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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

Mon 2 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Tue 3 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 4 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 47 more dates until 20 Apr

Kevin Cummins: Disclosure

Photographic portraits of some of the most iconic rock stars from the last 40 years, featuring images of The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Joy Division, Liam Gallagher and The Stone Roses.

Lucy Bell Gallery, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

…and 27 more dates until 11 Apr

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 11 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 16 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Winter To Spring

Landscapes, cityscapes, pictures of horses and abstract paintings from gallery artists.

Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 225 5007

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 225 5007

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 225 5007

…and 48 more dates until 30 Apr

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair and After Party

There ain't no party like a Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair after party, right? Cosplay and fancy dress is encouraged – there's a competition to win, after all.

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 332 8209

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David Roberts: Drawings from the Helen Guiterman Bequest

Drawings and watercolours by David Roberts (1796–1864), one of Scotland's foremost 19th century painters, who made legendary images of Egypt and the Near East.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 102 more dates until 14 Jun

Michele Ciacciofera: I Hate The Indifferent

First solo show in the UK of this Italian artist concerned with breaking 'the wall of indifference' between the spectator and the work.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 57 more dates until 30 Apr

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

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…and at 15 other places

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

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 302 more dates until 31 Dec

Desire: Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

Jewellery and silverwork by contemporary artists and designers.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 6 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

Sat 7 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

Sun 8 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

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Alexander Goudie: Tam O'Shanter

Works on paper from Goudie's monumental Tam O'Shanter cycle.

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

…and 9 more dates until 18 Mar

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

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 69 more dates until 23 May

Mouna Rebeiz: Le Tarbouche

The first solo exhibition in London by Sorbonne-educated Lebanese artist, featuring female nudes wearing the traditional symbol of Ottoman masculinity, the tarbouche (better known in the English-speaking world as the fez, beloved headgear of the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who.)

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

…and 5 more dates until 9 Mar

Street Life

New work by James Newton Adams, Adam Kennedy, Patsy McArthur and Frank McNab.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 556 7707

The Age of Improvement

Portraits from the century of Scotland's great transformation, 1750–1850, including Nasmyth's deliberately and stylishly unfinished picture of Robert Burns, Danloux's all-action portrait of Admiral Duncan keeping a cool head in the middle of a sea battle, Raeburn's picture of Walter Scott as king of the hill, before…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 60 more dates until 3 May

Circuit-Bent Jigsaw

This installation looks at the relationship between digital and traditional media, and will see the artist create a jigsaw through circuit-bending.

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 01142 789 789

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 01142 789 789

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01142 789 789

…and 13 more dates until 28 Mar

George Wyllie: Keeping the Balance

Work by the late artist, calling for a more harmonious relationship between people and the planet.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 57 more dates until 30 Apr

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

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

How to Draw the Human Head

Graham Flack leads this two-day workshop in drawing the human head. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 14 Apr

£80 (£75) / 0131 624 6200

Wed 15 Apr

£80 (£75) / 0131 624 6200

Sat 23 May

Clore Education Centre

£80 (£75) / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

Clore Education Centre

£80 (£75) / 0131 624 6200

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Jack Boskett

Exhibition of the photographer's work showcasing the breadth of his talent, and giving a fascinating glimpse into his life and work.

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 01684 295 074

Jessica Van Der Weert: FlipSide

Original portraits of world renowned DJs and producers by the Brighton-based photographer, who have ventured out from behind the decks in aid of the British Tinnitus Association. Her subjects include Boy George, Carl Cox, DJ Fresh, Fatboy Slim, Goldie, Jaguar Skills, Judge Jules, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Paul Oakenfold…

Hoxton Gallery, London E2

Mon 2 Mar

Free

Tue 3 Mar

Free

Wed 4 Mar

Free

Possibilities of the Object: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Art

A group exhibition looking at the ways in which Brazilian artists made cutting-edge art from the 1950s to the 70s. Curated by Paulo Venancio Filho, the featured artists are Artur Barrio, Waltércio Caldas, Sergio Camargo, Aluísio Carvao, Amílcar de Castro, Willys de Castro, Lygia Clark, Antonio Dias, Ferreira Gullar, Jac…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

…and 71 more dates until 25 May

Riel Noir: iPhone Photography Exhibition

Photographic work created on an iPhone or iPad.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0141 334 2422

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 334 2422

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 334 2422

…and 23 more dates until 31 Mar

Scarred for Life

Photographs of people with congenital heart disease, showing their scars.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 11 more dates until 15 Mar back to top