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RSA New Contemporaries 2015

The RSA's annual show of work by 72 graduates from the 2014 degree shows in art schools around the country, one of the art calendar's most important showcases for emerging talent.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Sun 26 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Sun 3 May

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Omar Hassan: Breaking Through

Italian-Egyptian artist with a background in street art, whose chief instrument is the spray can.

Contini Art UK, London W1S

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sun 3 May

Free / 020 7495 5101

Sun 10 May

Free / 020 7495 5101

…and 4 more dates until 7 Jun

Eternal Soup, Sudden Clarity

Space In Between (SIB) is delighted to present Eternal Soup, Sudden Clarity by Freddy Dewe Mathews. This will be the artist's second solo project with SIB and runs in two locations throughout April & May 2015.

SPACE, London E8

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 020 8525 4330

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 020 8525 4330

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 020 8525 4330

…and 22 more dates until 22 May

The London Group: Bridge

Work by members of the London Group, on a common theme of connecting and cross-referencing.

The Cello Factory, London SE1

Tue 28 Apr

Free

Wed 29 Apr

Free

Thu 30 Apr

Free

…and 9 more dates until 9 May

The Bron Yr Aur Project Exhibition Launch

Art exhibition inspired by Bron Yr Aur the famous Welsh cottage where Led Zeppelin stayed in 1970 leading to some of their finest and most respected work. Paintings, carvings, photographics prints, Book launch and auction of signed Items.

Owain Glyndwr Centre, Machynlleth

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01654 702932

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 01654 702932

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 01654 702932

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The Colour of Life

Work by gallery artists.

Velvet Easel Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 629 1121

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 629 1121

…and 8 more dates until 28 Jun

Hidden Visions

Hidden Visions is a group exhibition involving the artwork of 7 young artists from in and around London who have all been affected by and tackle the subject of mental illness in their work.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0207 361 3164

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

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 16 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

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

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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 19 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 556 7707

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 556 7707

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 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

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

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

David McDiarmid: Projection

Sculptural installation by Edinburgh-based artist interested in the concept of megalomania in architecture.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Apr

Free

Thu 23 Apr

Free

Fri 24 Apr

Free

Mike Ricketts: Talk

A talk about the exhibition and the artist's wider practice.

Exeter Phoenix

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01392 667080

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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 19 Apr

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 225 2383

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 225 2383

…and 3 more dates until 24 May

Spring Salon Exhibition Part II

Work by gallery artists in the second instalment of the spring show.

Candid Arts Galleries, London EC1V

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 07789 862011

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 07789 862011

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 07789 862011

…and 6 more dates until 26 Apr

Andrew Southall Art Exhibition

Brightly coloured naif paintings inspired by the Welsh landscape.

National Trust: Plas Newydd Country House And Gardens, Llanfairpwll

Sun 19 Apr

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

Mon 20 Apr

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

Tue 21 Apr

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

…and 29 more dates until 20 May

Below Another Sky

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

Glasgow Print Studio

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 3 May

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 10 May

Free / 0141 552 0704

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

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The Clive Beardsmore Gift: Interventions In The Garman Ryan Galleries

Displayed in the themed context of the Garman Ryan rooms, these permanently gifted artworks from private collector Beardsmore, who worked as an assistant to curator Michael Mosesson in the early 1970s, include examples by leading Modern British Artists such as Edward Bawden, John Bratby, Laura Knight, Graham Sutherland…

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Sun 19 Apr

Floors 1 & 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 26 Apr

Floors 1 & 2

Free / 01922 654400

Sun 3 May

Floors 1 & 2

Free / 01922 654400

…and 34 more dates until 27 Dec

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

The Spring showing for this immensely popular, three-times a year Fair for design and decoration, featuring unusual and practical antiques, C20th design, accessories and art.

The Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11

Tue 21 Apr

£10

Emily Allchurch: In The Footsteps Of A Master

Emily Allchurch uses photography to recreate old master paintings and prints, creating contemporary narratives.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 19 Jul

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 26 Jul

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 2 Aug

Free / 0115 846 7777

…and 4 more dates until 30 Aug

The Engine Room - International Sound Art Exhibition

A showcase of work by sound artists from around the world, featuring a specially commissioned piece by established sound artist Janek Schaefer.

Morley Gallery, London SE1

Sat 16 May

Free / 020 7450 1826

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7450 1826

Sat 30 May

Free / 020 7450 1826

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 020 7450 1826

Fine Art Degree Show

The University of Nottingham's School of Education presents the 2015 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show.

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham

Sun 14 Jun

Free / 0115 846 7777

Sun 21 Jun

Free / 0115 846 7777

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