Morning events, Visual art, Architecture & design

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Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Fri 31 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Sat 1 Nov

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Sun 2 Nov

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

…and 96 more dates until 10 Feb 2015

The House Of Peroni

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

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Thu 30 Oct

Free

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Simon Costin's Impossible Catwalk Shows

Simon Costin's Impossible Catwalk Shows will see visitors immersed into his magical and mythical world of set design. The exhibition will feature a series of model sets, each exploring what catwalk shows could be, if the possibilities were limitless.

Fashion Space Gallery, London W1G

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Sat 1 Nov

Free

Mon 3 Nov

Free

…and 35 more dates until 13 Dec

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

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 167 more dates until 3 May 2015

City Observatory Installation

Installation by the Institute of Future Cities, showing how city data helps us to understand urban centres, and to plan better cities for the future. (Tip: if you want to avoid traffic deadlock, don't build all your high-density housing on the outskirts.)

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 48 more dates until 20 Dec back to top

Selected

A Christmas selling exhibition of work by 27 Scotland-based makers, the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique gifts.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
…and 16 more dates until 20 Dec

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 73 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

Bronwen Sleigh

New work from the artist who is also a highly-trained printmaker.

&Collective, Bridge of Allan

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 01786 359864

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 01786 359864

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01786 359864

…and 9 more dates until 13 Nov

Ed Kluz: The Architecture of the Enlightenment

Collages, paintings and prints inspired by the classical architecture of Scotland.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 558 1200

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 558 1200

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0131 558 1200

…and 19 more dates until 24 Dec

Empowerment: Social Change Through Building

A showcase for the work of Orkidstudio, which supports architectural projects in the developing world and considers building as a process rather than a product, empowering local people and helping them to find solutions to their problems.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

Fri 28 Nov

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sat 29 Nov

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 92 more dates until 1 Mar 2015 back to top

Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

Exhibition of key designs that have shaped the modern world.

Design Museum, London SE1

Fri 31 Oct

£10.75 (£9.70; Students £6.50) / 020 7940 8790

Sat 1 Nov

£10.75 (£9.70; Students £6.50) / 020 7940 8790

Sun 2 Nov

£10.75 (£9.70; Students £6.50) / 020 7940 8790

…and 153 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

A Good Design? Objects from the I.L.E.A./Camberwell Collection

Exhibition tracing the Experiment in Design Appreciation, a mid-20th century programme in which the now-disbanded Inner London Education Authority attempted to instil schoolchildren with an informed appreciation for modernism in industrial design – those were the days, right?

Chelsea space, London SW1P

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0207 514 6983

Liesel Thomas and Tim Le Breuilly: The Grand Tour

New work which surveys the built heritage.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0131 225 1501

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 225 1501

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0131 225 1501

…and 84 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

‌Mackintosh Architecture

Over 80 architectural drawings, archival material, films and models – many rare or never before exhibited – exploring the work of Glasgow's famous son. The exhibition comes as the culmination of the Hunterian's 'Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning research project.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

Sat 1 Nov

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

Sun 2 Nov

£5 (£3) / 0141 330 4221

…and 54 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Mackintosh Travel Sketches

'Bits' and 'jottings' from Mackintosh's travels around Scotland, England and further afield.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 90 more dates until 15 Feb 2015 back to top

Modern Metros Exhibition

Explore the subterranean world of metros through interactive exhibits, photography, film and visualisations. The exhibition is a snapshot of the contribution Arup has made to some of the world's great metro projects. Free admission.

Arup, London W1T

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Mon 3 Nov

Free

Tue 4 Nov

Free

…and 13 more dates until 21 Nov

Pier Paolo Calzolari

The first London solo gallery presentation of work by this hugely respected Italian artist, who's been associated with the Arte Povera movement.

Ronchini Gallery, London W1S

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7629 9188

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7629 9188

Mon 26 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7629 9188

…and 35 more dates until 7 Mar 2015

Postcode 3000

An examination of the development of Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, focusing on the highly successful re-urbanisation of the city centre in the 90s, which saw a large increase in residential development in the centre and a corresponding reduction of empty office space.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 86 more dates until 28 Jan 2015

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

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

…and 55 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

RSA Open 2014

Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00 RSA Open 2014 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
…and 53 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Ryan Gander: The artists have the keys

Multi-media work inspired by the work of celebrated modernist architect and designer Ernö Goldfinger.

National Trust: 2 Willow Road, London NW3

Fri 31 Oct

Included in admission / 020 7435 6166

Part of National Trust London Project.

Sat 1 Nov

Included in admission / 020 7435 6166

Part of National Trust London Project.

Sun 2 Nov

Included in admission / 020 7435 6166

Part of National Trust London Project.

Trafford Schools Open 2014

Schools art exhibition.

Art with a Heart Art Centre, Altrincham

Thu 6 Nov

Free

Fri 7 Nov

Free

Sat 8 Nov

Free

…and 13 more dates until 30 Nov

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Oct

Free

Your Home Is Your Sanctuary

Design workshop hosted by international interior designer Anna-Grace Davidson, featuring guests Dr Alla Svirinskaya and Feng Shui master Richard Ashworth.

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10

Mon 3 Nov

£245 / 020 7225 9166

Tue 4 Nov

£245 / 020 7225 9166

Wed 5 Nov

£245 / 020 7225 9166

…and 3 more dates until 10 Dec