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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

Tue 3 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 4 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Thu 5 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 46 more dates until 20 Apr

Gray's School of Art: Fourth Year Painting Exhibition

Work by final-year Painting students from Gray's School of Art, in advance of their degree show later in the year.

St Margaret's House, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 661 1924

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 661 1924

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 661 1924

…and 12 more dates until 21 Mar

Saturday Life Drawing Class

Artist Graham Flack leads this drawing workshop; learn how others have portrayed the human figure, and then practise drawing from a life model yourself. Materials are supplied; suitable for all levels of experience. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 11 Apr

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Sat 16 May

Clore Education Centre

£15 (£12) / 0131 624 6560

Art Maker

Art Cart has had a makeover and is now Art Maker! Drop in to the gallery and make your own masterpiece using materials provided. Go four times and you can earn a badge. Ages 4–12.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Art Maker Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

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

Tue 3 Mar

Wed 4 Mar

Thu 5 Mar

…and 21 more dates until 29 Mar back to top

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

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 68 more dates until 23 May

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair and After Party

There ain't no party like a Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair after party, right? Cosplay and fancy dress is encouraged – there's a competition to win, after all.

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 332 8209

A Strong Sweet Smell Of Incense: A Portrait Of Robert Fraser

Pace London is honoured to present this momentous exhibition that will take as inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer and pioneer, Robert Fraser. Curated by Brain Clarke, the exhibition will be staged at 6 Burlington Gardens.

Royal Academy Of Arts At 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 020 7300 8000

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 020 7300 8000

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 020 7300 8000

…and 13 more dates until 28 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

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 81 more dates until 25 May

David Rushton: Berlin, 1989

Images of Berlin in 1989 taken from the Eastern side, contrasting with the normally jubilant images taken at that period on the Western side.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

…and 17 more dates until 22 Mar back to top

Faith Eliott

Work by Edinburgh artist and puppet maker.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

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

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

…and 27 more dates until 11 Apr

Scarred for Life

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

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0141 276 9599

…and 10 more dates until 15 Mar

Ben Uri Centenary Exhibition: Uncovering A Century Of Art, Identity And Migration

To celebrate Ben Uri's foundation in 1915, this unique exhibition exploring the experience of identity and migration during the last century, also offers a rare chance to view many masterpieces from the museum's collection. Encompassing paintings, work on paper, sculpture, new media and archival pieces, the exhibition…

Ben Uri Gallery, London NW8

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 020 7604 3991

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 020 7604 3991

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 020 7604 3991

…and 180 more dates until 1 Oct

Fifty Chefs - The Hands That Feed London

Fifty Chefs - The Hands that Feed London, is an exhibition of London chef images from photographer/artist Katie Wilson, showcasing at the Londonnewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, 3rd -16th April. Profits will be donated to charity, FareShare.

The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London E2

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 020 7287 8408

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 020 7287 8408

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 020 7287 8408

…and 9 more dates until 16 Apr back to top

Archibald Dunbar McIntosh: Reflections

Highly abstracted images of Scottish coastlines and harbours.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 557 1020

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 557 1020

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 557 1020

…and 5 more dates until 11 Mar

Cesare Lucchini: From Battlefield to Paradise

Works by Swiss artist who explores dramatic events in contemporary society in his large, drippy canvases.

Rosenfeld Porcini, London W1T

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 020 7637 1133

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 020 7637 1133

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 020 7637 1133

…and 16 more dates until 21 Mar

Connecting Visions

Photography exhibition by Trudy Stade which explores the lives of blind and partially sighted people across Scotland.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 560 1581

Emily Hogarth: Scottish Folk Songs in Papercut Art

An exhibition of paper cuts inspired by a book of Scottish folk songs created by Edinburgh artist Emily Hogarth.

The Watermill, Aberfeldy

Sat 21 Mar

Free / 01887 822896

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 01887 822896

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 01887 822896

…and 29 more dates until 21 Apr

Emily Young: Stone from the Mountain

Work by the artist frequently described as Britain's greatest living stone sculptor, and who also happened to be the inspiration for Pink Floyd's song 'See Emily Play'.

The Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 0131 557 4050

…and 8 more dates until 14 Mar back to top

Hoeyyn Ngu: How Many Lives

Paintings concerning the universal desire for happiness.

Hoeyyn Arts Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 3 Mar

Free / 07828 892210

Part of Traditional Chinese Arts Week.

Wed 4 Mar

Free / 07828 892210

Part of Traditional Chinese Arts Week.

Thu 5 Mar

Free / 07828 892210

Part of Traditional Chinese Arts Week.

…and 41 more dates until 22 Apr

The Photography Show

Featuring over 150 exhibitors dedicated to the world of photography, with the chance to get hands-on with the latest equipment from leading brands, photography displays and offers from the retailers.

NEC, Birmingham

Sat 21 Mar

Hall 5

Phone for prices / 0121 780 4141

Sun 22 Mar

Hall 5

Phone for prices / 0121 780 4141

Mon 23 Mar

Hall 5

Phone for prices / 0121 780 4141

Tue 24 Mar

Hall 5

Phone for prices / 0121 780 4141

Rachel Mercer: Growth

Fine art from Rachel Mercer.

London Morgan, SW7

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0207 244 7323

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 0207 244 7323

Wed 18 Mar

Free / 0207 244 7323

…and 2 more dates until 20 Mar

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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Desire: Jewellery & Silversmithing Fair

Jewellery and silverwork by contemporary artists and designers.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, London SW3

Fri 6 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

Sat 7 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

Sun 8 Mar

£6 / 0207 361 3164

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