Before 5pm, Visual art

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Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 57 more dates until 31 Oct

Derek Anderson: Into the Wynd

Images of the residents of Cables Wynd House in Leith.

Leith Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Sep

Life as a Cheap Suitcase (Pandrogeny & A Search for a Unified Identity)

  • 4 stars

Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge's first British exhibition in 11 years is as avant-garde and shocking as expected, featuring attacks on nuclear families, Big Society and the royals.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 26 Sep

Where Do I End and You Begin

  • 4 stars

A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries and investigating the ideas and myths underpinning the notion of 'commonwealth' itself.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 38 more dates until 19 Oct

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

Visual art, poetry, performance and hair-cutting in this multi-disciplinary event.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Sep

Pay what you can

Guided tour for blind visitors.

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

£4–£5

Writing and performance workshop with Andra Simons

  • 13:00 – 16:30

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 29 Sep back to top

Inner City Ooz

Inner City Ooz is the first exhibition of music, visual art and performances by Jack & Archy Marshall aka Mistr Gone and King Krule that highlights their artistic partnership and marks their arrival as a new voice in the world of contemporary art.

Display, London EC1A

Fri 5 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 10 more dates until 26 Sep

American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 3 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Thu 4 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 45 more dates until 19 Oct

Blooming Marvellous

A knitted garden created by 2,500 knitters and crocheters from Dorset in collaboration with artist Pauline Stanley.

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 2 Sep

Apthorp Gallery

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 3 Sep

Apthorp Gallery

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Thu 4 Sep

Apthorp Gallery

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 45 more dates until 19 Oct

Looking at World War I

Paintings and sculpture from the collection.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 310 more dates until 12 Jul 2015 back to top

Matthew Darbyshire: Renaissance City

A new commission by the Cambridge-born artist, who playfully recreates the Victoria & Albert Museum's sculpture hall in eye-catching polycarbonate.

Stanny House Farm, Woodbridge

Sat 6 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 9 more dates until 12 Oct

William S Burroughs: Animals In The Wall

Artwork by the croak-voiced sage of Lawrence, Kansas, including film screenings, workshops and much else.

Londonewcastle Project Space, E2

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 020 7534 1888

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Ballot Scotland

Modern-day propaganda posters by some of Scotland's best graphic artists.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 00:00
…and 9 more dates until 17 Sep

Birgir Andrésson: The Northernmost North

Andrésson's work looks at Icelandic national identity and culture.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 26 Sep

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

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 59 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

Coombe Abbey Woodturners Festival Of Crafts

Local Woodturners and craft clubs on display plus demonstrations to be held in conjunction with Coventry City Council & national Heritage Days. Raising funds for air ambulance.

Coombe Country Park, Binley, Coventry

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 024 7645 3720

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Deaths And Entrances: Paintings Inspired By The Work Of Dylan Thomas

London celebrates Dylan Thomas' centenary. A celebration of the poet in London: exhibition, literary and educational events.

Coningsby Gallery, London W1T

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7478

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7478

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 020 7636 7478

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 13 Sep

DesignJunction

designjunction 18-21 September 2014, The Sorting Office WC1, showcases the very best in furniture, lighting and product design. A powerful line-up of international brands, cutting-edge labels, pop-up shops, eateries, flash factories and seminars.

The Sorting Office, London WC1A

Thu 18 Sep

£8

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 19 Sep

£8

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 20 Sep

£8

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sun 21 Sep

£8

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 14 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Emily Jacir: Reflections On The Aftermath: Lydda Airport

A film using archive footage to provide an insight into stories of Amelia Earhart and the missing Imperial Airways Hannibal plane of 1940.

Bristol Record Office

Tue 2 Sep

Balcony Gallery, First Floor

Free / 0117 922 4224

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 3 Sep

Balcony Gallery, First Floor

Free / 0117 922 4224

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Thu 4 Sep

Balcony Gallery, First Floor

Free / 0117 922 4224

  • 09:30 – 19:00
…and 78 more dates until 3 Jan 2015 back to top

The Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade

  • 4 stars

An interactive installation by the American artists, who are based in Brooklyn, New York and are prominent members of the street art scene.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 25 more dates until 29 Sep

Ladies of Leisure and Landscapes of Pleasure: American Impressionism

Damian Callan leads this three-day workshop in painting from a live model using pastels and paint. The workshop starts at Modern Two, but participants are then transported to the Scottish National Gallery.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

£90 for three days (£80) / 0131 624 6200

Please note: this course runs 8–10 Sept 2014.

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 9 Sep

£90 for three days (£80) / 0131 624 6200

Please note: this course runs 8–10 Sept 2014.

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Wed 10 Sep

£90 for three days (£80) / 0131 624 6200

Please note: this course runs 8–10 Sept 2014.

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Large Things of Different Shapes and Colours

Large neon sculptural works by Kevin Harman, Tim Sandys, Louise Gibson, Kenny Watson, Steve Earl Weber and Shane Jezowski.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 26 Sep

Maps to Memorials: MacDonald Gill

The work of illustrator, letterer, architect and mural painter, MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947) ranged in size from a postage stamp to a 200ft long mural. His career spanned the years between the start of World War I and the end of World War II - a period when advertising became accepted as an art form.

The Lettering And Commemorative Arts Trust, Lettering Arts Centre, Saxmundham

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 37 more dates until 10 Nov

Moleskine City Stories

Moleskine in collaboration with the London Graphic Centre pay homage to the rise of urban sketching with a series of workshops, exhibitions & more right in the heart of Covent Garden.

Moleskine, London WC2E

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 11:30 – 17:00
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