After 6am, Visual art

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Bob Dylan: The Brazil Series

Scenes of Brazilian life from the pencil-moustached legend of music.

Castle Galleries, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

…and 6 more dates until 30 May

East Neuk Open Studios

Artists in the East Neuk of Fife open up their studios to the public. Just look for the red balloons and have a good nose around and maybe buy some work.

East Neuk Open Studios

Sat 23 May

Free

Sun 24 May

Free

Sat 30 May

Free

Sun 31 May

Free

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 include John Higgins, David Lloyd, Mark Millar, Sean Phillips, Cameron Stewart, John Wagner…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

Renfield Centre

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

Cosplay Hub (Sat only)

Tina Jenkins: Transplastic

CABIN gallery is delighted to present Transplastic, a solo show featuring a new selection of paintings by the 2014 Threadneedle Prize-winning mixed media artist Tina Jenkins.

Cabin Gallery, London SW18

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7112 8838

Sat 30 May

Free / 020 7112 8838

The Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of fashion, design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Hotly tipped Scottish trio Prides perform a stripped-back set, up-and-coming popster KLOË provides the upbeat sounds, Man of Moon tout their psychedelic, groove-infused blues, and Nicola Meighan takes to the…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0141 276 5365

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MC Escher

The Dutch artist MC Escher produced some of the most fascinating and eye-twisting images in 20th century art, informed by his profound intuitive understanding of mathematics and a razor-sharp technique. Referenced by everyone from science writer Douglas Hofstadter to Family Guy, he's still little-known to the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh
…and 90 more dates until 27 Sep

Second Showcase

Street art by artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Death NYC.

The Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Sat 23 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Sun 24 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

…and 14 more dates until 7 Jun

Anna King: Outlands

Landscapes, chiefly of empty, feral and/or deserted places.

Wall Projects II, Montrose

Sat 23 May

Free / 07714 368203

Sun 24 May

Free / 07714 368203

Sat 30 May

Free / 07714 368203

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

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 562 2400

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 562 2400

Emily Allchurch: In The Footsteps Of A Master

Emily Allchurch uses photography to recreate old master paintings and prints, creating contemporary narratives.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 19 Jul

Free / 0115 846 7777

Mon 20 Jul

Free / 0115 846 7777

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Fine Art Degree Show

The University of Nottingham's School of Education presents the 2015 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Thu 11 Jun

Free / 0115 846 7777

Fri 12 Jun

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sat 13 Jun

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 8 more dates until 21 Jun

Gold

Why is gold so scarce? Because it's so heavy: most of the planet's gold sank to the core millions of years ago, with the stuff near the surface coming chiefly from meteorites. This look at the metal's amazing beauty, versatility and symbolism uses objects drawn from the Royal Collection, such as the Rillaton Cup, a Bronze…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00 Gold The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh
…and 63 more dates until 26 Jul

The Queen's Gallery, London SW1A

Fri 22 May

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sat 23 May

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London

Sun 24 May

£9.50 (£8.75; Children £4.80 under 17s) / 020 7766 7301

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Gold The Queen's Gallery, London
…and 33 more dates until 26 Jun

Justin Mortimer

Justin Mortimer's canvases have been described as history painting for the present age, fragmented scenes hinting at social and political upheaval, and detailing unspecified acts of human cruelty and suffering.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Fri 22 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sat 23 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 24 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include the Proclaimers, Jools Holland, King Creosote, Courtney Pine, La Boheme, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Marines Band, The Only Way is Downton, Simpy Gershwin, the Sixteen, Red Priest, Scottish Opera, John Suchet, Headphone…

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sun 24 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Pollyanna – Testbed Cabaret

Cabaret night featuring experimental performance, drinking, flirting and glamour.

Paradise Palms, Edinburgh

Wed 27 May

Free / 0131 225 4186

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Richard Hamilton Word And Image: Prints 1963-2007

This exhibition focuses on Richard Hamilton's career as a printmaker. Dubbed the forefather of Pop art, the themes and concerns of Hamilton's paintings and drawings were also pursued in his graphic works.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Fri 22 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sat 23 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 24 May

Djanogly Art Gallery

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

100 Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

National Galleries Scotland Director-General John Leighton discusses his new book, which features a hundred of the galleries' best-loved masterpieces.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

153rd Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises – a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Mon 3 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition Hall

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 30 Aug

Actinic Festival

Festival devoted to artists working at the intersection of analogue photography and other media.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

Sat 27 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

Sun 28 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

…and 28 more dates until 26 Jul

Ailsa Margot McKenzie

Work by artist interested in the realm beyond logic, and in placing viewers within a surreal environment which plays on the tension between order and chaos.

Embassy, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Jul

Free

Preview event.

Free

Sat 18 Jul

Free

Sun 19 Jul

Free

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The Art of Botanical Illustration: An insight into where it is today?

Join artist and tutor Janne Richardson for an insight into the world of botanical illustration, its development and where it is today. Janne will describe the process involved of creating a finished botanical painting.

Zoology Building, Aberdeen

Sun 31 May

Zoology Lecture Theatre

Free / 01224 274330

Part of May Festival 2015.

ArTay: Pop-Up Gallery

Work from over 80 artists from all over Scotland, shown in a marquee outside the Concert Hall.

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 22 May

Plaza

Free / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Plaza

Free / 01738 621031

Sun 24 May

Plaza

Free / 01738 621031

#Artcore

Multi-arts project featuring live music, art, workshops and more.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Tue 26 May

£3 / 0131 558 8844

Part of Bongo Lives.

  • 19:00 – 22:00 #Artcore The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

Free / 0131 558 8844

Part of Bongo Lives.

  • 14:00 – 18:00 #Artcore The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

A three-room display of the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the man who made Ben-Day dots into his signature style. This display brings together for the first time works by the wittiest of the pop artists.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 231 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

AVA Festival 2015

A series of live music performances, exhibitions, talks and workshops. The evening showcase features Bice, Ejeca, Space Dimension Controller, Optimo, Schmutz, Twitch and more.

T13, Belfast

Sat 30 May

Prices vary

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