Before 12pm, Visual art

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Bob Dylan: The Brazil Series

Scenes of Brazilian life from the pencil-moustached legend of music.

Castle Galleries, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

…and 5 more dates until 30 May

Second Showcase

Street art by artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Death NYC.

The Street, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Mon 25 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Tue 26 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

…and 10 more dates until 6 Jun

Glasgow Comic Con

Indulge your love of all things graphic at this fiesta of films, comics and fandoms. There's also book dealers, toy sellers, indie comic publishers and comic creators – everything your comic-loving heart desires. Special guests include John Higgins, David Lloyd, Mark Millar, Sean Phillips, Cameron Stewart, John Wagner…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Creators Hub

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Sun 5 Jul

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

The Central Hub

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

Renfield Centre

£15–£20; VIP £60 (£10–£15; Children £6–£10; Family £37–£50) / 0141 352 4900

Cosplay Hub (Sat only)

Exhib-IT: The Contemporary Italian Art

A look at some contemporary Italian art.

La Galleria Pall Mall, London SW1Y

Mon 25 May

Free / 020 7228 9954

Tue 26 May

Free / 020 7228 9954

Wed 27 May

Free / 020 7228 9954

…and 3 more dates until 30 May

We(e) Object

Small-scale mixed media work.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 18:00 We(e) Object St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 661 1924

  • 10:00 – 18:00 We(e) Object St Margaret's House, Edinburgh
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ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein

A three-room display of the work of Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997), the man who made Ben-Day dots into his signature style. This display brings together for the first time works by the wittiest of the pop artists.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 230 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

Barbara Visser - Manual/2: The Patient Artist

A new film commission by Dutch artist Barbara Visser. For 'Manual/2: The Patient Artist' Visser revisits four of her iconic works from the 1990s that address the identity of the artist and question how an artist deals with their own history

Kunstraum, London E2

Sat 23 May

Free

Thu 28 May

Free

Fri 29 May

Free

…and 7 more dates until 13 Jun

Brian Keeley and Bibo Keeley: The Shared Heart

Paintings and photographs documenting the artist's recovery from a sudden and severe heart attack.

Art Village, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 632 1680

East Neuk Open Studios

Artists in the East Neuk of Fife open up their studios to the public. Just look for the red balloons and have a good nose around and maybe buy some work.

East Neuk Open Studios

Sat 23 May

Free

Sun 24 May

Free

Sat 30 May

Free

Sun 31 May

Free

Paris To Peckham: MYOP In London

Seen Fifteen presents an exhibition of over 150 contemporary photographic and video works by French collective, Agence MYOP, staged within the dramatic stripped-out shell of two derelict Victorian terraced houses in Peckham.

Safehouse 1, London SE15

Sat 23 May

Free

Sun 24 May

Free

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Southside Art Trail

Pick up a trail map and explore the site-specific works created by four artists. The works include sculpture, film, print and games and have all been created about, and for, the local area. maps are available on the day on as a downloadable PDF from the website.

Couper Institute, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 24 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Blazing with Crimson: Tartan Portraits

A stroll down the Royal Mile will confirm to even the most philosophically sceptical observer that tartan and highland dress are, as they say, Emblems of Scottish National Identity. This exhibition examines what the tartan meant to six people painted between 1680 and 1780.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 220 more dates until 31 Dec

Brockley Max - South East London's Biggest Community Arts Festival

Nine days of entertainment at Brockley Max in and around SE4. This fun-filled festival is packed with events including gigs, comedy, film, art, cabaret and kids activities, quizzes, walks and workshops. Most events are free.

Brockley Jack Station Garden, London SE4

Fri 29 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sat 30 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sun 31 May

Free / 07971 082224

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Catriona Herd: European Landscapes

Plein air paintings and sketches from highly-regarded New York-based Scottish artist.

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

Tue 26 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

Wed 27 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 3 more dates until 30 May back to top

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 23 May

Free / 0131 557 2479

Jessica Crisp: New Work

Prints using fragments of song lyrics to illustrate conceptual leaps from word to image.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 557 2479

Jim Geddes: A Retrospective

A retrospective of Kings Cross artist Jim Geddes. Prolific ceramicist, painter and well-known character, Geddes left hundreds of pieces after his death, which have been stored since 2003 in the basement of K.C. Continental deli. Auction: 31st May.

K.C. Continental Deli Basement, London N1

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7837 0201

Sun 24 May

Free / 020 7837 0201

Mon 25 May

Free / 020 7837 0201

…and 6 more dates until 31 May

Prize Exhibition

The RBSA offers artists a platform to showcase their work and the opportunity to be rewarded for their talents with the offer of a £1000 prize.

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Sat 23 May

Free / 0121 236 4353

Mon 25 May

Free / 0121 236 4353

Tue 26 May

Free / 0121 236 4353

…and 16 more dates until 13 Jun

Waterloo: After the Battle

Learn about the impact of the Battle of Waterloo in it's bicentennial year.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0300 123 6789

Sun 24 May

Free / 0300 123 6789

Mon 25 May

Free / 0300 123 6789

…and 118 more dates until 20 Sep back to top

York International Tattoo Convention

Tattoo kings and queens from across the world gather for a convention that also includes trade supplies and stalls, tattoo competitions, live music, custom car and bike competitions and entertainment.

York Racecourse

Sat 20 Jun

£15 (weekend ticket £25) / 01904 620911

Sun 21 Jun

£15 (weekend ticket £25) / 01904 620911

You Choose: Favourites from the City Art Centre

The most popular paintings from the centre's collection, as chosen by an online poll of the general public.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Alighiero Boetti

A recreation of a wall from the flat of noted Italian conceptualist Aligihiero Boetti, which the artist used to post items he found inspiring.

Mazzoleni Art, London W1S

Fri 5 Jun

Free

Sat 6 Jun

Free

Mon 8 Jun

Free

…and 46 more dates until 31 Jul

Artist Rooms: Robert Mapplethorpe

Moving, arresting and truly significant work by prolific American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Featuring ground-breaking portraiture of his contemporaries – Andy Warhol, Truman Capote and Patti Smith – and his iconic self-portraits.

Clydebank Museum, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 562 2400

Grace Schwindt: Only a free individual can create a free society

Exhibition and film by London-based German artist, exploring the constraints of living in a capitalist society.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sun 24 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

Tue 26 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

…and 11 more dates until 7 Jun back to top