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Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Thu 2 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Fri 3 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

…and 17 more dates until 20 Apr

Cinderella: The Exhibition

Original costumes designed by Sandy Powell and props from Disney's new live action film of the classic fairytale directed by Kenneth Branagh, including Cinderella's glass slipper, which was made from a solid Swarovski crystal with 221 facets in a light-reflecting Crystal Blue Aurora Borealis coating.

Leicester Square, London WC2H

Wed 1 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Thu 2 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Fri 3 Apr

Free, ticketed, adv booking recommended at www.ticketmaster.co.uk

…and 7 more dates until 10 Apr

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

Wed 1 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Thu 2 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Fri 3 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

…and 35 more dates until 8 May

Up, Down and Around

Collaboration between students from two different art schools: the GSA in Glasgow and the Kunsthøgskolen in Bergen, Norway.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 9 more dates until 12 Apr

Northern Women's Art Collective Spring Exhibition

Contemporary painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and photography by eighteen emerging female artists.

Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester

Wed 1 Apr

Free

Thu 2 Apr

Free

Fri 3 Apr

Free

…and 59 more dates until 1 Jun back to top

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

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 282 more dates until 10 Jan 2016

Art on the Exchange

Artists and performers – including in visual art, street theatre and music – show off their talent in Royal Exchange Square. Presented by Art on Scotland.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 07889 797022

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 07889 797022

Sat 2 May

Free / 07889 797022

…and 17 more dates until 5 Dec

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 tbc.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

CCA, Glasgow

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£20 (tbc) / 0141 352 4900

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

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 43 more dates until 23 May

Free Guided Tours of Glasgow Art Club

Guided tours of the club. Booking is essential.

The Glasgow Art Club

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0141 248 5210

…and 16 more dates until 15 Dec back to top

Roland Flexner: At The End Of The Day

Massimo De Carlo gallery is proud to present At The End Of The Day, the first exhibition in London by French artist Roland Flexner. The artist will be showing three series of new works.

Massimo De Carlo, London W1K

Wed 1 Apr

Free

Thu 2 Apr

Free

Fri 3 Apr

Free

…and 26 more dates until 9 May

Eat, Drink, Work, Rest And Play Exhibition

Exhibition of work by Colin Wilkinson and John Shakespeare celebrating everyday life and objects, taking inspiration from the people they have met and the places they have visited.

RBSA Gallery, Birmingham

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0121 236 4353

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0121 236 4353

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0121 236 4353

…and 8 more dates until 11 Apr

Ellesmere National Art Exhibition 2015

We will be holding our fourth National Art Exhibition and sale of works, with more than 75 professional artists and sculptors exhibiting over 300 pieces from Wednesday 27th May through to Sunday 31st May 2015.

Ellesmere College

Thu 28 May

Free

Fri 29 May

Free

Sat 30 May

Free

Sun 31 May

Free

Coelacanth - Real And Imagined Creatures

An exhibition of artwork by Lucy Pook and James Ballance, whose work respectively renders zoological creatures and imagined monsters, which when set amongst disparate backgrounds, creates a sense of the uncanny.

Shipton Street Gallery, London E2

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 020 7729 3739

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 020 7729 3739

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 7729 3739

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 020 7729 3739

Kaleidoscope

'Kaleidoscope' is an exhibition showcasing 12 hand-selected artists that have created, inspired and lead the Urban art movement in Spain over the past 10 years.

MYA Gallery, London E1

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 020 7247 2434

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 020 7247 2434

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7247 2434

…and 14 more dates until 19 Apr back to top

Treasured Possessions From Renaissance To Enlightenment

An exhibition of 300 beautiful items that once belonged to someone, and which reveal something of the personal tastes and aspirations of the owner, and of the period in which they lived.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 01223 332900

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 01223 332900

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01223 332900

…and 137 more dates until 6 Sep

Dunbar Street Art Trail

Walk the streets of Dunbar looking at art.

Various venues: Dunbar

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01450 218 121

Duncan Shanks: Sketchbooks

Distinguished landscape artist Shanks has bequeathed to the Hunterian his entire collection of sketchbooks from the past 45 years, which amount to more than 100 volumes. The collection has been catalogued, and here a selection from them is on display.

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 116 more dates until 16 Aug

Erich Salomon & Barbara Klemm: A Leap in Time

Work by two German photojournalists: Salomon (1886–1944) photographed the political and social elite, sometimes with a hidden camera, catching the rich and famous in unguarded moments; Klemm (b. 1939) recorded historic moments with unobtrusive skill and sensitivity, producing famous images of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Stills, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6200

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6200

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6200

…and 2 more dates until 5 Apr

Glasgow's Gilded Age 1864–1914: Glamour & Grit

A conference exploring a selection of Glasgow designers, who originally established the city’s reputation at the time of the Aesthetic Movement, and the so-called 'Gilded Age'.

Cottier's Bar and Restaurant, Glasgow

Fri 8 May

£24–£28 / 0141 357 5825

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Kirstie Cohen & Cat Outram

Paintings by Kirstie Cohen, prints by Cat Outram, jewellery from Becky Crow and ceramics by Emma Williams.

Gallery Ten, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Apr

Free

Thu 2 Apr

Free

Fri 3 Apr

Free

…and 21 more dates until 2 May

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

Work by renowned American installation artist.

The Modern Institute, Glasgow

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 0141 248 3711

…and 43 more dates until 23 May

Outskirts

Outskirts returns for a day of boundary-traversing installations, performance, art and music. 2015's diverse line-up includes Easterhouse Conversation (a special collaboration between RM Hubbert and Wounded Knee); jazz/electronic reworkings of Krafwek from Radioland; a screening of Enrico Cocozza's The Silver Trumpet…

Platform, Glasgow

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (£7.50; under 16s free) / 0141 276 9696

  • 13:00 – 22:00 Outskirts Platform, Glasgow

Turner Prize 2015

The Turner Prize is the biggest award in British art, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to the nominees, and the most controversial. Its championship of conceptual rigour over traditionalism has tended to whip the tabloids into a froth, but a list of Turner nominees contains many of the most memorable names from…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 1 Nov

0845 330 3501

Tue 3 Nov

0845 330 3501

Wed 4 Nov

0845 330 3501

…and 47 more dates until 30 Dec

V&A Museum of Design Dundee: Design in Motion

V&A Museum of Design Dundee goes on the road with the Travelling Gallery in this major touring exhibition, bringing Scotland's design heritage and present-day design work to venues all over the country. A Design Scotland app for iOS and Android enables you to track the exhibition's progress. Featured designers include…

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 01851 708480

Aqualibrium, Campbeltown

Sat 9 May

Free / 01586 551212

Cenotaph, Paisley

Wed 27 May

Free

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