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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

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

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

Sat 20 Dec

Free

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

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

…and 20 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

Victoria Morton

Glasgow artist who incorporates her own paintings and sculptures into installations (and who is also a member of Muscles of Joy.)

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow
…and 3 more dates until 17 Jan 2015 back to top

Hang-Up Xmas Exhibition

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

Hang Up Gallery, London N16

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

…and 17 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

The Two Roberts: Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

An overview of the work of the so-called 'Two Roberts': Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun, artists, friends of Bacon and Freud, lovers and perhaps more notorious for their bohemianism and their openness about their sexuality than celebrated for their art. This show, their first major retrospective, aims to redress the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Christmas Tour of the National Gallery

A Christmas-themed guided tour of the Gallery's permanent collection.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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RSA Architecture Open 2014

The RSA takes the temperature of recent Scottish architecture and design work, in this show with exhibits submitted by practices all over the country.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 225 6671

…and 3 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Christmas Exhibition

Painting and sculpture from gallery artists.

scotlandart.com, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 221 4502

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 221 4502

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 221 4502

…and 2 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

George Jamesone: Scotland's First Portrait Painter

George Jamesone (c 1690–1644) was the first great native portrait painter in Scotland, master of a rich, colourful and intricate style and so successful that he had two houses, one in his native Aberdeen and one in Edinburgh, so that he could take commissions from people all over the country.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Playing for Scotland: The Making of Modern Sport

A major exhibition examining the way sport was transformed by wider social and infrastructural changes between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

The Two Roberts and the Gay Neo-Romantics

Curator Matthew Storey talks about Colquhoun and MacBryde and how their personal experiences affected their art.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

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XmArt Show

An exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary art by award-winning artists from all over the world. Featured artists include Marta Czok (Italy), Louise Glibin MA MRBS (England), Rosie Playfair (Scotland), Jolanda Spagno (Italy), Corinna Wagner (Germany) and the popular Edinburgh-based artist Paul Charlton.

Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 8379

  • 12:00 – 16:00 XmArt Show Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 556 8379

  • 12:00 – 16:00 XmArt Show Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

<<BG2: Blind Composition>>

Blind Gallery presents their second exhibition, <<BG2: Blind Composition>>, with new work by Liverpool-based Harper&Marsh.

Undegun, Wrexham

Sat 20 Dec

Free

The Carpet Forest

Art installation for kids.

The Cube, Malvern

Sat 27 Dec

Sun 28 Dec

Mon 29 Dec

Tue 30 Dec

Group Therapy: Mental Distress In A Digital Age

An exhibition exploring the relationship between technology, society, and mental health.

FACT, Liverpool

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Free / 0151 707 4464

Fri 6 Mar 2015

Free / 0151 707 4464

Sun 8 Mar 2015

Free / 0151 707 4464

…and 60 more dates until 17 May 2015

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

Artes Mundi 6

Exhibition of work using a wide range of media, actions and strategies to comment on what it means to be human in contemporary society, featuring some of this year's Artes Mundi 6 shortlisted artists.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0292 030440

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0292 030440

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0292 030440

…and 53 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

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

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

As part of the nationwide Generation programme, National Galleries Scotland mounts an epic two-part exhibition showing work by some of the country's most vital contemporary artists. Modern One features work by Ross Sinclair, Graham Fagen, Victoria Morton, Alison Watt, Julie Roberts, Lucy McKenzie and others, as well as…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Generation Tours at Modern One

Free, discussion-led tours of the Generation exhibition. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

…and 3 more dates until 24 Jan 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