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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Chart the New Year with a Masterpiece a month

Stuck for interesting ways to welcome in the New Year? Well, to celebrate its bicentenary Dulwich Picture Gallery will unveil a borrowed masterpiece every month until the end of 2011.

The Diary: Fidos; Johnny Flynn; Dulwich Picture Gallery; Gorillaz; The

Awards season is upon us but forget Colin Firth's Golden Globe-nominated stutter, the year's most prestigious prize has already gone to Albert Clark, a jowly, velvet-skinned star who doesn't utter a word in his film debut. This week, Albert scooped the Best in World award at the Fidos (For Incredible Dogs on Screen) for his turn in Tamara Drewe. The boxer dog played Boss, a role that required him to ride in Dominic Cooper's Porsche, look wearily upon Gemma Arterton's romantic entanglements and, at the film's climax, spark off a deadly stampede of cattle. "Albert's performance was particularly emotive," explains Toby Rose, the founder of the Fidos. "With expressive close-ups, comic timing and all-action chases – it's a performance with range." On the day, Albert was unwell so his understudy Blue collected the prize – a bone-shaped dog tag by Tatty Devine – on his behalf. Other winners included the stars of Due Date (Best Comedy Canine), Robin Hood (Blockbuster Bowser) and Hachiko: a Dog's Story (Historical Hound).

Salvator Rosa: Bandits, wilderness and magic

The first major exhibition of work by Italian Baroque painter and controversial political satirist Salvator Rosa (1615- 1673) in over 35-years is due to open next month at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Don't look back: Walter Sickert's Venice

Walter Sickert painted Venice's much-loved landmarks time and again. But his later, darker portraits of the city's underbelly steal the show for Michael Glover