Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away11:00 – 18:00, FreeThe Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
Major exhibition of renowned French-American artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois, taking in a selection of works on paper centered on her Insomnia Drawings – a suite of 220 drawings and writings made between 1994 and June 1995 to combat her insomnia.
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.
Alison Goldfrapp: Performer as Curator11:00 – 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.
Living with the War11:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Work from Glasgow Museums’ art collections, illustrating how artists from places as far ranging as Berlin, Brazil, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, the Middle East and South Korea respond to the effects and prevalence of war and conflict around the world.
Man of the Year: Henry Coombes + Carles Congost11:00 – 18:00, FreeCCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD
Double header presenting Henry Coombes and Carles Congost's latest work, with Coombes’ premiering his new film, accompanied by a new series of paintings, and Congost presenting his most recent film, alongside earlier projects.
Interwoven Connections: The Stoddard Templeton Design Studio and Design Library, 1843-200511:00 – 17:00, FreeGlasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RQ
Showcase exhibition providing a unique insight into the Design Library’s contents, the Stoddard Templeton design studio, through folios, books, designs, films and samples. In the Mackintosh Museum.
Work in Progress 2: Constructions of Landscape11:00 – 18:00, FreeStills, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Annual series, this time with Massimiliano Gatti, David Grinly, Daniele Sambo exploring the constructed landscapes that surround us everyday – presenting the photography of artists working with Stills' production facilities and residency programmes.
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.
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.
Jerry Gretzinger: Jerry's Map11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Extensive and evolving map artwork in creation for some 50 years, which viewers are invited to navigate over a transparent walkway – with the artist on site during part of the exhibition continuing his work modifying and altering the map.
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.
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.
Sally Webber: An Inexact Science11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
New collection of work resulting from ongoing experiments with found materials, including some pieces which originated during six months spent working at Summerhall in 2013.
Julia Howden: The Throwbacks11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Photographic documentation of the phenomenon of Scottish sub-cultures and recently, in particular, the resurgence in the clothes, culture and sounds of the 1950s when teddy boys, teddy girls and the emergence of rock'n'roll dominated.
James Lee Byars11:00 – 18:00, FreeSummerhall, 1 Summerhall, The Meadows, Edinburgh, EH9 1QH
Retrospective of work from the late 'romantic minimalist', known for creating editions, books and unique works often on extreme scales – with all works on show taken from the Heart Fine Art Archive based at Summerhall.
Goldin+Senneby: Anti-VWAP11:00 – 17:00, FreeCollective Gallery, City Observatory and City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
First exhibition proper for Collective in their new setting, presenting the Anti-VWAP project – featuring a speculative theatrical script (with Rob Drummond), and the development of an algorithmic trading model to be tested in the financial markets.
Michael John Ashcroft: From Darkness Comes Light11:00 – 18:00, FreeArtzu Gallery, Quay House, Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3JE
An exhibition of paintings of landscapes and cityscapes by the Lancashire-based artist, Michael John Ashcroft, who turned to painting after undergoing surgery for a life-threatening brain tumour.
Double Indemnity12:00 – 20:00, FreeCornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
A new group exhibition taking inspiration from Billy Wilder's classic film noir, Double Indemnity, exploring desire, possession and complicity and featuring two newly commissioned works by Ming Wong and Anicka Yi.
House Style12:00 – 17:00, FreeTramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
Series of new commissions in response to, and alongside, a specially selected film programme from the British Film Institute archive – combining new work and historic material, re-interpreting and expanding narratives of taste and cultural identity.