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The Electric Gardens

A walking tour through the Botanic Gardens for adults, children and groups, with dramatic lighting, sound effects and music.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sun 28 Dec

£10 (Children £8; Family £30) / 0333 666 3366

Mon 29 Dec

£10 (Children £8; Family £30) / 0333 666 3366

Tue 30 Dec

£10 (Children £8; Family £30) / 0333 666 3366

…and 16 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

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

Thu 1 Jan 2015

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

Skinhead - An Archive

Ditto and The Mott Collection are proud to announce the launch of a landmark new publication and exhibition, exploring Skinhead culture. The publication is designed by Jamie Reid and published by Ditto, with printed material curated by Toby Mott.

Ditto Press, London N1

Mon 29 Dec

Free

Tue 30 Dec

Free

Wed 31 Dec

Free

…and 13 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

Generation Tours at Modern One

Free, discussion-led tours of the Generation exhibition. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Christmas Exhibition

Painting and sculpture from gallery artists.

scotlandart.com, Glasgow

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 221 4502

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 221 4502

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 221 4502

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Perception

Work by 40 Iranian artists (and also non-Iranian artists inspired by Iran), selected from an open call, on the theme of Perception.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 560 1581

Opening night features music from Azadeh and talks from Janet Rady and Hassan Meshkinfam.

  • 20:30 – 22:00 Perception Summerhall, Edinburgh

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Picturing Conflict: Art of the First World War

WWI was, at the time, the most horrific conflict in global history, which is perhaps why it yielded such a memorable cultural heritage. This exhibition features images of the war from Eric Robertson, David Young Cameron and Sir John Lavery.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 529 3993

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 Jan 2015

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Turner Prize 2015

The Turner Prize is the biggest award in British art, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to the nominees, and the most controversial. Its championship of conceptual rigour over traditionalism has tended to whip the tabloids into a froth, but a list of Turner nominees contains many of the most memorable names from…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 1 Nov 2015

0845 330 3501

Tue 3 Nov 2015

0845 330 3501

Wed 4 Nov 2015

0845 330 3501

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The Bad Shepherd

An exhibition featuring works by Pieter Brueghel II, Nicole Eisenman, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Peter Doig, Jan Brueghel I, and others, celebrating the significance of works created by the Brueghel family, as well as the importance of works from Christie's post-war and contemporary art divisions.

Christie's Mayfair, London W1S

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free

Billboard for Edinburgh: Richard Long

The latest billboard on the exterior wall of the gallery is by Richard Long, commemorating a walk he made in the central Sahara in 1988.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 556 4441

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 556 4441

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0131 556 4441

…and 30 more dates until 29 Jan 2015

Christmas Exhibition

A cross-genre exhibition of pieces by a selection of contemporary artists.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 556 7707

…and 2 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

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

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Jesse Wine

Exhibition featuring a new installation by the ceramicist and artist.

BALTIC 39, Newcastle

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0191 261 3830

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0191 261 3830

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0191 261 3830

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North West Essex At War

An exhibition looking at how the First and Second World Wars affected the people of North West Essex.

Saffron Walden Museum

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£1.50 (£0.75) / 01799 510333

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£1.50 (£0.75) / 01799 510333

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£1.50 (£0.75) / 01799 510333

…and 2 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Out of the Shadow: Women of Nineteenth Century Scotland

An exhibition looking at how women were depicted (not to mention which women were depicted) in the visual arts between the late 18th and early 20th centuries, from Newhaven fishwife Elizabeth Hall to ruler of the British Empire Queen Victoria. Also Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780–1872), an exceptionally intelligent science…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Remembering the Great War

A major exhibition to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI. There are portraits and related works, preparatory sketches for the Scottish National War Memorial, recent images of the battlefields of the Somme and projected images of unidentified servicemen and servicewomen, as well as a focus on the contribution of…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

All the Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Dec

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£5 / 0131 247 4704

…and 49 more dates until 22 Dec 2015

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Tue 30 Dec

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£5 / 0141 564 1450

…and 49 more dates until 22 Dec 2015

Redd Function Suite, Dundee

Tue 30 Dec

£5

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£5

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£5

…and 50 more dates until 29 Dec 2015

Blazing with Crimson: Tartan Portraits

A stroll down the Royal Mile will confirm to even the most philosophically sceptical observer that tartan and highland dress are, as they say, Emblems of Scottish National Identity. This exhibition examines what the tartan meant to six people painted between 1680 and 1780.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Bryan Adams: Wounded: The Legacy Of War

Over 30 portraits of wounded British servicemen and women, injured whilst on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken by the musician and photographer.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Terrace Rooms, South Wing

Free / 020 7845 4600

The Carpet Forest

Art installation for kids.

The Cube, Malvern

Mon 29 Dec

Tue 30 Dec

Christmas Show

Contemporary works by gallery artists.

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 01792 863722

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 01792 863722

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 01792 863722

…and 7 more dates until 9 Jan 2015

David Lynch: Naming

An exhibition by the American film and television director, and artist, which explores how he uses 'naming' in various disciplines, including drawings, film, and photography, from the late 1960s until the present.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01642 726720

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 01642 726720

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 01642 726720

…and 9 more dates until 22 Mar 2015

Edge and Shore – Conversation

Helen Carnac and Laïla Diallo talk to Dovecot weaver Jonathan Cleaver, in a talk chaired by Roanne Dodds.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 550 3660

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