Before 5pm, Visual art

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Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Wed 24 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 32 more dates until 31 Oct

Birgir Andrésson: The Northernmost North

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 19 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Cerith Wyn Evans

A major solo show presenting a varied body of the artist's work Serpentine Sackler Gallery and a series of screenings curated by Cerith Wyn Evans at the Gate Cinema.

Gate Picturehouse, London W11

Sat 27 Sep

£7 (£6; Members £5) / 0871 902 5731

Part 2.

  • 12:00 – 13:45

Serpentine Galleries, London W2

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 020 7402 6075

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 020 7402 6075

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 020 7402 6075

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 40 more dates until 9 Nov

Gregor Wright: Dinosaur Expert I'm Feeling Lucky

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

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 34 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

Nicola Samorí: L’Âge Mûr

Italian artist who deliberately defaces his own paintings.

Rosenfeld Porcini, London W1T

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 020 7637 1133

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 020 7637 1133

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free / 020 7637 1133

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 27 more dates until 20 Nov

SEEP II: Mirrors & Mires

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

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

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

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 14:00 – 20:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Sep

Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools 1966–2012

A showing of some of the elegant and enigmatic instruments designed by avant-garde US musician Tony Conrad, one of the most inventive and seminal musicians of the mid-20th century.

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 16:30
…and 315 more dates until 31 Oct 2015

Adult Art Afternoons

Free classes to help you unleash your inner art beast. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 287 3050

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 9 more dates until 7 Dec

Beagles and Ramsay: Ventriloquist Dummies Double Self-portrait

Installation involving ventriloquist dummies, returning after their initial appearance in Beagles and Ramsay's hilarious and unsettling video New Meat at GoMA's Hertie Querty group show in 2011.

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0788

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0788

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0788

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 28 Sep back to top

Black Cube Collective Annual Show

Annual show by the art collective.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 22:00
…and 12 more dates until 5 Oct

Caroline McNairn: Dreaming of Heroic Days

The result of the late artist's year spent painting in Russian and the Ukraine, this exhibition looks at cultural interchange and also features visual love poems.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep

Towneley Hall Museum And Art Gallery, Burnley

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 01282 424213

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 01282 424213

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 01282 424213

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 01282 424213

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Damian Shields: Scotland Through the Keyhole

Work by landscape photographer Damian Shields.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Danie Mellor: Primordial – SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

Work by the acclaimed contemporary Australian artist, whose work is informed by a deep knowledge of art history and a willingness to engage with issue related to his own indigenous and European heritage.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 61 more dates until 23 Nov 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

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 29 Sep

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

  • 4 stars

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

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 4 more dates until 28 Sep

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 26 more dates until 19 Oct

John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

A 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 himself.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 19 Oct

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

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep back to top

London Biennale of Art 2015

London Biennale of Art is an exhibition of contemporary art that will take place in the historic building Old Town Hall, in Chelsea. There will be 140 artists representing approximately 40 nations,from paintings to sculptures and drawings.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 21 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Free / 020 7254 4054

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

New Cultural Space For London To Launch In Greenwich Peninsula

Simon Heijdens wins first commission for September launch.

Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration Ltd, London SE10

Sun 21 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 87 more dates until 19 Dec

no strangers | ancient wisdom in a modern world

Exhibition looking at the plight of indigenous people around the world and celebrating the 7000 different languages used on the planet.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

John Hope Gateway

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 10:00 – 17:45

Urban/Suburban

A view of architecture and the built environment in recent Scottish art, featuring work by Nathan Coley, Graham Fagan, Carol Rhodes, Toby Paterson, Christine Borland and others.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 19 Oct

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 23 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 54 more dates until 16 Nov back to top