Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A new collection of works that explores the role painters such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and David Hockney played in the reinvention of figurative and realist art in post-war Britain.
20th Century Chic: 100 Years of Women's Fashion10:00 – 17:00, FreeSudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L18 8BX
A collection of 12 evening outfits spanning 1900 to 2000, charting the changing role of women in society throughout this period, and how these changes were reflected in the fashion of the time.
ALIVE: In The Face of Death10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
World-renowned photographer, Rankin explores the theme of death and mortality by capturing images of people with limited time left. Their inspirational accounts will be available to read alongside the images.
George Osodi: Oil boom, Delta burns10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
Exhibition by internationally-renowned Nigerian photographer George Osodi, who spent six years documenting the effects of the oil industry in the Niger Delta. Osodi's aims are not to offend or incite guilt, but to inspire change.
Caroline Johnson: There's a Rainbow in the Road10:00 – 16:45, FreeSalford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Manchester, M5 4WU
The first solo exhibition by Salford-based artist Caroline Johnson, presenting her graceful paintings and drawings that capture the sublime beauty and gritty core of the Manchester and Salford regions.
Blank Media Collective: Hand-Made Future10:00 – 18:00, FreeContact, Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6ER
Collaborative project between Blank Media Collective and Contact, showcasing six up-and-coming artists and offering a new perspective on hand-made crafts.
Double Take: Portraits from The Keith Medley Archive10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Photography exhibition from the Keith Medley archive featuring portraits of Merseysider's from the 1960s. Each sitter was shot twice using the same glass plate negative, resulting in an eerie composition of double images.
Realism10:00 – 16:30, FreeThe Gallery Liverpool, 41 Stanhope St, Liverpool, L8 5RE
An awe-inspiring exhibition from the UK's most distinguished artists in the genre of realism, featuring everything from Steve Caldwell's hyperrealism to Pam Hawkes' portraiture.
RSA 187th Annual Exhibition10:00 – 17:00, FreeRoyal Scottish Academy (RSA), The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Annual highlight featuring RSA Academicians and invited submissions from leading and emerging Scottish artists, plus invited artists including BAFTA award-winner John Maclean and Gabriela Fridriksdottir, who've collaborated extensively with Bjork.
Glasgow School of Art: MLitt Fine Art Practice Showcase10:00 – 17:30, FreeGlasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Showcase of work from the students on the recently established MLitt in Fine Art Practice at GSA, an intensive one year post graduate programme taking in four pathways: painting, printmaking, sculpture and fine art photography.
Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast10:00 – 17:00, £5 (£3.50)City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
Showcase of early fashion photography work by such luminaries as Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino and Sølve Sundsbø, as it appeared in the pages of Vogue, Glamour and other Condé Nast publications.
From Death to Death and Other Small Tales10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
Selected masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, taking in some 130 works that each highlight the significance of the body as a theme in 20th and 21st century art practice.
The House of Annie Lennox10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Curated in partnership with the V&A, Annie Lennox presents a three decade-spanning review of her work as a performer, singer/songwriter, recording artist and political activist, taking in an array of photographs, videos and costumes.
Minette: The Life and Letters of a Stuart Princess10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
The youngest sister of Charles II comes under the spotlight, with a mini exhibition centred around a full-length portrait of Henriette Anne (aka Minette) by the French artist Jean Nocret.
Tony Dyson: A Hidden History of Gay Rights Campaigning10:00 – 17:00, FreeJohn Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH
An intimate display revealing Tony Dyson's ongoing fight for gay rights, which began in 1950.
Migration Stories: Valentina Bonizzi10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Having lived in Scotland for eight years, Italian-born artist Valentina Bonizzi uses photography and video to create what she terms the ‘image document’, exploring migrant experiences from 1850 to today.
Chagall: Modern Master10:00 – 17:00, £10Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
A collection of paintings by the Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall, exploring the universal themes of love, loss and suffering through his unique and poetic style – bold, brightly hued and influenced by folklore and his rich heritage.
Adam McEwen: Sawney Bean10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Modern Institute, 14-20 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QN
British-born, NYC-based artist Adam McEwan presents a new body of work centring around the mythical figure of 15/16th century Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean – including a printed sponge wall, depicting the entrance to Bean’s cave in the cliffs.
Moyra Davey: Hangmen of England10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
An exhibition by New York-based photographer, Moyra Davey, know for capturing everyday objects to tell a story, and then mailing them back to the city of origin. In this exhibition she presents a series of photographs taken in Manchester and Liverpool.
Karl Fritsch Jewellery10:00 – 17:00, freeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
The first UK solo exhibition of Germany-born, New Zealand-based contemporary jewellery designer Karl Fritsch. His highly sought after pieces combine precious with non-precious materials for a uniquely unconventional result.