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PUBLIC GALLERIES

BIDEFORD, DEVON Burton Art Gallery Henry Moore. Prints and maquettes by the modern master herald the re-opening of this expanded and restored West Country gallery. Kingsley Rd (0237 471455). 24 May-2 July. Tue-Sat 10.00-4.00, Sun 2.00-4.00; free.

COVENTRY Mead Gallery Eileen Cooper. More of the artist's bright, Matisse-like meandering figures. University of Warwick (0203 524524). 28 May-2 July. Mon-Fri 12.00-8.00, Sat 10.00-8.00; free.

LIVERPOOL Tate Gallery 20th-century African art. Ceremonial sculpture, an elephant- shaped coffin, urban agitprop and archaeology. Albert Dock (051-709 3223). 24 May-14 Aug. Tue-Sun 10.00-6.00; free.

LONDON

Barbican Art Gallery Who's looking at the family? The answer is 30 European and American photographers, whose studies provide touching and compelling insights into a universal subject. Silk St, EC1 (071-588 9023). 26 May-4 Sept. Mon, Wed-Sat 10.00-6.45, Tue 10.00-5.45, Sun & Bank Hols 12.00-6.45, last adm 15 mins before closing; pounds 4.50, conc pounds 2.50, after 5.00 pounds 2.50.

British Museum Indian miniatures from the collection of Howard Hodgkin. Great Russell St, WC1 (071-636 1555). 27 May-21 Aug. Mon- Sat 10.00-5.00, Sun 2.30-6.00; free.

Chisenhale Studios Open studios. Thirty- four artists in various media show off their workplaces to the visiting public. 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, E3. 28-29 May. 12.00-8.00.

Leighton House Walid Mustafa. War, destruction and love provide the themes for a Kurdish painter. 12 Holland Pk Rd, W14 (071- 603 1123). 30 May-4 June. Mon-Sat 11.00-5.30; free.

National Army Museum Rex Whistler. The late work of the talented illustrator, stage designer and society portraitist, killed in Normandy a month after D-Day. Royal Hospital Rd, SW3 (071-730 0717). To 18 Sept. Daily 10.00-5.30; free.

MANCHESTER City Art Gallery Antoni Tapies. Eighteen large abstracts by the leading contemporary Catalan artist. Princess St (061-236 5244). 24 May-3 July. Mon-Sat 10.00- 5.45, Sun 2.00-5.45; free.

PENZANCE Newlyn Art Gallery David Mach. A new work entitled Likeness Guaranteed. A 7ft-high figurative sculpture made from welded metal coat-hangers. (0736 63715). To 25 June. Mon-Sat 10.00-5.00; pounds 2.50, conc pounds 1.50.

SHEFFIELD Nunnery Square Twenty sculptures by Scottish artist Ronald Rae, including the recent work Young Bull, are installed for a year in a new office centre. 26 May 1994-26 May 1995.

COMMERCIAL GALLERIES

BATH f. stop Gallery Sandie Macrae. Videos of clouds projected on to sculpted clouds in an all round experience entitled Elysian Fields. Heaven. And an installation titled Pressure. Green Park Station (0225 316922). 24 May-25 June. Tue & Thur 10.00-9.00, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.00-6.00.

LONDON

Art First Karel Nel. Multi-imaged, multi-media works on paper by a South African artist. 9 Cork St, W1 (071-734 0386). 25 May-23 June. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00, Sat 11.00-4.00.

Boundary Gallery Dick Romyn. Paintings and works on paper entitled Journey through Paris, inspired by the artist's ten-year stay in the city of light. 98 Boundary Rd, NW8 (071- 624 1126). 27 May-25 June. Wed-Sat 11.00- 6.00.

Burlington New Gallery Paintings by five artists. 4 New Burlington St, W1 (071-437 2172). 24 May-11 June. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

Christopher Wood Gallery Summer exhibition. 18th and 19th-century watercolours, including works by Helen Allingham, Samuel Howitt, Edward Lear, Albert Goodwin, Atkinson Grimshaw and others. 23 May-18 June. And Victorian furniture and decorative arts from Pugin to Thomas Jekyll. 30 May-30 June. 141 New Bond St, W1 (071-499 7411). Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30, Sat 11.00-4.00.

Flowers Graphics John Keane. Screenprints by the master of the urban jungle. 199-205 Richmond Rd, E8 (081-985 3333). 27 May-26 June. Tue-Sun 10.00-6.00.

Rebecca Hossack Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Paintings by an octogenarian Australian woman. Adrian Berg meets Clifford Possum on acid. 35 Windmill St, W1 (071-409 3599). 24 May-2 July. Mon-Sat 10.00-6.00.

Reed's Wharf Gallery Michel Nedjar, the discovery of Dubuffet, and Pascal Verbena. Outsider Art by two French artists. Mixed- media works on card and wooden objects. Mill St, SE1 (071-252 1802). 27 May-23 July. Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 11.00-6.30.

Richard L Feigen James Rosenquist. Gift- wrapped dolls. Definitely not one for the family. 6 Ryder St, SW1 (071-930 0020). 25 May-24 June. Mon-Fri 10.00-6.00.

Waterman Fine Art Carolyn Sergeant. Exquisitely painted still lifes. 74a Jermyn St, SW1 (071-839 5203). To 4 June. Mon-Fri 9.00-6.00, Sat 10.00-4.00.

William Jackson Gallery New work by contemporary Irish artists. Barry Cook, David Crone, William Crozier, Felim Egan and Eilis O'Connell. 4 New Burlington St, W1 (071-287 2121). 25 May-26 June. By appt.

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