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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

Fri 6 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 7 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sun 8 Mar

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 43 more dates until 20 Apr

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

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

Also on at:

…and at 12 other places

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

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 562 2400

…and 65 more dates until 23 May

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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David Hanes and Fiona McCubbin: Zentools (fools gold is precious too)

Joint exhibition curated by and including texts from Sarah Watson.

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Fri 13 Mar

01224 644885

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

Tue 17 Mar

Free / 01224 644885

…and 7 more dates until 26 Mar

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

>erasure

This collaboration between poet/artist Kevin Reid, poets Jo Bell and George Szirtes, and artists Sonja Benskin Mesher, Dean Pasch, Michael Powell and Dave Kirkwood takes the 1910 crime novel ‘Lying Lips’ by William Le Queux as its source. A process of erasure, added text and visual art creates a tale that explores truth…

Town Hall, St Andrews

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01334 470770

This exhibition is presented in partnership with Fife Contemporary Art & Craft Part of StAnza: Scotland's Poetry Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00 >erasure Town Hall, St Andrews

Wildlife Artist Of The Year

Photographs, paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by various artists.

Mall Galleries, London SW1Y

Mon 29 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7930 6844

Launch night.

Wed 1 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

Thu 2 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 020 7930 6844

…and 2 more dates until 4 Jul

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

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The Brancott Estate Great Home Hack

The Brancott Estate Great Home Hack will feature original works from leading artists within the world of upcycling. The weekend will include masterclasses in home hacking, live demonstrations & tastings of Brancott Estate's award winning wines.

Fulham Palace, London SW6

Fri 13 Mar

£10; £15–£20 inc/ masterclass / 020 7736 8140

Sat 14 Mar

£10; £15–£20 inc/ masterclass / 020 7736 8140

Sun 15 Mar

£10; £15–£20 inc/ masterclass / 020 7736 8140

Kemistry Gallery: 100 Years of Graphic Design

Cult design gallery Kemistry curates a pop-up retrospective of 10 years of pathbreaking graphic art exhibitions. Surveying a century of design, the show includes over 60 artists, from classic masters like Saul Bass to younger stars like Jean Jullien.

Protein, London EC2A

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7247 3999

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 020 7247 3999

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 020 7247 3999

…and 6 more dates until 15 Mar

Magne Furuholmen: Peeling A Glass Onion

Solo exhibition of works by Magne Furuholmen.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 41 more dates until 25 Apr

Out of the Shadow: Women of Nineteenth Century Scotland

An exhibition looking at how women were depicted (not to mention which women were depicted) in the visual arts between the late 18th and early 20th centuries, from Newhaven fishwife Elizabeth Hall to ruler of the British Empire Queen Victoria. Also Mary Fairfax Somerville (1780–1872), an exceptionally intelligent science…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 21 more dates until 29 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

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The Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of fashion, design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Hotly tipped Scottish trio Prides perform a stripped-back set, with up-and-coming popster KLOË providing the upbeat sounds. Curated by The List and supported by Innis & Gunn and Brugal Rum.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0141 276 5365

All the Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club

A relaxed life drawing club with music and a bar to aid the flow of inspiration.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Tue 10 Mar

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 17 Mar

£5 / 0131 247 4704

Tue 24 Mar

£5 / 0131 247 4704

…and 39 more dates until 22 Dec

The Flying Duck, Glasgow

Tue 10 Mar

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 17 Mar

£5 / 0141 564 1450

Tue 24 Mar

£5 / 0141 564 1450

…and 39 more dates until 22 Dec

Redd Function Suite, Dundee

Tue 10 Mar

£5

Tue 17 Mar

£5

Tue 24 Mar

£5

…and 40 more dates until 29 Dec

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 6 Mar

Sat 7 Mar

Sun 8 Mar

…and 18 more dates until 29 Mar

Art + Feminism Edit-a-thon Dundee

Improve Wikipedia's coverage of women in this edit-a-thon. Bring your own laptop, if you have one.

Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01382 308324

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
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Bengal And Modernity: Early 20th-century Art In India

In the early 20th century, nationalism swept across the Indian subcontinent. Several artists focused on revitalizing Indian cultural history, deliberately turning away from academic expressions of realism practised in British art schools in India.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01865 278002

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01865 278002

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01865 278002

…and 72 more dates until 31 May

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

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

Tue 10 Mar

Free / 01424 434828

…and 24 more dates until 11 Apr

Louise Rayner: Victorian Watercolours

The much loved watercolours of Louise Rayner (1832-1924) are once again on display. Exhibition includes work by her father Samuel and sister Margaret.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 01244 402008

…and 42 more dates until 19 Apr

Minatour Events Present The Magicians Monocle

Minatour present a completely unique style of event as it encompasses all elements of creativity and interaction. Nothing at the event will be static, everything will be interactive including the art exhibtions.

The Old Swimming Baths, London E9

Fri 6 Mar

£14

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 6 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

Sat 7 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 020 7811 3070

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