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3 Solo Shows Revised

Three exhibitions presenting great contrast in terms of glass making technique, artistic approach and cultural influence from The De La Torre Brothers, Richard Meitner and Petr Stanicky.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Sat 17 May

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 18 May

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 19 May

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 14 Jun

The Arctic Circle: Chris Blade

New photographic work by Chris Blade

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Art Cart Adventures

Create badges and coloured spectacles in response to the exhibitions on show.

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Sat 31 May

Free / 01382 909900

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Jason Taylor: Everyday Objects

Contemporary designs and mixed-media assemblages resulting from the artist's self-imposed task of altering existing objects every day for a year.

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Wed 11 Jun

Free / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 12 Jun

Free / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 13 Jun

Free / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 10 Aug

Andrea Fraser: Projection

A video installation by the Los Angeles-based artist, based on transcripts of psychotherapy sessions.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Level 2: Room 3

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Level 2: Room 3

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Level 2: Room 3

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 127 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Artist Rooms: Dan Flavin

Sculptural monuments by the American artist, who dedicated many of his works to philosophers, collectors, dealers and other artists.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Burrell for Blokes

Practical, hands-on art workshops aimed at older men. All tools and materials provided. Booking is essential.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

This session takes inspiration from the Ming vase exhibition, with the chance to create a ceramic vase.

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 29 Apr

Phone for prices / 01792 863722

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Curator's Favourites

Regular talks on museum staff's favourite objects from the collection.

Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 0141 287 2550

Today: Medieval spurs in Sir William's Collection.

  • 12:30 – 13:00

Jeffrey Sarmiento: Constructions

A mid-career solo exhibition of new work by the artist, featuring sculptures utilising glassmaking technologies both ancient and modern to express the complexities that underpin cultural identity.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 40 more dates until 5 Jun back to top

The Mechanics Of Optometry: Exhibition

Explore the weird and wonderful world ofoptometry over the decades

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 16 more dates until 12 May

Museums at Night

For one night only National Glass Centre, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art will be open late with a range of fun activities for all the family.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Sat 17 May

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 22:00

The Return

Exploring the metamorphic relationship between representation and abstraction, the show presents a dynamic selection of paintings which aim to stretch viewers' perception of everyday appearance.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Mon 5 May

Free / 02082 371111

  • 08:30 – 23:00

Tue 6 May

Free / 02082 371111

  • 08:30 – 23:00

Wed 7 May

Free / 02082 371111

  • 08:30 – 23:00
…and 24 more dates until 31 May

Polish Film Festival Exhibition

Film posters by the great post-WWII Polish graphic designer Henryk Tomaszewski, whose centenary is celebrated this year and who revolutionised postwar graphic design with his iconic posters for films, theatre productions and other cultural events.

Riverside Studios, London W6

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 02082 371111

  • 08:30 – 23:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 02082 371111

  • 08:30 – 23:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 02082 371111

  • 10:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 3 May

Barrow Society Of Artists

Contemporary still-life and landscape paintings.

The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

Tue 20 May

Free / 01229 820000

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Wed 21 May

Free / 01229 820000

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Thu 22 May

Free / 01229 820000

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Fri 23 May

Free / 01229 820000

  • 11:00 – 16:00
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Claude Closky: Going around in Circles

French conceptualist Closky has been acclaimed for his deadpan sense of humour; an early work, The first thousand numbers classified in alphabetical order, is exactly what it sounds like, starting 'Eight, eight hundred, eight hundred and eight [ …]' and ending ten pages later with 'two hundred and two'. In this…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

Dan Klein And Alan J Poole Collection

On loan to National Glass Centre from National Museums Scotland, this exhibition showcases74 pieces by 54 different artists from the DanKlein and Alan J. Poole Collection

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Tue 1 Jul

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 2 Jul

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 3 Jul

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 59 more dates until 31 Aug

Gabriele Beveridge, Paul Cowan, Michael Krebber, Landon Metz and Jesse Moretti: La Chose Encadrée

Work focusing on the notion of the frame (the title means 'the framed thing') and exploring the frame as a playing field. Curated by Camille le Houezec and Joey Villemont.

SWG3, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

0141 357 7246

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 25 Apr

0141 357 7246

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

0141 357 7246

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Graciela Iturbide

Contemporary photographic prints by the Mexican artist.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 15 more dates until 11 May

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

More than a hundred coloured cut-out paintings made between 1943 and 1954 by the celebrated French artist and graphic designer.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 134 more dates until 7 Sep back to top

Miyako Ishiuchi

Photographs exploring the passing of time and the shifting physical and cultural landscape of the artist's native Japan.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 15 more dates until 11 May

Richard Hamilton

A major retrospective of paintings, prints and collages by the established British Pop-artist.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Thu 24 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 020 7887 8888

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 30 more dates until 26 May

Sew Happy: Hope & Elvis: Workshop

Learn how to use a sewing machine, develop hand sewing skills and take a chance to work on your own project.

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Tue 3 Jun

£40 / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Tue 8 Jul

£40 / 01909 501700

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Spectacles: The Oliver Goldsmith Collection

Spectacles as worn by the likes of Grace Kelly, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Audrey Hepburn.

National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0191 515 5555

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 8 more dates until 4 May

Spring Exhibition

Work by club members.

The Glasgow Art Club

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 2 May back to top