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Kunydiamond: The Beauty Is in Your Head

Exploration of visual perception through macro photography from Kunydiamond (aka Sara Mendez).

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Sun 27 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Mon 28 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 20 more dates until 17 Aug

Janie Nicoll: Rough Edit

New installation inspired by current events.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 14:00 – 19:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 14:00 – 19:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 14:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 8 Aug

The Artist at Arta: A Scottish Perspective

Fun, Scottish-themed paintings from J M Fulton.

Arta, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00
…and 6 more dates until 3 Aug back to top

Cargo, Camera … Action!

A preview of specially commissioned artist collaborations. Featuring short films and live music, with, throughout the day, Gypsy Romania (2pm), Golden Teacher (3.45pm), Halfrican (5.15pm), Mungo's Hi-Fi (6.45pm) and Capone & the Bullets (8.15pm).

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 14:00
  • 15:45
  • 16:15

Celebration of Summer

Velvet Easel brings together a collection of its artists' paintings, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery that illustrates the Scottish summer in all its manifestations (lots of works about rain, then).

Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 629 1121

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 629 1121

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 629 1121

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 31 Aug

Counterpoint

Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists, including Ross Birrell, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 18 Oct

Designer Sample Sale

Get your hands on pieces by Alistair Dearie, Fun Makes Good, Garnet McCulloch, Katy West, Laura Spring and Lovely Pigeon, with prototypes of mugs, lights, homewares, stationery and more. On Friday there's also a BBQ, refreshments and a collage workshop from Katy West.

Grey Wolf Studios, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

M&P Italian Art Exhibition: Foreign Bodies – Corpi Estrani

Performance art, contemporary dance and food, in this month-long Monticelli & Pagone residency.

Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Sep

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

0131 529 5665

  • 16:00 – 18:00
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Glasgow Miracle – City Walking Tour

Discover the engines of the so-called 'Glasgow Miracle' – the city's reinvention in the post-industrial age as a hotbed of artistic talent and creative innovation. This walking tour, led by student guides from the GSA, takes you round the city's hidden arts scene, exploring galleries, studios and public works of art.

Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre and Shop, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£19.50 (£16; under 18s £9.75; under 5s free) / 0141 353 4584

  • 14:45 – 17:00
…and 18 more dates until 4 Oct

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 9 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 28 Aug

The Summer Isles Festival

The third Summer Isles Festival organised by Mairearad Green and featuring live performances from Halcyon, Hunter & the Bear, Rura & Adam Holmes and harpist Rachel Newton (The Shee). There's also the annual ceilidh dance alongside music workshops, crafts, art and cookery demonstrations.

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Sat 30 Aug

£20 (£15; Children £5)

  • 12:00 – 00:00

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 27 Jul

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 16 Nov

Art Rave

Art and Music Festival.

The Bond, Birmingham

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Assemble: An International Print Workshop

An exhibition with participatory aspects spanning two venues, with the chance for the whole family to get hands on with printing by designing a flag. Aritst Rachel Barron leads the proceedings. Note: aprons are provided, as the dye may stain clothes.

Govanhill Baths, Glasgow

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0141 433 2999

Closing event. Part of Festival 2014.

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 10 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 14 Dec

Gillian Wearing: We Are Here

A new single-screen video work by the renowned British photographer and film-maker.

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sun 27 Jul

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

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

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Tue 5 Aug

£15 / 01424 728377

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Jennifer Kilgour: Drawing and Painting

Debut solo show by the painter and illustrator.

The Good Spirits Co., Glasgow

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0141 258 8427

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 258 8427

  • 12:00 – 17:00
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Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 19 Oct

Jimmie Durham: Traces And Shiny Evidence

A new installation that covers the entire gallery space of the foundation. While the installation on the ground floor is vivid, physical and colourful, the installation on the first floor is sedate, ethereal, and black and white.

Parasol Unit, London N1

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 020 7490 7373

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 020 7490 7373

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

Mark Andrew Webber - Wonderlust

Wonderlust is the first major solo show by award winning artist Mark Andrew Webber, famous for his typographic city maps. Wonderlust will see the debut and live printing of his map of Berlin, which took 16 months to produce and measures 3.4 x 1.7m.

Londonewcastle Project Space, E2

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 12:00 – 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 8 Aug

Ben Uri Gallery, London NW8

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 020 7604 3991

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 7604 3991

  • 13:00 – 17:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 020 7604 3991

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 18 more dates until 5 Oct back to top