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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 13 Sep

Jim Lambie

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

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 81 more dates until 19 Oct

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30
…and 40 more dates until 13 Sep

Gego: Line As Object

Line installations by the 20th-century, German artist, exploring the phenomenological experience of sculpture and themes of weight, scale, gravity, light, space and encounter.

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Tue 29 Jul

Galleries 1, 2 & 3

Free / 0113 246 7467

  • 11:00 – 17:30

Wed 30 Jul

Galleries 1, 2 & 3

Free / 0113 246 7467

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Thu 31 Jul

Galleries 1, 2 & 3

Free / 0113 246 7467

  • 11:00 – 17:30
…and 69 more dates until 19 Oct

Leeds Art Gallery

Mon 28 Jul

Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Free / 0113 247 8256

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 68 more dates until 18 Oct

The Commonwealth: Gifts to the Queen

A new display of some of the gifts presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her many voyages around the world.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 95 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

The HIX Award 2014

We are delighted to announce that the HIX Award is back! The HIX Award is a competition held at Mark Hix's Cock 'n' Bull Gallery for students and graduates of 2 years. The 10 finalists exhibit the gallery over August, ready for final judgment.

Cock 'n' Bull Gallery, London EC2A

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 34 more dates until 6 Sep

Overload: Jade Doreen Waller

Jade Doreen Waller, an innovative young artist from Cape Town, is creating a stir in the interdisciplinary visual art industry. Waller has just been invited for a solo exhibition at cutting edge Urban gallery, Graffik, in Notting Hill, London.

Graffik Gallery, London W10

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 020 8354 3592

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 020 8354 3592

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 020 8354 3592

  • 11:00 – 18:30
…and 8 more dates until 7 Aug

Patrick Murphy & Keaton Henson

A collaborative, contemporary installation of a flock of neon pigeons accompanied by a soundscape.

The House of St Barnabas, London W1D

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 020 7437 1894

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 020 7437 1894

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7437 1894

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Aug

Scaly Trail

To celebrate 20 years of Paul Stickland's classic picture book Dinosaur Roar, this summer we have seven dino-floors of fun for visitors to enjoy!

Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children's Books, Newcastle upon Tyne

Mon 28 Jul

£7 (£6; Children £6; £19–£21) / 0845 271 0777

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

£7 (£6; Children £6; £19–£21) / 0845 271 0777

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

£7 (£6; Children £6; £19–£21) / 0845 271 0777

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 7 Sep

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

Tue 29 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 79 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Absurd Observations

Images by Kent Matthews and Dan Smith, celebrating the imagination of the attendees of the Bestival festival during the past ten years.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Mon 28 Jul

Main Gallery

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Main Gallery

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Main Gallery

Free / 0207 482 3867

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 10 Aug

Alchemicle

A narrative look at the history of Leith.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 07581 130575

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Artist at Arta: A Scottish Perspective

Fun, Scottish-themed paintings from J M Fulton.

Arta, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00
…and 4 more dates until 3 Aug

Colin Finn

Works in a variety of media.

Art Matters, Tenby

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 01834 843375

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 01834 843375

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01834 843375

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 28 Oct

Counterpoint

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

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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
…and 63 more dates until 18 Oct back to top

Gerard M Burn: 14 for 14

A portrait exhibition that doubles as a charity fundraiser.

30 St Vincent Place, Glasgow

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 07967 804257

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 07967 804257

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 07967 804257

  • 09:00 – 18:00
…and 9 more dates until 8 Aug

Gillian Wearing: We Are Here

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

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Tue 29 Jul

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 30 Jul

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Floor 4

Free / 01922 654400

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 63 more dates until 12 Oct

Graham Clarke's Up The Garden Studio Open Days

Etchings, watercolours, drawings, collections, rare availability works, books, posters and greetings cards. Plus works by Jason Clarke.

Penshurst Place and Gardens, Tonbridge

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 01892 870307

  • 09:30 – 12:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01892 870307

  • 09:30 – 12:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01892 870307

  • 09:30 – 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 6 Dec

Intersections

International group exhibition curated by Valerie Dempsey and Miriam Walsh.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 10 Aug

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 15 more dates until 28 Aug back to top

Je Baak

Works by the Korean artist.

HADA Contemporary, London E2

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 020 8983 7700

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 020 8983 7700

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 020 8983 7700

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 35 more dates until 27 Sep

John Byrne: Dead End

Paintings from the distinguished artist and playwright.

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 1 Sep

John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

A long-overdue, full-scale overview of John Byrne's long career as one of the best-loved and most individual visual artists in the country, focusing on his portrait work and gathering 50 key works from drawings to large-scale paintings, including iconic paintings of Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane and of course Byrne…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 81 more dates until 19 Oct

Katie Paterson: Ideas

Work from Glasgow artist who makes vivid and laconic works based on astronomical events and cosmological processes.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 56 more dates until 27 Sep

Missing Narrative

Contemporary arts by Camberwell Graduates.

Brixton East, London SW9

Wed 30 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug back to top