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Artwork Of The Month Workshop: 'Crucifixion' (1930) By Eric Gill

Use modelling and carving techniques to create a clay piece inspired by Eric Gill's Crucifixion.

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

Wed 30 Apr

£8 adv booking required / 01243 774557

  • 13:00 – 15:00

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

Bannockburn 700 – Remember Bannockburn!

To mark the 700th anniversary of the battle of Bannockburn this exhibition looks back at the history of the battle site, the Bannockburn community, the impact of the battle on the Scottish nation and how it has been represented in visual art over the years.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 22 more dates until 12 Oct

Barbara Hepworth: Within The Landscape

The exhibition will contain some of Hepworth's most iconic sculptures including Stringed Figure (Curlew), 1956, and Moon Form, 1968, alongside prints and photographs detailing the artist's life long relationship with the landscape.

Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Sun 13 Jul

£6.35 / 01539 722464

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Jul

£6.35 / 01539 722464

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 27 Jul

£6.35 / 01539 722464

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 8 more dates until 21 Sep

Barbara Kruger

New and recent work by one of the giants of American conceptual art.

Modern Art Oxford

Sun 29 Jun

Free / 01865 722733

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 6 Jul

Free / 01865 722733

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01865 722733

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

The Big Art Build

A drop-in session to contribute to a large artwork using paints, textiles and recycled materials in response to Craig Fisher's artwork in the museum's foyer.

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Sat 24 May

Free / 01792 638950

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 01792 638950

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Mon 26 May

Free / 01792 638950

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Coram's Fields, London WC1N

Thu 1 May

Phone for prices / 020 7837 6138

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Thu 8 May

Phone for prices / 020 7837 6138

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Thu 15 May

Phone for prices / 020 7837 6138

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 29 May

Bruce McLean: Another Condition Of Sculpture

Paintings, photography, films, video projections and performances spanning five decades of the Scottish artist's career.

Leeds Art Gallery

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 13:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 11 May

Bruce Yardley

A solo exhibition featuring recent paintings of everyday life in the cities of Rome, Paris, London and Bath.

Catto Gallery, London NW3

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 020 7435 6660

  • 12:30 – 18:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7435 6660

  • 12:30 – 18:00

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 18 May

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 1 Jun

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 14 Sep back to top

A Capital View: The Art of Edinburgh

The growth and development of Edinburgh, as seen by the artists who have represented it over the centuries. Featuring work from William Delacour and John Clerk of Eldin through Alexander Nasmyth and Henry Raeburn to 20th century painters such as Sir John Lavery, Dorothy Johnstone and John Houston.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 6 Jul

Caroline Meynell

Contemporary paintings by the Mary Moser Prize-winning, Oxfordshire-based artist.

03 Gallery, Oxford

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01865 246131

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 01865 246131

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 01865 246131

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 15 Aug

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

Clifton Fine Art Spring Exhibition

Clifton Fine Art showcases Contemporary artists from Bristol and the South West and is pleased to announce a new exhibition of original work and limited edition prints.

Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 07814 867 928

  • 17:00 – 20:00

Club Of Friends: Underground Art From St Petersburg

Paintings, videos, graphics and archive material highlighting the work produced by Russian artists behind the Iron Curtain.

Calvert 22, London E2

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7613 2141

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7613 2141

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 020 7613 2141

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 20 more dates until 25 May back to top

The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett

The knitwear and textile designer celebrates 50 years in the industry with a retrospective of his most creative works.

The American Museum In Britain, Bath

Fri 25 Apr

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Apr

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 134 more dates until 1 Nov

Contemporary Art Society – Damn Braces: Bless Relaxes

A selection of artworks showcasing the country's east coast regions from the past 200 years.

mima – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01642 726720

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01642 726720

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01642 726720

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 22 Jun

Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Country Pursuits X

The gallery's annual celebration of the countryside features work by Janet Cleghorn, Pamela Grace, David Greenall, Caroline Hunter, Ruth O'Dell, Catherine Rayner, Mary Sumner, Helen Tabor, Claire West, Gordon Wilson, Shirley Vauvelle, Jacqui Atkin and Anna De Ville.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 26 Oct

Creative Art Classes

Workshops for teenagers in all sorts of visual art disciplines, from t-shirt printing to pottery. Materials are included, and participants may use the classes as a space to work on an independent project. Ages 11–16.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Sat 26 Apr

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 3 May

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 10 May

£36 for six weeks (£30) / 0300 300 1210

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 21 Jun back to top

Damaging Objects: Lana Locke

Installations exploring the antagonistic relationship between objects and the space they inhabit.

Schwartz Gallery, London E9

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 07828 937013

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 07828 937013

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 07828 937013

  • 13:00 – 18:00
…and 9 more dates until 18 May

Damian Callan Performance Drawing

Watch as Damian Callan creates a massive charcoal drawing in the gallery, as part of the A Capital View exhibition. There's even a chance to stand as model for one of the figures!

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Inspire Centre, Manchester

Thu 1 May

£3 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Thu 8 May

£3 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Thu 15 May

£3 per session / 0161 850 5717

  • 13:30 – 15:00
…and 6 more dates until 26 Jun

Disrupted

We are a group of fifteen early career artists living and working across London, coalescing in the Crypt to contrast our work, exploring the physicality of materials, concepts of humanity and ways of seeing.

The Crypt Gallery, London NW1

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7388 1461

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 2 May

Free / 020 7388 1461

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 7388 1461

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7388 1461

  • 12:00 – 17:00

A Dream of Stirling: Norman McLaren’s Scottish Dawn

Exhibition on the life and work of Stirling-born award-winning filmmaker Norman McLaren.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01786 471917

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 22 Jun back to top