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New Artist Fair Framed Exhibition

Showcasing 55 emerging and recently established UK and international artists. On show will be a wide variety of artwork; photography, landscapes, portraits and abstracts, both originals and prints.

Candid Arts Galleries, London EC1V

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 07789 862011

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 07789 862011

Dark Matters

Art inspired by the themes of dark matter, the hypothetical matter which accounts for otherwise inexplicable gravitational effects, and dark energy, a widely accepted hypothetical form of energy which accelerates the expansion of the universe.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0131 557 2479

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Bob And Roberta Smith 'Why I Am So Angry'

Exhibition by Bob and Roberta Smith, 'Why I Am So Angry', an artful stand against government attacks on art. Bob is standing as independent candidate against former Education Secretary Michael Gove who paved the governments disregard for arts.

Handel Street Projects, London N1

Wed 1 Apr

Free

Thu 2 Apr

Free

Fri 3 Apr

Free

…and 15 more dates until 8 May

Josh Hollingshead

Chronicles - Art exhibition of new paintings by Josh Hollingshead.

5th Base Gallery, London E1

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 07919 612591

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 07919 612591

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 07919 612591

…and 10 more dates until 15 Apr

Rose Wylie: Yellow Desert Paintings

Exhibition of large works on canvas by the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize Winner, themed around her Yellow works 2011-14.

Union Gallery, London E2

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7928 3388

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 020 7928 3388

Wed 8 Apr

Free / 020 7928 3388

…and 38 more dates until 12 Jun back to top

Ross Hamilton Frew: Locus of Points

Drawings and prints using paper stock made from pulped books.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 29 Mar

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 5 Apr

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Strange Attraction

Strange Attraction is an exhibition of six emerging and established contemporary artists' work at the A.P.T Gallery, Deptford, London. The exhibition will showcase: painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Entrance to the exhibition is free.

APT Gallery, London SE8

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 07887 780274

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 07887 780274

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 07887 780274

…and 3 more dates until 5 Apr

Aabru Art's Transcending Boundaries 2015

The largest selling modern and contemporary West African art show in London featuring work by 35 Nigerian artists.

Asia House, London W1G

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 07847 244217

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 07847 244217

Aleksandar Basic: The Origin of the World

Using line, form, colour and a bit of mix (unconventional) material Aleksandar Basic has depicted human form - drawings on paper. Human body is a part of his interest and sole subject of this investigation for the exhibition The Origin of the World.

The Paul McPherson Gallery, London SE10

Tue 6 Oct

Free / 020 8269 2990

Wed 7 Oct

Free / 020 8269 2990

Thu 8 Oct

Free / 020 8269 2990

…and 5 more dates until 16 Oct back to top

Anne Hardy

Photographed sculptural installations from the English artist.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 428 3022

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Anne Hardy The Common Guild, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 428 3022

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Anne Hardy The Common Guild, Glasgow

Wed 10 Jun

Free / 0141 428 3022

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Anne Hardy The Common Guild, Glasgow
…and 44 more dates until 9 Aug

The Colour of Life

Work by gallery artists.

Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1121

…and 11 more dates until 28 Jun

The Great Easter Sample Sale

Bloomsbury's finest eco couture designer label is transforming its bespoke showroom for two weeks only to offer eco style seekers and general bargain hunters the opportunity to shop London's top sustainable designer fashion labels past season stock.

Atelier Tammam, London WC1H

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 020 7617 7512

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 020 7617 7512

Jackie Gardiner: A Coastal Tale

Seascapes from Arbroath-based painter, her first solo exhibition in Edinburgh.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7707

Jessica Ramm

Installation from Edinburgh-based artist interested in the relationship between humans, the environment and technologies.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Rip It Up.

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Rip It Up.

Mon 30 Mar

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Rip It Up.

…and 20 more dates until 19 Apr back to top

Liz Larner: Space is better than time, but time is OK

Work by renowned American installation artist.

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 248 3711

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

Sat 11 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

…and 6 more dates until 23 May

Lorna Macintyre: Material Language, or All Truths Wait In All Things

New work from Glasgow-based artist who usually works with photography and sculpture.

Mary Mary, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 226 2257

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 226 2257

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 226 2257

…and 3 more dates until 4 Apr

Olmo Blanco: Instalodecoraciones

The artist's restoration of the cafe's adjacent toilets into a tiled palazzio with the walls hung with a selection of the artist's plates.

Southbank Centre, London SE1

Mon 30 Mar

Concrete at Hayward

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 6 Apr

Concrete at Hayward

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 13 Apr

Concrete at Hayward

Free / 0844 875 0073

Oscar Santillan: To Break A Silence Into Smaller Silences

Oscar Santillan, first UK solo exhibition (Ecuador 1980). Despite culturally potent subjects from philosophy to national pride, the exhibition draws on obscurities. Unexpected events occur: a dead philosopher's dance unveiled, a piece of land stolen.

Copperfield, London SE1

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 07845 594549

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 07845 594549

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 07845 594549

…and 22 more dates until 9 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

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ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

Compelling collection of works by the photographer who was repeatedly drawn to the fringes of society.

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Sun 29 Mar

Free

Mon 30 Mar

Free

Sun 5 Apr

Free

…and 16 more dates until 31 May

Badrick and Rogers, An investigation into the times and our tangents

Showcasing young artists Henry Badrick and James Rogers, Coleman Project Space becomes the site for a set of visitor experiences designed around the pleasures and the pitfalls of negotiating a data-saturated environment.

Coleman Project Space, London SE16

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 020 7237 9120

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 020 7237 9120

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7237 9120

…and 5 more dates until 12 Apr

Bags of Art

Collect a bag of art activities from the art station, and you and your family can explore the gallery with its help and make your own art. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Beauty by Design: Unpicking Venetian Lace

Tricia Allerston explores the making of needlepoint lace in seventeenth-century Venice.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Apr

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ben Gooding - The Determined Line

The decisive nature of Gooding's approach dictates exquisite compositions of lines spanning screen prints, graphite drawings, Perspex, copper and aluminium.

The Residence Gallery, London E9

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 020 8985 0321

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 020 8985 0321

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 020 8985 0321

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 8985 0321

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