Mackintosh Architecture10:00 – 17:00, FreeHunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
First major exhibition devoted to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural work, featuring over 80 architectural drawings from The Hunterian and collections across the UK, many never before exhibited.
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack: Claude Parent10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Parent's radical intervention transforms the Wolfson Gallery with ramps and slanted floors, creating a new platform for viewing the existing works housed at the Tate. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Not Dark Yet (Paul Mellor)10:00 – 18:00, FreeGostins Building, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4LN
Recent paintings over a four-year period from the local artist, presented to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial.
Tate Collection: Special Display10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
A new collection on display from the Tate's collection, making links between the gallery space and the familiar interior of the home. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack: Group Show10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Old Blind School, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA
As part of Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman's Liverpool Biennial-curated A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, this group show involves 16 artists presenting new work, including Berlin-based sculptor Judith Hopf and Swiss and installation artist Marc Bauer.
Arpita Shah: Portrait of Home10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Arpita Shah exhibits a collection of photographs of families based in Scotland who also have cultural roots in other Commonwealth countries, visually representing how migration between these countries has shaped the identity of contemporary Scotland.
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.
Reactions14: Vertical Echoes by Bill Fontana10:00 – 17:00, FreeImperial War Museum North, IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ
Sound artist and composer Bill Fontana presents a specially commissioned installation, as part of the Imperial War Museum's Reactions14 series, inviting artists to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
GENERATION @ Scottish National Portrait Gallery10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Celebrating art made in Scotland in the last 25 years, the Portrait Gallery's GENERATION exhibition forms a three-headed showcase alongside the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Scottish National Gallery. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
From the War of Nature10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
An exhibition exploring conflict and resolution in nature – from boxing hares to prowling wolves – challenging the notion that war must come from conflict.
John Moores Painting Prize10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
The prestigious painting prize returns for another year, with an exhibition of work by the 52 shortlisted artists working across landscapes, portraits, abstract and sculptural works. See the full list of shortlisted artists here.
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.
GENERATION @ Scottish National Gallery10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Celebrating art made in Scotland in the last 25 years, the Scottish National Gallery's GENERATION exhibit includes installations from Steven Campbell and Martin Boyce, plus new work from Karla Black and David Shrigley. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
The Skinny Showcase10:00 – 18:00, FreeCreative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7BS
As part of our long-running Showcase of fledgling visual art, we bring together a special exhibition of four emerging artists fresh from degree show: Melanie Letore, Fiona Beveridge, Caitlin Hynes and Edward Humphrey. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Mondrian and his Studios10:00 – 17:00, £10 (£7.50)Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Marking 70 years since his death, Tate Liverpool brings together a special exhibition of work by Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian, complete with a life size reconstruction of his Paris studio.
Liberty Bound10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
An exhibition of artifacts from one of the most important archaeological finds of recent years, unveiling a recently discovered burial ground fro 'liberated' African's in Rupert's Valley, St Helena.
Brutal Exposure: the Congo10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
A distressing exhibition of photographs by missionary Alice Seeley Harris, documenting her time in the Congo and exploring the brutality experienced by the Congolese people in what was probably the first photographic campaign for human rights.
John Byrne: Sitting Ducks10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Showcase of works from the Paisley-born artist, celebrating his innovative and richly varied portraiture across an exhibition of 60 drawings, paintings and multi-media works from throughout his career. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Cotton Couture10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of designer dresses and suits donated by the Cotton Board, a Manchester-based organisation tasked with increasing the use of cotton in couture to bump up cotton exports.
Chris Shen: First Step Showcase10:00 – 17:00, FreeCentre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
The Manchester-based artist takes over the CFCCA stairwell with his innovative project exploring our day to day relationship with technology, encouraging the viewer to consider the impact.