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Curator's Choice: Actor, model and self-taught painter Rudi Patterson's Visions in Colour

From witnessing slavery in Jamaica as a youth to painting from a Notting Hill concrete high rise, Rudi Patterson's show at Leighton House Museum is powerful, says Wesley Kerr.

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I Cheer A Dead Man's Sweetheart: A show about the life of painting at De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is currently showing the work of 21 living painters in a bold show of contrasts that champions technique, skill and the love of painting.

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The Power of the Sea at the RWA casts a line from Turner to Lanyon and beyond

The sea is the theme for a major exhibition of maritime masterpieces that begins with Turner and Constable and ends with Kurt Jackson and Maggie Hambling.

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From Beachy Head to Muggery Pope: John Skoog sees the dark side of Eric Ravilious

Swedish film maker John Skoog's curation of the Towner Art Collection, Near Dark, has brought the sparseness of Scandinavian film to bear on the work of Eric Ravilious.

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Artist's Statement: Harry Adams on making fires, Doomsday, Michael Caine and X Factor

Having collaborated with Billy Childish on their "confrontational" Art Hate project, Steven Lowe and Adam Wood are about to return with a dystopian display in Brighton.

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Curator's Choice: Yorkshire, female artists, Atkinson Grimshaw and mine closures

From a childhood trampling across the North Yorkshire moors to galleries in Hull and Liverpool, the curator of the Turner to Hockney show in Harrogate discusses the art of a county.

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Ben and Winifred Nicholson's grandson to curate exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Art Historian Jovan Nicholson will examine the art and lives of Ben and Winifred Nicholson and Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and William Staite Murray this summer.

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Ghost ships and hauntings: Ship to Shore's Art and the Lure of the Sea in Southampton

A fleet of artists including Tracey Emin, Tacita Dean and Yinka Shonibare feature in a dual-site exhibition at John Hansard Gallery and the SeaCity Museum.

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Making Painting: Helen Frankenthaler and JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary

Turner and Frankenthaler are not an obvious pairing. But their side-by-side display in Margate provides a startling exhibition, says Rhiannon Starr.

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Picture Gallery: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces The Wonder of Birds

From predators to shamanism and Hans Holbein to canaries, a six-section show in Norwich will feature hundreds of representations of birds through the centuries.

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Picture Gallery: Exquisite John Piper landscapes of Wales join Cardiff collection

Take a look at five of the highlights from a £974,000 collection of the mid-20th century painter's works, bought by National Museum Wales.

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Art and Life: Ben and Winifred Nicholson and their circle of the 1920s arrive at Kettle's Yard

An absorbing exhibition at Kettle's Yard explores the work of Ben and Winifred Nicholson and their work with Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and William Staite Murray.

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The Jerwood Gallery reveals its collection in celebratory show of British painting

Fans of 20th and 21st century British painting are in for a treat as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings reveals the Jerwood Collection in a major exhibition stretching across both floors.

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Ashmolean given a view of Venice through £2 million Francesco Guardi vista

A mid-18th century vista made for a Grand Tourist has been bought by the Ashmolean, with curators professing their adoration for the "luminous" quality of the painting.

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Photorealism has a future with landmark show at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

A show of hyperrealist painting in West Midlands may divide opinion, but from diners to subway dwellers it should defy expectation. Mark Sheerin visits.

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