Edward Chell: Soft Estate10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX
Contrasting the 18th-century idea of the Picturesque with modern day motorway landscapes, Edward Chell presents a collection of paintings, prints and found objects exploring history, ecology, roads and travel.
Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789-201310:00 – 17:00, £8 (£6)Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
The first exhibition of its kind exploring how left-wing values have influenced the production and reception of art across historical periods and geographical locations – artists include Jeremy Deller, Iwao Yamawaki and Tim Rollins.
Sea Change10:00 – 16:00, FreeRoyal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
Collective exhibition bringing together the work of 28 artists/makers who have sailed on the 2011 and 2013 expeditions and undertaken residencies on Mull, Canna, Barra, North Uist, St Kilda, Lewis, Orkney and Shetland.
Traces10:00 – 18:00, FreeRoyal Overseas League, 100 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3AB
Group exhibition by Leigh Chorlton, Tim Le Breuilly and Robin Wu, taking their inspiration from the writings of W.G. Sebald – each with their own personal interpretation of his writing, which in turn is imbued in their drawing, painting and printmaking.
Jill Todd Photographic Award 201310:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Annual exhibition celebrating the work of talented photographers from major Photography and Arts Degree programmes in Scotland in the last three years, displaying a selection of the finalists work.
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.
Dazzle10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
An exhibition of wearable art, filling the atrium with small pieces of dazzling jewelry, alongside a display of contemporary silversmith work in the gallery.
The Polari Mission10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3EH
Two artists embark on a mission to protect and preserve Polaris – an ancient and endangered language – with an exhibition that examines how LGBT groups identify with Polari today.
Living with the War10:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Work from Glasgow Museums’ art collections, illustrating how artists from places as far ranging as Berlin, Brazil, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, the Middle East and South Korea respond to the effects and prevalence of war and conflict around the world.
Catalyst: Contemporary Art and War10:00 – 17:00, FreeImperial War Museum North, IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ
A new exhibition bringing together the work of over 70 artists across photography, film, sculpture, oil paintings, prints and book works to explore our changing perceptions of conflict in a time when our opinions are are so easily influenced by the media.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Smith: Iraq10:00 – 17:00, FreeImperial War Museum North, IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester, M17 1TZ
A photographic exhibition by the award-winning British war photographer, Sean Smith, documenting the collision of two worlds as local Iraqis and military personnel are forced to co-exist.
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 – catch a unique insight into Hockney's early years.
Titanic and Liverpool: The Untold Story10:00 – 17:00, FreeMerseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
A collection of previously unseen archive footage and materials that document Liverpool's central role in the Titanic story. The exhibition marks the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.
The Office of Useful Art10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
A working office and education centre created as part of the Art Turning Left exhibition to explore the idea of usefulness and usership in relation to art, stemming from Cuban artist, Tania Bruguera's The Useful Art Association.
A Picture Show10:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Group show of 12 Glasgow-based painters, intended to survey the complexity, subtlety and variety of the art form – with no unifying concept of theme, other than painting being their central practice.
Ever/Present/Past: Mark Dion + Claire Barclay10:00 – 17:00, FreeTalbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL
The programme of events exploring the history of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital throughout 2013 – its bi-centenary year – culminates with Talbot Rice's double-header exhibition, featuring new commissions from Mark Dion and Claire Barclay.
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.