Before 5pm, Visual art

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The Ark a Project by Bear Cub Gallery

Art on a theme of conservation.

Crypt On The Green, St James', London EC1R

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Learn to Lino Print with Doris Does Doodles

An introductory workshop in lino printing.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

£15 includes all materials / 0141 212 8810

  • 12:00 – 14:00

Modern Toss: A Decade in the Sh*thouse

Britain's premier cult cartoonists and animators Modern Toss bring their unique brand of stylishly cack-handed drawing and precision satire to Forge & Co for a celebration of ten years at the forefront of the groundbreaking shit scribbling business.

Forge & Co, London E1

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7729 0007

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7729 0007

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 7729 0007

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 15 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

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 19 Oct

The Ark: Exhibition

International artists of Urban and Contemporary art produce 2 unique pieces of 1 'endangered' animal to be displayed 2 by 2 aboard 'The Ark'. This is not your usual art exhibition and its certainly not one you'll want to miss.

Crypt On The Green, St James', London EC1R

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00
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Joshua Payne: Out of Body

An immersive psychedelic experience (but without drugs); visitors wear special visors and headphones, and explore the space in this journey through the interior of the mind. Not suitable for sufferers from motion sickness.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 16:00 – 21:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 352 4900

Intimate performance experience with limited capacity; visitors are admitted every 30 minutes. Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 14:00 – 21:00

American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Fri 3 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sat 4 Oct

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 15 more dates until 19 Oct

Opening of Hauser and Wirth Somerset

New gallery and art centre opens with exhibition by Phyllida Barlow.

Durslade Farm, Bruton

Tue 7 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 14 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 21 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 28 Oct

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Airdrie Boys

Paintings by Dan Ferguson and John Cunningham.

RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 18 more dates until 1 Nov

Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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Constanza Dessain: Rock, Paper, Scissors

Drawings from artist inspired by the structures of the natural world.

London Morgan, SW7

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0207 244 7323

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0207 244 7323

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0207 244 7323

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 27 more dates until 31 Oct

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Rose Hilton: Giving Life To Painting

A major new exhibition of Kent-born painter Rose Hilton including over 25 canvases including landscapes, still-lifes, interiors and nudes, and also key early works such as the poignant Roger's Room, depicting her late husband, artist Roger Hilton.

University Of Kent, Canterbury

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 54 more dates until 19 Dec

Commercial Street - Street Art Group Show

Lollipop Gallery is a new East End space dedicated to the here and now in the art scene. We never want to tell people why they should like art; rather we want to showcase art people will love. This show highlights the strength of the urban art scene.

Lollipop Gallery, London E1

Thu 2 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 16 more dates until 23 Oct

John Harbinson & Stephen Wright: Myths, Legends & Icons

Paintings, drawings and digital works depicting musical heroes, mythical characters and Ulster folklore.

Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 028 9181 0803

  • 09:00 – 16:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 028 9181 0803

  • 09:00 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 028 9181 0803

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Glass Jewellery Workshop

Learn how to make glass jewellery, from cutting to fusing, with Kimberley Armstrong. Weekday classes are also available, upon request.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 4 Oct

£35 / 07738 511490

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sun 5 Oct

£35 / 07738 511490

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Sat 11 Oct

£35 / 07738 511490

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 15 more dates until 30 Nov

Hungry Childhoods

HUNGRY CHILDHOODS is an exhibition of artwork created by children and young people experiencing chronic hunger and food insecurity. Children's charity Kids Company and baby food brand collaborate to bring you this unique showcase of beautiful art.

Kids Company, London SE1

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 09:00 – 18:00

International Model Boat Show

Marine modelling with club displays, demonstrations and suppliers.

Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa

Fri 7 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01926 614101

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Paula Rego: The Last King Of Portugal And Other Stories

A solo exhibition featuring recent watercolours and pastels, exploring the folklore, fiction and royalty of the artist's home country of Portugal.

Marlborough Fine Art, London W1S

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 7629 5161

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 18 more dates until 25 Oct

RSA Architecture Open 2014

The RSA takes the temperature of recent Scottish architecture and design work, in this show with exhibits submitted by practices all over the country.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 225 6671

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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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

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 43 more dates until 16 Nov

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 2 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 452 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Alchemy Exhibition

Rugby-based Artist group ALCHEMY present their first ever exhibition, also called ALCHEMY.

Rugby Art Gallery And Museum

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01788 533201

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 01788 533201

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 01788 533201

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 16 Oct

Alison Auldjo

New work from the painter and gallery owner.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7707

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7707

  • 10:30 – 18:00

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0131 556 7707

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 29 more dates until 3 Nov

Assembly

CCW Alumni Show 2014.

Chelsea College Of Art And Design, London SW1P

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7514 7751

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7514 7751

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 020 7514 7751

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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