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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 21 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 119 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

Work by two artists with apparently little in common: Guatemalan painter and sculptor Chavajay and Glasgow-based video artist Wilcox.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 16 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Nick Berkeley: The Wild Ones: The Official Suede Exhibition

A selection of limited edition prints of the 1990s Brit pop group, taken from their Spring 1993 concert at the Brixton Academy.

The Strand Gallery, London WC2N

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

…and 4 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

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

Sat 20 Dec

£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 21 Dec

£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 58 more dates until 22 Feb 2015

Victoria Morton

Glasgow artist who incorporates her own paintings and sculptures into installations (and who is also a member of Muscles of Joy.)

The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 248 3711

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Victoria Morton The Modern Institute @ Aird's Lane, Glasgow
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Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence II

A review of the work of Alasdair Gray as seen through the prism of work by other artists, but also featuring a selection of pieces from Gray's personal archive.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Jan 2015

Bigger Than God

A group show, featuring selected bodies of work from Harry Borden, Ian Davies, Grant Fleming, Chris Floyd, Pat Pope and Graeme Robertson, all works are curated by theprintspace team.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

Mon 22 Dec

Free

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Chris Bracey: Gods Own Junkyard

At London's newest art gallery space. Based on London's Brewer Street the partnership with Lights of Soho, a new gallery space dedicated to light art aims to honour Chris Bracey's extensive work in the area.

Lights Of Soho, London W1F

Fri 19 Dec

Free

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

…and 28 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Five Artists At Christmas

A festive exhibition of local artists displaying a variety of artworks.

Oxmarket Centre Of Arts, Chichester

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 01243 779103

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01243 779103

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01243 779103

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul 2015

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

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Shaggy Dog Stories

Tom Hackett presents a new installation featuring 13 wheelbarrow based yellow silicone-rubber sculptures of dogs. The exhibition follows a series of public walks with the sculptures, during which he collected phrases and anecdotes from dog owners.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 01724 297070

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01724 297070

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 01724 297070

…and 69 more dates until 28 Mar 2015

The Two Roberts: Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun

An overview of the work of the so-called 'Two Roberts': Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun, artists, friends of Bacon and Freud, lovers and perhaps more notorious for their bohemianism and their openness about their sexuality than celebrated for their art. This show, their first major retrospective, aims to redress the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sun 21 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 152 more dates until 24 May 2015

The 'Aeolian Light'

Aeolian Light is a monolithic, immersive & interactive light installation in the heart of The Quays that visualises the wind as an illuminated, chaotic force. The free experience will sit on the Plaza from 18 December 2014 until 7 January 2015.

The Lowry Outlet Mall, Salford

Fri 19 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

Sat 20 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

Sun 21 Dec

Lowry Plaza

Free / 0161 848 1850

…and 17 more dates until 7 Jan 2015

Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry

Exhibition tracing the transposition of Victoria Crowe's 1975 painting Large Tree Group into a major new tapestry.

The Fleming Collection, London W1J

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 7042 5730

…and 39 more dates until 14 Feb 2015

Hang-Up Xmas Exhibition

HANG-UP EMBRACES THE FESTIVE FROLICS AND LAUNCHES ITS FIRST XMAS EXHIBITION 2014

Hang Up Gallery, London N16

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 020 3667 4550

…and 18 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top

Where The Heart Is Landscape

Works by Diane Mathias, who paints

Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 01646 695 267

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01646 695 267

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 01646 695 267

…and 11 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Absent Voices: Sugar Archive

A collection of work featuring everything from paintings and photography to poetry and film, reflecting on Scotland and the sugar industry. The likes of Liz Lochhead, Alan Carlisle and Alastair Cook are just some of the artists involved in the collective.

McLean Museum and Art Gallery, Greenock

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01475 715624

Alexander Millar: Working Man – The Homecoming

Twee paintings of working men and women of Glasgow, intended to pay homage to the industrial heritage of the region.

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

…and 53 more dates until 27 Feb 2015

Art Pistol Winter Show

Original artworks and prints for sale.

Art Pistol, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Christmas Crafts

Works by 60 artists for sale, including jewellery, ceramics, glassware and textiles.

National Trust: Standen, East Grinstead

Sat 20 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01342 323029

Sun 21 Dec

Free, plus admission £9.50, child £4.75, family £23.75 / 01342 323029

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DEC22: The Experience of Landscape – A Group Expo

A group exhibition exploring the different aspects of landscape painting and photography. Artists include Charles Murray Brown, Mairi Clark, Simon Morison, Sarah Robinson, Duncan Fisher and Rosemary Walker.

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

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

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 01685 384 111

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 01685 384 111

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 01685 384 111

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

3D Winter Spectacle

An exhibition of 3D lights illuminate sections of Edinburgh's famous Grassmarket in the run up to Christmas.

Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Free

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 150 more dates until 25 May 2015

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 020 3075 1649

…and 38 more dates until 13 Feb 2015 back to top