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LONDON

ATLANTIS UPPER GALLERY Work by East End artists. Part of the Whitechapel Open (see below). 146 Brick La, E1. (071- 377 0107). Daily 11.00-5.00, Wed to 8.00; free.

BANKSIDE STUDIOS Members of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers show work on the theme of Shakespeare and his Globe theatre. 48 Hopton St, SE1 (071-928 7521). To 8 May. Tue 10.00-8.00, Wed-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sun 1.00-5.00; pounds 3.50, conc pounds 2.

CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE BT New Contemporaries. First stop on the nationwide tour of the annual showcase for new talent whose past prizewinners have included Hockney and Hirst. Chosen this year by the curator Barry Barker, the editor of Art Monthly, Patricia Bickers and the sculptor Rachel Whiteread. Arkwright Rd, NW3 (071- 435 2643). 6 May-12 June. Tue-Thur 12.00- 8.00, Fri-Sun 12.00-6.00; free.

SPACE STUDIOS Open studios. 35 artists open their doors in conjunction with the Whitechapel. 142-170 Vauxhall St, SE11 (071- 587 1519). Friday 6 May 6.30-9.30, Sat & Sun 7-8 May 12.00-7.00; free.

WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY Whitechapel Open. 250 works by East End artists selected from 2,500. Also at Atlantis Upper Gallery (See above). Whitechapel High St, E1 (071-377 0107). Tue-Sun 11.00-5.00, Wed to 8.00; free.

AROUND THE COUNTRY

EDINBURGH Scottish National Gallery Raphael. Focusing on three paintings on loan to the gallery: the Bridgewater Madonna, the Holy Family with a Palm Tree and the Madonna del Passeggio, with their preparatory drawings and technical data. The exhibition examines the working methods of the great Renaissance master. The Mound (031- 556 8921). 5 May-10 July. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; free.

EDINBURGH Scotish National Gallery of Modern Art Medardo Rosso. 40 bronzes and wax sculptures in the typically fluid style of the important modern Italian sculptor. A South Bank Touring exhibition. Belford Rd (031-556 8921). 5 May-26 June. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.00-5.00; pounds 2.00, conc pounds 1.

LEWES Charleston Prints by Modern Britsh artists. Bell, Blake, Fry, Grant, Hambling, Hockney, Pasmore, Rego and others. Proceeds to help secure the survival of Charleston Farmhouse, the Bloomsbury artists' Sussex colony. Near Firle (0323 811265). 8 May-5 June. Wed-Sun 2.00-6.00; free.

RAMSGATE Library Gallery Nicholas Martin. In an exhibition entitled 'Nature Boy' the artist strips off and becomes a butterfly in a display guaranteed to shock the good citizens of Ramsgate. Guildford Lawn (0843 593532). 3-21 May. Phone for times; free.

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LONDON

ATLAS STUDIO SPACE John Mitchell. Monolithic metal sculptures with the title Homage to Georgio Morandi by a painter who in the past has been obsessed with dimension and scale. 10 Atlas Mews, Ramsgate St, E8 (071-241 4567). 4-14 May. Open daily 12.00- 6.00.

BEARDSMORE GALLERY Ken Campbell. Artist's books and related works by the poet and printmaker. 22-24 Prince of Wales Rd, NW5 (071-485 0923). 5-28 May. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sat 10.00-4.00.

DURINI GALLERY Siron Franco. Paintings by one of Brazil's best-known artists, influenced by the sensitive ecological issues which now concern his homeland. Thirteen small, enigmatic canvases. 150 Walton St, SW3 (071- 581 1237). 4 May-4 June. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-5.00.

FRITH STREET GALLERY Callum Innes. New works by the acclaimed abstract painter. And Juan Usle. New paintings. 59-60 Frith St, W1 (071-494 1550). 5 May-18 June. Tue-Sat 11.00-6.00.

GILMOUR GALLERY Dillwyn Smith. Cool, multi-layered abstract painting suggesting infinite depth. 1 Colville Place, W1 (071- 637 4863). 6 May-3 June. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-1.00.

JILL GEORGE GALLERY Martyn Brewster. Paintings and monoprints which, although abstract, take their inspiration from nature. 38 Lexington St, W1 (071-439 7343). 4 May-10 June. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00- 4.00.

MAAS GALLERY Julia Sorrell. Ghostly figures float through wooded glades in magical realist watercolours reminiscent of Cecil Collins. 15a Clifford St, W1 (071-734 2302). 4-20 May. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.30.

MORLEY GALLERY David Whitaker. Multi-layered, tapestry-like abstract paintings. And Diane Maclean. Small sculptures. Also Judith Foosaner. rapidly drawn, almost automatic, abstract graphics. 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 (071-928 8501). 5-26 May. Mon 1.00-6.00, Tue, Thur, Fri 10.00-6.00, Wed 10.00-8.00, Sat 11.00-4.00.

NEW GRAFTON GALLERY An impressive collection of Modern British and Irish Paintings and drawings. Includes works by Frank Brangwyn, Elisabeth Frink, Ivon Hitchens, John Minton, William Orpen, Roger Fry, Cedric Morris, Jack Yeats and others. And Woodcuts by John Nash. 49 Church Rd, SW13 (081-748 8850). 5-28 May. Tue-Sat 10.00-5.30.

REDFERN GALLERY Margaret Mellis. Recent constructions in found wood by the St Ives artist. And Keith Vaughan. Works on paper by the Neo-Romantic. 20 Cork St, W1 (071-734 1732). 3-26 May. Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sat 10.00-12.30.

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LEWES Star Gallery Nick Romeril. Convincingly executed paintings of tiny, indistinctly painted figures involved in crowd

activities. Castle Ditch Lane (0273 480218). 3- 20 May. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.30, Sun 11.00-4.00.

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