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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

100 Days: The Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later

Photographs, videos and multimedia installations exploring one of Africa's darkest periods, which saw the murder of 800,000 people and the rape of 500,000, following the assassination of the Rwandan and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira.

The Herbert, Coventry

Sun 26 Apr

Peace and Reconciliation Gallery

Free / 024 7683 2386

20 Dancers For The XX Century

Performed throughout Tate Modern's galleries, this is a collection of solo works (some acclaimed, some forgotten) including gestures from Modern Dance pioneers to Charlie Chaplin and Voguing.

Tate Modern, London SE1

Fri 15 May

Free / 020 7887 8888

Sat 16 May

Free / 020 7887 8888

4 Most Digital: Photographic Exhibition

Work by the photography group.

Saddleworth Museum And Art Gallery, Oldham

Tue 21 Apr

£2 (£1; Children £1) / 01457 874093

Wed 22 Apr

£2 (£1; Children £1) / 01457 874093

Thu 23 Apr

£2 (£1; Children £1) / 01457 874093

…and 3 more dates until 26 Apr

The 5th Earl's Photographs

Exhibition of the photographs of Montagu Brownlow Parker illustrating his world at Saltram and his life as an international jet-setter.

National Trust: Saltram, Plympton, Plymouth

Tue 21 Apr

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

Wed 22 Apr

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

Thu 23 Apr

Free, plus admission £10, child £5, family £15 & £25 / 01752 333500

…and 28 more dates until 21 May back to top

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

African Fusion

A fashion, dance and drumming event to mark the Transcending Boundaries exhibition.

Lacey Contemporary, London W11

Sat 9 May

£28 / 0207 313 9068

Performances are at 4.30pm and 6.30pm. New Y-Plan Users can use the promotion code LACEY to get £10 off the ticket price.

Ahmet Ogut: Happy Together: Collaborators Collaborating

A multimedia installation by the Kurdish artist, transforming the gallery space into a TV studio in which the artist will hold a series of talks and discussions with people of various professions and nationalities with whom he has previously collaborated.

Chisenhale Gallery, London E3

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 8981 4518

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 8981 4518

Fri 1 May

Free / 020 8981 4518

…and 22 more dates until 31 May

Aideen Doran Solo Exhibition

Aideen Doran at Grand Union this spring, where she will lead an investigative, creative research project interrogating the idea of the city as a space for artistic, economic and ideological production.

Grand Union, Birmingham

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 0121 643 9079

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 0121 643 9079

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 0121 643 9079

…and 11 more dates until 14 May

Alan Kane: Vanity Suite/Sorry

A useable sculpture which responds to the unique environment of the hairdressing salon at the gallery.

DKUK, London SE15

Fri 24 Apr

Free

Sat 25 Apr

Free

Wed 29 Apr

Free

…and 31 more dates until 20 Jun back to top

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

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

Alternative Dream Therapy

Installation performance and personalised experience in which Dr Stratus guides audience members through the nonsensical world of dreams. A co-production between NapTrap and Theatre Delicatessen.

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (£8)

Sat 2 May

£10 (£8)

Sat 9 May

£10 (£8)

…and 3 more dates until 30 May

Am Projects: Abstracts

Conciding with Photo London and Off Print London. Abstracts is a collaboration between the gallery and independent publisher Adad Books and includes works by five members of the photographic collective AM projects.

Copperfield, London SE1

Wed 13 May

Free / 07845 594549

Thu 14 May

Free / 07845 594549

Fri 15 May

Free / 07845 594549

…and 5 more dates until 23 May

Amanda Jackson: To Build A Home

Photographs capturing the day-to-day activities of the community of the Lammas Tir Y Gafel Eco Village in Pembrokeshire.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sun 26 Jul

Gallery 2

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 2 Aug

Gallery 2

Free / 01970 623 232

Sun 9 Aug

Gallery 2

Free / 01970 623 232

…and 5 more dates until 13 Sep back to top

Americana: On the Edge

A celebration of Americana.

Elphinstone Sports and Social Club, Hastings

Fri 24 Jul

£20.99 if reserved before 15 Apr; £24.99 thereafter / 01424 429743

Sat 25 Jul

£20.99 if reserved before 15 Apr; £24.99 thereafter / 01424 429743

Sun 26 Jul

£20.99 if reserved before 15 Apr; £24.99 thereafter / 01424 429743

Amy Petra Woodward & Diana Edmunds: Trip The Light

Sensory works and installations created using colour, surface and industrial materials or processes.

Art House1, London SE1

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 07713 189249

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 07713 189249

Andre Glenn Exhibition

Paintings by the Northern Ireland-born artist.

Black Box, Belfast

Thu 30 Apr

The Green Room

Free

Fri 1 May

The Green Room

Free

Sat 2 May

The Green Room

Free

…and 12 more dates until 23 May

Andrew Southall Art Exhibition

Brightly coloured naif paintings inspired by the Welsh landscape.

National Trust: Plas Newydd Country House And Gardens, Llanfairpwll

Tue 21 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

Wed 22 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

Thu 23 Apr

Free, plus admission £9.35, child £4.70, family £23.40 / 01248 714795

…and 27 more dates until 20 May

Anna King: Outlands

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

Wall Projects II, Montrose

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 07714 368203

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 07714 368203

Sat 2 May

Free / 07714 368203

…and 8 more dates until 30 May 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

Art Exhibition

Vibrant contemporary art housed on the ground floor of an Edwardian house.

The Gallery Whitehead, Whitehead, Carrickfergus

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 028 9337 3132

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Art Exhibition The Gallery Whitehead, Whitehead, Carrickfergus

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 028 9337 3132

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Art Exhibition The Gallery Whitehead, Whitehead, Carrickfergus

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 028 9337 3132

  • 12:00 – 17:00 Art Exhibition The Gallery Whitehead, Whitehead, Carrickfergus
…and 252 more dates until 31 Dec

Art Fair

An opportunity to view and buy the paintings of a group of East Anglian artists and meet them as they demonstrate their skills.

National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Wed 17 Jun

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.60, family £18 / 01787 379228

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Art Fair National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Thu 18 Jun

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.60, family £18 / 01787 379228

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Art Fair National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury

Fri 19 Jun

Free, plus admission £7.20, child £3.60, family £18 / 01787 379228

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Art Fair National Trust: Melford Hall, Sudbury
…and 7 more dates until 28 Jun

Art for Not Quite Beginners: Making

Practical course in art-making for those who've completed the Art for Absolute Beginners workshops, guided by artist Ann McCluskey. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£15 per session (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Please note: this course runs from Thu 16 Apr to Thu 4 Jun 2015.

Thu 30 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£15 per session (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Please note: this course runs from Thu 16 Apr to Thu 4 Jun 2015.

Thu 7 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 per session (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Please note: this course runs from Thu 16 Apr to Thu 4 Jun 2015.

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jun

Art For The Young: P1-P3: Workshop

An art class with Jacqueline Boyd.

Hillsborough Village Centre

Wed 21 Oct

Lagan Room

Phone for prices / 028 9268 3015

Thu 22 Oct

Lagan Room

Phone for prices / 028 9268 3015

Fri 23 Oct

Lagan Room

Phone for prices / 028 9268 3015

…and 54 more dates until 16 Dec back to top