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ONE-TIME painter of country house portraits, most notably both Balmoral and Highgrove for the Prince of Wales, has turned a little surreal in recent years. Hugh Buchanan's complex mingling of past and present (right) brings power stations and pylons into an otherwise classical world. Dramatic stuff.

Francis Kyle Gallery, 9 Maddox Street, London W1 (0171-499 6870) to 3 Dec

Partnerships & Practise explores the role of three educational institutions (Dartington, Leeds and Corsham) in the development of Modernism in Britain, and specifically St Ives between 1930 and 1950.

Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall (01736 796543)

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