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.
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.
A Highland Romance: Victorian Views of Scottishness10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of popular 19th century paintings and works on paper by Scottish artists is displayed alongside visions of Scotland by artists from England, exploring the changing view of Scotland and Scottishness over the past two centuries.
Vivian Sassen: In and Out of Fashion10:00 – 18:00, FreeScottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
First retrospective of Dutch-born contemproary fashion photographer Viviane Sassenand - taking to the Portrait Gallery from Huis Marseille Museum, Amsterdam – displaying her trademark flamboyant, formally inventive and occasionally surreal imagery.
Re:New: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection10:00 – 17:00, FreeThe McManus, Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1DA
Pieces selected from Dundee Art Galleries and Museums most recent art acquisitions go on display in a temporary exhibition that offers opportunities to engage with a selection of contemporary work from both Scottish and European artists.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
This new touring exhibition curated by Jeremy Deller explores the impact of the industrial revolution on British pop culture through music, film, photography and objects, with Deller's approach to the materials likened to that of a social cartographer.
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.
Radical Figures: Post-war British Figurative Painting10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of works bringing together artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and David Hockney to explore the role they played in the reinvention of figurative and realist art in post-war Britain.
Fun Makes Good: A New Angle10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Fun Makes Good create a site-specific textile installation inspired by both the modern aesthetics of The Lighthouse and the building's original creator, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, re-interpreting his iconic architectural style and motifs through textiles.
Reactivate: Innovators of Dutch Architecture10:30 – 17:00, FreeThe Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Interesting profile of a number of ground-breaking projects led by architects in recent years in response to changes in society – from a rooftop vegetable garden on a disused office building to a crowd funded bridge over a motorway.
Alvin Baltrop and Gordon Matta-Clark: The Piers From Here10:30 – 17:30, FreeOpen Eye Gallery, 19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
A collection of photographs by Alvin Baltrop and Gordon Matta-Clark, displayed together for the first time in the UK, focussing on the Piers area of NYC during the mid 70s, an area of dilapidation that mirrors Liverpool's docklands.
Hiraki Sawa: Lenticular11:00 – 18:00, FreeDCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY
Solo exhibition of animated and video works from the Japan-born, London-based artist – adept at captivating audiences with his captivating video animations, imbued with a haunting dream-like quality via surreal imagery and atmospheric sounds.
The Dark Would11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
A selection of world-leading poets and text artists exhibit an thought-provoking collection of works that cross the boundary of living and dying, asking us to consider what it is to have a body and to lose it.
Deirdre Nicholls11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Selection of work from the Summerhall Studio of figurative sculptor, showing two aspects of the artist’s work: contemporary portrait heads in bronze and plaster, plus a selection of pieces inspired by the work of Amnesty International.
Defining Me: Musical Adventures in Manchester11:00 – 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.
Boys Keep Swinging11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Group show featuring the works of artists from Manchester, London and New York, looking specifically at aspects of contemporary society from the male perspective.
Margaret Watkins: Art and Advertising11:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Hidden Lane Gallery, 1081 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8LZ
Intriguing body of work from the celebrated Canadian-born photographer who lived in obscurity in Glasgow for the last 40 years of her life – exploring, for the time, her innovative approach to photography for advertising.