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Katie Paterson: Ideas

Work from Glasgow artist who makes vivid and laconic works based on astronomical events and cosmological processes.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Billionaire Boys Club: A Printed History

Menswear line Billionaire Boys Club take their textiles from the runaway to the gallery wall, presenting some of their most important graphics and repeat patterns in print form. Plus, a Neptunes-centric club night on Sat 26 July.

Cruise, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Zimbabwe Sculptures

Assembly. Vhukutiwa Gallery returns for its 11th exhibition of sculpture, presenting a haunting range of work, all with a remarkable tactile quality evoking a world part natural, part spirit-oriented from some of the finest sculptors in Zimbabwe. All ages.

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Theatre

Free / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Craigie Aitchison: Paintings, Etchings and Tapestries

An exhibition – in association with Timothy Taylor Gallery, London – of work from Craigie Aitchison's estate.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 12:00 – 15:00
…and 18 more dates until 26 Sep

Easel Sketching in the Gallery

If you feel inspired enough by the masterpieces in the gallery to try your hand at a bit of sketching, come along for a session led by artist Damian Callan. There's a different subject each month, and sometimes a live model.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00
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Jewels Of The Archive

Getty Images Gallery has once again mined the exceptional Getty Images Hulton Archive to bring you a selection of treasured images, each telling its own story and forming a wider narrative on the history of photography.

Getty Images Gallery, London W1W

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7291 5380

  • 12:00 – 17:30

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 020 7291 5380

  • 12:00 – 17:30

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 020 7291 5380

  • 12:00 – 17:30
…and 3 more dates until 6 Sep

The Reality of My Scotland

BLINK Gallery Hong Kong Ms TK Chan, co-founder of BLINK Gallery Hong Kong is going to present her and other Hong Kong artists' artwork during the whole Fringe Festival across three different venues. TK illustrated the quirky things she saw around her when she arrived from her native HK to study in Edinburgh. BLINK…

Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later

Photographs, videos and multimedia installations exploring one of Africa's darkest periods, which saw the murder of 800,000 people and the rape of 500,000, following the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sun 3 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 36 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

36th Interim Exhibition: Elephant In The Room

Hanmi Gallery is pleased to present Elephant in the Room - an exhibition of multi-sensory sculptures by the South-Korean artist Jeehee Park.

Hanmi Gallery, London W1T

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0208 286 4426

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0208 286 4426

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0208 286 4426

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0208 286 4426

  • 12:00 – 18:00

399 Days: Rachel Kneebone

The largest and most ambitious single installation Rachel Kneebone has created to date - '399 Days' is composed of highly detailed porcelain tiles, constructed to form a towering architectural sculpture.

White Cube Bermondsey, London SE1

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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(60) Days Of Summer

Curious Duke Gallery presents a group show of urban art meeting experimental landscapes. With 60 art works from the CDG artist family gracing the walls, this isn't like any other group show, it's a feast for the eyes.

Curious Duke Gallery, London EC1Y

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7251 6551

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 020 7251 6551

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 020 7251 6551

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 30 Aug

A Celebration of Scottish Art

A Compelling Exhibition of Original and Limited Edition Art Castle Fine Art, Edinburgh, situated on prestigious Multrees Walk, is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary art featuring local artists such as Alexander Millar and Stuart McAlpine Miller during this year's Fringe festival. This superb collection of…

Castle Fine Art, London W1J

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A.M. Hanson: New Works From An Emerge (Office)

A multimedia installation from the artist known for his documentation of performances by Leigh Bowery and Alexander McQueen. Hanson's latest work explores sites of 'potential performance', drawing parallels between urban offices and artists' studios.

Limbo, Substation Project Space, Margate

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0781 278 0984

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0781 278 0984

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0781 278 0984

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 14 Sep

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 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov

Aaron Kreisler, Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr in Discussion

Curator Aaron Kreisler and New Zealand artists Kushana Bush, Yvonne Todd and Steve Carr discuss their parts in the Where Do I End and You Begin exhibition.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 15:00
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Aberdeen's War

An exhibition drawing on the city’s rich collections to explore different aspects of Aberdeen’s involvement with the Great War including work by war artist James McBey.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Above The Beaten Track

Following a two-year break the grass roots festival returns to shine a light on the city's cultural underground, showcasing live music, DJs, artists, makers and audio-visual extravaganzas.

The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0151 702 5324

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Activities Linked To Our Oldham Stories Exhibition: Workshop

Craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family.

Gallery Oldham

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0161 770 4653

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Activities Linked To Revolution In The Bedroom: Workshop

Craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family.

Gallery Oldham

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0161 770 4653

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Adrian Henri: Total Art

Original paintings, collages, prints, annotated scripts, hand-made posters, audio and video from the 1960s and 1970s.

The John Lennon Art & Design Building, Liverpool

Sun 21 Sep

Exhibition Research Centre

Free / 0151 709 7444

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 25 Oct

Exhibition Research Centre

Free / 0151 709 7444

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 26 Oct

Exhibition Research Centre

Free / 0151 709 7444

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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Adriano Costa

While working in the lineage of 20th century abstraction and installation such as Brazilian Concrete and Neo-Concrete art and Italian Arte Povera, Costa pursues an irreverent, and very current, path.

Zabludowicz Collection, London NW5

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7428 8940

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 10 Aug

A+DS and RIAS Scottish Student Awards for Architecture

The best work in various categories produced by students at all of Scotland's six architecture schools.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 28 Sep

Adult Art Afternoons

Free classes to help you unleash your inner art beast. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 16 more dates until 7 Dec

St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, Glasgow

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today, bring along a personal object and help create a Pop-up Museum Exhibition experience.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0141 276 1625

Today, create an ink or acrylic landscape after taking inspiration from the Chinese Sung Dynasty landscapes .

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 276 1625

Get your hands dirty at today's 'Creative Clay' session.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Adult Art Classes

Tutored art activities in painting, drawing and design. Booking is essential.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

Today, it's a printmaking taster session. No experience necessary.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Clay Way – A beginners' workshop for those who have never used air-drying clay before.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9300

The Clay Way – A beginners' workshop for those who have never used air-drying clay before.

  • 13:00 – 16:00

African Contemporary Art Exhibition

A new solo exhibition from Owusu-Ankomah, opens 18th September at October Gallery. Working in a new palette of colours, the large-scale paintings reflect the artist's fascination with the adinkra symbols of his Ghanaian culture.

October Gallery, London WC1N

Thu 18 Sep

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30

Fri 19 Sep

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 020 7242 7367

  • 12:30 – 17:30
…and 25 more dates until 25 Oct back to top