Rachel Sweeney: Body Topographies09:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Cornerstone Gallery, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP
An exhibition of photographic works by Rachel Sweeney – a local dancer and part of performance company Orr and Sweeney – exploring the creative links between the body and its environment.
Kathrin Sonntag: I See You Seeing Me See You09:30 – 17:00, FreeCooper Gallery, Crawford Building DJCAD, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Newly-commissioned series of photographs by Berlin-based artist Kathrin Sonntag, marking her first solo exhibition in the UK.
Northern Exposure09:30 – 16:30, FreeThe Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3HY
The annual Northern Exposure photography exhibition returns to The Portico, bringing together seven local photographers, including Fiona Heron, Karen McBride, Adrian McGarry, Jon Parker Lee, Angela Niman, John Brierley and Robin Haslam.
Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of works bringing together artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and David Hockney to explore the role they played in the reinvention of figurative and realist art in post-war Britain.
Home, Land and Sea: Art in the Netherlands 1600-180010:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Bringing together over 50 paintings from the Manchester City Galleries' 17th and 18th century Dutch and Flemish collection, including portraiture, landscapes and seascapes from Pieter de Hooch, Gerard ter Borch and Jacob van Ruisdael.
British Dance: Black Routes10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
A new exhibition exploring the experiences of Black British dancers from 1946 to 2005 and shining the spotlight on their contributions to British dance, through jazz, contemporary, ballet and hip hop.
A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of popular 19th century paintings and works on paper by Scottish artists is displayed alongside visions of Scotland by artists from England, exploring the changing view of Scotland and Scottishness over the past two centuries.
Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Group exhibition created during five community outreach projects investigating the contemporary relevance of major transformations in Scottish history – inspired by portraits and personalities from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery collection.
Making History10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Solo exhibition of recent work by Sandy Stoddart (Sculptor In Ordinary to The Queen of Scotland), of which the main focus will be the creation of a new figurative statue of William Birnie Rhind commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
The People's Business: 150 Years of The Co-operative10:00 – 17:00, FreePeople's History Museum , Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
An exhibition exploring the vast history of The Co-operative, from their origins as the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Manchester, to their innovative branding.
April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady10:00 – 17:00, FreeMuseum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
A exhibition exploring the life of April Ashley, the Liverpool-born Vogue model and actress and one of the first people in the world to undergo gender reassignment surgery.
David Hockney: Early Reflections10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
A unique collection of work charting the early development of a British icon with almost 40 pieces on display, dating from between 1960 and 1978, allowing a unique insight into Hockney's early years.
The Narrators: Works From The Arts Council Collection10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Visual dialogues are created between contemporary and modern works in this exhibition of work from the Arts Council's collection of decorative and fine art, running parallel to a collection at The Royal Standard.
Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
Major presentation of works by the late French-American artist, highlighting a selection of her late work – revealing how Bourgeois, working in a variety of materials and scales, deftly explores the mystery and beauty of human emotions.
Modern Portraits10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Collective exhibition bringing together a varied series of 20th and 21st century works of portraiture, including Stanley Curister, Robert Heriot Westwater, Victoria Crowe, Maggi Hambling and William McCance.
A Silvered Light10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA
Exhibition of Scottish art photography selected from Dundee City’s permanent collection, showcasing images from over 50 photographers collected in the 28 years following the purchase of two important early photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper in 1985.
DLA Piper Series: Constellations10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
An exhibition displaying 'trigger' artworks surrounded by groups, or 'constellations', of artworks from the same period. With the first floor open you'll be able to see five 'trigger' artworks from before 1960, from artists including Picasso and Pollock.
Alex Dordoy: persistencebeatsresistance10:00 – 17:30, FreeInverleith House, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
First UK public exhibition by Glasgow School of Art graduate, featuring new work made for Inverleith House – including two large paintings and decorative plinths which visually overpower the objects they are designed to support.
The Scottish Colourists Series: JD Fergusson10:00 – 17:00, £7 (£5)Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
The National Galleries of Scotland draw to a close their Scottish Colourist Series, culminating with a retrospective of the work of Edinburgh-born JD Fergusson – taking in more than 100 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and items of archival material.