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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

Sun 24 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Mon 25 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

…and 13 more dates until 7 Jun

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

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)

Talking Tulips Brings Leicester Square To Life

This half term, 22-25 May, Leicester Square Gardens London will be brought to life. An art installation of 1000 'Talking Tulips, a fun art installation of flower boxes filled with imitation tulips, which will talk and respond to passing visitors.

Leicester Square Garden, London WC2H

Mon 25 May

Free

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Chris Prout Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition of new work from Welsh born contemporary fine artist, currently living and working in rural Northamptonshire. A fantastic collection of bold, expressive, semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes, rich in colour and texture.

Albany Gallery, Cardiff

Thu 28 May

Free / 029 2048 7158

Fri 29 May

Free / 029 2048 7158

Sat 30 May

Free / 029 2048 7158

…and 21 more dates until 20 Jun

Lee Miller and Picasso

The photographer and sometime model Lee Miller took more than 1000 photographs of Picasso, and he in turn painted her portrait six times. This show features approximately 100 of Miller's images as well as a painting and drawing by Picasso, and explores the long friendship between a great artist and an extraordinary…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£9 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Sun 24 May

£9 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Mon 25 May

£9 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 104 more dates until 6 Sep

Ryoji Ikeda: Supersymmetry

The Vinyl Factory announces the UK premiere of supersymmetry, a new work by international artist-composer Ryoji Ikeda inspired by his residency at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research institute.

Brewer Street Car Park, London W1F

Sat 23 May

Free

Sun 24 May

Free

Tue 26 May

Free

…and 5 more dates until 31 May

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…

Cenotaph, Paisley

Wed 27 May

Free

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Wed 3 Jun

Free / 01563 554902

Main Street, West Kilbride

Mon 1 Jun

Free

Travelling Gallery is in Main Street Car Park.

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Catriona Herd: European Landscapes

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

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

Tue 26 May

Free / 0131 557 4050

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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

Fèis: Documenting Britain

A selection of photographic work from the Documenting Britain project.

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 552 2151

Sun 24 May

Free / 0141 552 2151

MC Escher

The Dutch artist MC Escher produced some of the most fascinating and eye-twisting images in 20th century art, informed by his profound intuitive understanding of mathematics and a razor-sharp technique. Referenced by everyone from science writer Douglas Hofstadter to Family Guy, he's still little-known to the…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Mon 29 Jun

£9 (£7) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00 MC Escher Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh
…and 90 more dates until 27 Sep

The Spring Selection

A selection of 19th–21st century British paintings, drawings and sculpture, including works by Joan Eardley, Scottish Colourists, St Ives School, Glasgow School and selected contemporary modern Masters.

Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

Tue 26 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

…and 4 more dates until 30 May

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

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Opening Lecture: Lee Miller and Picasso

Antony Penrose, director of the Lee Miller Archives (and the son of the late, great photographer), talks about the relationship of Lee Miller and Pablo Picasso. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

£4 (£3) / 0131 624 6560

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

Mick Peter: Pyramid Selling

New sculpture drawing on the 'witty' graphic design of the 60s and 70s.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sun 24 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

Tue 26 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

…and 17 more dates until 14 Jun

Scottish Art: People, Places, Ideas

A selection of Scottish art from the centre's collection, drawn from 250 years of art and organised by four categories: people, landscapes, still life, abstraction.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 529 3993

…and 125 more dates until 27 Sep

Society Of Portraits Sculptors

52nd exhibition of the Society of Portrait Sculptors.

La Galleria Pall Mall, London SW1Y

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7228 9954

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Tina Jenkins: Transplastic

CABIN gallery is delighted to present Transplastic, a solo show featuring a new selection of paintings by the 2014 Threadneedle Prize-winning mixed media artist Tina Jenkins.

Cabin Gallery, London SW18

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7112 8838

Sat 30 May

Free / 020 7112 8838

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.

Comic Art: Millarworld and Beyond

A showcase of work from some of the world’s foremost comic book artists and writers including Mark Millar (KickAss, Kingsman: Secret Service), Frank Quitely (Batman and Robin, New X-Men) Goran Pavlov (Starlight, Black Widow) and Dave Gibbons (Watchmen, Judge Dredd). The exhibition features original prints, digital prints…

Glasgow Print Studio

Fri 3 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sun 5 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

…and 48 more dates until 30 Aug

David Grigor: Visions of Edinburgh

Colourful scenes of Edinburgh.

Henderson's Vegetarian Restaurant, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 225 2131

Mon 25 May

Free / 0131 225 2131

Tue 26 May

Free / 0131 225 2131

…and 84 more dates until 1 Sep

David Hockney: Painting And Photography

Individual and group portraits reflecting the British artist's interest in perspective, including scenes painted in his Los Angeles studio during 2014 and 2015, inspired by Cezanne's The Card Players.

Annely Juda Fine Art, London W1S

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

Mon 25 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

Tue 26 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

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