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ECA Third Year Show: Low Risk Occupiers

Third year Edinburgh College of Art students showcase their work.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 661 1924

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 661 1924

Sat 2 May

Free / 0131 661 1924

Mick Peter: Pyramid Selling

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

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0845 330 3501

Fri 1 May

Free / 0845 330 3501

…and 38 more dates until 14 Jun

John Grant

Paintings, prints and drawings responding to the history and landscape of the Abbey ruins.

Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Sat 23 May

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

  • 10:00 – 17:00 John Grant Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Sun 24 May

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

  • 10:00 – 17:00 John Grant Fountains Abbey, Ripon

Mon 25 May

Free, plus admission £11, child £5.50, family £27.50 / 01765 608 888

  • 10:00 – 17:00 John Grant Fountains Abbey, Ripon
…and 11 more dates until 5 Jun

Paul Schwer: The Shape of Things To Come

Pi Artworks London is pleased to announce Paul Schwer's first solo exhibition with the London gallery, from 9th April until 16th May 2015. The show features Schwer's humorous, transcendentally beautiful rainbow plexiglass sculptures.

Pi Artworks, London W1W

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 02076 378403

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 02076 378403

Fri 1 May

Free / 02076 378403

…and 7 more dates until 9 May

Eleni Kalorkoti

Work by Edinburgh-born illustrator whose work has appeared in the New York Times and publications by the V&A and Random House.

Hula Juice Bar and Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 220 1121

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 220 1121

…and 5 more dates until 6 May back to top

Four Seasons

Paintings by Ronnie Buchan, Yvonne Hutchinson, John Dunbar and Jacqui Higgs, curated by Delicartessen.

Joseph Pearce’s, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 0131 556 4140

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 556 4140

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 556 4140

…and 74 more dates until 25 Jul

Lesley Banks

Glasgow-based artist presents images of Glasgow and Venice.

Skypark Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free

Thu 30 Apr

Free

Fri 1 May

Free

…and 36 more dates until 6 Jun

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

D.A.R.E.

The Discover Art in Recovery Exhibition (DARE) is a community art show, hosted by local mental health teams based at Barnet Hospital at the Artsdepot, North Finchley. The exhibition is free and open to the public from 24 April to 5 May 2015.

Artsdepot, London N12

Tue 28 Apr

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 09:00 – 22:00 D.A.R.E. Artsdepot, London

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 09:00 – 22:00 D.A.R.E. Artsdepot, London

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 8369 5454

  • 09:00 – 22:00 D.A.R.E. Artsdepot, London
…and 5 more dates until 5 May

Jean-Étienne Liotard

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702–1789) was one of those painters who stood out from the crowd. The Geneva-born artist was one of the most dazzling draughtsmen of his time, and his hyper-realistic portraits glow with the individuality of each sitter; making even the greatest of his contemporaries look conventional. Over the…

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 6671

Sun 7 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 6671

Mon 8 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 225 6671

…and 97 more dates until 13 Sep back to top

Theaster Gates: Freedom Of Assembly

Contemporary sculpture by the artist, exploring the relationship between art and life, and the power to catalyse social and economic change through art.

White Cube Bermondsey, London SE1

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 020 7930 5373

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 020 7930 5373

Fri 1 May

Free / 020 7930 5373

…and 56 more dates until 5 Jul

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…

Aqualibrium, Campbeltown

Sat 9 May

Free / 01586 551212

Cenotaph, Paisley

Wed 27 May

Free

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Wed 3 Jun

Free / 01563 554902

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Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Where cabaret meets life drawing – the models are burlesque divas, strapping hunks of manhood and circus freaks. Win alcohol and fancy art supply prizes at this antidote to solemn, lifeless classes.

The Bungo Bar & Kitchen, Glasgow

Sun 17 May

Free / 0141 423 0023

Part of Southside Fringe.

Anita Witek

Disturbing photomontages by Austrian artist.

l'Étrangére, London EC2A

Wed 29 Apr

Free

Thu 30 Apr

Free

Fri 1 May

Free

Sat 2 May

Free

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 29 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0141 562 2400

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 19 more dates until 23 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

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0131 557 2479

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0131 557 2479

Fri 1 May

Free / 0131 557 2479

…and 16 more dates until 23 May

Donna Fleming Hall: Continuous Line

Solo exhibition of Sussex based artist, Donna Fleming Halls Abstract Paintings. Through exploration of a slow curve or continuous line, the artist explores the abstract space and shape when landscape meets seascape.

One One Six, Tenterden

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 01580 761196

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01580 761196

Fri 1 May

Free / 01580 761196

…and 7 more dates until 10 May

Genesis – Group Show

Art connecting the natural world, scientific theorems and artistic practice, in a show curated by Steven Hood.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 9 May

Free / 0131 661 1924

Jessops Academy Live Photography Event

Cameras are demonstrated and tips handed out in this live photography event.

Glasgow Caledonian University

Sat 16 May

£8 / 0141 354 0069

Jimmy Merris: Life Eh, Tut

New work by London-based artist.

SWG3, Glasgow

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0141 357 7246

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0141 357 7246

Fri 1 May

Free / 0141 357 7246

…and 13 more dates until 23 May back to top

'Doon the Back': David Peat

Retrospective of classic street photographs by one of the masters of the genre.

The Helensburgh Galley

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 01436 820369

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 01436 820369

Fri 1 May

Free / 01436 820369

…and 26 more dates until 31 May

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

Friday Morning Life Drawing Class

Six-week life drawing class for all ages.

WASPS Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 1 May

£90 for all six classes; £20 per drop-in class / 07729 283347

Fri 8 May

£90 for all six classes; £20 per drop-in class / 07729 283347

Fri 15 May

£90 for all six classes; £20 per drop-in class / 07729 283347

…and 2 more dates until 29 May

Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions

Autobiographical art by American conceptualist.

Nottingham Contemporary

Wed 29 Apr

Free / 0115 948 9750

Thu 30 Apr

Free / 0115 948 9750

Fri 1 May

Free / 0115 948 9750

…and 38 more dates until 14 Jun

Tate Liverpool

Tue 30 Jun

£10 (£7.50) / 0151 702 7400

Wed 1 Jul

£10 (£7.50) / 0151 702 7400

Thu 2 Jul

£10 (£7.50) / 0151 702 7400

…and 108 more dates until 18 Oct

Gobbledegook Theatre: Ear Trumpet

A rich seam of music has been discovered flowing through a geological fault line deep beneath Brighton. Eons-worth of sound, ancient and modern, is harmonically bound together, trapped inside primeval rocks, and occasionally it bubbles up and erupts to the surface. Ear Trumpet is about listening. It's about the sound…

Queen's Park, Brighton

Sat 16 May

Free

Sun 17 May

Free

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