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Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 18 more dates until 31 Oct

Life as a Cheap Suitcase (Pandrogeny & A Search for a Unified Identity)

  • 4 stars

Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge's first British exhibition in 11 years is as avant-garde and shocking as expected, featuring attacks on nuclear families, Big Society and the royals.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 26 Sep

Derek Anderson: Into the Wynd

Images of the residents of Cables Wynd House in Leith.

Leith Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Sep

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 45 more dates until 19 Oct

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

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 13 Sep back to top

Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

Celebrating the remarkable 50 year career of knitwear and textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the first major solo exhibition of his work in Scotland.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 01224 523700

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

Open House London & Buenos Aires: Coppola + Zuviría

For the ninth year Argentina takes part in Open House weekend, opening the doors of the Ambassador's Official Residence with a photographic exhibition of the work of Horacio Coppola and Facundo de Zuviría.

The Argentine Ambassador's Residence, London SW1X

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 020 7318 1300

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 020 7318 1300

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tales From The Autumn House

A sensory exhibition of art, installation and photography in The Belfry.

The Belfry, London E2

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 07981 924196

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 28 Sep

Angela & Sasha Kingston: A Link Between

Paintings, drawings and paper textiles.

St Donats Arts Centre, Llantwit Major

Tue 2 Sep

Phone for prices / 01446 799100

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 3 Sep

Phone for prices / 01446 799100

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Thu 4 Sep

Phone for prices / 01446 799100

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 85 more dates until 1 Jan 2015

1980s Fashion Archive Display

The exhibition features drawings and photographs produced by designer, Lorna Holder - when she was Head of Young Fashion at Davies & Field from 1979-1986 - along with in-depth photographic and video presentations of 1980s fashion business archives.

The Drum, Birmingham

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 0121 333 2444

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 0121 333 2444

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 0121 333 2444

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 14 more dates until 27 Sep back to top

Alasdair Gray

Screenprints from Glasgow's much-loved artist/polymath/greatest-living-Scottish-novelist and so on.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 29 more dates until 16 Nov

Coombe Abbey Woodturners Festival Of Crafts

Local Woodturners and craft clubs on display plus demonstrations to be held in conjunction with Coventry City Council & national Heritage Days. Raising funds for air ambulance.

Coombe Country Park, Binley, Coventry

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 024 7645 3720

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Edges

Work by eight contemporary photographers who prefer slow processes to digital imaging.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 29 Sep

Graal Press and London Glassblowing

Screenprints from the Graal Press and functional as well as sculptural glass from London Glassblowing.

Gallery Ten, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Wed 10 Sep

Free

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 18 more dates until 4 Oct

Jonathan Meese: Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Smell!

The debut show in Scotland by this controversial German artist.

Glue Factory, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

Lora Verner: Not Your Usual Portraits

Verner's debut exhibition features more than 30 acrylic paintings on board and canvas.

Subway Gallery, London W2

Thu 11 Sep

Free / 07811 286503

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 07811 286503

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 07811 286503

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 6 more dates until 27 Sep

Mao Wen Biao

Contemporary paintings.

The Osborne Studio Gallery, London SW1X

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 020 7235 9667

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 020 7235 9667

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 020 7235 9667

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 6 Dec

Milk & Sugar - A Showcase Of Craftsmanship & Style

All things culture, craftsmanship and creativity, at this unique style showcase featuring everything from handmade furniture to pop-up barbershops.

Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Thu 30 Apr 2015

£11.50 / 020 7770 6000

Part of The London Coffee Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 1 May 2015

£11.50 / 020 7770 6000

Part of The London Coffee Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sat 2 May 2015

£11.50 / 020 7770 6000

Part of The London Coffee Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sun 3 May 2015

£11.50 / 020 7770 6000

Part of The London Coffee Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Mould Making Porcelain And Slip Casting: Course

Create pot and sculptural pieces using press moulding and slip casting techniques.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£104 ( £84; £84) / 0121 446 3232

  • 10:30

Nathan Coley: The Lamp of Sacrifice

Never before seen in Glasgow, Nathan Coley's 2005 The Lamp of Sacrifice – 286 Places of Worship is a series of scale models in cardboard of every place of worship listed in the 2004 Edinburgh telephone directory, made by the artist himself and his assistant Tony Nolan over the course of three months.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 178 more dates until 1 Mar 2015 back to top

Nick Thomas: Who Built the Access Road?

Installation consisting of a filmic portrait of the Uists and the missile testing site there.

The Telfer, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 28 Sep

Taiwan Excellence Showcase

Experience Taipei in London. With an opening ceremony hosted by Tom Scott, shoppers can win amazing prizes in a Mastermind style competition and enjoy a one off performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Taiwan Excellence Showcase.

Westfield Shopping Centre, London W12

Wed 3 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Abstract America Today

Contemporary paintings and sculpture by artists including Lisa Anne Auerbach, Trudy Benson, Paul Bloodgood, Keltie Ferris, Wyatt Kahn, Ivan Morley, Jackie Saccoccio, Brent Wadden and Cullen Washington Jr.

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 28 Sep

Alison Watt: Paintings 1986–2014

A major retrospective of the Greenock-born painter's work, from her early self-portraits and images of the human form to her more recent paintings of fabric that evoke the body without depicting it.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 28 Sep

The Ark a Project by Bear Cub Gallery

Art on a theme of conservation.

Crypt On The Green, St James', London EC1R

Fri 26 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 4 more dates until 2 Oct back to top