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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.

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

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

Ruth Pelzer: Gallery Talk

A lecture on Japanese printmaking from Dr Ruth Pelzer-Montada.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 557 2479

Totteridge Fireworks Night

North London's spectacular bonfire and fireworks to music on Friday 7th November 2014.

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club, London N20

Fri 7 Nov

£5–£7 / 020 8445 5331

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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

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

After the Flash: Photography from the Atomic Archive

Images of the bomb, from the archives of Canadian art historian John O'Brian, exploring the ways in which the development of nuclear weapons has been both recorded by the camera and produced by the camera, with high-speed photography helping bomb engineers understand what goes on during explosions.

Work Gallery, London WC1X

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 02077 135097

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 02077 135097

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 02077 135097

…and 26 more dates until 20 Dec

Andrew Kerr: The Other Shop

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

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 248 3711

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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

Glass Jewellery Workshop

Learn how to make glass jewellery, from cutting to fusing, with Kimberley Armstrong. Weekday classes are also available, upon request.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

Sun 2 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

Sat 8 Nov

£35 / 07738 511490

…and 7 more dates until 30 Nov

Gone With The Wind

A kittiwake is suspended within a dense mass of wildflower seeds, gathered from the finish area of the Great North Run. Claire Morgan's breath-taking installation traces the passage of the individual through the crowds of runners. Free entry

Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0191 232 7734

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0191 232 7734

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0191 232 7734

…and 8 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Stirling Castle Quilters 20th Anniversary Exhibition

The quilting group celebrates 20 years of group textile-altering with this exhibition of many quilted things, from waistcoats and bags via hangings to, well, quilts.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

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

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Art Unlimited: Diversity

Paintings, drawings, prints, assemblages and ceramics from the local art group.

Smith Art Gallery & Museum, Stirling

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01786 471917

…and 6 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Bob Robinson: Painting and Sculptures Part One

Paintings and sculptures by leading Nottingham artist.

Surface Gallery, Nottingham

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 0115 947 0793

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0115 947 0793

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 0115 947 0793

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0115 947 0793

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

Glimpse

Photography exploring the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Espacio Gallery, London E2

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

  • 13:00 – 19:00 Glimpse Espacio Gallery, London

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

  • 13:00 – 19:00 Glimpse Espacio Gallery, London

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

  • 13:00 – 19:00 Glimpse Espacio Gallery, London

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 07815 319073

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Glimpse Espacio Gallery, London

Gregor Wright: Dinosaur Expert I'm Feeling Lucky

New work from the Glasgow-based artist with an interest in chance processes.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Introduction to Bookbinding

A ten-week introductory course in the basics of bookbinding.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 1 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Sat 8 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

Sat 15 Nov

£210 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs 6 Sep–15 Nov, 2014, with no session on Sat 11 Oct.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£10.50 ( £9.50; £9.50) / 0121 446 3232

L'Utopia Della Pittura: Alessandro Pizzo & Renato Pengo

ArtMoorHouse is delighted to present L'Utopia Della Pittura, an exhibition of work by two of Italy's most acclaimed artists, both from Padua, positioning the highly revered Renato Pengo alongside promising young painter Alessandro Pizzo.

ArtMoorHouse, London EC2Y

Mon 10 Nov

Free

Tue 11 Nov

Free

Wed 12 Nov

Free

…and 20 more dates until 10 Dec

Mirrorcity: 20 London Artists

Presenting in a wide variety of media, this group exhibition includes artworks by Michael Dean, Tim Etchells, Anne Hardy, Susan Hiller, Lloyd Corporation, LuckyPDF, Helen Marten, Ursula Mayer, Emma McNally, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Katrina Palmer, Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Laure Prouvost, Aura Satz, Lindsay Seers, Tai…

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 3 Nov

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 10 Nov

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 17 Nov

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 6 more dates until 29 Dec

Panopticon - Are We Losing Our Identity In Today’s Orwellian Reality?

An interactive art installation by Leo Reitzell, with live audio and visual performance, investigating how our identity and privacy are being eroded through the rise of the internet and social media networks.

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01223 460 008

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01223 460 008

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