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PUBLIC GALLERIES:

LONDON

LEIGHTON HOUSE Nick Baluban. Figurative work inspired by Mediterranean myth. 12 Holland Pk Rd, W14. (071-603 1123). 18-30 Apr. Mon-Sat 11.00-5.30; free.

RCA Work by first year printmakers and sculptors. Kensington Gore, SW7 (071- 584 5020). 20-28 Apr. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00; free.

ROYAL ACADEMY Roger de Grey. 75th birthday celebration for the contemporary impressionist. Friends Room, Burlington Hse, W1 (071-439 7438). Daily 10.00-6.00; free.

AROUND THE COUNTRY

BRIGHTON Museum and Art Gallery Boyd Webb. Massive cibachromes on sex, myth and advertising. Church St (0273 603005). 23 Apr-21 May. Mon, Tue, Thur-Sat 10.00-5.45, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

CARDIFF Oriel Eilis O'Connell. New Sculpture by the much talked-about young Irish artist whose theme is archaeology, sex and ritual. The Friary (0222 395548). 19 Apr-21 May. Mon-Sat 9.00-5.30; free.

MANCHESTER Whitworth Art Gallery Roger Hilton. Retrospective for the great and under-rated 1950s abstractionist. First shown at the Hayward Gallery. Oxford Rd (061-273 4865). 21 Apr-11 June. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Thur 10.00-9.00; free.

PORTLAND Chesil Gallery Derek Jarman. Paintings and assemblages by the late film- maker. Chiswell (0305 822738). 23 Apr-22 May. Daily 2.00-7.00; pounds 1.75, children free.

ST IVES Tate Gallery Works on the theme of megaliths by Hepworth, Moore, Nash, Nicholson, Sutherland and others. Porthmeor Beach (0736 796226). 23 Apr-9 Oct. Tue 11.00- 9.00, Wed-Sat 11.00-5.00, Sun 1.00-5.00; pounds 2.50, conc pounds 1.50.

SOUTHAMPTON City Art Gallery. Wall to wall. 20 artists from Europe and America who use the timeless medium of the wall for their art. LeWitt, Bulloch, Patterson, Tremlett and others. Civic Centre (0703 632601). 22 Apr-5 June. Tue, Wed, Fri 10.00- 5.00, Thur 10.00-8.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

COMMERCIAL GALLERIES:

LONDON

ANDERSON O'DAY Jane Harris. Painted spirals and ellipses. 255 Portobello Rd, W11 (071-221 7592). 21 Apr-27 May. Thur-Sat 12.00-5.30.

ANTHONY D'OFFAY Cecil Collins. Thoughtful, Blakean mysticism. 20 Apr-28 May. Also Warhol portraits. And Sarah Lucas. Objets trouves on the theme of male sexuality. 23 Apr-28 May. Dering St, W1 (071- 499 4100). Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Sat 10.00-1.00.

ART FIRST New gallery opens with work by South African artists. 9 Cork St, W1 (071- 734 0386). 19 Apr-19 May. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-4.00; free.

BROWSE & DARBY Five figurative painters. Craigie Aitchison, Anthony Eyton, Patrick George, Myles Murphy and Euan Uglow. 19 Cork St, W1 (071-734 7984). 20 Apr- 21 May. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30, Sat 10.30-1.00.

CENTRAL SPACE Tony Rickaby. The artist creates a miniature townscape from London's street litter to comment on the plight of the homeless on the streets. 23-29 Faroe Rd, W14 (071-603 3039). 22 Apr-18 May. Tue-Sat 10.00-6.00.

MALL GALLERIES Michael Heseltine. Paintings of Oxford by an artist whose work continues to impress with its increasing confidence. The Mall, SW1 (071-930 6844). 19-23 Apr. Daily 10.00-5.00.

MICHAEL HUE-WILLIAMS Andy Goldsworthy. Site-specific work entitled Hanging Stone. Two other installations: Herd of Arches, and Scaur Water Stone also go on show in London. 15 Cork St, W1. Also at 27 Old Bond St, W1 and Grob Gallery, 4th floor, 20 Dering St, W1. (071-589 4691). 21 Apr-27 May.

REBECCA HOSSACK Bernard Faucon. Evidence of neon letters in the landscape. And Colin Johnstone. New paintings and photographs by the enigmatic Scottish artist. 35 Windmill St, W1 (071-409 3599). 18 Apr-21 May. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

SOUTHGATE STUDIOS Studio show. Twelve artists exhibit in a variety of media. 2- 4 Southgate Rd, N1 (071-275 8803). 22-24 Apr. Daily 12.00-7.00.

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