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Art Cart Adventures

Create badges and coloured spectacles in response to the exhibitions on show.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Curator's Favourites

Regular talks on museum staff's favourite objects from the collection.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Themed Tour

Themed tours of the collections, on a different subject each time.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Highlights of the Burrell Chinese Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Mon 28 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Look behind the scenes and explore the Burrell's hidden stores.

  • 13:30 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Islamic Art at the Burrell.

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Cleaning Up Titian's Venice

Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw looks at Titian's paintings in the context of Venice's 16th century attempts to clean up its own image as a plague-ridden hive of immorality.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 9 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Jan Pleitner

Contemporary works by the artist.

Ancient & Modern, London EC1Y

Wed 21 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 22 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 23 May

Free / 020 7253 4550

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 28 Jun

Lunchtime Talks at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

A series of free talks taking place on Wednesday lunchtimes in various Aberdeen museums. Booking essential for talks at the Maritime Museum. Booking is essential.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

'James Mcbey' by Ann Steed, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 01224 523700

'Marie Laurencin' by Griffin Coe, Curator.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 01224 523700

A tour of the exhibition from Aberdeen Artists Society.

  • 12:30 – 13:00
…and 2 more dates until 28 May

Anthony Schrag

Work by an artist who specialises in work that doesn't necessarily look like art at all; for a public commission in Hoxton, London, he got the locals to play an unwinnable (but still losable) game of five-a-side tug of war.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01224 523700

Exhibition dates are subject to change. Part of Generation.

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 27 Jul

Caroline Isgar And Michele Roberts: The Dark And Marvellous Room

A collaboration between artist Caroline Isgar and writer Michele Roberts that re-invents the souvenir zigzag strip of postcards.

Tintype, London N1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 07946 545 978

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Hilary Rosen

A new collection of distinctive, contemporary watercolours, oils and linocuts by the international artist Hilary Rosen. The works celebrate food, flowers and the coming of Spring.

Woodend Barn Arts Centre, Banchory

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01330 825431

The exhibition opening is on 22 April at 6pm and the artist will host a masterclass in watercolours on 24 April at 6pm.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01330 825431

The exhibition opening is on 22 April at 6pm and the artist will host a masterclass in watercolours on 24 April at 6pm.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01330 825431

The exhibition opening is on 22 April at 6pm and the artist will host a masterclass in watercolours on 24 April at 6pm.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Thierry Noir: A Retrospective Exhibition

Howard Griffin Gallery presents a retrospective of the life and work of infamous artist Thierry Noir. The first artist who illegally painted miles and miles of the Berlin Wall.

Howard Griffin Gallery, London E1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7739 9970

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7739 9970

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7739 9970

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 9 more dates until 9 May

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

All probability resolves into form: Exhibition Talk

A talk by Kate Bush, writer, curator and Head of Galleries at the Barbican, on Gabriel Kuri's work and his exhibition All probability resolves into form.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Sat 10 May

Free / 0141 428 3022

  • 15:00

Ami Spangler: Tyger's Dawn

Paintings and sculpture by the Pennsylvania-born artist.

Highgate Gallery, London N6

Fri 9 May

Free / 020 8340 3343

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Tue 13 May

Free / 020 8340 3343

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Wed 14 May

Free / 020 8340 3343

  • 13:00 – 17:00
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Anne Collier

Debut Scottish solo show of NYC-based artist who works with found photographic images.

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 18 more dates until 7 Jun

Art Village

Art Village returns to Shawlands Arcade with the first of a series of monthly that will stretch right across the summer and into the autumn. Contemporary original art, craft and design, short films activities and workshops open all through the summer holidays. We’re back by popular demand, find out why!

Shawlands Arcade, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Free / 0141 636 8550

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

Bearsden Art Club

A mixed show of work by members of the Bearsden Art Club.

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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
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Britain from Above: Scotland's Industrial Might

Aerial photographs of Scotland's industrial heartland from 1919 to 1953, taken from the Aerofilms Collection.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

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

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

Douglas Allsop

Geometric abstract paintings.

Sleeper, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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