Before 5pm, Visual art

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Adrian Wiszniewski RSA HonFRIAS HRSW

Paintings, drawings and prints by the Glasgow artist, coinciding with the publication of a monograph on his work by Alex Kidson.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Who 1966: Colin Jones

A unique series of photographs of the Who in the early days of their career, intimate images of them shopping, sleeping, rehearsing on the telephone, shaving, by Colin Jones. The Who 1966 is timed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Who

Lucy Bell Gallery, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01424 434828

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01424 434828

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01424 434828

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 12 more dates until 10 May

Lucy Clout, Kate Cooper, Anne Haaning and Marianna Simnett: What Will They See Of Me?

Video works by the four shortlisted moving-image artists responding to the curatorial brief 'What Will They See Of Me?'

CCA, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Jerwood Space, London SE1

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 02076 540171

Closed bank holidays

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 02076 540171

Closed bank holidays

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 02076 540171

Closed bank holidays

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 27 Apr

Perspective: ECA Photography Degree Show

Work by third-year photography students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7101

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7101

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 25 Apr

Reformation to Revolution

A major exhibition covering the transformation of Scotland from an independent nation ruled by Catholic monarchs in the beginning of the 16th century, to a part of the Union with Protestant England at the end of the 17th. Among the portraits included are Adrian Vanson's brilliant depiction of the then James VI of Scotland…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 983 more dates until 31 Dec 2016 back to top

Lookout, It's Saturday Playhouse: Workshop (Ages 5-11)

Art activities for young artists and their families including drawing, print making and model making.

The Lowry, Salford

Sat 10 May

Free / 08432 086000

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 17 May

Free / 08432 086000

  • 11:00 – 12:30

Sat 24 May

Free / 08432 086000

  • 11:00 – 12:30
…and 5 more dates until 28 Jun

Roland Fraser: Found

Works made of found materials such as reclaimed wood, fashioned into regular surfaces.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 557 1020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 3 May

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 5 May

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 6 May

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 22 more dates until 31 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

Imagining Power: The Visual Culture of the Jacobite Cause

An exhibition looking at the way the Jacobites presented themselves in portraiture.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 617 more dates until 31 Dec 2015 back to top

John Byrne

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, gathering 50 key works from drawings to large-scale paintings, including iconic portraits of Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane and of course Byrne himself.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 8 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 9 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 97 more dates until 14 Sep

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

Drawings and paintings by the Victorian art critic and writer John Ruskin, who famously championed Turner and condemned Whistler. Ruskin was an outstanding draughtsman and watercolourist whose pictures illustrate many of his own books, and this show gathers together some of his finest work. The exhibition is a…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 4 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 5 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 6 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 84 more dates until 28 Sep

Khaled Hourani

The first retrospective of work by Palestinian artist, curator and art critic Khaled Hourani, who as founder and director of the International Academy of Art Palestine initiated and oversaw the Picasso in Palestine project, whereby Picasso's 1943 Buste de femme was successfully shipped from its home in Eindhoven and…

CCA, Glasgow

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 18 May

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Mon 28 Apr

Pyramid

£8 / 01925 442345

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Making History

For once, the title is neither a metaphor nor hyperbole: this is a look at the work of Sandy Stoddart, Sculptor in Ordinary to the Queen, who was commissioned by the Portrait Gallery to make a monumental figure representing History, intended to stand outside the gallery from autumn 2014.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 158 more dates until 28 Sep back to top

Nobel Structures: Celebrating Crystallography

2014 is the International Year of Crystallography, the science that examines the arrangement of atoms in solids. Who knew? Nobel Structures investigates the stories behind the ground-breaking discoveries that unravelled the structures of DNA, penicillin and insulin. Find out exactly how molecules fit together, from…

St Andrews Museum

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 01334 659380

Part of Fife Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 24 more dates until 18 May

Playing for Scotland: The Making of Modern Sport

A major exhibition examining the way sport was transformed by wider social and infrastructural changes between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 252 more dates until 31 Dec

Rachel Maclean: Happy&Glorious

New video work from the Glasgow-based artist, exploring themes thrown up by the Commonwealth Games, and featuring her Margaret Tait Award-winning exploration of British identity in the post-imperial age (featuring lots of green screen and a cheap plastic lion mask), A Whole New World.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 3 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 35 more dates until 13 Jul

Remembering the Great War

A major exhibition to mark the centenary of the outbreak of WWI. There are portraits and related works, preparatory sketches for the Scottish National War Memorial, recent images of the battlefields of the Somme and projected images of unidentified servicemen and servicewomen, as well as a focus on the contribution of…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 5 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 358 more dates until 31 Jul 2015

Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing

Contemporary art by Katie Paterson, Pablo Bronstein, Tacita Dean and Gerard Byrne sits alongside historical artefacts, including the over-stuffed Horniman Museum walrus. Well-behaved dogs on leashes allowed.

The Exchange, Penzance

Mon 21 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 22 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Wed 23 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 3 more dates until 26 Apr

Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance

Mon 21 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 22 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Wed 23 Apr

Free (donations welcome) / 01736 363715

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 3 more dates until 26 Apr back to top

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Mon 21 Apr

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5360

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 184 more dates until 24 Oct

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

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 615 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

Too few Scots are aware that Scotland has its own Enlightenment, and a hugely influential one at that, with a world-class philosopher in David Hume, an equally heavy-hitting economist in Adam Smith, an outstanding painter in Allan Ramsay, plus less well-known intellectual giants like Hutcheson, Ferguson, Reid and others.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 617 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Rachel Maclean

Work by the protean Glasgow artist who has lately specialised in day-glo explosions of historical kitsch.

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 1 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 3 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 35 more dates until 13 Jul

The University of Aberdeen May Festival

Aberdeen University's May Festival features music, film, literature and food-related events for the whole family.

University Of Aberdeen

Fri 9 May

£4–£10 / 01224 273233

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 10 May

£4–£10 / 01224 273233

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 11 May

£4–£10 / 01224 273233

  • 10:00 – 22:00
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