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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 21 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 119 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

Work by two artists with apparently little in common: Guatemalan painter and sculptor Chavajay and Glasgow-based video artist Wilcox.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 16 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Nick Berkeley: The Wild Ones: The Official Suede Exhibition

A selection of limited edition prints of the 1990s Brit pop group, taken from their Spring 1993 concert at the Brixton Academy.

The Strand Gallery, London WC2N

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Victoria Morton

Glasgow artist who incorporates her own paintings and sculptures into installations (and who is also a member of Muscles of Joy.)

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow
…and 4 more dates until 17 Jan 2015

The Two Roberts: Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

An overview of the work of the so-called 'Two Roberts': Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun, artists, friends of Bacon and Freud, lovers and perhaps more notorious for their bohemianism and their openness about their sexuality than celebrated for their art. This show, their first major retrospective, aims to redress the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sun 21 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 152 more dates until 24 May 2015 back to top

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence II

A review of the work of Alasdair Gray as seen through the prism of work by other artists, but also featuring a selection of pieces from Gray's personal archive.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal

A major retrospective to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. More than 100 works are on display, many loaned from private collections, featuring pieces from Gray's student days to the present.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 58 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

For Reasons Unknown To Me

Work from four artists, exploring common themes such as the corporeal, the absurd, the uncanny and the incidental.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Free / 07814 514771

Opening night

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 07814 514771

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 07814 514771

…and 6 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Giorgio Granozio

Landscapes are analysed and transformed in works by this Italian artist and architect.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

…and 10 more dates until 31 Dec

The 'Aeolian Light'

Aeolian Light is a monolithic, immersive & interactive light installation in the heart of The Quays that visualises the wind as an illuminated, chaotic force. The free experience will sit on the Plaza from 18 December 2014 until 7 January 2015.

The Lowry Outlet Mall, Salford

Thu 18 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

Fri 19 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

Sat 20 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

…and 18 more dates until 7 Jan 2015 back to top

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 150 more dates until 25 May 2015

Bigger Than God

A group show, featuring selected bodies of work from Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Robertson, all works are curated by theprintspace team.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

Too few Scots are aware that Scotland has its own Enlightenment, and a hugely influential one at that, with a world-class philosopher in David Hume, an equally heavy-hitting economist in Adam Smith, an outstanding painter in Allan Ramsay, plus less well-known intellectual giants like Hutcheson, Ferguson, Reid and others.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 373 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Dancing Away Photography By Mikhail Baryshnikov

The first UK exhibition of the photography of the world famous dancer, actor and accomplished photographer, providing a visual representation of the artist's very personal interpretation of dance and performance.

Contini Art UK, London W1S

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

…and 41 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

DEC22: The Experience of Landscape – A Group Expo

Group exhibition of landscape paintings and photographs.

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015 back to top

3D Winter Spectacle

An exhibition of 3D lights illuminate sections of Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket in the run up to Christmas.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free

Pipilotti Rist: Worry Will Vanish

Exhibition of work by the contemporary artist.

Hauser & Wirth, London W1S

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7287 2300

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7287 2300

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 7287 2300

…and 14 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Abstract Geometry, Rook & Raven, London

Featuring the work of Vanessa Jackson, Rupert Newman & Vanessa Hodgkinson, who are concerned with the use of, and relationship between, shape, colour & composition, Abstract Geometry is the result of the interrelation of mathematics, nature and art.

Rook & Raven, London W1T

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7323 0805

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7323 0805

The Bear Cupboard

Usurp Art Gallery presents 'The Bear Cupboard', our alternative Christmas window display that opens from 19 - 26 December (inc.xmas day), highlighting the stark and impoverished Christmas facing many people living in Britain today. www.usurp.org.uk

Usurp Art Gallery & Studios, Harrow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 8426 6264

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 8426 6264

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 020 8426 6264

…and 4 more dates until 26 Dec

Butterfly Photography Morning

Check out the colourful butterflies before opening hours and go snap happy. There's a base for participants in the Clore Learning Centre, where refreshments are served.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£21–£34 / 0845 260 9000

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£21–£34 / 0845 612 1253

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Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 131 more dates until 3 May 2015

Chris Bracey: Gods Own Junkyard

At London's newest art gallery space. Based on London's Brewer Street the partnership with Lights of Soho, a new gallery space dedicated to light art aims to honour Chris Bracey's extensive work in the area.

Lights Of Soho, London W1F

Fri 19 Dec

Free

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

…and 28 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Colour Light Space

Kasia Kulczyk presents the first comprehensive exhibition to take place in the UK of one of Poland's most important living artists, Wojciech Fangor, curated by de Pury de Pury.

Wojciech Fangor, London W1S

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 3487 0077

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 020 3487 0077

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 020 3487 0077

…and 2 more dates until 9 Jan 2015

Emilie Taylor

Exhibition showcasing the work of up and coming ceramic artist, Emilie Taylor.

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£7.25; £8 gift aid / 01539 446139

  • 10:30 – 17:00 Emilie Taylor Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£7.25; £8 gift aid / 01539 446139

  • 10:30 – 17:00 Emilie Taylor Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£7.25; £8 gift aid / 01539 446139

  • 10:30 – 17:00 Emilie Taylor Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Windermere
…and 77 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry

Exhibition tracing the transposition of Victoria Crowe's 1975 painting Large Tree Group into a major new tapestry.

The Fleming Collection, London W1J

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

…and 39 more dates until 14 Feb 2015 back to top