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Scot­tish Colourists from the Flem­ing Col­lec­tion is at the Gra­nary Gallery, De­war’s Lane, Ber­wick-upon-tweed, Northum­ber­land, May 27–Oc­to­ber 15 (01289 330999; www.berwick­vi­su­alarts. co.uk) The first ma­jor tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion curated by the renowned Flem­ing­wyfold Art Foun­da­tion fea­tures 26 works by S. J. Pe­ploe, J. D. Fer­gus­son, Ge­orge Les­lie Hunter and F. C. B. Cadell, along with ex­am­ples by their pre­cur­sors, the Glas­gow Boys, John Lav­ery and Arthur Melville. It charts the ca­reers of the Colourists, from their early ex­per­i­men­tal­ism to the im­pact made on their work by their ex­po­sure to French con­tem­po­raries such as Matisse and the Fauves.

Al­berto Gi­a­cometti is at Tate Mod­ern, Bank­side, Lon­don SE1, un­til Septem­ber 10 (020–7887 8888; www.tate.org.uk) This ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive of the Swiss Mod­ernist (1901–66) re­assesses his place along­side artists such as Matisse, Pi­casso and De­gas as one of the great painter­sculp­tors of the 20th cen­tury. The ex­hi­bi­tion of­fers a new per­spec­tive on his work­ing meth­ods and in­ter­est in ma­te­ri­als and also ex­plores some of the key fig­ures in his life, no­tably his wife, brother and mistress. More than 250 works in­clude rarely seen plas­ters and draw­ings and all six of his cel­e­brated ‘Women of Venice’ plas­ter sculp­tures, which have been brought to­gether for the first time since they were made in 1956, as well as his iconic bronze scup­tures, such as Walk­ing Man I (1960).

A Trib­ute to A. G. is at Thomas Gib­son Fine Art un­til Septem­ber 10 (020–7499 8572; www.thomas gib­son­fin­eart.com) Run­ning con­cur­rently with Tate Mod­ern’s ex­hi­bi­tion, this small show, con­sist­ing of four draw­ings, four bronzes, four paint­ings and a plas­ter, has been cocu­rated by Thomas and Hugh Gib­son; the gallery has reg­u­larly shown Gi­a­cometti’s work over the past four decades.

S. J. Pe­ploe: Land­scapes·still Lifes·roses is at Richard Green Gal­leries, 33, New Bond Street, Lon­don W1, from May 24 to June 23 (020–7499 4738; www.richard­green.com) Paint­ings by the Scot­tish Colourist Sa­muel John Pe­ploe (1871–1935), in­clud­ing privately owned works rarely seen in pub­lic, will be on show in this ex­hi­bi­tion span­ning the artist’s ca­reer from the 1900s to the 1930s. The fo­cus is his early French land­scapes as well as his ex­plo­ration of the rose (above: Still-life of pink and red roses in a Chi­nese vase)

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