Before 5pm, Visual art

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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

Sun 19 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Mon 20 Apr

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Naked Eye: Pop-up Exhibition

Live performance engaging with the human body, with video projections involving nudity.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

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

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

Mon 20 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

Tue 21 Apr

£4 (£2) / 0131 225 6671

…and 17 more dates until 8 May

Chelsea Art Fair

Chic boutique art fair in the heart of Chelsea. Around 30 of the most respected modern and contemporary art galleries from around the country show their highlights of original Contemporary works of art - many shown for the first time.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Sun 19 Apr

£6 / 0207 361 3164

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Edinburgh College of Art: SHOW 2015

Spot the next Alexander McQueen amid the annual glitz and glam of the ECA fashion show, which features the work of graduating fashion, costume and textile students.

Edinburgh College of Art

Sat 25 Apr

£12 / 0131 473 2000

The Bigger Picture

The BBC's Big Painting Challenge contestants present their work.

Lauderdale House, London N6

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 8348 8716

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 020 8348 8716

Thu 23 Apr

Free / 020 8348 8716

Fri 24 Apr

Free / 020 8348 8716

Clive Hicks Jenkins: Dark Movements

A multimedia presentation of works inspired by the story of the Mari Lwyd, including drawings, paintings and animated films using the artist's puppetry figures.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Thu 11 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Fri 12 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

Sat 13 Jun

Gallery 1

Free / 01970 623 232

…and 42 more dates until 25 Jul

Consume - Leonita Gallery

A spellbinding collection of contemporary art inspired by the UK's innate obsession with consumerism and popular culture, featuring original works created by a new wave of pioneering urban artists, including homegrown British talent Schoony.

Leontia Gallery, London EC2A

Fri 1 May

Free

Sat 2 May

Free

Sun 3 May

Free

…and 9 more dates until 12 May

Contemporary Craft Fair

A treasure trove of some of the finest, handmade art and craft created by some of the very best craftsmen and artists in the UK. Beautiful, original, unique handcrafted work of the very best standards of craftsmanship.

Kent College, Canterbury

Sun 19 Apr

£4

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Edgardo Rodriguez: Todo Sirve

Argentinian-born Edgardo Rodriguez' art is driven by repossession and sustainability. In a meticulous model of recycling, the artist transforms the process of decay for plastic bottles, redefining them as building blocks for decorative sculpture.

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery At Charlotte Street, London W1T

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 7255 2828

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7255 2828

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 020 7255 2828

…and 7 more dates until 30 Apr

Fully Fashioned: The Pringle of Scotland Story

An exhibition exploring the central role Pringle has played in the production and design of knitwear in Scotland and around the world.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

…and 117 more dates until 16 Aug

Kate Flood: New Paintings

Kate Flood - Exhibition of New Paintings at 44AD Artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN from April 21st - 25th 2015. Meet the Artist on the evening of 21st April 6 - 8pm.

44AD Art Gallery and Artists Studios, Bath

Tue 21 Apr

Free

Wed 22 Apr

Free

Thu 23 Apr

Free

Fri 24 Apr

Free

Ken Cox: Poetry Machines

CHELSEA space is pleased to announce Ken Cox: Poetry Machines as the second exhibition in our spring program.

Chelsea College Of Art And Design, London SW1P

Wed 29 Apr

Chelsea Space

Free / 020 7514 7751

Thu 30 Apr

Chelsea Space

Free / 020 7514 7751

Fri 1 May

Chelsea Space

Free / 020 7514 7751

…and 15 more dates until 5 Jun

Laura Boswell And Ian Phillips Print Exhibition And Residency

For two weeks printmakers Laura Boswell and Ian Phillips will be both exhibiting and working at the RK Burt Gallery, London.

RK Burt & Co Ltd, London SE1

Tue 12 May

Free / 0207 407 6474

Wed 13 May

Free / 0207 407 6474

Thu 14 May

Free / 0207 407 6474

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O2: Masters Re-Mastered

Re-imaginings of famous paintings.

Pure Evil Gallery, London EC2A

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2866

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2866

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7729 2866

…and 2 more dates until 23 Apr

Paul Catherall: 15 Years Of Lincuts

A solo exhibition by Paul Catherall, known for his iconic linocuts of London cityscapes and London Transport posters.

For Arts Sake, London W5

Sun 19 Apr

Free

Mon 20 Apr

Free

Tue 21 Apr

Free

…and 26 more dates until 17 May

The Ballet of the Palette

Twentieth-century paintings from the gallery collection, selected by contemporary artists Neil Clements, Lotte Gertz, Charlie Hammond, Louise Hopkins, Merlin James, Victoria Morton, Carol Rhodes, Tony Swain, Hanneline Visnes and George Ziffo.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 430 more dates until 24 Jun 2016

Daniel Domig: The Heart is a Prideful Beast

Expressive quasi-figurative paintings, the first UK show from Canada-born artist who studied in Vienna.

Warburton Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 07532 171842

Gillian Ayres: New Paintings and Prints

Alan Cristea Gallery to unveil a new series of works, alongside historic paintings, spanning the career of Gillian Ayres RA CBE. Now in her 85th year Ayres continues to produce a considerable body of work with unceasing vibrancy and energy.

Alan Cristea Gallery, London W1S

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 7439 1866

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7439 1866

Wed 22 Apr

Free / 020 7439 1866

…and 33 more dates until 30 May back to top

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

The Leontia Gallery Pop Up Gallery

A pop-up showcasing art works.

Leontia Gallery, London EC2A

Thu 30 Apr

Free

Fri 1 May

Free

Sat 2 May

Free

…and 10 more dates until 12 May

Nostalgia

A group exhibition inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky's film penultimate film Nostalgia. The work relates to the themes of language, identity,suffering and translation. The show is a mixture of Painting, photography and sound.

Art Hub Gallery, London SE8

Sun 17 May

Free

  • 13:00 – 17:00 Nostalgia Art Hub Gallery, London

Roman Signer: Slow Movement

Sculptural installations and video works by the Swiss artist, based on the kayak.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 19 Apr

The Curve

Free / 020 7638 8891

Mon 20 Apr

The Curve

Free / 020 7638 8891

Tue 21 Apr

The Curve

Free / 020 7638 8891

…and 40 more dates until 31 May

After The Animal

SVA artists take residency in an empty shop front, exhibiting their contemporary works. Featuring work by Jo Casling, Adam White, Holly Marsh, and others.

29 High Street, Stroud

Sun 19 Apr

Free

Mon 20 Apr

Free

Tue 21 Apr

Free

…and 9 more dates until 30 Apr back to top