounds 2.50, conc pounds 1.50.

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BERNARD JACOBSON GALLERY Graham Sutherland. Neo-Romantic anthropomorphisms by the British master. An interesting comparison to Nicholson at the Tate. 14a Clifford St, W1 (071-495 8575). 9 Nov-9 Dec. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00.

MORLEY GALLERY Shelley Castle and Shane McGowan. Recent paintings. 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 (071-928 8501). 11-25 Nov. Mon 1.00-6.00, Tue, Thur, Fri 10.00-6.00, Wed 10.00-8.00, Sat 11.00-4.00.

WILDENSTEIN French landscape from 1750-1850. Corot, Courbet and others. 147 New Bond St, W1 (071-629 0602). 10 Nov-23 Dec. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30.

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EDINBURGH 137 George Street Three Glasgow dealers cross to the east coast with an impressive show of Scottish artists. 137 George St (031-220 6370). 10 Nov-19 Dec. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 10.00-3.00.

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