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PUBLIC GALLERIES

CARDIFF Chapter New paintings from the collection of the Arts Council of Wales. Peter Doig, Gary Hume, Callum Innes, Derek Jarman, Simon Linke, Nicholas May, Fiona Rae, Estelle Thompson and others. Market Rd, Canton (0222 396061). 16 July-14 Aug. Tue-Sun 12.00-5.00, 7.00-10.00; free.

EDINBURGH Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art William Gillies. Watercolours by the Scottish artist who had such a profound effect upon generations of his countrymen. Belford Rd (031-556 8921). To 25 Sept. Mon- Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

HALIFAX The Piece Hall Grenville Davey. A new sculpture by the 1992 Turner prize winner (0532 343158). To 29 Aug. Fri, Sat, Sun 12.00-5.00; free.

LONDON

Bankside Gallery Royal Watercolour Society open exhibition. 48 Hopton St, SE1 (071- 928 7521). To 31 July. Tue 10.00-8.00, Wed-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sun 1.00-5.00.

Cafe Gallery Under the title 'Post Decadence', the gallery shows works by contemporary artists. Simon Betts, Louise Cattrel, Eileen Cooper, Tim Head, Jo Stockham, Glynn Williams and others. By the Pool, Southwark Park, SE16 (071-237 1230). 13 July- 21 Aug. Wed-Sun 11.00-5.00.

Dulwich Picture Gallery Constable. Eighty- four drawings by the master draughtsman. College Rd, SE21 (081-693 5254). 13 July-16 Oct. Tue-Fri 10.00-1.00, 2.00-5.00, Sat 11.00- 5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; pounds 2, conc pounds 1.

Tate Gallery William Blake. The work of the 1790s when the great visionary took inspiration from the tumultuous events across the channel. Includes a rare, complete copy of Blake's book Europe: A Prophecy. Millbank, SW1 (071-887 8000). 16 July-16 Oct. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.30, Sun 2.00-5.30; free.

V&A Opening of the new gallery of metalwork. Eight hundred pieces from the middle- ages to the present day. South Kensington, SW7 (071-938 8441). Mon 12.00-5.30, Tue-Sun 10.00-5.30; free.

Whitechapel Art Gallery Breda Beban and Hrvoje Horvatic. The painter-performance artist Beban meets her fellow former Yugoslavian artist, the video-maker Horvatic, in work dealing with the mysteries of human relationships. Whitechapel High St, E1 (071- 377 0107). 12-19 July. Tue-Sun 11.00-5.00, Wed to 8.00; pounds 3.50, conc pounds 2, free on Tues.

MANCHESTER City Art Gallery Adolphe Valette. If there really is such a thing as British Impressionism then this is one of its masters. Fairy-tale views that marry Monet with Whistler. Mosley St (061-236 5244). 16 July-4 Sept. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.45, Sun 2.00-5.45; free.

PENZANCE Newlyn Orion gallery Photographic work by Charles Roff. (0736 63715). To 16 July. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00; free.

COMMERCIAL GALLERIES

EDINBURGH Flying Colours Gallery Victoria Cassidy. Exquisite watercolours made with gold-leaf and parchment. 35 William St (031-225 6776). 12 July-6 Aug. Tue-Fri 11.00- 6.00, Sat 10.00-2.00.

LONDON

Anthony Reynolds Gallery Rudolf Fila. paintings, drawings and bookworks by the Bratislavian artist well-known in Eastern Europe, but rarely seen in this country. 5 Dering St, W1 (071-491 0621). 13 July-13 Aug.

Bedford Park Gallery Haroob Mullick. Naive paintings, apparently part-Indian, part- Basquiat in inspiration, with the collective title 'Baked in the Sun'. 50 Bedford Hill, SW12 (081-673 1028. 12-30 July. Mon-Sat 1.00-6.00.

The Cut Gallery Stewart Life and Thedra Cullar-Ledford. Hospital gowns and other sterile objects of medical origin are manipulated by Cullar-Ledford and changed with the addition of scribbled marks. Stewart Life comments on man's bafflement with menstruation. 82 The Cut, SE1 (071-207 8388). 13- 23 July. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

The Eagle Gallery Chloe Cheese. Recent work. Paintings of interiors in the artist's characteristically spare style. 159 Farringdon Rd, EC1 (071-833 2674). 14 July-7 Aug. Thur- Fri 11.00-6.00, Sat-Sun 1.00-4.00.

Gallery B Lydia Bauman. Calm, classical Italian landscapes in which the spirit of Corot seems to meet that of British neo-Romanticism. 163 Draycott Ave, SW3 (071-589 6555). 13 July-30 Aug. Tue-Sat 10.00-6.00.

Gilmour Gallery Lithographs and etchings by Avigdor Arikha, Jim Dine, R B Kitaj and others. 1 Colville Place, W1 (071-637 4863). 14 July-6 Aug. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-1.00.

Jibby Beane Ruth Byrchmore and Jonathan Goslan. A fascinating installation entitled 'Terpsichore', in which viewers trigger music by their presence. Flat 6 143-145 Gloucester Terr, W2 (071-723 5531). 15 July-4 Aug. Wed, Thur 12.00-6.00, or by appt.

Merz Contemporary Art Al Saralis. Realist paintings of the human figure in the Russian tradition. Raw, naked and unforgiving. 62 Kenway Rd, SW5 (071-244 6008). 13 July-13 Aug. Mon-Fri 10.00-7.00, Sat 10.00-4.00.

Mulligan's Martina Galvin. Nicholson-like abstract painting in the constructivist tradition. Strange to find it shown in a wine bar. 13-14 Cork St, W1 (071-409 1370). 12-31 July.

New Academy Gallery Lallitha Jawahirilal. Desolate semi-abstraction dealing with exile and South African culture. And Rob Ollins. Sculpture, sometimes kinetic. 34 Windmill St, W1 (071-323 4700). To 30 July. Mon-Fri 10.00- 6.00, Thur to 8.00, Sat 11.00-5.00.

Sally Hunter Fine Art Work by English painters abroad. George Dixon Aked, Adrian Daintrey, Ernest Fedarb, Elizabeth Gwyther and Edwin Oldfield. 11 Halkin Arcade, Motcomb St, SW1 (071-235 0934). 13 July-5 Aug. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00.

Shivering Blaze Gallery Hugh Hatfield. Painterly, semi-abstract landscapes. 21 Ladbroke Grove, W11 (071-221 1326). 15 July- 10 Sept. By appt.

29 Fashion Street Charlie Walls. Highly-textured work by an interesting young painter shown in his studio. London E1 (071- 247 2160). 14-15 July. 6.00-10.00.

William Jackson Gallery Work by gallery artists. Crozier, Paolozzi, McLean, Flannigan and others. 4 New Burlington St, W1 (071- 287 2121). 12 July-3 Sept.

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