What to see this week

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From Rocken End to Bin­nel is at the Clay­den Gallery, Quay Arts, New­port Har­bour, Isle of Wight from April 8 to May 1 (01983 822490; www.qua­yarts.org) The Isle of Wight still ex­erts a strong hold on the two sis­ters whose first joint show this is. They grew up here to the rhythm of the waves, draw­ing and paint­ing, swim­ming and beach­comb­ing. Molly At­trill, who trained with Michael Leach, makes pots us­ing lo­cal clays and beau­ti­fully ob­served birds and fish (www.molly­at­trillpot­tery.wee­bly.com). Painter Brid­get Macdon­ald (www.brid­get­mac­don­ald.co.uk) lives in Worces­ter­shire, but re­turns reg­u­larly. In­cluded are her new light­house paint­ings and a se­quence of tiny ink draw­ings (above: Mag­pie ).

Gi­a­como Balla: De­sign­ing the Fu­ture is at the Es­torick Col­lec­tion, 39a, Canon­bury Square, Lon­don N1, un­til June 25 (020–7704 9522; www.es­torick­col­lec­tion.com) Drawn from the Bi­a­giotti Cigna Col­lec­tion, this show fea­tures ab­stract and fig­u­ra­tive paint­ings, ap­plied art, fash­ion and fur­ni­ture de­signs by one of the pi­o­neers of Fu­tur­ism, Gi­a­como Balla (1871–1958).

Con­sta­ble and Brighton is at Brighton Mu­seum and Art Gallery, Royal Pav­il­ion Gar­dens, Brighton, East Sus­sex, from April 8 to Oc­to­ber 8 (03000 290900; www. brighton­mu­se­ums.org.uk) More than 60 of the artist’s

sketches, draw­ings and paint­ings made in Brighton, where he spent ex­tended pe­ri­ods with his fam­ily in the 1820s.

The Ar­bo­re­al­ists is at Na­ture in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Twig­worth, Glouces­ter­shire, from April 11 to May 14 (01452 731422; www.na­tureinart.org.uk) Works by mem­bers of the epony­mous group founded in 2013, whose fo­cus on the ver­sa­tile sub­ject of the tree— themes rang­ing from botany to ecol­ogy—is ex­pressed in diverse artis­tic styles.

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