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

Joint exhibition curated by and including texts from Sarah Watson.

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

Wed 25 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

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

Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

The much loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) are once again on display. Exhibition includes work by her father Samuel and sister Margaret.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

…and 4 more dates until 19 Apr

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Faith Eliott

Work by Edinburgh artist and puppet maker.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

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Moonstrips Eduardo Paolozzi And The Printed Collage 1965-72

Found images and words cut from popular magazines and scientific journals, the artist's works played a formative role in the development of British art in the 1950s and 60s.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01223 332900

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 01223 332900

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 01223 332900

…and 14 more dates until 7 Jun

Mychael Barratt Solo Show

A welcome return to one of our favourite artists, Mychael Barratt is the President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), and will be exhibiting his wonderful humorous etchings and paintings.

Obsidian Art, Aylesbury

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01296 612150

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 01296 612150

Sunday In The Park With Ed

Taking Edouard Manet's Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe as a starting point, the group show asks artists to look at what is transgressive in their own practice, questioning whether the radicalism present in Manet's work has been truly taken forward.

Display, London EC1A

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Tue 10 Mar

Free

Sat 14 Mar

Free

…and 4 more dates until 28 Mar

Carol Dewart: It Happened Last Summer

Colourful landscapes, streetscapes and still lifes.

Smithy Gallery, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01360 770551

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 01360 770551

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 01360 770551

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 01360 770551

Cheating Sameness By PutPut

PUTPUT, the immensely imaginative Danish-Swiss artist duo, are to adorn the KK Outlet gallery walls with a mash-up of new and retrospective works with their debut UK solo show, Cheating Sameness.

KK Outlet, London N1

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Sat 14 Mar

Free

Sat 21 Mar

Free

Sat 28 Mar

Free

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Outsider Art Exhibition

Outsider Art Exhibition at Candid Arts Trust. An opportunity to see and buy art from still unknown artists.

Candid Arts Galleries, London EC1V

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 07789 862011

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 07789 862011

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 07789 862011

…and 7 more dates until 15 Mar

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

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 225 2383

…and 8 more dates until 24 May

Rachel Levine: Soft Chaos

Work by recent GSA graduate which explores sculpture both as a means of research and as a medium in itself.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sat 7 Mar

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 8 Mar

Intermedia Gallery

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 4 more dates until 14 Mar

Romany Dear: Dancing in a circle is a reminder that we are part of the whole

An overview of the practice of the artist and choreographer.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

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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Alexander Goudie: Tam O'Shanter

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

Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 0141 956 5536

…and 6 more dates until 18 Mar

Anna Betbeze: Plush Vision

First UK solo exhibition for American artist who works with rugs.

Luxembourg & Dayan, London W1S

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7734 1266

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7734 1266

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 020 7734 1266

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 020 7734 1266

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 Architectural Evolution of Greyfriars Kirk 1620–2015

Dr Simon Green of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland gives a talk about the development of the Kirk over the centuries.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sun 22 Mar

Free

ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus

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

Kirkcaldy Galleries

Sun 8 Mar

Free

Mon 9 Mar

Free

Sun 15 Mar

Free

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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 15 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Bags of Art 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

Best Served Stone Cold

Work by Lucy Foakes and Josh Rose exploring contemporary culture using pop imagery.

O3 Gallery, Oxford

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01865 246131

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01865 246131

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01865 246131

…and 7 more dates until 15 Mar

Catlin Art Prize 2015

Showcase for newly graduated artists. The 2015 finalists are Jon Baker (Chelsea College of Arts), Felicity Hammond (Royal College of Art), Oliver Hickmet (City & Guilds of London Art School), Nicholas Johnson (Royal College of Art), Paul Schneider (Royal Academy of Arts), Lexi Strauss (Royal College of Art), Dominic…

Londonewcastle Project Space, E2

Sun 10 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

Sun 17 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

Sun 24 May

Free / 020 7534 1888

The Cipher And The Frame

Juliette Blightman, Beth Collar, Tim Etchells, Mike Kelley, Malcolm Le Grice, Stuart Marshall, Eleonore Saintagnan, Leslie Thornton, Anna Uddenberg.

Cubitt, London N1

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 020 7278 8226

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 020 7278 8226

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 020 7278 8226

…and 45 more dates until 17 May

The Colour of Life

Work by gallery artists.

Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 629 1121

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