After 5pm, Visual art

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Neu! Reekie!

Avant-garde spoken word, film and music fusion night describing itself as 'playing host to the sinister and the sanguine'.

Pilrig St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 30 May

£7 in advance; £9 on the door / 0131 553 1876

This time 'round Neu! Reekie! offers up hip hop/funk act Bang Dirty; TS Eliot and Costa Prize nominated poet Helen Mort; electroacoustic sounds from Wolf (aka Kim Moore, formerly of Zoey Van Goey); an animation showcase from John Davide; and more to be announced. Plus all ye good people get a free pint of Heverlee.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

£8.50 / 0845 874 3001

This edition, Michael Pedersen and Kevin Williamson host Fife folktronica act the Pitctish Trail; poet and short story writer Salena Godden; and the launch of a collection from the late Tom McGrath, read by 'assorted cultural bigwigs'; plus more names to be announced.

Bruce Munro: Field of Light

Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres and then turns on the lights to make us all ohh and ahh.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Saturday morning)

Sat 26 Apr

Free

  • 01:00 (Sunday morning)

Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show

Spot the next Alexander McQueen amid the annual glitz and glam of the ECA fashion show, which features the work of graduating fashion, costume and textile students.

McEwan Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

Over-10s only

£12 / 0131 473 2000

Aye Candy

New paintings by Karen Bones, Jody Kelly and The Notorious Gasoline Company.

The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 5699

Opening event.

  • 18:30

Words and Deeds: An Evening with Artist Hugh Buchanan

A unique chance for art lovers to hear celebrated artist Hugh Buchanan, who has worked on commissions for the Prince of Wales, the House of Commons and the National Trust. Let Hugh inspire you as he talks about his passion for museums and how these beautiful buildings and their contents influence his own work. Whether you…

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Fri 16 May

£7.50 / 0141 241 6210

Part of Festival of Museums.

  • 18:15 – 21:00
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Artism

Work of varying scale and scope from artists with autism living and working in the UK and USA, who use art as a form of communication and a coping mechanism. This is a show about empowerment, inspiration, positivity and the fact that we should never judge a person by their condition.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Wed 23 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Thu 24 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 12 more dates until 13 May

Phil Bergerson: American Artifacts – Talk and Signing

Canadian photographer Bergerson discusses his new photo book, American Artifacts, looking at modern day America and incorporating text from dystopian sci-fi writer Margaret Atwood.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 01620 895985

Icebreaker: Kraftwerk Uncovered: A Future Past

The post-minimalist music ensemble turn their attention to iconic German group Kraftwerk and their revolutionary approach to music by re-imagining tracks from a range of the group's albums. Plus new video work by visual artists Sophie Clements and Toby Cornish, inspired by an earlier era of avant-garde film.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 May

£20 ( £10) / 01223 357851

  • 19:30

Javier Vidal Aguilera: Dwelling in the Moorlands

Research into nature-inspired design, with an architectonic design of a structure traced for the Scottish moorlands.

Tent Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0131 221 6091

Katharina Fritsch: Hahn/Cock

A 4.7m high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue symbolising regeneration, awakening and strength rules the roost on the fourth plinth in the north-west corner of the square.

Trafalgar Square, London WC2

Tue 22 Apr

The Fourth Plinth

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 00:01 – 00:00 (Wednesday morning)

Wed 23 Apr

The Fourth Plinth

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 00:01 – 00:00 (Thursday morning)

Thu 24 Apr

The Fourth Plinth

Free / 020 7983 4100

  • 00:01 – 00:00 (Friday morning)
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Transatlantic Connections

Group exhibition featuring photography from Edinburgh Napier University students created while on exchange in Toronto with their Canadian classmates from Ryerson University and OCAD University.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Fri 25 Apr

Free

Launch night.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Art & Life: 1920-1931

Landscape paintings and ceramics by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and William Staite Murray, providing an insight into their close relationships and the impact their work had on the face of 20th-century, modern art.

Kettle's Yard, Cambridge

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01223 748100

  • 23:30 – 17:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01223 748100

  • 23:30 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 01223 748100

  • 23:30 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 11 May

Being an Artist

Eight coaching sessions to help you step fully into the life of an artist, with advice on how to keep your ambition front and centre.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Apr

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£200 for eight weeks / 07545 036082

Please note: This course runs 31 Mar–9 Jun 2014.

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 4 more dates until 9 Jun

Blue Sky Photo Club

Lectures, workshops and hands-on projects to get the most of out your camera, working in large, sociable groups. Eight week course.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Mon 28 Apr

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 5 May

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Mon 12 May

£70 / 01382 909900

  • 18:30 – 21:00
…and 3 more dates until 2 Jun

Bruno Zamborlin: Mogees

An audio installation in which the technologist, musician, composer and inventor showcases a device that unlocks the musical potential of everyday objects.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Thu 1 May

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 18:00 – 23:00
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Charity Art Auction

A chance to purchase a wide range of works, all in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care. With auctioneer David Lay of Lays Auctions.

The Exchange, Penzance

Sat 3 May

Free / 01736 363715

  • 20:00 – 22:00

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Edward Cheney Of Badger Hall And His Forgotten Treasury Of Venetian Art

Edward Cheney was a pioneer collector of works by Tiepolo. He also amassed a remarkable collection of Venetian sculpture.Tim Knox is Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum and Historic Buildings Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Royal Geographical Society (With The Institute Of British Geographers), London SW7

Wed 7 May

£15 / 020 7591 3000

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Favourite Things

Contemporary works depicting still-life arrangements, interiors, collections and objects.

Will's Art Warehouse, London SW15

Mon 2 Jun

Free / 020 7371 8787

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Tue 3 Jun

Free / 020 7371 8787

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 4 Jun

Free / 020 7371 8787

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 25 more dates until 17 Jul

Festival De Mole

A celebration of the sauces and recipes from each Mexican estado, or state. This week-long festival also coincides with the Dia de Muertos, and Mestizo's will feature a specially-created installation, for the 'dear departed'.

Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar, London NW1

Sun 2 Nov

Booking required, phone for prices / 020 7387 4064

  • 17:00 – 22:30
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Graham High

Paintings depicting impressions of the coast of North Norfolk.

Blackheath Halls, London SE3

Wed 28 May

Cafe/Bar

Phone for prices / 020 8463 0100

  • 17:00

Harland Miller: An Artist’s View Of Printmaking

Talk by Harland Miller RA coinciding with the London Original Print Fair.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Fri 25 Apr

£12; £17 inc entry to print fair / 020 7300 8000

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Harold Peto: Architect, Garden Designer, Collector and Aesthete

An exploration of Peto's architectural work, with Hilary J Grainger.

YHA Potato Wharf, Manchester

Wed 30 Apr

£5

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Hetain Patel: American Boy

A performance exploring identity and multiple personas, inspired by American film culture and television programmes.

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Tue 20 May

£17 / 020 7863 8198

  • 20:00

Wed 21 May

£17 / 020 7863 8198

  • 20:00

Riverhouse, Walton-on-Thames

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01932 253354

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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