Cotton Couture10:00 – 17:00, FreeManchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
A collection of designer dresses and suits donated by the Cotton Board, a Manchester-based organisation tasked with increasing the use of cotton in couture to bump up cotton exports.
Katie Paterson: Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon)10:00 – 17:00, FreeJupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
New exhibition capturing a transmission of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata reflected from the moon, converted into Morse code and played on a self-playing grand piano, with live performances scheduled throughout. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
Wendy McMurdo: Digital Play10:00 – 17:00, FreeStreet Level Photoworks, 48 King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT
Major solo exhibition of collected works from 1995-2012 by photographer and filmmaker Wendy McMurdo, known for focusing on the relationship between technology and identity expressed through the images and ideas of childhood.
Normal Pool Level10:00 – 17:00, FreeCentre For Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas Street, Manchester, M4 1EU
Spanish artist Jorge Manes Rubio presents an exhibition of work following a two-month residency in China, during which he explored the impact of the Yangtze River and its role in creating a disconnect between past and future.
Mary Redmond: Cross Block Split10:00 – 20:00, FreePlatform, The Bridge 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, Glasgow, G34 9DU
Artist Mary Redmond exhibits her new large-scale, site-specific sculptural installation. Informed by the urban spaces of the local area, it features hundreds of crafted ‘tumbleweed’ sculptures punctuated by suspended barriers made from corrugated PVC.
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.
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.
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.
John Byrne: Dead End10:00 – 18:00, FreeBourne Fine Art, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ
Complementing his current showcase at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Bourne host a collection of works from Paisley-born artist John Byrne - including a 'Cabinet of Curiosities' of objet trouvé style objects. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Urban/Suburban10:00 – 17:00, FreeCity Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
Collective exhibition looking at the theme of architecture and the built environment in recent Scottish art, based on work acquired through the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
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.
The Skinny Showcase10:00 – 18:00, FreeCreative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7BS
As part of our long-running Showcase of fledgling visual art, we bring together a special exhibition of four emerging artists fresh from degree show: Melanie Letore, Fiona Beveridge, Caitlin Hynes and Edward Humphrey. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Calum Colvin: The Magic Box10:00 – 18:00, FreeEdinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LR
Solo exhibition by renowned Scottish artist Calum Colvin, forming an archaeology of his creative practice from the last 28 years – focusing on his archive of image transparencies dating back to the early 80s. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Marie-Michelle Deschamps10:00 – 18:00, FreeCollective Gallery, City Observatory and City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
Specifically developed to facilitate artists at a pivotal point in their career, Collective's Satellite programme continues with a showcase of work from Marie-Michelle Deschamps. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
Ross Sinclair: 20 Years of Real Life10:00 – 18:00, FreeCollective Gallery, City Observatory and City Dome, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, EH7 5AA
Marking the 20th anniversary of his Real Life projects, Ross Sinclair aims to establish new bands whose members have been born in the last 20 years - with Collective/Sinclair giving away instruments to teens. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
Captain Lightfoot Presents...10:00 – 16:00, FreeLauriston Castle, 2a Cramond Road South, Edinburgh, EH4 5QD
The international collective – set up by Emma Pratt, Anneli Holmstrom and Kadie Salmon – display new work in Lauriston Castle's Victorian Glasshouse, with each piece encountered revealing another chapter of the Glasshouse. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Mick Peter: Popcorn Plaza10:00 – 17:00, £8.50 (£4.50)Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
Glasgow-based artist Mick Peter creates a cement wall relief especially for Jupiter Artland's Steading Gallery, featuring freestanding modular cement forms strewn with enlarged ‘popcorn’ kernels. Part of GENERATION/Edinburgh Art Festival.
Tessa Lynch: Raising10:00 – 17:00, £8.50 (£4.50)Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
Tessa Lynch and a team of volunteers present new work concerned with the current restrictions on home planning, construction and development, with the piece deconstructed and rebuilt throughout the exhibition duration. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.
Jessica Harrison: Broken10:00 – 17:00, £8.50 (£4.50)Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, Edinburgh, EH27 8BB
Showcase of Jessica Harrison’s recent Broken sculptures, where ready-made and found ceramics figurines are reworked – unraveling the complex relationship between the body and objects, by questioning our knowledge of both. 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.