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Jake and Dinos Chapman: In the Realm of the Unmentionable

A major exhibition of new work by Jake and Dinos Chapman, whose provocative and confrontational art continues to shock and awe.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Sat 25 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

Sun 26 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

Tue 28 Oct

£8 (£5.50; Children £3.50; Family £20; Members £4) / 01424 728377

…and 61 more dates until 7 Jan 2015

Parallax Art Fair

The biggest Parallax Art Fair yet.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7254 4054

Stephen Murray: The Comedown

Glasgow-based sculptor Stephen Murray builds a velodrome as a response to the Commonwealth Games.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 553 5890

…and 5 more dates until 1 Nov

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

Sat 25 Oct

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

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 26 Oct

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

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 27 Oct

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

Note: some content may not be suitable for under 16s. Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 118 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Nick Cave: Chasing the Myth

Images of Nick Cave in an exhibition to mark the film 20,000 Days on Earth, including stills by Amelia Troubridge and photos by David Corio, Andrew Whitton and Steve Double.

Proud Camden, London NW1

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0207 482 3867

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

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

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

…and 3 more dates until 31 Oct

La Vague Francaise: New Art from France

New work by three French artists who all draw on street art for inspiration: Mathieu Bernard Martin, So Fu and Tehos.

Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 556 8379

…and 17 more dates until 16 Nov

Rhythms of Land and Sea

Pictures and objects celebrating Orkney, to mark the 30th anniversary of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham's trip to the islands. Featured artists include Barns-Graham herself, Stanley Cursiter, Fiaz Elson, Grace Girvan, Diana Leslie, Peter McLaren, Frances Priest, Fred Schley, Edward Teasdale, Frances Walker, James & Tilla…

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 558 1200

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

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 430 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Sharmanka's kinetic sculptures come to life with a magical music and light show to accompany the mechanical wonder. Buy a ticket for a long or short performance, or view the sculptures at rest in the gallery at any other time. Ages 5+.

Trongate 103, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0141 552 7080

…and 37 more dates until 19 Dec

City Observatory Installation

Installation by the Institute of Future Cities, showing how city data helps us to understand urban centres, and to plan better cities for the future. (Tip: if you want to avoid traffic deadlock, don't build all your high-density housing on the outskirts.)

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 54 more dates until 20 Dec

Damien Hirst - Iconoclasm

The highly influential, Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist presents a new work which seeks to question contemporary belief systems.

Rise Gallery, Croydon

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

Wed 29 Oct

Free

…and 18 more dates until 22 Nov

The King's Peace: Realism and War

Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace.

Stills, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

Totteridge Fireworks Night

North London's spectacular bonfire and fireworks to music on Friday 7th November 2014.

Totteridge Millhillians Cricket Club, London N20

Fri 7 Nov

£5–£7 / 020 8445 5331

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Daren Callow V Nazi Robots At The Kitchen Window Gallery

Daren Callow v Nazi Robots is the next show in The Kitchen Window Gallery, the newest and smallest gallery - measuring just 129 x 105 x 25 cm - in South London. Aged 7, Callow commenced writing a story he has been obsessed with since.

The Kitchen Window Gallery, London SE14

Sun 26 Oct

Free

Sun 2 Nov

Free

Sun 9 Nov

Free

…and 2 more dates until 23 Nov

Galloway Antiques Fair

Antique and fine art dealers display items for sale, including furniture, porcelain, glass, silver, jewellery, mirrors, sculpture, oriental rugs and carpets.

Hatfield House

Sat 25 Oct

Phone for prices / 01707 287010

Sun 26 Oct

Phone for prices / 01707 287010

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Mon 27 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

…and 3 more dates until 31 Oct

Easel Sketching in the Gallery

If you feel inspired enough by the masterpieces in the gallery to try your hand at a bit of sketching, come along for a session led by artist Damian Callan. There's a different subject each month, and sometimes a live model.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Glasgow Ancient and Modern

Eighteenth and 19th century paintings and prints of Glasgow scenes, together with photographs by Robin Johnston.

The Hidden Lane Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 07760 669011

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 07760 669011

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 07760 669011

…and 9 more dates until 11 Nov back to top

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

Jeremy Deller

Work from the English artist, whose English Magic installation was one of the hits of the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 248 3711

Selected

A Christmas selling exhibition of work by 27 Scotland-based makers, the perfect opportunity to pick up some unique gifts.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30 Selected Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
…and 16 more dates until 20 Dec

Vaults Of Terror

TV Horror comes to life through drawing, screen printing and sculpture this Halloween. 21 Artists pay homage to small screen terror through screen printing, drawing and sculpture whilst The Vaults are themselves become a ghastly wonderland.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 020 7401 9603

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 020 7401 9603

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 020 7401 9603

…and 3 more dates until 1 Nov

Walter Waygood

An exhibition in two parts, featuring the work of acclaimed Welsh photographer Walter Waygood. Comprising 'The Merthyr Photographs' and 'Santa Claus: The Photographs', this is an intriguing blend of realism and humour.

Red House, Merthyr Tydfil

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01685 384 111

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 01685 384 111

Tue 28 Oct

Free / 01685 384 111

…and 55 more dates until 31 Dec back to top