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PUBLIC GALLERIES: AROUND THE COUNTRY

EDINBURGH Collective Gallery Robert Carswell. Recent paintings. Colourful abstracts concerned with the idea of territory. And Paintings in a variety of styles by Robert Euman. 22-28 Cockburn St, EH1 (031- 220 1260). 12 Feb-5 Mar. Tue-Sat 11.00-5.00; free.

EDINBURGH National Gallery of Scotland A survey of the last 10 years in the continuing formation of the gallery's impressive collection of prints and drawings. Rembrandt, Turner, Parmigianino, David Allan and others. The Mound (031-556 8921). 11 Feb-17 Apr. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

NORWICH Sainsbury Centre Alain Kirili. Sculpture and drawing by a French artist better known in his home country and in the USA. Sensual abstraction. University of East Anglia (0603 560060). 8 Feb-15 May. Tue-Sun 12.00-5.00; pounds 1, conc 50p.

NOTTINGHAM Angel Row Gallery Maggi Hambling. Paintings which seek to embody the spirit of the laugh. Loud, vibrant abstracts. 3 Angel Row (0602 476334). 12 Feb-12 Mar. Mon-Sat 11.00-6.00, Wed to 8.00; free.

SCARBOROUGH Crescent Arts Workshop Recent work by Sue Stockwell. Thought-provoking and hypnotic sculpture made from layer upon layer of draped paper. The Crescent (0723 351461). 8 Feb-12 Mar. Tue-Sat 10.00-1.00, 2.00-5.00; free.

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ANTHONY REYNOLDS GALLERY Georgina Starr. An exhibition which explains how the artist's obsession with a Dutch author grew into a work of art. A potted literary biography concocted from video, handwriting and astrology. 5 Dering St, W1 (071- 491 0621). 10-26 Feb. Tue-Sat 10.00-6.00

CCA GALLERIES Recent watercolours by Ilana Richardson. Searingly hot depictions of the play of sunlight on the foliage of Greek island gardens. 8 Dover St, W1 (071-499 6701). 9 Feb-5 Mar. Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat 10.00- 4.00.

THE EDGE GALLERY Matthew Stradling. Under the title 'Penetralia', the artist shows 12 paintings inspired by the erotic writings of St Theresa of Avila. An interesting exploration of the boundaries between religious and sexual ecstasy and imagery. 92 Cromer St WC1 (071-278 9755). 8 Feb-4 Mar. Mon-Fri 11.00-7.00, Sat 11.00-4.00; pounds 2.

LE CHAT NOIR Colourful abstract impressions of Venice by Sander Ort. 35 Albemarle St, W1 (071-495 6710). 9 Feb-19 Mar. Mon-Fri 11.00-7.00, Sat 11.00-5.00.

LONDON PRINT WORKSHOP Prints from the 1970s to the 1990s. Artists include Freud, Hockney, Tapies, Miro, Hoyland and others. 421 Harrow Rd (081-969 3247). 8-28 Feb. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Tue 10.00-9.00, Sat 1.00- 5.00.

MALL GALLERIES A celebration of new abstraction mounted by the recently-formed United Abstract Artists' association. The Mall, SW1 (071-258 0867). 8-16 Feb. Daily 10.00-5.00.

PORTLAND GALLERIES New paintings by Sophie Macpherson. Luminescent images of the everyday detritus of the seashore which provoke thoughts on the link betwen Hebridean culture and that of other seafaring peoples. 9 Bury St, SW1 (071-321 0422). 9-25 Feb. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00.

PUMP HOUSE GALLERY Still-lifes by Benjamin Erland. Ambiguous, crepuscular images which re-state the reflective nature of the genre. Battersea Park, SW11. 8-20 Feb. Tue-Fri 11.00-3.00, Sat, Sun 11.00-4.00.

REBECCA HOSSACK Maggie Jennings. Small tempera paintings inspired by a visit to Zimbabwe. A tiny human figure explores an alien landscape. 35 Windmill St, W1 (071- 409 3599). 14 Feb-12 Mar. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

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AROUND THE COUNTRY

BATH Beaux Arts Sir Hugh Casson. Watercolours, mostly architectural, by the past president of the RA. York St (0225 464850). 8-26 Feb. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00.

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