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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, while up-and-coming popster KLOË provides the upbeat sounds. Plus, Man of Moon tout their psychedelic, groove-infused blues, Kill the Waves have…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0141 276 5365

Bob Dylan: The Brazil Series

Scenes of Brazilian life from the pencil-moustached legend of music.

Castle Galleries, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Sat 23 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 261 9181

…and 6 more dates until 30 May

Second Showcase

Street art by artists including Banksy, Shepard Fairey and Death NYC.

The Street, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Sat 23 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

Sun 24 May

Street Art Gallery

Free / 0131 556 4272

…and 14 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)

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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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Ryoji Ikeda: Supersymmetry

A large-scale immersive multimedia installation inspired by the Japanese artist and composer's residency at CERN, outputting sound, text and visual information through 40 projectors and computers.

Brewer Street Car Park, London W1F

Fri 22 May

Free

Sat 23 May

Free

Sun 24 May

Free

…and 6 more dates until 31 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

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

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
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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

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

Fri 22 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

Sat 23 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

Mon 25 May

Free / 0141 221 3095

…and 5 more dates until 30 May

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

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

Thu 2 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

Preview

Fri 3 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

Sat 4 Jul

Free / 0141 552 0704

…and 49 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Fri 22 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

Mon 25 May

Free / 020 7629 7578

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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

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

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include the Proclaimers, Jools Holland, King Creosote, Courtney Pine, La Boheme, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Marines Band, The Only Way is Downton, Simpy Gershwin, the Sixteen, Red Priest, Scottish Opera, John Suchet, Headphone…

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sun 24 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 7 more dates until 31 May

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

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

Fri 22 May

Free

Mon 25 May

Free

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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.

Amy.Mae: Hard.Back Edinburgh

Artist photographing people's backs, with the aim of building a collection.

Old Street Lighting Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£8–£15

Part of Hidden Door Festival.

Anna King: Outlands

Landscapes, chiefly of empty, feral and/or deserted places.

Wall Projects II, Montrose

Sat 23 May

Free / 07714 368203

Sun 24 May

Free / 07714 368203

Sat 30 May

Free / 07714 368203

Balthazart #Photography - One Stop Photo London

ONE STOP PHOTO LONDON brings together 8 photographers in central London from 20 to 24 May.

Seven Dials Club, London WC2H

Sat 23 May

Free

Bookbinding: Orpheus & Eurydice – Lover's Pair

Learn how to case bind with leather, which means the cover is made separately and then attached to the text block. All the tips, tricks and necessary tools are provided for you to make two fancypants handbound books.

Owl & Lion, Edinburgh

Sun 24 May

£150 / 0131 221 0818

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