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Exhibitions - September 29 onwards

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CHESTER: September 10-November 6 - Elusively Charming - The Art of Ethal Gabain - during the early 20th century, the quality and originality of Ethel Gabain’s work ensured she became a distinguished painter and lithographer. This exhibition explores Ethel’s life and the themes that infused her art, at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery Two.

CHESTER: September 5-October 28 - Buttons and Bows: Ladies Fashion 1900-1925 - the early 20th century saw massive social changes with the Suffragette movement and the First World War, and fashion reflected these turbulent times. This mini-photographic exhibition explores the changing face of fashion from the end of the Victorian age to the inter-war era, at Chester History & Heritage in Bridge Street Row.

CHESTER: September 1-30 - William Dobson: A Celebration - September sees the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Dobson, the first native genius of British art, who put a face to the Englush Civil War. The exhibition highlights a triple portrait of Mary Done, one of Dobson’s most remarkable early paintings, at Grosvenor Museum’s Art Gallery.

CHESTER: July 23-July 1 2012 - Fifties Frocks: Female Fashion from the 1950s - an exhibition of day and evening dresses, cocktail and dance dresses, ranging from the Parisian haute couture of Dior and Jacques Fath to those made in Wilmslow and Liverpool, at Grosvenor Museum’s Costume Gallery.

CHESTER: July 9-October 2 - Views From The Walls - take a tour around the walls and all the sites along the route, exploring their Roman origins, Saxon and medieval additions, Civil War conflict and Georgian elegance, at Grosvenor Museum’s Exhibition Gallery One.

LIVERPOOL: December 13-14 - Dali on Stage - experience the creative magic of Salvador Dali through the medium of 3D art. See the historic Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA transformed into a gallery of installations inspired by the work of the surrealist master. Ring 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk.

LIVERPOOL: September 16-October 22 - Six Colourful Tales: From The Emotional Spectrum (Women) by Jen Liu and John Baldessari featuring drawings and videos at the Ceri Hand Gallery in Cotton Street. Call 0151 207 0899 or visit www.cerihand.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 7-November 30 - A Journey Through Wonderland: Alice in Multi-Media - an exhibition of books, pictures, videos and more at The Portico Library. Call 0161 236 6785 or visit www.theportico.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 5-January 15 - Air Pressure - multi-media installation which explores the clash between traditional farming life in Japan and the technology and economy of international travel at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: September 24-January 15 - Dark Matters - encounter phantoms in the mirror, captured spirits and playful shadows as the Whitworth Art Gallery in Oxford Road becomes populated by works of darkness and wonder. Call 0161 275 7450 or visit www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth.

MANCHESTER: September 22-January 29 - Ford Madox Brown: Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer at Manchester Art Gallery in Mosley Street. Call 0161 235 8888 or visit www.manchestergalleries.org.uk.

MOLD: September 25-October 24 - A Celebration of the Battle of Britain - Rhydymwyn Valley History Society present an exhibition of images and artefacts in the Education Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. The images include original paintings, prints, photographs and documents. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 19-October 8 - Radius: Captured Light - the Radius group of artists have come together to support and encourage each other to explore and develop ideas in an individual way and are now staging their third exhibition, in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 3-October 15 - Time and Place by D Alun Evans - exploring the valleys and coasts of his youth as well as studying geology provides the inspiration for the work of this north Pembrokeshire artist, in the Oriel Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

MOLD: September 23-October 24 - Battle of Britain - Rhydymwyn Valley History Society present an exhibition of images and artefacts including original paintings, prints, photographs and documents, in the Education Gallery at Clwyd Theatr Cymru. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

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