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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

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 42 more dates until 13 Sep

Kunydiamond: The Beauty Is in Your Head

Exploration of visual perception through macro photography from Kunydiamond (aka Sara Mendez).

The Outhouse, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 6668

  • 17:00 – 00:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Jul

Anne Redpath: 10 Pictures

Images by the late member of the Edinburgh School.

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 11:00 – 14:00

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00

LeTour Yorkshire Journey

"Le Tour" - A Yorkshire Journey Exhibition.

Blue Tree Gallery, York

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01904 620 660

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01904 620 660

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01904 620 660

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 30 more dates until 25 Aug

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 55 more dates until 28 Sep

Millfield 25th Summer Show

Works in a variety of media.

Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01458 442291

  • 09:30 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 9 Aug

The Age of Improvement

Portraits from the century of Scotland's great transformation, 1750–1850, including Nasmyth's deliberately and stylishly unfinished picture of Robert Burns, Danloux's all-action portrait of Admiral Duncan keeping a cool head in the middle of a sea battle, Raeburn's picture of Walter Scott as king of the hill, before…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 523 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

The Debatable Land by Peter Sacks

View The Debatable Land, a painting of, and for, the nation by painter-poet Peter Sacks that was commissioned by Beyond Borders Scotland for September’s independence referendum. The work aims to excavate Scotland’s past and explore Scottish identity and the exhibition shows how the Harvard English Professor constructed…

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 26 Jul

Included in admission / 01896 830323

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Included in admission / 01896 830323

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 Jul

Included in admission / 01896 830323

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 69 more dates until 5 Oct

Edinburgh Jews

University of Edinburgh Situated in what was the heart of Edinburgh’s once thriving Jewish community, this free exhibition reveals for the first time the little known history of Jews in Edinburgh. Detailed research has discovered stories of immigration, world wars, local conflict and daily life interpreted through…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Marie-Michelle Deschamps: Don't trip over the wire!

New work by French-Canadian artist who uses industrial materials, influenced in part by the extraordinary writings of American schizophrenic Louis Wolfson.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 29 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Generation.

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

MASH

'Meaningful interesting contemporary relevant thought-provoking challenging powerful ground-breaking the stuff of dreams' art, according to the organisers. Featuring works by Darren Nisbet, Ewan Johnston, Liam Walker, Stephen Kernaghan and John Brown.

Space Club, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Jul

Free

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

  • 13:00 – 18:00

Architects Of Air: Pentalum

An immersive sculptural installation celebrating geometry, inspired by modern and traditional architecture.

thecentre:mk, Milton Keynes

Thu 24 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

£4 (Children £3 under 16s; £12)

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Art On Scotland

A new arts venture showcasing the work of artists living in Scotland. Creative professionals exhibit work and perform live art demonstrations alongside arts charities promoting their work, live music and street theatre. The events aims to allow exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to meet, trade ideas, make…

Various venues: Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Wed 23 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Thu 24 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free

Art On The Street

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 3 Aug

BANKSY: The Unauthorised Retrospective, Curated by Steve Lazarides

One of the largest shows ever staged of Banksy's work. Curated by Steve Lazarides, Banksy's wingman & agent through the key early years, Sotheby's unauthorised S2 show will showcase over 70 works, many of which have never been seen before.

Sotheby's, London W1S

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 7293 5000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 7293 5000

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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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.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 63 more dates until 18 Oct

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Major contemporary Scottish artists have contributed work to a show in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Plus, there's a raffle and limited-edition prints.

Bonhams, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 15 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2266

  • 10:00 – 16:00

In Our Paradise…

Recent photography by a number of artists from Ukraine, including Oleksandr Babk, Victor Marushechenko and Anna Voltenko, celebrating the 200th birthday of the Ukrainian poet, Tara Shevchenko.

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 020 7811 3070

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 2 Aug

Inspired By Belton: Lincoln University Knit Project Exhibition In The Stables

Designs by fashion students inspired by Belton's nature and art, featuring sketchbooks and finished garments.

National Trust: Belton House, Grantham

Thu 24 Jul

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free, plus admission £11.60, child £7.50, family £31.60 / 01476 566116

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 43 more dates until 7 Sep

John Myatt: Fake

Reformed forger John Myatt presents an exhibition of his impressive forgery skills, creating original paintings after the styles of Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh and other masters.

Castle Fine Art, London W1J

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 020 3588 0011

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Trelissick Gallery Summer Exhibition

Contemporary paintings, prints and sculpture.

National Trust: Trelissick Garden, Feock, Truro

Thu 24 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.60, child £4.30, family £12.95 & £21.50, car park charge applies / 01872 862090

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Fri 25 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.60, child £4.30, family £12.95 & £21.50, car park charge applies / 01872 862090

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 26 Jul

Free, plus admission £8.60, child £4.30, family £12.95 & £21.50, car park charge applies / 01872 862090

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 64 more dates until 28 Sep

Vintage Glasgow

Hemingway Design bring their Vintage Festival format to Glasgow, featuring music, fashion, film, design and dance that celebrates British creativity from the 1920s to 1980s. In the evening time, things get fancy dress with Vintage Nightclubs themed Soul Casino on Saturday and the Torch Club on Sunday.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 27 Jul

From £15 / 0844 395 4000

The Vintage Makeover Salon sets up shop this year in the historic Merchant Square. After a sell-out in 2013 they are back with a team of 30 experts to help festival-goers capture the look of their favourite vintage era. For those lucky enough to be heading to the club events, or those who simply fancy seeing what they would have looked like if they had been born in a different era, can choose decade specific makeovers at the Vintage Hair and Beauty Salon. Booking essential.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 26 Jul

£15 (inc brunch) / 0844 395 4000

1920s-style Charleston Brunch with gramophone DJ Lord Holyrude and dance teachers form the Fly Right Dance Co.

£15 / 0844 395 4000

Let it Rock! a 50s rock'n'roll, rockabilly and R&B bop and jive club with live music from Miss Mary & The Mr Rights and The Fretones plys DJs Keb Darge, Tojo and Snowboy.

Alison Watt: Paintings 1986–2014

A major retrospective of the Greenock-born painter's work, from her early self-portraits and images of the human form to her more recent paintings of fabric that evoke the body without depicting it.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Thu 24 Jul

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Jul

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 55 more dates until 28 Sep

Art Rave

Art and Music Festival.

The Bond, Birmingham

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, mosaic and printmaking. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios. Two-day event. The studios are located in…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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