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Bigger Than God

A group show, featuring selected bodies of work from Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Robertson, all works are curated by theprintspace team.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

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

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

…and 20 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

Christmas Exhibition

New work by Patsy McArthur, Michael Dix, Jack Frame, Stephanie Rew, Claire McGee, Clodagh Mickeljohn, Peter Howson, Stephen O'Neil, Marie Louise Wrightson and others.

Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 226 3066

Darren Banks: The Raven

Works by the artist shown along with works by Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, inspired by Banks' relation, the late actor, photographer, artist and sheep farmer, Churton Fairman, who was better known as Mike Raven.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sun 21 Dec

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 28 Dec

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

…and 16 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

Work by two artists with apparently little in common: Guatemalan painter and sculptor Chavajay and Glasgow-based video artist Wilcox.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Warhol & Morris: Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller curates this major exhibition of work by drawing a connection of themes repeated in both artists work.

Modern Art Oxford

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01865 722733

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01865 722733

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01865 722733

…and 5 more dates until 8 Feb 2015

Enrique Cid

New etchings.

Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh
…and 15 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Hang-Up Xmas Exhibition

HANG-UP EMBRACES THE FESTIVE FROLICS AND LAUNCHES ITS FIRST XMAS EXHIBITION 2014

Hang Up Gallery, London N16

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

…and 17 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Age of Improvement

Portraits from the century of Scotland's great transformation, 1750–1850, including Nasmyth's deliberately and stylishly unfinished picture of Robert Burns, Danloux's all-action portrait of Admiral Duncan keeping a cool head in the middle of a sea battle, Raeburn's picture of Walter Scott as king of the hill, before…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Art of Ailsa Black

A showing of work from the Scottish artist and illustrator, Ailsa Black.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 01786 471917

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Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye

First solo show in Scotland for this artist whose enigmatic and troubling paintings are based on appropriations of found materials and draw on Old Master techniques.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 650 2210

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 2210

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 2210

…and 5 more dates until 14 Feb 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

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Artist Harrison created four signs for Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival in 2011. They're free-standing industrial signs meant for advertising use, but in this case bearing messages about important social issues and Harrison decided not to retire them but to go on touring each sign to a different arts venue each year…

FACT, Liverpool

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

Formed

Formed offers a rare opportunity to see a collection of diverse and stimulating ceramic work by 10 leading Europeanmakers. Curated by ceramic artist Susan Disley, the exhibition explores different approaches to sculptural form.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
…and 6 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

In The Shadow Of War

Throughout the 50s, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff dedicated themselves to a series of paintings of London building sites, many of which had been occasioned by bombing raids during the Blitz.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

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Jonathan Gardner

Work by artist whose paintings have been compared to those of Picabia, Magritte and Balthus.

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 226 2257

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 226 2257

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 226 2257

…and 268 more dates until 16 Jan 2016

Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer's canvases have been described as history painting for the present age, fragmented scenes hinting at social and political upheaval, and detailing unspecified acts of human cruelty and suffering.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 10 more dates until 31 May 2015

Lee Miller’s War

This exhibition focuses on one of the least recognised aspects of Lee Miller's life, her years as a photojournalist during World War II.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 7 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

New Life

At NN Contemporary Art this winter, New Life celebrates the graduate artists of 2014. The exhibition presents selected artwork by recent graduates from a 50mile radius of Northampton.

NN Contemporary Art, Northampton

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01604 638944

  • 14:00 – 17:00 New Life NN Contemporary Art, Northampton

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01604 638944

  • 14:00 – 17:00 New Life NN Contemporary Art, Northampton

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01604 638944

  • 14:00 – 17:00 New Life NN Contemporary Art, Northampton
…and 5 more dates until 8 Feb 2015

Portrait Gallery Architecture Tours

Tours of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson's splendid building. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 21 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Val Pitchford RBSA

Exhibition of abstract landscapes, still life and flower paintings by the artist.

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0121 236 4353

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0121 236 4353

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0121 236 4353

…and 5 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Winter Show

Balman Gallery is hosting an exciting Winter Show. You are warmly invited along to the Preview Weekend, with complimentary wine, on 22nd November, 10-5 and 23rd November, 12-4.

Balman Gallery, Corbridge

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Winter Show Balman Gallery, Corbridge

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Winter Show Balman Gallery, Corbridge

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Winter Show Balman Gallery, Corbridge
…and 8 more dates until 1 Mar 2015

100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later

Photographs, videos and multimedia installations exploring one of Africa's darkest periods, which saw the murder of 800,000 people and the rape of 500,000, following the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sun 21 Dec

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sun 28 Dec

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

…and 16 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

30 Years Of The Future

A selection of works in various disciplines by emerging artists who have been nominated by leading curators, thinkers and established artists, celebrating the Manchester gallery's 30-year history. Among the artists selected are Josh Bitelli and Felix Melia, John Henry Newton, Kathryn Elkin, Finbar Ward and Thomas Yeomans.

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0161 832 8034

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0161 832 8034

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0161 832 8034

…and 29 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

37 Pieces of Flair

John Smith, Graham Dolphin, David Foggo, Dave Sherry and Roy Andersson Preview: Friday 21st November 6-9pm 37 pieces of flair explores our concepts of mental health by surveying the society and culture from which they emerge.

NewBridge Space, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0191 232 8975

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0191 232 8975

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0191 232 8975

…and 18 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top