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Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal

A major retrospective to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. More than 100 works are on display, many loaned from private collections, featuring pieces from Gray's student days to the present.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Tue 21 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 22 Oct

£5 (£3; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9599

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 123 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Bryan Alexander: Whisper of the Stars

An exhibition depicting the indigenous cultures of Northern Siberia.

Discovery Point, Dundee

Mon 20 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

Tue 21 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

Wed 22 Oct

Cafe Gallery

Free / 01382 309060

…and 78 more dates until 8 Jan 2015

Photographic Competition

Entries from the Electric Picture House Calendar Competition.

National Trust: Biddulph Grange Garden, Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent

Mon 20 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

Tue 21 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

Wed 22 Oct

Per entry / 01782 517999

…and 3 more dates until 25 Oct

Stephen Murray: The Comedown

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

The Briggait, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 10 more dates until 1 Nov

Brick Wonders

Architectural gems in Lego, created by Warren Elsmore.

Paisley Museum & Art Gallery

Mon 20 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Tue 21 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

Wed 22 Oct

£4 (£3; Family £12) / 0300 300 1210

…and 107 more dates until 10 Feb 2015 back to top

Arabella Dorman: Before the Dawn

Subtitled An Artist's Journey through Afghanistan, these paintings and drawings of local Afghan people and British soldiers were made over a period of five years, during which the artist was sometimes an official war artist and sometimes an independent traveller.

La Galleria Pall Mall, London SW1Y

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 020 7228 9954

Thu 6 Nov

Free / 020 7228 9954

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 020 7228 9954

…and 8 more dates until 15 Nov

Freed From Desire

Desire, like an irresolute siren, enthralls us with eternal illusions. Ironically based on the 90's pop song Freed From Desire, Gallery 223 brings together a group of artists with work exploring concepts of Desire.

Gallery 223, London SE1

Wed 22 Oct

Free

Thu 23 Oct

Free

Alan Cristea Gallery, London W1S

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 020 7439 1866

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7439 1866

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7439 1866

…and 21 more dates until 15 Nov

International Model Boat Show

Marine modelling with club displays, demonstrations and suppliers.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 614101

Still Life

Still-life studies by Judy Buxton, Emma Dunbar, Arthur Neal Christine McArthur.

Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge

Fri 24 Oct

Free / 01223 295 264

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Still Life Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01223 295 264

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Still Life Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 01223 295 264

  • 11:00 – 16:00 Still Life Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
…and 11 more dates until 15 Nov back to top

Animal Art Exhibition

Images of animals.

Glass & Thompson, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Nov

Free / 0131 557 0909

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0131 557 0909

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0131 557 0909

…and 45 more dates until 24 Dec

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

Mon 20 Oct

Free

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Wed 22 Oct

Free

…and 74 more dates until 16 Jan 2015

Christopher Knox: Stormlight

In his first solo exhibition at the Hop, this landscape artist and printmaker exhibits new work that includes drawings, intaglio prints and photo gravures.

Hop Gallery, Lewes

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 07740 424949

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 07740 424949

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 07740 424949

…and 4 more dates until 26 Oct

David Hammons

3 October 2014 - 3 January 2015

White Cube At Mason's Yard, London SW1Y

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 10:00 – 18:00 David Hammons White Cube At Mason's Yard, London

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 10:00 – 18:00 David Hammons White Cube At Mason's Yard, London

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 020 7930 5373

  • 10:00 – 18:00 David Hammons White Cube At Mason's Yard, London
…and 52 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Fredun Shapur

Works in various media.

Kemistry Gallery, London EC2A

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 020 7729 3636

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 020 7729 3636

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 020 7729 3636

…and 21 more dates until 15 Nov back to top

FUEL Present: Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files

Photos of Russian prisoner tattoos – nearly 1000 of them – taken in the late 20th century by Arkady Bronnikov.

Camilla Grimaldi, London W1S

Mon 17 Nov

Free / 020 7493 5721

Tue 18 Nov

Free / 020 7493 5721

Wed 19 Nov

Free / 020 7493 5721

…and 2 more dates until 21 Nov

Gem: Contemporary Jewellery and Gemstones from Afghanistan and the UK

Jewellery from Kabul-based craft and design organisation Turquoise Mountain, alongside contemporary jewellery by Melanie Eddy, Vicki Sarge and Pippa Small.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 15 more dates until 8 Nov

George Rowlett Gardens And Flowers, Paintings 2014

Rowlett's flower paintings harvested from his Kentish home. Sensual impasto evocations of glowing, full bloom that express the wonder and verve of the artist's garden encounters. A lustrous celebration of both flowers and the materiality of paint.

Art Space Gallery (Michael Richardson Contemporary Art), London N1

Fri 31 Oct

Free / 020 7359 7002

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 020 7359 7002

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 020 7359 7002

…and 18 more dates until 28 Nov

Gregor Wright: Dinosaur Expert I'm Feeling Lucky

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

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 9 more dates until 2 Nov

John Brown: Centro Habana

Paintings inspired by the artist's travels in Cuba.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

…and 6 more dates until 29 Oct back to top

John Bulmer: The North & Wind Of Change

Images from The North and Wind of Change, two collections by photographer and film-maker John Bulmer.

White Cloth Gallery, Leeds

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 01132 181 923

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 01132 181 923

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 01132 181 923

…and 33 more dates until 24 Nov

Junko Mizuno

An exhibition of the contemporary artist's works in a range of media.

Atomica Gallery, London WC2H

Tue 21 Oct

Free

Multiplied Art Fair

The UK's only art fair dedicated to the contemporary arts, showcasing artists' exhibitions, various talks and presentations, workshops and a chance to buy art.

Christie's, London SW7

Mon 20 Oct

Prices vary / 020 7930 6074

Nigel Johnson: A.E.S.O.P. (An Enhanced Sense Of Place)

Interactive installation displaying messages drawn from a real-time RSS feed.

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Mon 20 Oct

Matthew Gallery

Free / 01382 345330

Tue 21 Oct

Matthew Gallery

Free / 01382 345330

Wed 22 Oct

Matthew Gallery

Free / 01382 345330

…and 19 more dates until 13 Nov

Plastica

'Plastica' is a project is based on Rain Wu's concept of a new city borough made entirely of its own recycled plastic. James Stopforth has developed Wu's ideas by building sets animated by characters who might live in this fictional synthetic world.

Red Bull Studios, London SE1

Mon 20 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Plastica Red Bull Studios, London

Tue 21 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Plastica Red Bull Studios, London

Wed 22 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00 Plastica Red Bull Studios, London
…and 9 more dates until 31 Oct back to top