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.
Picture Hooks10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Exhibition featuring work by ten illustrators of books for children, with participants and mentors paired together for a year – with the very first The New Scottish Illustrator Award awarded to one of the artists on show. In the IT Gallery.
Andrew Carnegie: The Legacy That Changed The World10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH9 1SP
Showcase of work from the legacy of the Scots born philanthropist, including an Andy Warhol painting of Carnegie, a bagpipe-playing robot, six Sesame Tree puppets and a replica bone from a dinosaur named Diplodocus Carnegii.
New Works at The Walker10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Keep up with the ever-growing collection of work in the Walker Art Gallery with this exhibition of recently acquired works, including pieces by Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois, Paula Rego and Yoko Ono.
Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Manchester10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ
An exhibition charting Manchester's rich musical heritage through ticket stubs, posters, video and photographs; spanning everything from the Hallé Orchestra's first performance in 1858 to the present day musical landscape.
Living Proof10:00 – 17:30, FreeGlasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD
Taking its theme from Charles Darwin's research to find living examples to support his theory of evolution, artists including Alasdair Gray, Elizabeth Blackadder and John Byrne revealing their fascination with creatures and their portrayal in art.
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.
Coral: Something Rich and Strange10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Exploring our ongoing fascination with coral, Manchester Museum present an exhibition of objects that will highlight the importance of preserving our marine environments.
True Colours: Stuart Roy Clarke10:00 – 17:00, FreeNational Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG
A raw and gritty collection of photographs shot by Stuart Roy Clarke, captured throughout the 2012/13 football season, capturing the passion, joy and loyalty of fans.
Minette: The Life and Letters of a Stuart Princess10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
The youngest sister of Charles II comes under the spotlight, with a mini exhibition centred around a full-length portrait of Henriette Anne (aka Minette) by the French artist Jean Nocret.
Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective10:00 – 17:00, £5 (£3)Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
The most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Scottish artist, Jack Vettriano - bringing together his most definitive works gathered for the first time from private collections around the world.
The Narrators: Works From The Arts Council Collection10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Visual dialogues are created between contemporary and modern works in this exhibition of work from the Arts Council's collection of decorative and fine art, running parallel to a collection at The Royal Standard.
Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Group exhibition created during five community outreach projects investigating the contemporary relevance of major transformations in Scottish history – inspired by portraits and personalities from the Scottish National Portrait Gallery collection.
Brains: The Mind As Matter10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
On display for the first time outside of London, MOSI present a collection of artifacts, including real brains, artworks, manuscripts and more, showcasing our relationship with this most vital of human organs.
Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ
To kick off their Performer as Curator series, The Lowry invite English singer/songwriter Alison Goldfrapp to curate an exhibition of work offering insight into the singer's personal inspiration through paintings, film, illustration and photography.
Allan Ramsay at 30010:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Showcase of the Scottish National Gallery's unrivalled holdings of drawings by Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), to mark the 300th anniversary of his birth. Coinciding with the major exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow.
The Gifts of the Departed: Alinah Azadeh10:00 – 17:30, FreeManchester Craft and Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JD
Interdisciplinary artist, Alinah Azadeh presents a new exhibition of work exploring communal rituals and the process of wrapping and exchanging gifts.
Modern Portraits10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Collective exhibition bringing together a varied series of 20th and 21st century works of portraiture, including Stanley Curister, Robert Heriot Westwater, Victoria Crowe, Maggi Hambling and William McCance.
Unlocking the Spirit10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
A retrospective exhibition of Steve Howlett's wooden sculptures crafted from holly, sycamore and olive ash, which are tuned on a lathe and carved in one sitting before being allowed to distort.