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Stephen Murray: The Comedown

Glasgow-based sculptor Stephen Murray builds a velodrome as a response to the Commonwealth Games.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 9 more dates until 1 Nov

Anna Somerville and Ross MacGregor: Motion in Paint

Joint exhibition in which two artists explore painterly abstraction and collage techniques.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

Junko Mizuno

An exhibition of the contemporary artist's works in a range of media.

Atomica Gallery, London WC2H

Tue 21 Oct

Free

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Free

…and 7 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Alasdair Gray: A Life in Print and Posters

New screenprints from the artist/author, based on his illustrations from Lanark but reimagined in full colour and created in collaboration with GPS's Master Printers. There's also a selection of Gray's poster work.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 552 0704

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Freed From Desire

Desire, like an irresolute siren, enthralls us with eternal illusions. Ironically based on the 90's pop song Freed From Desire, Gallery 223 brings together a group of artists with work exploring concepts of Desire.

Gallery 223, London SE1

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

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 25 Oct

Free

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sat 8 Nov

Free

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015 back to top

Celebrating Ceramics

Work by contemporary Scottish potters.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

…and 6 more dates until 31 Oct

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mechanical wonder. Buy a ticket for a long or short performance, or view the sculptures at rest in the gallery at any other time. Ages 5+.

Trongate 103, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

…and 40 more dates until 19 Dec

Tim Shaw RA: Black Smoke Rising

The Belfast born sculptor grapples with contemporary and political realities whilst evoking the mythical and metaphysical. Recently elected a Royal Academician (RA) and with increasing public recognition, this is Shaw's first solo exhibition in a major public gallery and is a unique opportunity to view a seminal body of…

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 26 Oct

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 2 Nov

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 9 Nov

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 16 Nov

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Triptych by Bernardo Daddi

Ailsa Turner talks about Daddi's masterpiece.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Amy Gadney: Ghost Load

Gadney combines her abstract painting practice with appropriated techniques in aiming to trick the eye. Light, colour and optical illusion are enhanced in frosted shells where the original materiality becomes a memory, a phantom of its original form.

Cecilia Brunson Projects, London SE1

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7357 9274

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7357 9274

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7357 9274

…and 17 more dates until 15 Nov back to top

Apart Gallery Winter Exhibition

From Pakpoom Silaphan's sublime Coca-Cola images, to Russell Young's diamond dusted Marilyn's, we at the Apart Gallery aim to give you a varied delight, of the cream of the contemporary art world.

Apart Pop-Up Gallery, London W8

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

Carol Wilhide: Impressions

Prints by London-based artist who recently completed a printmaking residency in Japan studying the mokuhanga technique.

Nancy Victor Gallery, London W1T

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7813 0373

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 020 7813 0373

Commercial Street - Street Art Group Show

Lollipop Gallery is a new East End space dedicated to the here and now in the art scene. We never want to tell people why they should like art; rather we want to showcase art people will love. This show highlights the strength of the urban art scene.

Lollipop Gallery, London E1

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Dante's Paradise: Imagining The Divine

New works by five artists created in response to Dante's Divine Comedy.

Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01223 339100

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

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Gregor Wright: Dinosaur Expert I'm Feeling Lucky

New work from the Glasgow-based artist with an interest in chance processes.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Jeepers Creepers: The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections

A review of the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the sparkiest and most inventive of 20th century artists, including Ettso which was formerly on permanent display and which is brought back by popular demand.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01382 307200

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01382 307200

Through The Life Of Philip Sutton RA

Exhibition of Philip Sutton RA's work of a lifetime including over fifty oil paintings. Philip Sutton RA has moved to Bridport from Wales aged 85 and is still painting as hard as ever. On 7 November he will give a talk about his life and work.

Sladers Yard, Bridport

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01308 459511

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01308 459511

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01308 459511

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

39th Interim Exhibition: Persona

Persona Curated by: Antoni Ferrer Featuring Go-Eun Im, Harald den Breejen and Tom Gidley

Hanmi Gallery, London W1T

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0208 286 4426

Alice Dansey-Wright: Legitimate Likenesses

Glasgow-based illustrator Dansey-Wright presents new work inspired by a research trip to the American Museum in Britain, the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the USA.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 7 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top