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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 17 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

Clive Hicks Jenkins: Dark Movements

A multimedia presentation of works inspired by the story of the Mari Lwyd, including drawings, paintings and animated films using the artist's puppetry figures.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 14 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 21 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 28 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

…and 3 more dates until 19 Jul

Consume - Leonita Gallery

A spellbinding collection of contemporary art inspired by the UK's innate obsession with consumerism and popular culture, featuring original works created by a new wave of pioneering urban artists, including homegrown British talent Schoony.

Leontia Gallery, London EC2A

Sun 3 May

Free

Sun 10 May

Free

The Great Outdoors – Paintings By Stanley Royle

Stanley Royle was one of the most popular Sheffield painters of the 20th century. This major retrospective exhibition, the first in almost 30 years, will showcase Sheffield's magnificent collection of his paintings, the largest in the country.

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 0114 278 2600

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0114 278 2600

Wed 6 May

Free / 0114 278 2600

…and 3 more dates until 27 May

Paul Catherall: 15 Years Of Lincuts

A solo exhibition by Paul Catherall, known for his iconic linocuts of London cityscapes and London Transport posters.

For Arts Sake, London W5

Sun 26 Apr

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Sun 10 May

Free

Sun 17 May

Free

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You Have Got My Bone

Group show featuring the work of 30 emerging artists. The show opens (5pm) 20/4 and runs (10am-9pm) from the 21 - 25/4 with a programme of performances running 7pm-9pm at O-Yes (old Foyles bookstore, 121 Charing Cross Road)

O-Yes (Old Foyles Bookstore), London WC2H

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 7434 1574

Gary G Miller

Paintings by local artist.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

…and 39 more dates until 30 May

The Leontia Gallery Pop Up Gallery

A pop-up showcasing art works.

Leontia Gallery, London EC2A

Sun 3 May

Free

Sun 10 May

Free

Nostalgia

A group exhibition inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's film penultimate film Nostalgia. The work relates to the themes of language, identity,suffering and translation. The show is a mixture of Painting, photography and sound.

Art Hub Gallery, London SE8

Sun 17 May

Free

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Nostalgia Art Hub Gallery, London

Overlooked

Showcasing 5 contemporary Sheffield urban landscape painters. This exhibition focuses on marginal, liminal spaces.

Scottish Queen, Sheffield

Mon 20 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Overlooked Scottish Queen, Sheffield

Tue 21 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Overlooked Scottish Queen, Sheffield

Wed 22 Apr

Free

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Overlooked Scottish Queen, Sheffield
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Scott Methven: Child's Play

Work by the Edinburgh-based artist and illustrator, exploring themes of childhood.

Boda Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 553 5900

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0131 553 5900

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0131 553 5900

…and 9 more dates until 30 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

All the Fun of the Fair

Images inspired by the fairground from gallery artists, including Kevin Low, David Schofield, Henry Kondracki, Annette Edgar and Lindsey Snedden.

Union Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 556 7707

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

Below Another Sky

Work created as part of an international residency programme, supporting Scottish and international artists.

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 552 0704

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The Bron Yr Aur Exhibition Project Launch

An art exhibition celebrating Bron Yr Aur, the famous Welsh cottage that Led Zeppelin visited and wrote at in 1970. Including artwork from several artists, auctions of Led Zeppelin signed items and a book launch.

Moma Wales, Machynlleth

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01654 703355

Christine Borland and Brody Conlon: Circles of Focus

Collaborative artwork exploring human body donation as a site for artistic research and practice.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 17 May

Free / 0141 352 4900

Giles Round: AGAIN. SORRY. AGAIN! SORRY!

YOUNG TEAM is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new work by Giles Round.

Terrace Studios, London E8

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

Sat 9 May

Free

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

Green Walk Open House Arts & Crafts Weekend

Now in its ninth year, this home-grown event showcases local artists, potters, jewellers, designers, photographers and more, in the halls, sitting rooms and kitchens of 10 homes in a beautiful, leafy cul-de-sac in Whalley Range, south Manchester.

Green Walk, Manchester

Sun 3 May

Free

Hommage And Transcription

An Exhibition Of Contemporary Artists Celebrating At The Art Of The Past

Kapil Jariwala, London SE15

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 020 7701 5861

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 020 7701 5861

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 7701 5861

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John Craske: Threads

The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to be working alongside writer Julia Blackburn to bring a unique exhibition of John Craske's beautiful paintings and tapestries to Norwich. Co-curated by NUA and Aldeburgh Music.

The Gallery at NUA, Norwich

Tue 12 May

Free

Wed 13 May

Free

Thu 14 May

Free

…and 17 more dates until 6 Jun

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

Work by renowned American installation artist.

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

Sat 2 May

Free / 0141 248 3711

Sat 9 May

Free / 0141 248 3711

…and 2 more dates until 23 May

Marcin Maciejowski - Unsettled Matters

Maciejowski will present a new body of paintings in the lower gallery at Wilkinson.

Wilkinson Gallery, London E2

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 8980 2662

Sun 3 May

Free / 020 8980 2662

Sun 10 May

Free / 020 8980 2662

Sun 17 May

Free / 020 8980 2662

Melanie Davies

Etchings from recent ECA graduate which blur the distinction between rural and urban landscapes.

Trongate 103, Glasgow

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 276 8380

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 276 8380

N2NW Glasgow Kelvin College Art Degree show

Degree show by applied arts students at Glasgow Kelvin College.

Glasgow Kelvin College West End Campus

Fri 29 May

Free / 0141 630 5000

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