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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

Sat 7 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 8 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Mon 9 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 42 more dates until 20 Apr

Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe

Moving, arresting and truly significant work by prolific American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Featuring ground-breaking portraiture of his contemporaries – Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Patti Smith – and his iconic self-portraits.

Clydebank Museum, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 64 more dates until 23 May

Corpo Volta 2

Surrealist performance followed by a DJ set and dancing.

The Poetry Club, Glasgow

Sat 21 Mar

£5 / 0141 357 7246

V&A Museum of Design Dundee: Design in Motion

V&A Museum of Design Dundee goes on the road with the Travelling Gallery in this major touring exhibition, bringing Scotland's design heritage and present-day design work to venues all over the country. A Design Scotland app for iOS and Android enables you to track the exhibition's progress. Featured designers include…

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01851 708480

Aqualibrium, Campbeltown

Sat 9 May

Free / 01586 551212

Cenotaph, Paisley

Wed 27 May

Free

Also on at:

…and at 11 other places

Desire: Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

Jewellery and silverwork by contemporary artists and designers.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sat 7 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

Sun 8 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

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Breon O'Casey: A Retrospective

The exhibition is the first retrospective for Breon in nearly 10 years and is also the first show since his death in 2011.

Pangolin London, N1

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7520 1480

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 020 7520 1480

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 020 7520 1480

…and 5 more dates until 14 Mar

Connecting Visions

Photography exhibition by Trudy Stade which explores the lives of blind and partially sighted people across Scotland.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and Peace

The Middle East Festival draws together people from a wide range of spiritual backgrounds, cultures, traditions and communities to celebrate peace and mutual understanding via spiritual, educational, artistic and cultural events.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 4469

Sun 8 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 4469

Mon 9 Mar

Times & prices vary / 0131 331 4469

…and 20 more dates until 29 Mar

Maxwell Doig: Figures In Solitude

Contemporary paintings in acrylic.

Albemarle Gallery, London W1S

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7499 1616

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 020 7499 1616

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 020 7499 1616

…and 4 more dates until 14 Mar

LateLab: Beauty by Design

Discussions of the Beauty by Design exhibition.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£10 (£8) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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Magne Furuholmen: Peeling A Glass Onion

Solo exhibition of works by Magne Furuholmen.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 40 more dates until 25 Apr

Urban Tales

An exhibition of architectural drawings from award winning UCL students explore fictitious transformation of urban spaces. 'Urban Tales' draws on the cultural, social and political potential of contemporary cities in captivating threads of imagery.

Carousel, London W1U

Fri 6 Mar

Free

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Mon 9 Mar

Free

…and 28 more dates until 10 Apr

Cai Guo-Qiang: Unmanned Nature

A 45m-long drawing made out of gunpowder, first commissioned by the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan.

The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01612 757450

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01612 757450

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 01612 757450

…and 107 more dates until 24 Jun

Danish Diaspora: Scotland Seen Through Danish Eyes

Work from Danish artists settled in Scotland.

John Gray Centre Museum, Haddington

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01620 820690

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01620 820690

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 01620 820690

…and 5 more dates until 14 Mar

Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01620 822080

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01620 822080

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 01620 822080

…and 19 more dates until 28 Mar

Noel Fielding: Exhibition

The Croydon Art College-graduate, comedian and Mighty Boosh co-creator presents his latest series of abstract paintings which often depict cultural figures.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7589 8212

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7589 8212

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 020 7589 8212

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Anthony Garratt: Four on Anglesey Island

Paintings of Anglesey, installed in the very places they were painted.

Bodowyr Farm, Gaerwen

Sat 28 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free

Sun 29 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free

Mon 30 Mar

Times to be confirmed / Free

…and 204 more dates until 20 Oct

David Hanes and Fiona McCubbin: Zentools (fools gold is precious too)

Joint exhibition curated by and including texts from Sarah Watson.

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Fri 13 Mar

01224 644885

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

…and 7 more dates until 26 Mar

Fiction

Interactive performance conceived by David Rosenberg and Glen Neath using binaural sound and absolute darkness and directed by David Rosenberg.

Battersea Arts Centre, London SW11

Fri 6 Mar

£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Fiction Battersea Arts Centre, London

Sat 7 Mar

£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Fiction Battersea Arts Centre, London

Mon 9 Mar

£15 (£12) / 020 7223 2223

  • 19:30 – 20:30 Fiction Battersea Arts Centre, London
…and 11 more dates until 21 Mar

The Golden Fibre

An exhibition from the British Tapestry Group (aka 'BTG') which plays with the concept of change and transition.

Discovery Point, Dundee

Sat 25 Jul

Free / 01382 309060

Sun 26 Jul

Free / 01382 309060

Mon 27 Jul

Free / 01382 309060

…and 83 more dates until 18 Oct

Scotland + Venice Exhibition

A look back at the last ten years of Scotland's contribution to the Venice architecture Biennale.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 276 5365

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 276 5365

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 276 5365

…and 9 more dates until 18 Mar back to top

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

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 77 more dates until 25 May

Anna Geerdes: As far as the eye can see

Paintings from Dutch-born recent graduate of Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen.

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 221 6370

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 221 6370

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0141 221 6370

…and 16 more dates until 28 Mar

Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon Dundee

Improve Wikipedia's coverage of women in this edit-a-thon. Bring your own laptop, if you have one.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01382 308324

Sleeper, Edinburgh

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8444

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8444

Wed 11 Mar

Free / 0131 225 8444

…and 19 more dates until 7 Apr

Fujiko Nakaya: Fog Bridge Exhibition

A chance to discover the artist's amazing landscapes an exhibition curated by Anne-Marie Duget, Prof Richard Pancost, University of Bristol and In Between Time.

Arnolfini, Bristol

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0117 9172300

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0117 9172300

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0117 9172300

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