Vivian Sassen: In and Out of Fashion10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
First retrospective of Dutch-born contemproary fashion photographer Viviane Sassenand - taking to the Portrait Gallery from Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam – displaying her trademark flamboyant, formally inventive and occasionally surreal imagery.
Re:New: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA
Pieces selected from Dundee Art Galleries and Museums most recent art acquisitions go on display in a temporary exhibition that offers opportunities to engage with a selection of contemporary work from both Scottish and European artists.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
This new touring exhibition curated by Jeremy Deller explores the impact of the industrial revolution on British pop culture through music, film, photography and objects, with Deller's approach to the materials likened to that of a social cartographer.
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.
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.
Fun Makes Good: A New Angle10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Fun Makes Good create a site-specific textile installation inspired by both the modern aesthetics of The Lighthouse and the building's original creator, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, re-interpreting his iconic architectural style and motifs through textiles.
Reactivate: Innovators of Dutch Architecture10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Interesting profile of a number of ground-breaking projects led by architects in recent years in response to changes in society – from a rooftop vegetable garden on a disused office building to a crowd funded bridge over a motorway.
Alvin Baltrop and Gordon Matta-Clark: The Piers From Here10:30 – 17:30, FreeOpen Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
A collection of photographs by Alvin Baltrop and Gordon Matta-Clark, displayed together for the first time in the UK, focussing on the Piers area of NYC during the mid 70s, an area of dilapidation that mirrors Liverpool's docklands.
Hiraki Sawa: Lenticular11:00 – 18:00, FreeDCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Solo exhibition of animated and video works from the Japan-born, London-based artist – adept at captivating audiences with his captivating video animations, imbued with a haunting dream-like quality via surreal imagery and atmospheric sounds.
The Dark Would11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
A selection of world-leading poets and text artists exhibit an thought-provoking collection of works that cross the boundary of living and dying, asking us to consider what it is to have a body and to lose it.
Deirdre Nicholls11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Selection of work from the Summerhall Studio of figurative sculptor, showing two aspects of the artist’s work: contemporary portrait heads in bronze and plaster, plus a selection of pieces inspired by the work of Amnesty International.
Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Manchester11:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ
An exhibition charting Manchester's rich musical heritage through ticket stubs, posters, video and photographs; spanning everything from the Hallé Orchestra's first performance in 1858 to the present day musical landscape.
Boys Keep Swinging11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Group show featuring the works of artists from Manchester, London and New York, looking specifically at aspects of contemporary society from the male perspective.
Margaret Watkins: Art and Advertising11:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Hidden Lane Gallery, 1081 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LZ
Intriguing body of work from the celebrated Canadian-born photographer who lived in obscurity in Glasgow for the last 40 years of her life – exploring, for the time, her innovative approach to photography for advertising.
Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator11:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ
To kick off their Performer as Curator series, The Lowry invite English singer/songwriter Alison Goldfrapp to curate an exhibition of work offering insight into the singer's personal inspiration through paintings, film, illustration and photography.
Sally Webber: An Inexact Science11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
New collection of work resulting from ongoing experiments with found materials, including some pieces which originated during six months spent working at Summerhall in 2013.
Work in Progress 2: Constructions of Landscape11:00 – 18:00, FreeStills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Annual series, this time with Massimiliano Gatti, David Grinly, Daniele Sambo exploring the constructed landscapes that surround us everyday – presenting the photography of artists working with Stills' production facilities and residency programmes.
Man of the Year: Henry Coombes + Carles Congost11:00 – 18:00, FreeCCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Double header presenting Henry Coombes and Carles Congost's latest work, with Coombes’ premiering his new film, accompanied by a new series of paintings, and Congost presenting his most recent film, alongside earlier projects.
Julia Howden: The Throwbacks11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Photographic documentation of the phenomenon of Scottish sub-cultures and recently, in particular, the resurgence in the clothes, culture and sounds of the 1950s when teddy boys, teddy girls and the emergence of rock'n'roll dominated.