DJCAD Degree Show 201410:00 – 16:00, FreeDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, DD1 4HT
Annual degree show from the graduating students at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art and Design, showcasing work from a 250-strong batch of emerging artists and designers.
Turner10:00 – 17:00, FreeLady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Liverpool, CH62 5EQ
A chronological exploration of JWM Turner's life and work is presented in this exhibition of some 30 works by the landscape painter, pulled from across the National Museum Liverpool's collections.
Alice Through the Looking Glass10:00 – 17:00, FreeDisplay Unit next to Rackhams, Altrincham, Manchester, WA141SF
An exhibition exploring the possibilities of the imagination, based on Lewis Carroll's most famous story, Alice Through the Looking Glass, playing on perception and audience perceptions of art.
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.
dot-art Schools’ art competition10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
An exhibition of work from the dot-art Schools’ art competition by primary and secondary school pupils from across Liverpool. Opens on May 16 as part of LightNight 2014.
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.
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
A collection comprising 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.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Selection of sixty portraits anonymously selected for inclusion from over five thousand, featuring a batch of emerging young photographers, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs.
Jonathan Yeo: Portraits10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ
An exhibition of work by self-taught, British portrait painter, Jonathan Yeo, bringing together his most famous subjects, including Helena Bonham Carter and Grayson Perry. The final work is shown alongside preparatory materials.
Ossie Clark, a British fashion genuis, 1967-197710:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 5LL
A retrospective of work by renowned British fashion designer, Ossie Clark, famous for his distinct cuts and for working with bold prints designed by his wife, Celia Birtwell.
A Red Apple Among the Oranges10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
The fruits of a project that began in January, for which a group of third year students from the Painting and Printmaking Department at GSA have produced work in response to the third and last exhibition in The Scottish Colourist Series, J.D. Fergusson.
Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Inspired by William Hogarth's A Rake's Progress, artist Grayson Perry created six tapestries to tell the story of class mobility and the influence of social class on aesthetic taste.
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.
Dan Dubowitz and Alan Ward: Citizen Manchester10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
An exhibition of large-scale works exploring the re-development of Manchester Central Library, built up on the artists' research into the city archives, photographs and from recorded tales.
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.
Art for All: Thomas Horsfall’s Gift to Manchester10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
An exhibition of nature-themed artworks from Manchester's Thomas Horsfall collection, co-curated by local school children.