A Chromatic Revolution: The search for affordable colour in 19th century British book illustration10:00 – 16:00, FreeMMU: Special Collections, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH
Exploring the world of 19th century book illustration, this exhibition looks at the techniques of the time, from half-coloured wood block printing, to the lush practice of chromolithography.
New Acquisitions10:00 – 17:00, FreeScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR
All-new display occupying the whole top floor of the Modern One, highlighting some of the most recent additions to the gallery – including a major bequest from the collection of the late Henry and Sula Walton of prints by Picasso, Cézanne, and Hockney.
Pam Van-Damned: World Warpaint10:00 – 23:00, FreeContact, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA
Photographer Pam Van-Damned presents a collection of photographs documenting bands, inspirational figures and drag queens – with the majority often captured wearing make-up, this emerged as a dominant theme in her work.
Hydrapangaea10:00 – 18:00, FreeGlasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0UE
Group exhibition comprising a wunderkammer of objects contemplating the history of Glasgow’s collected archive of foreign curiosities collected through trade. Part of GI.
Atelier Public #210:00 – 17:00, FreeGallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH
Following the success of its first iteration in 2011, Atelier Public #2 explores ideas of play, participation, democracy, permission and the public space, developing as the show progresses. Part of GI.
Field of Light10:00 – 18:00, FreeSt Andrew's Square, St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2AD
Magical outdoor art installation for which the work of internationally acclaimed artist and light art practitioner, Bruce Munro, will illuminate Edinburgh’s St Andrew's Square using thousands of acrylic stems gradually lighting up as darkness falls.
Suzanne Déry: Cosmology of Three10:00 – 19:00, FreeHouse For An Art Lover, 16 Drumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, G41 5BW
The Glagsow-based French Canadian artist presents a number of site specific sculptures and installations developed from her immersive, research and production residency at House for an Art Lover’s new Art Studio complex. Part of GI.
Laura Facey: Their Spirits...10:00 – 17:00, FreeInternational Slavery Museum, Dock Traffic Office, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AX
Jamaican artist, Laura Facey presents an exhibition exploring the cruelty of slavery and the transcendent nature of the human spirit, with her 2006 piece, Their Spirits Gone Before Them sitting at the heart of the exhibition.
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.
Portrait of the Engraver10:00 – 17:00, FreeWalker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
The Wirral-born artist James Hamilton Hay is the focus of this exhibition of landscapes and city etchings, showcasing his life's work after leaving the Liverpool School of Art and seeking the guidance of British Impressionist Julius Olsson.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year10:00 – 17:00, FreeNational Museum of Scotland, 2 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
49th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year award exhibition, brought together by judges from across the globe, featuring 100 images taking in everything from fascinating animal behaviour to breathtaking wild landscapes.
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.
Keywords: Art, Culture and Society in 1980s Britain10:00 – 17:00, £8 (£6)Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4BB
Taking words from Raymond Williams' collection of essays, Keywords, as impetus, Tate Liverpool's new exhibition explores parallels between shifts in language and culture.
Johan Nieuwenhuize: IMG_10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Johan Nieuwenhuize presents his new project, IMG_, a growing collection of abstract and semi-abstract photographic observations of the city. Part of GI.
20th Century Chic: 100 Years of Women's Fashion10:00 – 17:00, FreeSudley House, Mossley Hill Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, L18 8BX
A collection of 12 evening outfits spanning 1900 to 2000, charting the changing role of women in society throughout this period, and how these changes were reflected in the fashion of the time.
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.
Please Come to the Show10:00 – 17:00, FreeExhibition Research Centre, John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool, L3 5RD
Ephemera from the MoMA Library collection of artists' files – containing everything from announcement cards to press clippings – are presented as an alternative way to approach and consider art.
Come Closer: Winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 201410:00 – 17:00, FreeThe Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 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.
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.