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Awesome Bricks

Brick-tastic adventures with LEGO® bricks including interactive displays and a big build with brick artist Warren Elsmore.

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0300 123 6789

Connect with Nature: A Festival of Creativity, Health and Nature

Annual festival spanning ten days with plenty of literature, poetry, exhibitions, art and community events on the relationships between nature, creativity and health.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£5–£25 (£3–£12) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Romilly Saumarez Smith - Exhibition

Shortlisted for the Women’s Hour Craft Prize in 2017, Romilly Saumarez Smith is a jewellery designer who specialises in transformation. Saumarez Smith uses antiques and lost treasures to create her extraordinarily detailed, sumptuous works. Her works will be shown alongside her selection of miniature portraits from The…

The Harley Gallery, Worksop

Sun 16 Jun

The Harley Gallery

Free / 01909 501700

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

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 622 6200

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0845 330 3501

GSA Degree Show

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

Glasgow School of Art

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Bridget Riley

A major overview of the work of one of Britain's most distinguished artists, Bridget Riley, pioneer of Op Art.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

£15 / 0131 624 6560

NOW: Anya Gallaccio, Charles Avery, Peles Empire, Aurélien Froment, Roger Hiorns, Zineb Sedira

  • 4 stars

The latest in the three-year series of contemporary art exhibitions is a major survey of the work of Paisley-born artist Anya Gallaccio.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 624 6200

Rekorder-land

Multi-sensory, mixed reality pop-up bar serving up Rekorderlig drinks.

Underbelly Festival, London SE1

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0844 545 8282

Science Saturday

Enjoy science-themed hands-on activities, demonstrations and talks.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0300 123 6789

Victoria Crowe

A major retrospective of the work of artist Victoria Crowe, with over 150 paintings from all periods of her career.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0131 529 3993

Abstract Art and Britain between the Wars

From the early years of the twentieth century artists wondered if they could create paintings that, like music, could be composed without referring to a subject, relying instead upon patterns of colour, line and form. This approach, often called Constructivist, was particularly popular in Revolutionary Russia, and was…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 624 6200

Berlin-Sarajevo

Documentary film by Natasha Davis and Nehra Stella, connecting personal and political histories of Berlin and Sarajevo through poignant interviews with their citizens and poetic images of the two cities. Recommended for 12+

Victoria & Albert Museum, London SW7

Sun 16 Jun

Hochhauser Auditorium

Free / 020 7942 2000

Digswell Arts Trust Open Studios

An open day in which you can visit the studios of nearly 30 local artists in the Letchworth and Welwyn area.

The Fenners Building, Letchworth Garden City

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

James Capper: Mudskipper

British artist James Capper unveils his newest work, a large scale mobile sculpture.

Battersea Power Station, London SW8

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 02075010688

Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky brings a selection of the breathtaking aerial photography, featured in the book of the same name, on a tour of some of our most atmospheric properties. Included in the admission price. No booking required. Historicenvironment.scot/events.

Fort George, Inverness

Sun 16 Jun

Included in admission / 01667 460232

  • 09:30 – 17:30

Theodor Kern: Landscapes

Exhibition of oil paintings by Austrian artist Theodor Kern.

Wardown Park Museum, Luton

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 01582 546 722

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thinking About the Future of Iran in Drumchapel

Thinking About the Future of Iran in Drumchapel is an exhibition of photos taken on a walk guided by Iranian musician Mohammad Mohammadi Champiri in response to the question of what he would take into the future. The question was posed as part of a round-table discussion with artist Anahita Razmi and curator at Glasgow…

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0141 334 2422

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thomas Kilpper: The Politics of Heritage vs. the Heritage of Politics

A site-specific floor carving by the German artist and activist, commissioned by the gallery to celebrate its opening at its new venue.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sun 16 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:00

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

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 07814 514771

The Aerodrome: An Exhibition Dedicated to the Memory of Michael Stanley

Exhibition dedicated to the art curator, director and artist Michael Stanley who tragically lost his life in 2012. It is based on the Rex Warner novel The Aerodrome and is co-curated by David Austen and George Shaw.

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Sun 16 Jun

Free / 0121 248 0708

  • 11:00

AI: More than Human

This major centre-wide ‘festival-style’ exhibition explores creative and scientific developments in AI, demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives. Bringing together artists, scientists and researchers, this interactive exhibition offers an unprecedented survey of AI with which you are invited to engage…

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sun 16 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7638 8891