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Khaled Hourani

The first retrospective of work by Palestinian artist, curator and art critic Khaled Hourani, who as founder and director of the International Academy of Art Palestine initiated and oversaw the Picasso in Palestine project, whereby Picasso's 1943 Buste de femme was successfully shipped from its home in Eindhoven and…

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Rachel Maclean: Happy&Glorious

New video work from the Glasgow-based artist, exploring themes thrown up by the Commonwealth Games, and featuring her Margaret Tait Award-winning exploration of British identity in the post-imperial age (featuring lots of green screen and a cheap plastic lion mask), A Whole New World.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 15 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 13 Jul

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
…and 23 more dates until 19 Oct

Rachel Maclean

Work by the protean Glasgow artist who has lately specialised in day-glo explosions of historical kitsch.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 15 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 13 Jul

Molly Palmer: The Fade

A three-channel video work filmed during a residency in CCA's Creative Lab during 2012, using local actors to construct a dreamlike narrative.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 15:00 – 21:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 17:00 – 21:00
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Paint! Paint! Paint!

Help to complete a giant seascape mural in this painting workshop.

Crail Community Hall

Sat 28 Jun

Free (but ticketed) / 01333 451 206

  • 15:15 – 16:00

Records

A 3D sculptural exhibition by Video Jam collaborators.

Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0161 236 5100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0161 236 5100

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0161 236 5100

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 49 more dates until 12 Jun

Roy's People: Street Life

Curious Duke Gallery present Roy's People: Street Life, his first UK solo show. Roy's People presents a miniature approach to art. With mini hand painted people installed in eccentric situations. Roy creates a miniature world for us to dive into.

Curious Duke Gallery, London EC1Y

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7251 6551

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Salford Art Club Annual Exhibition 2013

Contemporary portrait and landscape paintings created by the group in a variety of media, exploring the theme of urban versus rural.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0161 778 0800

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0161 778 0800

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 0161 778 0800

  • 13:00 – 17:00
…and 37 more dates until 7 Sep

Le Swimming

Works exploring the idea of 'Other Spaces', by Nadège Druzkowski, Sukaina Kubba, Jenny Lewis, Philippe Murphy, Alys Owen and Beth Shapeero, transforming the underground car park into a swimming pool.

Fleming House, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

Underground Car Park

Free

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Tania Kovats: Oceans

A major exhibition in preparation since 2012, featuring previous work by Kovats as well as a major new work, All the Seas, which consists of bottled samples of water from all the seas of the world, collected by volunteers across the planet and sent to the gallery – check her website to see if there's a sea near you which…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 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

Art And Yorkshire: From Turner To Hockney

Works in various media providing an insight into the role of Yorkshire's artists in the development of the artistic landscape over the centuries.

Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Free / 01423 556188

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 22 more dates until 12 Oct

Bedwyr Williams: Echt

Installation inspired by dystopian futures, by the highly-rated Welsh artist and occasional stand-up comic.

Tramway, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 27 more dates until 25 May

Douglas Allsop

Geometric abstract paintings.

Sleeper, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8444

  • 14:00 – 17:00
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Nigel Priddey RBSA

Watercolour paintings featuring topographical studies and abstract works inspired by landscapes.

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Sun 27 Apr

Cafe wall

Free / 0121 236 4353

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 May

Cafe wall

Free / 0121 236 4353

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 May

Cafe wall

Free / 0121 236 4353

  • 13:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 May

Pirates!

A swashbuckling exhibition featuring original drawings from Pirates 'n' Pistols, the award winning children's book by Chris Mould.

Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01422 352334/354823

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 2 more dates until 26 Apr

Erarta Galleries, London W1J

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 020 7499 7861

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 2 Jun

Free / 020 7499 7861

  • 12:00 – 17:00

A Silvered Light

Scottish art photography from Dundee's permanent collection featuring work by Calum Colvin, Oscar Marzaroli, Maud Sulter, Emma Hamilton, Patricia MacDonald and David Williams.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01382 307200

  • 12:30 – 16:30

Sun 4 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 12:30 – 16:30

Sun 11 May

Free / 01382 307200

  • 12:30 – 16:30
…and 29 more dates until 30 Nov

Tess Jaray: Landscapes Of Space

Paintings and prints from the early-1960s to the present day, reflecting a fascination with the emotional impact of architecture and the structure of space.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 27 Apr

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Tony Kerins: From Rivington Pike

Drawings and paintings of Lancashire by an illustrator who has worked for Harper Collins, Penguin and the Radio Times.

Astley Hall Museum And Art Gallery, Chorley

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 01257 515929

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 01257 515929

  • 12:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 01257 515929

  • 12:00 – 16:30
…and 10 more dates until 26 May

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: In Perspective: The Late Paintings

Abstract paintings by the celebrated St Ives artist.

Art First, London W1W

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7734 0386

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 3 May

Free / 020 7734 0386

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 10 May

Free / 020 7734 0386

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 17 May

Free / 020 7734 0386

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Alistair Dickson: Quietude

Abstract paintings intended to evoke an atmosphere of calm reflection.

Glasgow Buddhist Centre

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0141 333 0524

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 333 0524

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0141 333 0524

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 19 more dates until 15 May

Allison Gibbs, Jennifer Bailey, Tessa Lynch and Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir: Kelly

Group exhibition made under the conditions of shared authorship.

Savoy Centre, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0141 333 9507

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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
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