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A look back at my favourite UK exhibitions of 2012, some of which I have written about here and some not:

David Nash at Kew Gardens (a reminder that I still intend doing a second post on this with some more works)

Lost in Lace at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

An Unfinished World (Graham Sutherland) at Museum of Modern Art, Oxford

Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate Britain

Silent Spaces (Chris Drury) at Royal British Society of Sculptors

Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller) at Tate Britain

Il Mistero delle Cattedrali (Anselm Kiefer) at White Cube

Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands at the British Library

Royal River (the Thames) at National Maritime Museum

Turner, Monet, Twombly at Tate Liverpool

Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern

John Berger: Art and Property Now at Somerset House

Nancy Holt: Photoworks at Haunch of Venison

Sara Sze at Victoria Miro

The First Cut at Manchester Art Gallery (another post with more images to come)

Some featured artists and writers I already knew and loved but there were some new faces, such as Sara Sze and most of the paper artists. I enjoyed the variety of media particularly this year, from books to painting and sculpture to installation and film and photography, as well as materials from textile and wood to paper and canvas. These exhibitions have all changed my perceptions in some way, as exhibitions should do!

I hope next year will be as inspiring and enjoyable and best wishes to all of you for 2013!

(Part 2 will feature art outside)