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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 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.

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Stephen Murray: The Comedown

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

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 553 5890

Lacemakers

An exhibition of contemporary examples of an ancient and delicate craft, which is being reinvented by fashion designers and artists.

The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham
…and 76 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

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 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

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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 16 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 7 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0

London's first major new media art exhibition from Taiwan, examining the paradoxes of globalized world through the diagnosis of Taiwan's collective state of "schizophrenia"

Ambika P3, London NW1

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 7911 5876

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 020 7911 5876

De/coding the Apocalypse

This exhibition will use the latest technology to investigate our fascination with the Book of Revelation.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Fri 7 Nov

Indigo Rooms

Free / 020 7845 4600

Sat 8 Nov

Indigo Rooms

Free / 020 7845 4600

Sun 9 Nov

Indigo Rooms

Free / 020 7845 4600

…and 40 more dates until 19 Dec back to top

Glasgow Society of Women Artists

Works by Scottish women artists are featured in this year's exhibition, in media from oil and watercolour to ceramics, glass and jewellery.

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 956 5536

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0141 956 5536

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0141 956 5536

…and 2 more dates until 7 Nov

Hugh Green's Stirlingshire

Retrospective of the work of the late painter and friend of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

Lady work work

Group show exploring the notion of power forged by a sense of otherness. Punk much?

Tramps, London N1

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Wed 5 Nov

Free

Thu 6 Nov

Free

…and 11 more dates until 26 Nov

Portrait Detectives!

Do the National Galleries a favour by solving some age-old mysteries from Scottish history, the answers to which are contained within some of the fascinating portraits in the gallery. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Walk On

An insight into the recent art practice of nearly 40 artists, a number of whom have crossed countries and continents, making epic journeys along historic sites, or leaving traces of their movements on the land. Others have explored the possibilities of walking and how the way we walk shows the world who we are.

Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01752 206114

  • 16:00 – 20:30 Walk On Plymouth Arts Centre
…and 3 more dates until 7 Dec back to top

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 1 Nov

Free

Sat 8 Nov

Free

Sat 15 Nov

Free

…and 8 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Exhibition: Aguapanela Is My Cup Of Tea - Omar Castaneda

Please join us for the opening of Omar Castaneda's Aguapanela is my cup of tea, the 8th November 2014, 4-7 pm, at The Container, 2 Commonwealth Buildings, Church Street, SE18 5NS London.

RCCG City of David, London SE18

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 8854 9595

George Grosz - The Big NO

Highgate Gallery celebrates its 20th year by hosting the Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition, George Grosz. The fractured society of the Weimar Republic is dissected by the sharp eye and even sharper pen of one of Germany's greatest draughtsmen.

Highgate Gallery, London N6

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 8340 3343

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 020 8340 3343

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 020 8340 3343

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 020 8340 3343

Illuminated

Illuminated is an exhibition of expressive, layered painted and photographic portraits. A group of sixteen women open up to two female artists in an honest, intimate discussion about themselves and then pose comfortably nude.

Espacio Gallery, London E2

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

John McAllister: Serenest Riots Sway

Contemporary works by the artist.

Carl Freedman Gallery, London EC2A

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 7684 8890

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 7684 8890

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Michael Putland: A Life in Music: 50 Years On The Road

2014 marks fifty years since Michael Putland started out on a career which has seen him witness music history in the making; photographing the faces that changed popular music, in an era when popular music was changing everything else.

Getty Images Gallery, London W1W

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 7291 5380

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 7291 5380

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 020 7291 5380

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 020 7291 5380

The Nakeds

A group exhibition looking at drawings of the body exposed. The naked body is frequently the physical terrain artists traverse in search of the inner self.

Drawing Room, London SE1

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 7394 5657

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 7394 5657

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 020 7394 5657

…and 2 more dates until 29 Nov

Rie Nakajima: Fall

'Fall' is a solo exhibition of sculpture by Rie Nakajima, using a combination of objects and sound to fill a space in a sculptural act.

noshowspace, London E2

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 020 7613 0089

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 7613 0089

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 020 7613 0089

…and 7 more dates until 6 Dec

RSA Open 2014

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Victoria Morton

Glasgow artist who incorporates her own paintings and sculptures into installations (and who is also a member of Muscles of Joy.)

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow
…and 28 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top