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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Sunday morning)

My Yorkshire: A Collaboration

A collaboration between artists from the Textile Art Group and Halifax Photographic Society.

Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Understanding Your Make-Up: Workshop

Bring your own make up along and learn how to apply it with confidence to either create a fresh and flawless day look or smoky eyes for a night out.

The Market Place Theatre, Armagh

Sat 3 May

£12.50; £12.50 phone for availibility (£9.50) / 02837 521821

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Rachel Maclean: Happy&Glorious

New video work from the Glasgow-based artist, exploring themes thrown up by the Commonwealth Games, and featuring her Margaret Tait Award-winning exploration of British identity in the post-imperial age (featuring lots of green screen and a cheap plastic lion mask), A Whole New World.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 15 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Salome Ghazanfari: Off The Wall

Contemporary works by the artist.

Ancient & Modern, London EC1Y

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

Spot the next Alexander McQueen amid the annual glitz and glam of the ECA fashion show, which features the work of graduating fashion, costume and textile students.

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Aye Candy

New paintings by Karen Bones, Jody Kelly and The Notorious Gasoline Company.

The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 5699

Opening event.

  • 18:30

Catlin Art Prize 2014

Contemporary works in various media by graduating artists.

Londonewcastle Project Space, E2

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Frayed Edges: Identity – Piecing It Together

Recent work by Edinburgh textiles group Frayed Edges.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 226 7126

  • 12:00 – 19:00
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BBC Photography Club Annual Exhibition 2014

The 7th Annual Exhibition of the BBC Photography Club. Members showcase the best of their photographic work from the previous year. Photographers are comprised of current BBC staff or alumni of a variety of ages, abilities & styles. Items for sale.

5th Base Gallery, London E1

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 16:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr

The House of Peroni

Special event celebrating the best of contemporary food, drink, design and fashion at the House of Peroni. Ages 18+.

The House of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 2 May

Free (Special events £15–£60) / 07517 809360

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 3 May

Free (Special events £15–£60) / 07517 809360

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 4 May

Free (Special events £15–£60) / 07517 809360

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 25 more dates until 31 May

RSA 188th Annual Exhibitions 2014: Focus on Film

The Royal Scottish Academy's 188th annual exhibition has a special focus in 2014 on artists whose work incorporates the moving image. Featured artists include Margaret Tait Award winners Stephen Sutcliffe and Rachel Maclean, as well as Margaret Tait herself and other artists whose work includes film, such as John Byrne…

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Words and Deeds: An Evening with Artist Hugh Buchanan

A unique chance for art lovers to hear celebrated artist Hugh Buchanan, who has worked on commissions for the Prince of Wales, the House of Commons and the National Trust. Let Hugh inspire you as he talks about his passion for museums and how these beautiful buildings and their contents influence his own work. Whether you…

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fri 16 May

£7.50 / 0141 241 6210

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 18:15 – 21:00
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Artism

Work of varying scale and scope from artists with autism living and working in the UK and USA, who use art as a form of communication and a coping mechanism. This is a show about empowerment, inspiration, positivity and the fact that we should never judge a person by their condition.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 12 more dates until 13 May

Forces Of Nature

A group show featuring designs by Takuya Hamajima, Lucy Norman, Mauricio Alfonso and others, reflecting on the importance of sustainability.

19 Greek Street, London W1D

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 020 7734 5594

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

Phil Bergerson: American Artifacts – Talk and Signing

Canadian photographer Bergerson discusses his new photo book, American Artifacts, looking at modern day America and incorporating text from dystopian sci-fi writer Margaret Atwood.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 01620 895985

Still Life with Bird's Nest by Jan van Huysum

Senior Curator Tico Seifert talks about this 18th century Dutch flower painting.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 23 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:15
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Tania Schmieder & Jon Mann

Contemporary drawings and still-life oil paintings.

Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Wed 23 Apr

Green Room

Phone for prices / 0117 902 0344

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Thu 24 Apr

Green Room

Phone for prices / 0117 902 0344

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Fri 25 Apr

Green Room

Phone for prices / 0117 902 0344

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 26 Apr

Green Room

Phone for prices / 0117 902 0344

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Vulcan Point

Work by gallery artists: Claire Davies, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Ditte Gantriis, Eva Papamargariti and Tom Smith.

Embassy, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sun 27 Apr

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 29 Jun

Aberdeen Artists Society Annual Exhibition

A popular annual open exhibition which gives professional, amateur and emerging artists the opportunity to show their work. Art forms vary widely from painting and sculpture to printmaking, textiles and ceramics. Entry forms are available from the Gallery Shop or by contacting info@aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 11 May

Free / 01224 523700

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 01224 523700

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 01224 523700

  • 13:00 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 15 Jun

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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