Before 5pm, Visual art

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Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 30 Dec

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 31 Dec

IT gallery

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 32 more dates until 1 Feb 2015

Cockburn Street Cinema

Stills' open air cinema has become something of a festive tradition in recent years. Artists' films and video works are beamed out into Cockburn Street from the outer window of the gallery - this year it's the turn of Rob Kennedy, with A dyslexic man walks into a bra … and Happy the believers.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 622 6200

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 622 6200

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0131 622 6200

…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

BP Portrait Award 2014

In its 25th year of being sponsored by BP, the Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious showcases for international portrait painting.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

0131 624 6200

Tue 30 Dec

0131 624 6200

Wed 31 Dec

0131 624 6200

…and 102 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Tue 30 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Wed 31 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 110 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Julie Verhoeven: Whiskers Between My Legs

The artist and designer creates an immersive installation in the Fox Reading Room that explores concepts of femininity and representations in popular culture, both past and present.

ICA, London SW1Y

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 7930 3647

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 7930 3647

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 020 7930 3647

…and 16 more dates until 18 Jan 2015 back to top

Dancing Away Photography By Mikhail Baryshnikov

The first UK exhibition of the photography of the world famous dancer, actor and accomplished photographer, providing a visual representation of the artist's very personal interpretation of dance and performance.

Contini Art UK, London W1S

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 7495 5101

…and 32 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Idris Murphy and Paul Martin: Edgelands

Non-figurative work inspired by landscape, specifically the landscape of Australia, as well as that of Scotland.

Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 07532 171842

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 07532 171842

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 07532 171842

…and 17 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Pipilotti Rist: Worry Will Vanish

Exhibition of work by the contemporary artist.

Hauser & Wirth, London W1S

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 7287 2300

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 020 7287 2300

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7287 2300

…and 7 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Skinhead - An Archive

Ditto and The Mott Collection are proud to announce the launch of a landmark new publication and exhibition, exploring Skinhead culture. The publication is designed by Jamie Reid and published by Ditto, with printed material curated by Toby Mott.

Ditto Press, London N1

Mon 29 Dec

Free

Tue 30 Dec

Free

Wed 31 Dec

Free

…and 13 more dates until 15 Jan 2015

Beyond The Bounds: Inn Focus Group

Exhibition of photography featuring the work of Andy Wilson, Coltrane Koh, Gerwyn Williams, Ian Munro, Nick Walton, Phil Morgan and Tom Dee.

Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Free / 029 2087 7959

Tue 17 Feb 2015

Free / 029 2087 7959

Wed 18 Feb 2015

Free / 029 2087 7959

…and 4 more dates until 22 Feb 2015 back to top

Nick Berkeley: The Wild Ones: The Official Suede Exhibition

A selection of limited edition prints of the 1990s Brit pop group, taken from their Spring 1993 concert at the Brixton Academy.

The Strand Gallery, London WC2N

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7839 4942

Generation Tours at Modern One

Free, discussion-led tours of the Generation exhibition. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6410

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 29 Dec

£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 30 Dec

£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 31 Dec

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

…and 51 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 143 more dates until 25 May 2015

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 020 8332 5655

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 020 8332 5655

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 020 8332 5655

…and 33 more dates until 1 Feb 2015 back to top

Chloe Dewe Matthews: Shot at Dawn

Gripping new work from English photographer, who travelled around northern France and Belgium photographing the exact locations where WW I soldiers were executed by their own sides for cowardice and desertion.

Stills, Edinburgh

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 6200

Tue 6 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 6200

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 622 6200

…and 18 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Tate Modern, London SE1

Sun 28 Dec

£13.10–£14.50 (£11.30–£12.50; under 12s free) / 020 7887 8888

Part of Conflict, Time & Photography.

Mon 29 Dec

£13.10–£14.50 (£11.30–£12.50; under 12s free) / 020 7887 8888

Part of Conflict, Time & Photography.

Tue 30 Dec

£13.10–£14.50 (£11.30–£12.50; under 12s free) / 020 7887 8888

Part of Conflict, Time & Photography.

…and 105 more dates until 14 Apr 2015

Chris Bracey: Gods Own Junkyard

At London's newest art gallery space. Based on London's Brewer Street the partnership with Lights of Soho, a new gallery space dedicated to light art aims to honour Chris Bracey's extensive work in the area.

Lights Of Soho, London W1F

Sun 28 Dec

Free

Mon 29 Dec

Free

Tue 30 Dec

Free

…and 19 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Christmas Exhibition

Painting and sculpture from gallery artists.

scotlandart.com, Glasgow

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0141 221 4502

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0141 221 4502

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 221 4502

…and 16 more dates until 20 Jan 2015

George Wyllie: Keeping the Balance

Work by the late artist, calling for a more harmonious relationship between people and the planet.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0131 560 1581

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 560 1581

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 29 more dates until 30 Jan 2015

MC Escher

The Dutch artist MC Escher produced some of the most fascinating and eye-twisting images in 20th century art, informed by his profound intuitive understanding of mathematics and a razor-sharp technique. Referenced by everyone from science writer Douglas Hofstadter to Family Guy, he's still little-known to the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Jun 2015

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Jun 2015

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh
…and 90 more dates until 27 Sep 2015 back to top

Nathan Sawaya: Art Of The Brick

A major touring exhibition by the American artist, which features over 75 sculptures created out of LEGO bricks.

The Old Truman Brewery, London E1

Sun 28 Dec

The Loading Bay Gallery

£16.50; £14.50 (£13; £13; Children £9.50; Children £9.50; £47; £47) / 020 7770 6100

Mon 29 Dec

The Loading Bay Gallery

£16.50; £14.50 (£13; £13; Children £9.50; Children £9.50; £47; £47) / 020 7770 6100

Tue 30 Dec

The Loading Bay Gallery

£16.50; £14.50 (£13; £13; Children £9.50; Children £9.50; £47; £47) / 020 7770 6100

…and 31 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

Perception

Work by 40 Iranian artists (and also non-Iranian artists inspired by Iran), selected from an open call, on the theme of Perception.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Perception Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Perception Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 10 Feb 2015

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00 Perception Summerhall, Edinburgh
…and 6 more dates until 16 Feb 2015

Picturing Conflict: Art of the First World War

WWI was, at the time, the most horrific conflict in global history, which is perhaps why it yielded such a memorable cultural heritage. This exhibition features images of the war from Eric Robertson, David Young Cameron and Sir John Lavery.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0131 529 3993

Tue 30 Dec

Free / 0131 529 3993

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0131 529 3993

…and 16 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Royton Art Society

Organised by Rochdale Countryside Service.

Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre, Littleborough

Tue 3 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 373 421

Wed 4 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 373 421

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Free / 01706 373 421

…and 25 more dates until 2 Mar 2015

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 14 Feb 2015

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

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