Manet at the Royal Academy

Manet: Portraying Life
The Royal Academy of Arts hosts the first major UK exhibition dedicated to Edouard Manet’s portraiture.

The exhibition features more than 50 paintings, including pastels and contemporary photographs obtained from public and private collections around the world.

26 Jan-14 Apr

Quilt Exhibition, Chester

Chester Heritage Quilt Exhibition
February 26th, 2013 to March 2nd, 2013
This will be held in The Chapter House of Chester Cathedral and celebrates 30 years of Chester Patchworkers and Quilters.

Open Tues 11.30am-3.30pm and Wed-Ssat 10am-3.30pm

Admission £3 accompanied children free

All proceeds to the Chester Cathedral

For further information visit

Quilts at Lampeter

Quilts in Cae Hir Gardens
August 2nd, 2013 to August 4th, 2013
This will be held at Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion. SA48 7NG. Open 10 – 5. Visitors’ Choice competition. Traders stalls and quilts for sale.

The gardens are set on a Welsh hillside and have Tea Rooms. Admission to Gardens £5.00.

Entry forms available at or, the theme is The Netherlands.

Contact Cae Hir Gardens 01570 471116 or Finish My Quilt 01974 272026.

Michael Bauer Exhibition

Alison Jacques Gallery
16-18 Berners St, W1T 3LN
020 7631 4720
Tue-Sat 10-6

Feb – Mar 2013
Bauer’s mark-making ranges from lumpen impasto to incongruous narrative detail, so his paintings read as excavations of the artist’s recollections of good friends, anarchic mobs, gangs, ignored bands, or obscure moments in history. His reductive palette, codes and acronymed titles allude to a structure to each work’s premise, but their enduring fascination is precisely because Bauer’s visual language is indecipherable.