Tamsyn Challenger: Monoculture11:00 – 21:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Political artist Tamsyn Challenger showcases her Monoculture installation – premiered in 2013 – linking earlier forms of human suppression by pseudo-sexual torture with cultural homogenisation on a global scale. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Mood is Made/Temperature is Taken11:00 – 17:00, FreeGlasgow Sculpture Studios, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS
Collective exhibition considering the dual strategies of craft and appropriation among a current generation of artists working at Glasgow Sculpture Studios.
John Byrne: Dead End11:00 – 16:00, FreeBourne Fine Art, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
Complementing his current showcase at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Bourne host a collection of works from Paisley-born artist John Byrne - including a 'Cabinet of Curiosities' of objet trouvé style objects. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
15°11:00 – 17:00, FreeArt Pistol, Unit 9, 5/21 Cresswell Lane, Glasgow, G12 8AA
Showcase of work from 15 Scottish art school graduates from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, including new work from some Art Pistol regulars and newcomers, plus a selection of work that was destined for the GSA Fine Art degree show.
Augustin Rebetez: Heart (Meteorite)11:00 – 21:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
New work from Swiss artist Augustin Rebetez, bringing together strange beasts, stop-motion videos and rapidly-assembled humanoid sculptures, intended to depict the tragedy and comedy of the universe as she sees it. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
India Street11:00 – 18:00, FreeGayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT
A group of contemporary Scottish and Indian designers explore the legacy of Scotland's Turkey red dye industry, featuring artists Gabriella di Tano, Emlyn Firth, Sanjay Garg, Lokesh Ghai, Charlotte Linton, Orijit Sena, Gurpreet Sidhu and Laura Spring.
Liverpool Biennial: Sharon Lockhart11:00 – 18:00, FreeFACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L14DQ
The American artist and filmmaker presents a solo exhibition of new and existing work, including a new commission created for the Liverpool Biennial in which she explores the politics of labour and leisure.
Caroline McNairn: Dreaming of Heroic Days11:00 – 21:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Retrospective exhibition celebrates the late Caroline McNairn's year spent painting in Russia and Ukraine – the culmination of a historic cultural exchange between Scotland and the former USSR. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Richard Wright12:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Modern Institute @ Airds Lane, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow, G1 5HU
New body of works by the Glasgow-based artist and 2009 Turner Prize winner, known for his modern frescoes that transform interior spaces by literally opening up new perspectives.
Clifford Owens: Better The Rebel You Know12:00 – 20:00, FreeCornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
For his debut European exhibition, Clifford Owens will display existing work alongside two new commissions: a UK version of a piece he developed for New York's MoMA PS1, and a participatory piece involving Manchester residents.
Res-Ex12:00 – 18:00, FreeEmbassy Gallery, Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY
Exhibition culmination of Scottish artist Lewis Den Hertog residency exchange between Embassy Gallery and the online gallery #0000FF, exploring his interest in the darker side of humanity and its many manifestations across the internet.
Corin Sworn12:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Common Guild, 21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6DF
Second in a trio of solo shows as part of GENERATION, presenting work by the artists in The Common Guild's Scotland + Venice 2013 exhibition – with Sworn's show stemming from a re-discovered collection of slides taken in Peru by her father.
GARAGE12:00 – 16:00, FreeGarage, Northumberland Street, North West Lane, Edinburgh, EH3 6JQ
The unique artist-run space that is GARAGE – aka three garages and a garden – present a selection of new works and collaborations by artists created during a series of micro-residencies. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Charlie Hammond, Iain Hetherington + Alex Pollard: Internet Curtains12:00 – 18:00, FreeTramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Triple-header exhibition drawing together the work of three Glasgow-based artists who explore the role of painting within ‘post internet’ society and the political dynamics of contemporary culture. Part of GENERATION.
Tigers, caterpillars and other wild things: children’s books in the 1960s12:00 – 16:00, FreeMMU: Special Collections, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH
An exhibition of much-loved children’s books of the 1960s, featuring well-known publishers such as Ladybird and Puffin, and authors and illustrators including Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Alan Garner and Dr Seuss.
Mick Peter: Almost Cut My Hair12:00 – 18:00, FreeTramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Known for transforming drawn imagery derived from fiction, illustration and graphic design into 3D installations, Glasgow-based sculptor Mick Peter displays a pair of 'folded' sculptures created especially for Tramway's Hidden Gardens. Part of GENERATION.
Augusto Corrieri + Vincent Gambini12:00 – 17:00, FreeRhubaba, 25 Arthur Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5DA
Double-header of work from a duo of London-based artists, taking in a selection of Augusto Corrieri’s video works alongside Vincent Gambini's residency developing a performance to be shown at Pilrig Church Hall on 30 Aug. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
RedBlueRedBlue12:00 – 13:00, FreeImperial War Museum North, IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ
Visual artist Mark Anstee reacts to the conflict of the First World War with a live installation that'll see hundreds of red and blue soldiers appear across the museum walls as he draws them.
Cathy Wilkes12:00 – 18:00, FreeTramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Glasgow-based artist known for her imaginary environments that variously resemble interiors, uninhabited worlds and spaces of loss, engaging with the fabric and industrial history of Tramway to further explore these themes. Part of GENERATION.