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Ortonandon: Toot Sweet Suit Suite

Ortonandon help you customise your business suit using office supplies in this 'exhibition of alteration'. Email to take part.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 43 more dates until 13 Sep

Merchant City Festival

Glasgow's swanky part of town continues to round together culture in its diverse festival. Previous years have seen comedy, theatre and art events cramming themselves into the area's fashionable buildings, while street performers add to the festival atmosphere.

Various venues, Glasgow

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

Sat 26 Jul

Times & prices vary / 0141 287 9808

…and 8 more dates until 3 Aug

Culture 2014

A national celebration counting down to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Culture 2014 will showcase dance, theatre, music, visual arts, comedy and so much more in the run up to the Games. Everyone’s invited!

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 37 more dates until 31 Aug

Festival 2014

Transforming the city during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Festival 2014 sees Glasgow burst into life with an invigorating mix of entertainment, culture and enjoyment.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 9 more dates until 3 Aug back to top

Millfield 25th Summer Show

Works in a variety of media.

Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 9 Aug

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: Don't trip over the wire!

New work by French-Canadian artist who uses industrial materials, influenced in part by the extraordinary writings of American schizophrenic Louis Wolfson.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 7 Sep

Architects Of Air: Pentalum

An immersive sculptural installation celebrating geometry, inspired by modern and traditional architecture.

thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

Wed 23 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul

BANKSY: The Unauthorised Retrospective, Curated by Steve Lazarides

One of the largest shows ever staged of Banksy's work. Curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy's wingman & agent through the key early years, Sotheby's unauthorised S2 show will showcase over 70 works, many of which have never been seen before.

Sotheby's, London W1S

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 020 7293 5000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 7293 5000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 7293 5000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Edinburgh Jews

University of Edinburgh Situated in what was the heart of Edinburgh’s once thriving Jewish community, this free exhibition reveals for the first time the little known history of Jews in Edinburgh. Detailed research has discovered stories of immigration, world wars, local conflict and daily life interpreted through…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 30 Aug back to top

John Myatt: Fake

Reformed forger John Myatt presents an exhibition of his impressive forgery skills, creating original paintings after the styles of Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh and other masters.

Castle Fine Art, London W1J

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 15 more dates until 9 Aug

Kunydiamond: The Beauty Is in Your Head

Exploration of visual perception through macro photography from Kunydiamond (aka Sara Mendez).

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul

The Age of Improvement

Portraits from the century of Scotland's great transformation, 1750–1850, including Nasmyth's deliberately and stylishly unfinished picture of Robert Burns, Danloux's all-action portrait of Admiral Duncan keeping a cool head in the middle of a sea battle, Raeburn's picture of Walter Scott as king of the hill, before…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 524 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Anne Redpath: 10 Pictures

Images by the late member of the Edinburgh School.

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 Jul

Art Late Central

Get guided around the art festival exhibitions in the centre of the city with music, drinking and merrymaking thrown in for good measure. With performances from Craig Coulthard and Chris Devotion & the Expectations, and a look at the work at the Old Royal High School, Trinity Apse and City Art Centre. Presented in…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

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Art On Scotland

A new arts venture showcasing the work of artists living in Scotland. Creative professionals exhibit work and perform live art demonstrations alongside arts charities promoting their work, live music and street theatre. The events aims to allow exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to meet, trade ideas, make…

Various venues: Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 3 Aug

Art Rave

Art and Music Festival.

The Bond, Birmingham

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, mosaic and printmaking. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios. Two-day event. The studios are located in…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Das Kunst Kollective - Art & Vinyl DJ's

To begin the celebrations for 25 yrs since the fall of the Berlin Wall the urban art collective "Das Kunst Kollective" have a one night only show with the best vinyl DJ's spinning the tunes. 1st August at 5th Base Gallery, Heneage Street, E1 5LD

5th Base Gallery, London E1

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 18:30 – 21:30

Edinburgh Festival Exhibition

Paintings by Ronnie Ford, Tom Watt, Dugald Findlay, Jolomo, John Wetten Brown, Janet McCrorie and jewellery by Sheana Stephen.

Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0131 556 6366

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 21 Aug back to top

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Major contemporary Scottish artists have contributed work to a show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Plus, there's a raffle and limited-edition prints.

Bonhams, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 16:00

H_Edge Spitalfields

Cecil Balmond's acclaimed sculpture H Edge makes its UK debut in London's Spitalfields. Curated by Dickson Russell, H Edge will be situated in the reflecting pool near the Allen & Overy building in Bishops Sqaure, from 21st July to 3rd October 2014.

Bishops Square, London E1

Wed 23 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Thu 24 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

Fri 25 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free

…and 70 more dates until 3 Oct

Hugh Green's Stirlingshire

Retrospective of the work of the late painter and friend of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 01786 471917

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 27 more dates until 26 Sep

The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland's National Sport

A major overview of the role of golf in Scotland's national life, which by a complete coincidence is on view before, during and immediately after the 2014 Ryder Cup tournament in Gleneagles. Many classic images of the game are present, including Charles Lees' The Golfers (1847), and pictures by Rembrandt, Sir Henry…

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 88 more dates until 26 Oct

Bailey's Stardust

If there had been no David Bailey, Austin Powers would have had to invent him. The great British celebrity photographer of his era, Bailey has taken numerous iconic portraits over a 50-year career. This touring exhibition features over 250 portraits, arranged thematically.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Thu 24 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Fri 25 Jul

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

…and 87 more dates until 20 Oct back to top