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YOU EITHER love him or loathe him, and I'm afraid that I go with the latter. But there's no getting away from the fact that Salvador Dali has an assured place in the history of 20th-century art. The Tate of the north gets into blockbuster mode this autumn with an exhibition of his work from the 1930s - probably his best period.

Salvador Dali: A Mythology, Tate Gallery, Liverpool (0151-709 3223) to 31 Jan

Creation of the Omniverse by Charles Avery (above) is distinctly Daliesque - a series of drawings exploring the rather odd notion that human life began when a celestial waitress dropped a glass of cosmic fluid. A bit batty, but worth a look.

Charles Avery, Nylon, 9 Sinclair Gardens, London W14 (0171-602 6061)