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Joshua Payne: Out of Body

An immersive psychedelic experience (but without drugs); visitors wear special visors and headphones, and explore the space in this journey through the interior of the mind. Not suitable for sufferers from motion sickness.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00 – 21:00

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 2 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 16 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Oct

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Graham Fagen discusses his charmingly titled 1998 installation Peek-a-Jobby, and there's a DJ set from A La Fu Part of Generation.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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.

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

  • 17:00 – 19:00

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

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 17 more dates until 23 Oct

Alan Michael

Paintings from artist influenced by Pop art and Photorealism.

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 20 more dates until 26 Oct

Barbara Sellars: Imagine an Island

Images of Iona by a photographer who has visited the island regularly over the past 35 years, and who in 2011 began photographing it on monthly visits.

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 22 more dates until 7 Nov back to top

Resident 14

Group show of work by artists selected from the RSA Residencies programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 9 Nov

Aleana Egan: There Are All Sorts of Lives

Sculptural, video and graphic work by Dublin-born artist.

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Wed 1 Oct

Free / 0141 226 2257

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 226 2257

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 226 2257

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 1 Nov

BayArt Gallery, Cardiff

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 17 Oct

Enclosures Exhibition

Five artists - Oliver Bancroft, Leah Clements, Adam King, Alex Pearl and The Cult of RAMM - set the parameters of their own 'enclosure' for their moving image work within a physical installation and within the context of a group exhibition.

Canal, London N1

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 07866 063663

  • 13:00 – 18:00
…and 11 more dates until 1 Nov

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 4 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 22 more dates until 7 Nov back to top

The House Of Peroni

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

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 22 more dates until 31 Oct

Jonathan Meese: Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Smell!

The debut show in Scotland by this controversial German artist.

Glue Factory, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 15 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 14 more dates until 2 Nov

Miniature Ink

An exhibition featuring miniature original artwork from over 100 of the world's leading tattoo artists!

Atomica Gallery, London WC2H

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 15 Oct

Paradigm Store

Ambitious group exhibition examining the interface between art and design. Artists include Beatriz Milhazes, Yutaka Sone, Kendall Geers, Claire Barclay and David Shrigley, amongst several others.

5 Howick Place, London SW1P

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 33 more dates until 5 Nov

Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 13:00 – 18:00
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3AM: Wonder, Paranoia And The Restless Night

In this exhibition, curated by Angela Kingston, over 20 UK and international artists explore various themes related to 3 am. It demonstrates how this particular nocturnal hour has captured the imagination of artists

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Sun 5 Oct

Galleries 8 & 9

Free / 01482 613902

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Sun 12 Oct

Galleries 8 & 9

Free / 01482 613902

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Sun 19 Oct

Galleries 8 & 9

Free / 01482 613902

  • 13:30 – 16:30
…and 8 more dates until 14 Dec

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 5 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 16 Nov

Alasdair Gray

Screenprints from Glasgow's much-loved artist/polymath/greatest-living-Scottish-novelist and so on.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 0704

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 16 Nov

Andrew Kerr: The Other Shop

Small-scale acrylic works on paper from the Glasgow-based artist.

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 12 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

Fri 17 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 18 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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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 5 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Artfinder Pop-Up

Artfinder Pop-Up celebrates the relationship between art and technology, displaying physical artworks from 11 local London-based artists alongside digitally displayed art from a choice of over 3,600 independent artists around the world.

Blackall Studios, London EC2A

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0207 739 9551

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Balman Gallery Autumn Show

Superb ceramics & 3D work are leading Balman Gallery's show. Gallery director Andy Balman has combed prestigious fairs and festivals to create an eclectic show.

Balman Gallery, Corbridge

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 01434 634629

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 9 more dates until 21 Dec

Belle: The Art Of Junko Mizuno

A retrospective solo exhibition from celebrated Japanese artist Junko Mizuno. Bringing together a collection of works from throughout her esteemed career, "Belle" is the first ever showing of the cult manga artist's work in London. Not to be missed!

Atomica Gallery, London WC2H

Mon 20 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Tue 21 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00
…and 6 more dates until 28 Oct

Beth Cullen: The Empty Suits

New and recent sculptures by celebrated sculptor Beth Cullen. Compelling and dynamic forms based on 'the suits' - inspired by her experience of establishing the award winning 'Hound in Flowers' pub with her husband Tom Kerridge.

Arch 402 Gallery, London E2

Wed 1 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 8 more dates until 11 Oct back to top