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David Hockney (right) Last chance to see this retrospective of the artist, who 30 years ago, shot to fame as the boy wonder of British Pop art. Since then, he has experimented with everything from faxes to photomontage. This, though, is the essence of his achievement. Royal Academy, London W1

Emil Nolde The art of German Expressionist, Nolde, has had a profound effect on the development of 20th-century Western painting. Here it is in all its unmissable variety, from the religious works of the early years to sublime landscapes. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London E1

The British Art Show IV Five years ago, the last Show aroused critical comment with the work of Opie and Whiteread. This year we have Hirst and Wallinger and the brick-bats have changed to plaudits. Whitworth Gallery, Manchester