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No Sink

Unit 12 gallery is pleased to present 'No Sink', a group show of new work in mixed mediums. All five artists recently graduated from LCC's Art Foundation course.

Unit 12 Gallery, London NW2

Sat 23 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

The Object Lesson

  • 5 stars

Aurora Nova presents Geoff Sobelle Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects - a hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance installation. You encounter a massive, meaningful…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

National Galleries of Scotland The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Heatsick & JG Wilkes

Summerhall's festival closing party boasts Heatsick's aural and visual art stylings, plus (one half of Optimo) JG Wilkes' electronic sounds.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Dissection Room

£10 / 0131 560 1581

  • 23:00

Festival Exhibition

Work by international artists: Joy Arden, Robbie Bushe, Jenni Douglas, Katarzyna Gosciniewicz, Giorgio Granozio, Henry Kondracki, Dongsun Lee, Jenny Mason, Alan McGowan, Leena Nammari, Sian Patterson, Avril Scott and Magdalena Zbrozek.

La Galerie 1940, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 668 2220

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 668 2220

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 668 2220

  • 11:00 – 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 55 more dates until 19 Oct

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 32 more dates until 26 Sep

Billboard for Edinburgh: Charles Avery

The Ingleby's 25th artist to take part in their art-for-all public installation is Charles Avery, with We Don't Stay Here Because of Gravity.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 00:00 (Monday morning)

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 00:00 (Tuesday morning)
…and 66 more dates until 30 Oct

Chilterns Craft & Design Show

Over 200 British craftsmen and women display their arts and crafts.

Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

Sat 23 Aug

£5.50 (£4.50; Children £3) / 01491 638587

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Sun 24 Aug

£5.50 (£4.50; Children £3) / 01491 638587

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Mon 25 Aug

£5.50 (£4.50; Children £3) / 01491 638587

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Edinburgh Art Festival

Scotland’s largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods. This year marks the 10th edition of the festival, which will include over 40…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 226 6558

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

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

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 16 more dates until 13 Sep

Maps to Memorials: MacDonald Gill

The work of illustrator, letterer, architect and mural painter, MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947) ranged in size from a postage stamp to a 200ft long mural. His career spanned the years between the start of World War I and the end of World War II - a period when advertising became accepted as an art form.

The Lettering And Commemorative Arts Trust, Lettering Arts Centre, Saxmundham

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 44 more dates until 10 Nov

80 Days

Iota's contribution to the debate over the independence referendum is to invite you to make your own point on their windows. Words and pictures can be submitted in person or online from Sun Jul 1.

iota, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 338 6052

  • 00:00 (Sunday morning)

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 338 6052

  • 00:00 (Monday morning)

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0141 338 6052

  • 00:00 (Tuesday morning)
…and 23 more dates until 17 Sep

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

Sat 23 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 26 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

Ballot Scotland

Modern-day propaganda posters by some of Scotland's best graphic artists.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Sep back to top

Douglas Gordon: Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work From About 1992 Until Now

An encyclopaedic retrospective of one of Scotland's most celebrated contemporary video artists, including the eponymous installation.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 34 more dates until 28 Sep

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Begonias

View one of Mackintosh's London still lifes, which draws on his lifelong botanical studies.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0141 330 4221

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 113 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Fri 22 Aug

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Sat 23 Aug

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

Sun 24 Aug

Times & prices vary / 030 3333 2014

…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug

Cath Kidston, London W1J

Sat 23 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 20 more dates until 14 Sep

Game Masters

Exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. Featuring over 100 playable games, rare original game artwork, 2D objects and interviews with game designers.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 134 more dates until 20 Apr 2015 back to top

Glasgow Miracle – City Walking Tour

Discover the engines of the so-called 'Glasgow Miracle' – the city's reinvention in the post-industrial age as a hotbed of artistic talent and creative innovation. This walking tour, led by student guides from the GSA, takes you round the city's hidden arts scene, exploring galleries, studios and public works of art.

Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre and Shop, Glasgow

Sat 23 Aug

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 4 Oct

India Street

Gayfield Newly commissioned textile designs from Scotland and India provide a critical response to The Bombay Sample Book in the National Museum of Scotland's archive. The exhibition also examines Scotland's boom-to-bust Turkey red dye industry through contemporary eyes.

Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

  • 2 stars

Drawings and paintings by the Victorian art critic and writer John Ruskin, who famously championed Turner and condemned Whistler. Ruskin was an outstanding draughtsman and watercolourist whose pictures illustrate many of his own books, and this show gathers together some of his finest work. The exhibition is a…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 34 more dates until 28 Sep

no strangers | ancient wisdom in a modern world

Exhibition looking at the plight of indigenous people around the world and celebrating the 7000 different languages used on the planet.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Sun 24 Aug

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Mon 25 Aug

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45
…and 27 more dates until 21 Sep

The 152nd International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh Photographic Society See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises - a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Sat 23 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug back to top