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Helen Wilson RSW RGI PAI: Lasting Impressions

An exhibition of new paintings and box constructions by Glasgow based artist Helen Wilson. Helen Wilson’s original inspiration for this body of work came from one of Liz Lochhead’s early poems, “Poem for My Sister”, which is ostensibly about shoes. For Wilson shoes seem to absorb and reflect so much of their wearer…

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Jun

Free / 01315571020

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 29 Jun

Free / 01315571020

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 1 Jul

Free / 01315571020

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 18 more dates until 22 Jul

Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail

Track down the 200 designed Oor Wullie statues and 350 mini sculptures scattered around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and beyond, before they're reunited for a two-day exhibition and then auctioned off for charity.

Various venues: Scotland

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 09:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free

  • 09:00
…and 68 more dates until 30 Aug

Ambit: Photographies from Scotland

A partnership between Glasgow's Street Level and Edinburgh's Stills, this show showcases works by emerging Scottish photographers.

Stills, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow

Thu 20 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 552 2151

Fri 21 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 552 2151

Sat 22 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 552 2151

Sun 23 Jun

Times to be confirmed / Free / 0141 552 2151

The Theatre of Robert Anton

Work by the avant-garde theatre artist Robert Anton, the first time it's been seen in the UK.

Tramway, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

…and 6 more dates until 30 Jun

British Academy Summer Showcase Late

Annual after-hours look at the British Academy Summer Showcase.

The British Academy, London SW1Y

Fri 21 Jun

Free / +44 (0)20 7969 5316

  • 18:30 – 21:00

GSA Degree Show

Graduates of the GSA fine art, architecture and design programs display their work.

Glasgow School of Art

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 16 Jul

We Also Asked for Love: Gay Men's Narrative Portraits of Resilience and Resistance

Narrative portraiture artwork by Eleonora Scalise featuring ten diverse gay men.

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

…and 4 more dates until 27 Jun

We Are One: Citizenfest

Festival in celebration of equality and diversity, with a programme of events spanning food, talks, drama, art, seminars and more.

Strathclyde Students' Union, Glasgow

Tue 9 Jul

Free / 07898685250

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 07898685250

Crieff Cowches

Artists from around the country create their own unique designs for a series of Highland cow benches, which will be scattered across the town of Crieff.

Crieff Information Centre

Mon 1 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01764 652578

Tue 2 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01764 652578

Wed 3 Jul

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01764 652578

…and 65 more dates until 6 Sep

Dr Stacey Hunter: Treasure

Exhibition of works by Dr Stacey Hunter inspired by her two month residency in Tokyo and Arita.

The Suttie Arts Space, Aberdeen

Thu 20 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Friday morning)

Fri 21 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Saturday morning)

Sat 22 Jun

Free

  • 00:01 – 23:59 (Sunday morning)
…and 92 more dates until 22 Sep

Miss Bugs; Do No Harm

Miss Bugs new resin popsicles highlight social media sickness

Jealous Gallery and Print Studio, London EC2A

Thu 4 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 5 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Sat 6 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 15 more dates until 21 Jul

Reuse Showhome

See reused and repaired furniture and home interiors in a new light at this showroom, and try your hand at upcycling in the activities area.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 555 4010

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 555 4010

Wed 26 Jun

Free / 0131 555 4010

…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

Sonic Séance

Performance of sound, music and dance about women's empowerment and confronting hegemonic colonialist narratives.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 30 more dates until 28 Jul

Women in Science in Scotland

Exhibition celebrating the work of female scientists from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Royal Society of Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 240 5000

Mon 24 Jun

Free / 0131 240 5000

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0131 240 5000

…and 113 more dates until 29 Nov

Africa Oyé 2019

The Africa Oyé festival is the biggest free celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture in the UK, taking place every June in the picturesque surroundings of Sefton Park in Liverpool. Having grown from humble beginnings in 1992 as a series of gigs in the city centre, Oyé now attracts crowds of over 50,000…

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sat 22 Jun

Times vary / Free

Sun 23 Jun

Times vary / Free

Emma Hales and Lucie Holzer

The recipients of the RGI Graduate Award 2017 exhibit their work from the past couple of years.

RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 0141 248 6386

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 6 Jul

Rubble Theatre

German-Syrian artist Manaf Halbouni’s sculpture Rubble Theatre is a highlight of this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. It recreates a scene of destruction in Syria, featuring the rubble of a bombsite and an abandoned car. Halbouni was born in Syria, the son of a Syrian father and a German mother. He studied at art school…

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Fri 21 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Jun

The Trump Tapestry

Display of a tapestry by 'Wulfgar the Bard' (also known as Mike Middleton) which depicts recent events in American politics as though they took place in early medieval Britain.

Cupar Corn Exchange

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 01383 610711

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 01383 610711

Turning Tides Festival

Cultural happenings, live music, art, film and other activities overlooking the Thames.

Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10

Fri 5 Jul

Free

  • 18:00 – 20:30

Sat 6 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 20:30

Sun 7 Jul

Free

  • 11:00 – 20:30
…and 3 more dates until 14 Jul

Aaron Kasmin: Showtime!

New exhibition by Aaron Kasmin showcasing 31 new drawings.

Sims Reed Gallery, London SW1Y

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 020 7930 5111

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 24 Jun

Free / 020 7930 5111

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 25 Jun

Free / 020 7930 5111

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Jun

The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 225 2383

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 14 Jul

ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence: Photographs by Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

Images by three photographers working with self-portraiture: Francesca Woodman, Diane Arbus and Robert Mapplethorpe.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 119 more dates until 20 Oct

BP Portrait Award 2018

Annual portrait painting competition.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Fri 21 Jun

Free / 01962 873603

  • 11:00

Sat 22 Jun

Free / 01962 873603

  • 11:00

Sun 23 Jun

Free / 01962 873603

  • 11:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Jun

Brick Wonders Exhibition

From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks. More than 50 models will be on the show, from individual pieces that will…

Horniman Museum And Gardens, London SE23

Thu 20 Jun

Times vary / Free / 020 8699 1872

Fri 21 Jun

Times vary / Free / 020 8699 1872

Sat 22 Jun

Times vary / Free / 020 8699 1872

…and 127 more dates until 27 Oct

Bridgwater Quayside Festival

One of the must see and go to festivals in Somerset is the Quayside Festival in Bridgwater, Sedgemoor’s free outdoor summer festival. The festival celebrates culture and diversity and Bridgwater’s roots as a historic riverside port and best of all it is FREE to attend! The festival hosts live music, indoor and outdoor…

The Engine Room, Bridgwater

Sat 20 Jul

Free / 01278 433187