Before 5pm, Visual art

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Kevin Cummins: Disclosure

Photographic portraits of some of the most iconic rock stars from the last 40 years, featuring images of The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Joy Division, Liam Gallagher and The Stone Roses.

Lucy Bell Gallery, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 01424 434828

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

…and 28 more dates until 11 Apr

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

Fri 27 Feb

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 28 Feb

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 1 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 50 more dates until 20 Apr

Pure Radio Sex: A Subcity Radio Exhibition

A celebration of the University of Glasgow's radio station featuring archival material collected from 20 years of broadcasts and parties

The Art School, Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

Free

Sat 28 Feb

Free

Winter To Spring

Landscapes, cityscapes, pictures of horses and abstract paintings from gallery artists.

Flaubert Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 225 5007

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 225 5007

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0131 225 5007

…and 51 more dates until 30 Apr

Alex Echo: Water

Paintings of water by the prolific artist.

Castle Fine Art, London W1J

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 020 3588 0011

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 020 3588 0011

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 020 3588 0011

…and 13 more dates until 14 Mar back to top

Chop Pop

Japanese artist Tomoe Ishida, self-styled as Chop Pop, has been charming the collective socks off Glasgow institutions such as the Subway and the GFT by sending them beautiful paper-cut images of their buildings, 'love letters to Glasgow.'

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 276 5365

Exhibition on Viewing Platform, 6th floor

  • 10:30 – 16:00 Chop Pop The Lighthouse, Glasgow

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

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

…and 12 more dates until 15 Mar

FlipSide

FlipSide is a photographic exhibition by Jessica van der weert featuring original portraits of the biggest dance music DJs as you've never seen them before. In aid of the British Tinnitus Association.

Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London E2

Fri 27 Feb

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00 FlipSide Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London

Wed 4 Mar

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00 FlipSide Hoxton Gallery At The Arch, London

Scarred for Life

Photographs of people with congenital heart disease, showing their scars.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0141 276 9599

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 276 9599

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 14 more dates until 15 Mar

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Sat 28 Feb

Sun 1 Mar

…and 24 more dates until 29 Mar back to top

BP Portrait Award 2014

In its 25th year of being sponsored by BP, the Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious showcases for international portrait painting.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

0131 624 6200

Sat 28 Feb

0131 624 6200

Sun 1 Mar

0131 624 6200

…and 42 more dates until 12 Apr

Faith Eliott

Work by Edinburgh artist and puppet maker.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Thu 26 Feb

Free / 0131 555 7019

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 555 7019

…and 5 more dates until 5 Mar

Mouna Rebeiz: Le Tarbouche

The first solo exhibition in London by Sorbonne-educated Lebanese artist, featuring female nudes wearing the traditional symbol of Ottoman masculinity, the tarbouche (better known in the English-speaking world as the fez, beloved headgear of the 11th Doctor in Doctor Who.)

Saatchi Gallery, London SW3

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 020 7811 3070

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 020 7811 3070

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

…and 8 more dates until 9 Mar

Rachel Mercer: Growth

Fine art from Rachel Mercer.

London Morgan, SW7

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0207 244 7323

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0207 244 7323

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 0207 244 7323

…and 3 more dates until 20 Mar

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

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 85 more dates until 25 May back to top

Eloise Hawser: Medivance

Solo exhibition that presents modern and contemporary work by the artist which will include a pair of hand made loafers belonging to her father.

ICA, London SW1Y

Tue 30 Jun

£1 day membership / 020 7930 3647

Wed 1 Jul

£1 day membership / 020 7930 3647

Thu 2 Jul

£1 day membership / 020 7930 3647

…and 57 more dates until 6 Sep

Mariangela Williams: Landscapes Of East Devon

Solo exhibition of paintings by the Italian artist.

National Trust: A La Ronde, Exmouth

Sat 28 Feb

Free, plus admission £7.80, child £4, family £11.80 & £19.60 / 01395 265514

Sun 1 Mar

Free, plus admission £7.80, child £4, family £11.80 & £19.60 / 01395 265514

Mon 2 Mar

Free, plus admission £7.80, child £4, family £11.80 & £19.60 / 01395 265514

…and 11 more dates until 13 Mar

Visual Arts Scotland: VAS:T 2015

Work from members of Visual Arts Scotland.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 225 6671

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 225 6671

David Eustace: Selected Work

Selected work by the Edinburgh-born photographer, one of the most talented portraitists of his generation.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 558 1200

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 558 1200

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

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Henry Kondracki: Three Cities (Edinburgh, London, New York)

Cityscapes in the artist's colourful style.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 558 1200

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 558 1200

Knightswood Art Exhibition and Sale

Artists from Knightswood Art Club display their paintings and prints for exhibition and sale.

Backdoor Gallery, Clydebank

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 952 3532

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 952 3532

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 952 3532

…and 31 more dates until 4 Apr

People's Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

Free / 0141 276 0788

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0141 276 0788

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 276 0788

…and 11 more dates until 10 May

Renfield St Stephen's Church, Glasgow

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0141 332 2826

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 332 2826

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 332 2826

…and 33 more dates until 6 Apr

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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Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay

Too few Scots are aware that Scotland has its own Enlightenment, and a hugely influential one at that, with a world-class philosopher in David Hume, an equally heavy-hitting economist in Adam Smith, an outstanding painter in Allan Ramsay, plus less well-known intellectual giants like Hutcheson, Ferguson, Reid and others.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 27 Feb

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 28 Feb

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 305 more dates until 31 Dec back to top