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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

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
…and 4 more dates until 13 Jul

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

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
…and 2 more dates until 29 Apr back to top

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

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

The Colour of Spring

Work from new and established gallery artists.

Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1121

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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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

It's Not Very Nice That: Politics in Contemporary Graphic Design

A look at the ways in which graphic designers have responded to the increasing social unrest of the last decade, such as the Arab Spring and the response to the Wikileaks revelations.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

National Gallery Highlights Tour

An introduction and tour of the key paintings in the National Galleries' permanent collection. Meet at the main entrance.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 14:45
  • 15:00 – 15:45

Sat 31 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 14:45
  • 15:00 – 15:45

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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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

Alex And RA: Touched By Alex

Paintings highlighting a range of approaches, processes and materials.

The Nehru Centre, London W1K

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7491 3567

  • 14:30 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7491 3567

  • 14:30 – 18:00

Beka Smith

Contemporary landscape paintings.

The Paul McPherson Gallery, London SE10

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 020 8269 2990

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 020 8269 2990

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 020 8269 2990

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 9 May back to top

Bill Drummond: The 25 Paintings

A large-scale sculptural installation of 25 works that advertise the artist's world which he will continue until 2025. This show is a culmination of the artist and music maker's career which began in 1976. Works will also be appearing at locations throughout the city.

Eastside Projects, Birmingham

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0121 771 1778

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0121 771 1778

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0121 771 1778

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 28 more dates until 14 Jun

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

Dorset Now

Exhibition of Dorset artists and craftspeople. Art by Marzia Colonna, Vanessa Gardiner, Andrew George, John Hubbard, David Inshaw, Alex Lowery, Boo Mallinson and Clare Trenchard. Furniture by Petter Southall and Ceramics by Richard Batterham.

Sladers Yard, Bridport

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01308 459511

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01308 459511

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01308 459511

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

Family Workshops: Nature In Art

Work with a practising artist to produce works inspired by Graham Sutherland's landscapes.

National Museum Cardiff

Thu 24 Apr

Free, adv booking required / 029 2039 7951

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free, adv booking required / 029 2039 7951

  • 13:30
  • 15:00

Genieve Figgis: Any Place But Here

Paintings by the Dublin-based artist.

Transition Gallery, London E8

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 7254 4202

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7254 4202

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 9 May

Free / 020 7254 4202

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 8 more dates until 25 May back to top