Australia: so much to see, so far to travel. Hence the most satisfying thing about this autumn's calendar is news that a bunch of top curators have edited 200 years of the nation's art and are delivering it to our doorsteps for £14 a ticket. Australia at the Royal Academy, London (21 Sept to 8 Dec), features work by settlers and indigenous people and, best of all, includes four paintings from Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series, the source of much mythology and fame.
The Tate is to turn the lights back on, and off, on a more regular basis after buying Martin Creed’s controversial Turner Prize winning piece from 2001.
The first exhibition exploring the history of British iconoclasm opens in October
Tate Britain, London
Tate Britain has put on show two newly discovered works by Britain’s earliest professional female painter for the first time, as part of a radical rehang of its collection.
Some people think David Shrigley’s artwork isn’t serious enough to be, well, taken seriously. Yet the artist, noted for the humour that runs through his comical line drawings, may have the last laugh after being nominated for the Turner Prize.
The first major exhibition to focus on artist Kurt Schwitters' life in Britain following his escape from Nazi Germany opens this week.
Schwitters, Manet, Vermeer ... it's set to be a vintage year for art shows, big and small
Until now, anyone who aspired to be well versed in the artistic highlights of the world's great galleries required time, money and a penchant for air travel. Soon, they will need just a laptop.
Two shows demonstrate the irreversible if brief impact on these shores of Picasso's journey to London and Ben Nicholson's pilgrimage to Paris
David Shrigley, 43
How the master of Modernism taught the Brits a lesson
Staff at the Tate galleries are furious about the use of two external consultants who have made £750,000 of savings, describing their techniques as "psychobabble" whose only purpose is to force through job cuts.
Anti-war protester Brian Haw was a very public thorn in the British Government's side.
The Tate's scrupulously curated show illustrates the impact on British art of the short-lived Vorticist movement, abruptly ended by a shot in Sarajevo
The Vorticists may have only been active for a short period of time, but their influence and importance still burn bright, says Adrian Hamilton