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BIRMINGHAM Ikon Gallery Ron Haselden. Installation entitled 'Maid of the Mist'. Clouds and flames projected on to a screen, inspired by a visit to Niagara Falls. And Boyd Webb. Huge cibachromes dealing with life, love and sex. 58-72 John Bright St (021-643 0708). 23 July-17 Aug. Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat 11.00-6.00, Thur 11.00-8.00; free.

CAMBRIDGE Kettle's Yard The space re- opens, refurbished, with a show which juxtaposes modern British artists Lanyon, Hitchens, Eardley and others with contemporary painters including Basil Beattie, Hughie O'Donoghue and Callum Innes. Castle St (0223 352124). 19 July-4 Sept. Tue-Sat 12.30-5.30, Sun 2.00-5.30; free.

LONDON Serpentine Gallery Helen Chadwick. The innovative sculptor shocks again. This time with a chocolate fountain commenting on consumption and defecation and smelling nauseating. Kensington Gdns, W2 (071-402 6075). 20 July-29 Aug. Daily 10.00- 6.00; free.

NOTTINGHAM University Art Gallery The Picturesque Landscape. Paintings, drawings and documents, shown to celebrate the bicentenary of two treatises on landscape: Uvedale Price's influential 'An essay on the Picturesque' and Richard Payne Knight's 'A Didactic Poem'. Artists include Claude, Gainsborough, Hearne, Repton, Turner and others. The Arts Centre, University Park. (0602 513189). 23 July-4 Sept. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-6.00, Sun 2.00-5.00.


EDINBURGH Bourne Fine Art William Wilson. Watercolours by the talented

20th-century Scottish artist which marry D Y Cameron to William Gillies. A fascinating comparison to the Gillies show at the Gallery of Modern Art. 4 Dundas St (031-557 4050). 23 July-3 Sept. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 10.00- 1.00.


Bernard Jacobson Gallery Carel Weight. Retrospective for the distinguished painter who specializes in haunting evocations of a sinister suburbian demi-monde. Celebrates the launch of a promising and much-needed biography. 14a Clifford St, W1 (071-495 8575). 19 July-13 Aug. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00.

Boisdale Evocative images of the Wicklow mountains by talented watercolourist Jane Macdonald contrast with her art graduate daughter Kate's Vaughan-esque studies of nudes in interiors. 15 Eccleston St, SW1 (071- 730 6922). 19 July-12 Aug. Mon-Fri 12.00- 11.00, Sat 7.00pm-11.00pm.

Business Design Centre Fresh Art. The finest work from 30 of Britain's art colleges. 52 Upper St, N1 (071-359 3535). 21-30 July, Daily 11.00-6.00, 31 July 11.00-4.00 pounds 5, conc pounds 3.50.

Lisson Gallery Recent paintings by Clem Crosby, Robert Hunter, Peter Joseph, Alex Landrum, Jason Martin and Sam Reveles. 52-54 Bell St, NW1 (071-724 2739). 19 July-3 Sept. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 10.00-1.00.