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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 26 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 529 3993

Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

…and 5 more dates until 31 Oct

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mechanical wonder. Buy a ticket for a long or short performance, or view the sculptures at rest in the gallery at any other time. Ages 5+.

Trongate 103, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

…and 39 more dates until 19 Dec

Stephen Murray: The Comedown

Glasgow-based sculptor Stephen Murray builds a velodrome as a response to the Commonwealth Games.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 7 more dates until 1 Nov back to top

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

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

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

The Little Black Gallery, London SW10

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7349 9332

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Nov

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 13 Dec

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

The Bad Shepherd

An exhibition featuring works by Pieter Brueghel II, Nicole Eisenman, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Peter Doig, Jan Brueghel I, and others, celebrating the significance of works created by the Brueghel family, as well as the importance of works from Christie's post-war and contemporary art divisions.

Christie's Mayfair, London W1S

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Sat 8 Nov

Free

…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015 back to top

Barbara Sellars: Imagine an Island

Images of Iona by a photographer who has visited the island regularly over the past 35 years, and who in 2011 began photographing it on monthly visits.

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

…and 9 more dates until 7 Nov

Bursary Awards 2014

A group exhibition of works by this year's Bursary Award-winning sculptors: Samuel Adams, Neil Ayling, Gillian Duffy, Beatrice Haines, Marguerite Humeau, Emma Hunter, Virgile Ittah, Hollie Mackenzie and Ana Catarina.

The Royal British Society Of Sculptors Galleries, London SW7

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7373 8615

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7373 8615

Celebrating Ceramics

Work by contemporary Scottish potters.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 661 1924

…and 4 more dates until 31 Oct

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 23 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 3 more dates until 12 Dec

Emily Ault: Shotover Edge

Emily Ault observes four seasons in Shotover woods, Oxfordshire. Ault captures wild woodlands, once a royal hunting forest dating back to the Doomsday book. Ancient oaks and wild flowers abound where Dick Turpin once worked the old road to London.

15 Second Art Ltd, Oxford

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Fri 24 Oct

Free

Sat 25 Oct

Free

…and 16 more dates until 16 Nov back to top

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

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 956 5536

…and 9 more dates until 7 Nov

Alan Michael

Paintings from artist influenced by Pop art and Photorealism.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

Brian May: Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures In Hell

French devil tissue stereoscopic images discovered and researched by the London Stereoscopic Company.

The British Library, London NW1

Sun 26 Oct

£10; £8 over 60s (£7) / 0843 208 1144

The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett

The knitwear and textile designer celebrates 50 years in the industry with a retrospective of his most creative works.

The American Museum In Britain, Bath

Thu 23 Oct

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

Fri 24 Oct

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

Sat 25 Oct

£9 (Children £5; £8; £8; £25) / 01225 460503

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

Gregor Wright: Dinosaur Expert I'm Feeling Lucky

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

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Introduction To Life Drawing Techniques: Course

Explore different techniques used to interpret the human form. Working from a life model participants will complete a set of exercises and experiments, working from a life model.

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£91 ( £72.50; £72.50) / 0121 446 3232

Lacemakers

An exhibition of contemporary examples of an ancient and delicate craft, which is being reinvented by fashion designers and artists.

The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 8831 6000

  • 13:00 – 16:30 Lacemakers The Stables Gallery, Twickenham
…and 78 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Martin Grover: Whatever Shines Should Be Observed

Martin Grover's prints and paintings share a mixture of realism, pop sensibilities and English romanticism. Oversized paintings of old 7" singles hang alongside intricate landscapes featuring London scenes and bespoke slightly off-kilter bus stops.

For Arts Sake, London W5

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sensory Rooms: Designing Interventions To Support Dementia Care

A contemporary exhibition showcasing the results of research based around multisensory stimulation for people with dementia.

Somerset House, London WC2R

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 020 7845 4600

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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