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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Dec

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Bigger Than God

A group show, featuring selected bodies of work from Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Robertson, all works are curated by theprintspace team.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Skinhead - An Archive

Ditto and The Mott Collection are proud to announce the launch of a landmark new publication and exhibition, exploring Skinhead culture. The publication is designed by Jamie Reid and published by Ditto, with printed material curated by Toby Mott.

Ditto Press, London N1

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Wed 24 Dec

Free

…and 19 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

The Carpet Forest

Art installation for kids.

The Cube, Malvern

Sat 27 Dec

Sun 28 Dec

Mon 29 Dec

Tue 30 Dec

Christmas Exhibition

New work by Patsy McArthur, Michael Dix, Jack Frame, Stephanie Rew, Claire McGee, Clodagh Mickeljohn, Peter Howson, Stephen O'Neil, Marie Louise Wrightson and others.

Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 226 3066

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Constructed/Mixed Media Textiles: Course

Qualified teacher Emma Jackson leads a textiles course in experimentation. Experiment with techniques and new and recycled materials to create tactile surfaces and 3D objects.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£87 ( £70; £70) / 0121 446 3232

Darren Banks: The Raven

Works by the artist shown along with works by Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, inspired by Banks' relation, the late actor, photographer, artist and sheep farmer, Churton Fairman, who was better known as Mike Raven.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sun 21 Dec

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 28 Dec

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Floor 2

Free / 01922 654400

…and 16 more dates until 26 Apr 2015

In Another Light

During the coming dark months, Meadow Arts and National Trust present In Another Light, a contemporary art programme incorporating live events and exhibited artworks at Croft Castle, revealing hidden dimensions of this ancient place.

National Trust: Croft Castle, Leominster

Sat 27 Dec

£3.50–£9.50 / 01568 780246

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£3.50–£9.50 / 01568 780246

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£3.50–£9.50 / 01568 780246

…and 10 more dates until 21 Mar 2015

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 21 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 18 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 352 4900

Warhol & Morris: Jeremy Deller

Jeremy Deller curates this major exhibition of work by drawing a connection of themes repeated in both artists work.

Modern Art Oxford

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01865 722733

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 01865 722733

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01865 722733

…and 5 more dates until 8 Feb 2015 back to top

Enrique Cid

New etchings.

Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 344 4295

  • 15:00 – 18:00 Enrique Cid Bistro Provence, Edinburgh
…and 14 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

Graeme Durant: When In Roam

An exhibition of the artist's sculptures, paintings, collages, drawings and installations. Through a process of recycling, improvisation and low-tech construction, Durant's objects become invested in new meaning and imagination.

BALTIC 39, Newcastle

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0191 261 3830

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0191 261 3830

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0191 261 3830

…and 40 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Hang-Up Xmas Exhibition

HANG-UP EMBRACES THE FESTIVE FROLICS AND LAUNCHES ITS FIRST XMAS EXHIBITION 2014

Hang Up Gallery, London N16

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

…and 16 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Age of Improvement

Portraits from the century of Scotland's great transformation, 1750–1850, including Nasmyth's deliberately and stylishly unfinished picture of Robert Burns, Danloux's all-action portrait of Admiral Duncan keeping a cool head in the middle of a sea battle, Raeburn's picture of Walter Scott as king of the hill, before…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Art of Ailsa Black

A showing of work from the Scottish artist and illustrator, Ailsa Black.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 01786 471917

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Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye

First solo show in Scotland for this artist whose enigmatic and troubling paintings are based on appropriations of found materials and draw on Old Master techniques.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 650 2210

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 2210

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 650 2210

…and 5 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

Too few Scots are aware that Scotland has its own Enlightenment, and a hugely influential one at that, with a world-class philosopher in David Hume, an equally heavy-hitting economist in Adam Smith, an outstanding painter in Allan Ramsay, plus less well-known intellectual giants like Hutcheson, Ferguson, Reid and others.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ellie Harrison: Early Warning Signs

Artist Harrison created four signs for Artsadmin's Two Degrees festival in 2011. They're free-standing industrial signs meant for advertising use, but in this case bearing messages about important social issues and Harrison decided not to retire them but to go on touring each sign to a different arts venue each year…

FACT, Liverpool

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0151 707 4464

…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

Formed

Formed offers a rare opportunity to see a collection of diverse and stimulating ceramic work by 10 leading Europeanmakers. Curated by ceramic artist Susan Disley, the exhibition explores different approaches to sculptural form.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

  • 12:00 – 16:00 Formed Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
…and 6 more dates until 15 Feb 2015

In The Shadow Of War

Throughout the 50s, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff dedicated themselves to a series of paintings of London building sites, many of which had been occasioned by bombing raids during the Blitz.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 7 more dates until 22 Feb 2015 back to top

Isabelle Cornaro: Temoins Oculaires

A new installation by the artist.

Spike Island, Bristol

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 0117 929 2266

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 0117 929 2266

Tue 27 Jan 2015

Free / 0117 929 2266

…and 53 more dates until 29 Mar 2015

Jonathan Gardner

Work by artist whose paintings have been compared to those of Picabia, Magritte and Balthus.

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 226 2257

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 226 2257

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 226 2257

…and 267 more dates until 16 Jan 2016

Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer's canvases have been described as history painting for the present age, fragmented scenes hinting at social and political upheaval, and detailing unspecified acts of human cruelty and suffering.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 22 Mar 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 10 more dates until 31 May 2015

Lee Miller’s War

This exhibition focuses on one of the least recognised aspects of Lee Miller's life, her years as a photojournalist during World War II.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 21 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 28 Dec

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 7 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Maggi Hambling: War & Requiem

Hambling's installation War Requiem provides the focus for this exhibition, documented here in video form, alongside a new series of paintings which represent themes of victimhood, violence, and the imagination. Plus a retrospective of drawings, paintings and sculptures from the early 1980s.

King's College, London WC2R

Wed 4 Mar 2015

Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing

Free / 020 7836 5454

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing

Free / 020 7836 5454

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing

Free / 020 7836 5454

…and 74 more dates until 31 May 2015 back to top