80 Days!10:00 – 18:00, Freeiota @ Unlimited Studios, 25 Hyndland Street, Glasgow, G11 5QE
Iota host a timely 80-day long exhibition in the run up to the indy referendum, inviting punters to submit their opinions in words or pictures (in person or online) to be shown as an evolving display in the iota windows.
Where Do I End and You Begin10:00 – 17:00, FreeCity Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
Showcase in collaboration with the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, uniting curators from five Commonwealth countries (New Zealand, South Africa, India, Canada, and the UK) to explore common-wealth via 20 artists' work. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
A-Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art10:00 – 17:00, FreeCity Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
Informative exhibition cutting across time periods, themes and media to explore the breadth and diversity of Scottish art, representing the key movements that have shaped Scotland’s artistic identity.
Come Closer: Winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 201410:00 – 17:00, FreeMuseum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP
An exhibition of images from the Wellcome Image Awards 2014 – from an x-ray of a bat, to a cross section of a flower bud – showcasing the scientists, medical professionals and image makers traversing science and art.
First World War10:00 – 17:00, FreeMuseum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1DG
A special display reflecting on Liverpool's Home Front, exploring some lesser-known stories; did everyone rush to support the war effort? And were all women empowered by the experience? Just some of the questions asked and answered.
Lucy Skaer10:00 – 17:00, FreeHunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Solo showcase from the contemporary Scottish artist, including the installation of four key pieces – a drawing, a 16mm film, and two wooden sculptures – inspired by surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, whom Skaer visited in 2006. Part of GENERATION.
The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland’s National Sport10:00 – 17:00, £8 (£6)Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Story of the birth and evolution of golf, bringing together works of art, rare memorabilia and significant museum pieces from the game’s history – beginning in the early 17th century with paintings of the playing of ‘kolf'. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Liverpool Biennial: Total Art10:00 – 17:00, FreeExhibition Research Centre, John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD
A showcase of work by Liverpool artist Adrian Henri, shining a light on his work from the 60s and 70s – a highly collaborative and creative period of his life.
Danish Diaspora10:00 – 16:00, FreeDanish Cultural Institute, 3 Doune Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 6DY
Arts and craft exhibition showcasing the work of five internationally acclaimed Scottish Danes: Lotte Glob, Lise Bech, Lillian Busch, Mette Fruergaard and Nikolai Globe.
Keith McCarter: Art in Architecture10:00 – 18:00, FreeOpen Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Showcase exhibition of Scottish-born artist Keith McCarter's limited edition casts – including a cast of the working model for The Observer, the full-scale version of which is installed at 1020 19th Street, Washington DC. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Ming: The Golden Empire10:00 – 17:00, £10 (£8/£6.50 children)National Museum of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Collection of original artefacts from the Nanjing Museum, taking in key aspects of the Ming dynasty focusing on the remarkable cultural, technological and economic achievements of the period. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Nie Zhengjie: Urban Farmers10:00 – 17:00, FreeCentre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
Following a month-long residency, Nie Zhengjie – winner of the Liverpool John Moores Painting Prize China – presents his first UK solo exhibition, exploring the personal narratives of migrant workers through his practice. Part of Liverpool Biennial.
Tigers, caterpillars and other wild things: children’s books in the 1960s10:00 – 16:00, FreeMMU: Special Collections, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH
An exhibition of much-loved children’s books of the 1960s, featuring well-known publishers such as Ladybird and Puffin, and authors and illustrators including Eric Carle, Roald Dahl, Alan Garner and Dr Seuss.
Scottish Masters: Painting and Printmaking10:00 – 18:00, FreeOpen Eye Gallery, 34 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE
Showcase of Scottish Masters, featuring paintings by some of Scotland’s greatest post-war artists including John Bellany, Elizabeth Blackadder, Adrian Wiszniewski and Alan Davie. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Mackintosh Architecture10:00 – 17:00, FreeHunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
First major exhibition devoted to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural work, featuring over 80 architectural drawings from The Hunterian and collections across the UK, many never before exhibited.
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack: Claude Parent10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Parent's radical intervention transforms the Wolfson Gallery with ramps and slanted floors, creating a new platform for viewing the existing works housed at the Tate. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Not Dark Yet (Paul Mellor)10:00 – 18:00, FreeGostins Building, 32-36 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4LN
Recent paintings over a four-year period from the local artist, presented to coincide with the Liverpool Biennial.
Tate Collection: Special Display10:00 – 17:00, FreeTate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
A new collection on display from the Tate's collection, making links between the gallery space and the familiar interior of the home. Part of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
A Needle Walks Into a Haystack: Group Show10:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Old Blind School, 40 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9DA
As part of Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman's Liverpool Biennial-curated A Needle Walks Into a Haystack, this group show involves 16 artists presenting new work, including Berlin-based sculptor Judith Hopf and Swiss and installation artist Marc Bauer.
Arpita Shah: Portrait of Home10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Arpita Shah exhibits a collection of photographs of families based in Scotland who also have cultural roots in other Commonwealth countries, visually representing how migration between these countries has shaped the identity of contemporary Scotland.