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.
Richard Hawkins: Hijikata Twist10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
American artist Richard Hawkins presents his first museum exhibition in the UK, bringing together new works that demonstrate his complex style of juxtaposing images and ideas.
Alex Frost: Reproduction10:00 – 17:30, FreeGlasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
New work investigating themes of multiplicity, uniqueness and reproduction – based on the playful use of references, processes and materials dually referencing the nature of print and the current baby boom. Part of GI.
Simon Martin10:00 – 17:00, FreeKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
New film commission from the London-based artist, taking the form of a remote drift through objects and reproductions gleaned from multiple sources, presented over a number of key sites throughout Kelvingrove. Part of GI.
Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Special exhibition celebrating the recent acquisition – jointly with the National Gallery in London – of two mythological paintings by Titian, shown alongside work from almost all of the major names in Venetian art of the period.
Joana Vasconcelos: Time Machine10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos brings over 20 of her large scale sculptures to Manchester following her success representing Portugal at the 55th Venice Biennale – she will also be presenting a new textile work.
A Chromatic Revolution: The search for affordable colour in 19th century British book illustration10:00 – 16:00, FreeMMU: Special Collections, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH
Exploring the world of 19th century book illustration, this exhibition looks at the techniques of the time, from half-coloured wood block printing, to the lush practice of chromolithography.
New Acquisitions10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
All-new display occupying the whole top floor of the Modern One, highlighting some of the most recent additions to the gallery – including a major bequest from the collection of the late Henry and Sula Walton of prints by Picasso, Cézanne, and Hockney.
Pam Van-Damned: World Warpaint10:00 – 23:00, FreeContact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Photographer Pam Van-Damned presents a collection of photographs documenting bands, inspirational figures and drag queens – with the majority often captured wearing make-up, this emerged as a dominant theme in her work.
Hydrapangaea10:00 – 18:00, FreeGlasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE
Group exhibition comprising a wunderkammer of objects contemplating the history of Glasgow’s collected archive of foreign curiosities collected through trade. Part of GI.
Atelier Public #210:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Following the success of its first iteration in 2011, Atelier Public #2 explores ideas of play, participation, democracy, permission and the public space, developing as the show progresses. Part of GI.
Field of Light10:00 – 18:00, FreeSt Andrew's Square, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
Magical outdoor art installation for which the work of internationally acclaimed artist and light art practitioner, Bruce Munro, will illuminate Edinburgh’s St Andrew's Square using thousands of acrylic stems gradually lighting up as darkness falls.
Laura Facey: Their Spirits...10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
Jamaican artist, Laura Facey presents an exhibition exploring the cruelty of slavery and the transcendent nature of the human spirit, with her 2006 piece, Their Spirits Gone Before Them sitting at the heart of the exhibition.
Making History10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Solo exhibition of recent work by Sandy Stoddart (Sculptor In Ordinary to The Queen of Scotland), of which the main focus will be the creation of a new figurative statue of William Birnie Rhind commissioned by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
Portrait of the Engraver10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
The Wirral-born artist James Hamilton Hay is the focus of this exhibition of landscapes and city etchings, showcasing his life's work after leaving the Liverpool School of Art and seeking the guidance of British Impressionist Julius Olsson.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year10:00 – 17:00, FreeNational Museum of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
49th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year award exhibition, brought together by judges from across the globe, featuring 100 images taking in everything from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.
The People's Business: 150 Years of The Co-operative10:00 – 17:00, FreePeople's History Museum , Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
An exhibition exploring the vast history of The Co-operative, from their origins as the Co-operative Wholesale Society in Manchester, to their innovative branding.
Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain10:00 – 17:00, £8 (£6)Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Taking words from Raymond Williams' collection of essays, Keywords, as impetus, Tate Liverpool's new exhibition explores parallels between shifts in language and culture.
Johan Nieuwenhuize: IMG_10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Johan Nieuwenhuize presents his new project, IMG_, a growing collection of abstract and semi-abstract photographic observations of the city. Part of GI.