Evening events, Visual art, Painting & drawing

25 events

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Aye Candy

New paintings by Karen Bones, Jody Kelly and The Notorious Gasoline Company.

The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 552 5699

Opening event.

  • 18:30

Dear Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland gets its referendum on with this evening of 20 short, sharp monologues inspired by the gallery's portraits and written by writers such as AL Kennedy, David Greig, Jackie Kay, Janice Galloway, John Byrne and Louise Welsh.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Fri 25 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

Sat 26 Apr

£15 (£10) / 0131 473 2000

…and 5 more dates until 3 May

Wot? No Fish

  • Directed by: Nick Philippou

Danny Braverman's solo show tells the funny story of how he discovered the lost art of his great-uncle.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Tue 1 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30

Wed 2 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30

Thu 3 Jul

£12; £15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:00
…and 14 more dates until 19 Jul

The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford

Fri 30 May

£13 (£11) / 01865 319450

  • 20:00

Quarterhouse, Folkestone

Sat 17 May

£10 (£8; Children £8 under 12s) / 01303 858500

  • 19:30

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Yvonne Buskie and Christine Devaney: The Line

Drawings and graphic works made in collaboration with dance and theatre artists.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Live performance.

  • 19:00

Art on the Hill

Recent work from Glasgow artists.

Church on the Hill, Glasgow

Fri 2 May

Free / 0141 636 9171

Part of Southside Fringe.

  • 18:00 – 22:00
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Artism

Work of varying scale and scope from artists with autism living and working in the UK and USA, who use art as a form of communication and a coping mechanism. This is a show about empowerment, inspiration, positivity and the fact that we should never judge a person by their condition.

Free Space Gallery, London NW5

Wed 16 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Thu 17 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30

Fri 18 Apr

Free

  • 21:00 – 18:30
…and 17 more dates until 13 May

Private View Society of Architectural Illustration Exhibition

Throughout its forty year history, the Society of Architectural Illustration has had within its membership and council some of the world's leading and respected topographical and perspective artists.

Anise Gallery, London SE1

Sat 3 May

Free / 07808 864653

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Adult Life Drawing Course

Develop your life drawing skills with professional tutoring.

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 20 May

£110 inc materials (£95 Salford residents/) / 08432 086000

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Advanced Drawing and Painting

Increase your knowledge of practical skills and visual art theory in this ten-week course with tutor Robert Wilson, who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and Chelsea School of Art.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

Thu 24 Apr

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 1 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

Thu 8 May

£110 for ten weks / 0141 353 4776

Please note: This course runs 24 Apr–26 Jun 2014.

…and 7 more dates until 26 Jun

Animals Of The Drawing Circus

The Drawing Circus bring three extravaganzas of themed figure drawing to the Spielgeltent; Sketch models in circus attire. Models will pose as Animals of the Drawing Circus. All abilities are welcome & drawing materials are provided.

The Famous Spiegeltent & Garden, Brighton

Wed 14 May

£6

  • 18:00 – 19:00
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Chinese Calligraphy & Brush Painting Class

Learn the ancient art of calligraphy and brush painting under course leader Chi Zhang. Suitable for both beginners and improvers. Cost includes all materials.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland, Edinburgh

Tue 22 Apr

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 29 Apr

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Tue 6 May

£75 (£60) / 0131 662 2180

  • 18:30 – 20:30
…and 2 more dates until 20 May

Craig Robinson

Debut Art and The Coningsby Gallery are proud to present the first solo exhibition of works by renowned illustrator Craig Robinson.

Coningsby Gallery, London W1T

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7636 7478

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Deco Diva: A Portrayal of the Artist Tamara DeLempicka

Kara Wilson's theatrical project explores the life and art of Tamara de Lempicka.

The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

Sat 7 Jun

£17.50 / 0141 946 6600

  • 19:30

Dr Sketchy's Life Drawing: Workshop

Life drawing with Dr Sketchy's Leeds.

Leeds University

Thu 8 May

£5 / 0113 343 2778

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Drawing for Beginners

Head off on your way to technical drawing perfection at this course designed to develop botanical illustration skills as well as general fine art skills. Booking is essential.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Wed 23 Apr

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 30 Apr

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Wed 7 May

£80 (members £72) for ten weeks / 0131 248 2909

Please note: This course runs 23 Apr–25 Jun 2014.

  • 18:30 – 21:00
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Dwell

A multidisciplinary show by recent graduates who have been living and making work in a car park for the last 6 months.

The Car Park, London SW6

Fri 25 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Sun 27 Apr

Free

  • 19:00 – 23:00

Ian McMillan & Tony Husband: The Tale Of Walter The Pencil Man

An illustrated story by the Radio 3 presenter and the satirical cartoonist, about a young boy from a Yorkshire pit village caught up in the horrors of the First World War.

The Lit & Phil, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wed 30 Apr

£5 (£3) / 0191 232 0192

  • 19:00

Leo du Feu: Landscapes and Birds of Scotland

Scottish artist Leo du Feu talks about his new artist's book.

Blackwell's, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free (ticketed) / 0131 622 8222

  • 18:30

Life Drawing

This is a new style class presenting surreal and contemporary tableaux of the body.

The Rose Lipman Building, London N1

Tue 29 Apr

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Wed 30 Apr

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30

Thu 1 May

£10

  • 19:30 – 21:30
…and 26 more dates until 27 May

Life Drawing In The Keeper's House

The sessions will be run by the painter and teacher Michael Kirkbride.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Thu 24 Apr

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 29 May

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 26 Jun

Sir Hugh Casson Room, The Keeper's House

£12 booking required / 020 7300 8000

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 6 more dates until 18 Dec back to top

Manet: Portraying Life

An look at the exhibition of more than 50 works, including masterpieces like Music in the Tuileries, Olympia, Luncheon on the Grass and The Railway. Hosted by Tim Marlow with expert guests and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and a biography of Manet and 19th century Paris.

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Sun 20 Apr

01227 769075

  • 19:00

Pembury A&C 2014

A wide range of work from amateur and established artists and crafters. Plus exhibits from our local U3A, Compaid and schools.

St. Peter's Upper Church, Tunbridge Wells

Fri 16 May

£2

  • 19:00 – 20:00

Poetry Meets Art

Poetry and spoken word event raising awareness of the situation in the Congo but also featuring rap, spoken word, poetry quizzes, hip hop and music.

Passing Clouds, London E8

Tue 13 May

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Tue 10 Jun

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Tue 8 Jul

£5 before 9pm, £7 after / 07596 940536

  • 19:00 – 23:30
…and 5 more dates until 9 Dec

Portrait Gallery Insights

Closer looks at current exhibitions in the Gallery. Places are limited. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 624 6560

Deputy Director Imogen Gibbon talks about the Making History exhibition.

  • 17:30 – 18:00

Trevor Burgess: Life in the City

Images of the city by the London-based artist.

Kentish Town Health Centre, London NW5

Thu 15 May

Free

Exhibition opening night.

  • 18:00 – 21:00