SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 28 April | Newave Gallery
Grimescapes’ exhibition by Grant McNicoll
Works by a fine artist Grant McNicoll who specialises in high detail oil paintings.

until 8 May | Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Julie-Ann Simpson: Illuminate
New works by Glasgow School of Art graduate, Julie-Ann drawing on the multifarious connotations of the sky whilst exploiting its visual properties.

until 23 May | Peacock Visual Arts
Fiona MacDonald: Woodland Portrait Project
An exhibition about place, connectedness, imagination & human-nonhuman relationship.

30 April – 2 May | Citymoves & Seventeen
sonADA 2015
Experimental Music and Performance Festival in Northeast Scotland.

2 – 26 May | Newave Gallery
Elina Partheniou “Living Beings”
Elina Partheniou’s unique work is made with mixed media on multiple white medium-grain papers.

9 May | Gray’s School of Art
Make A Perspex Ring
Students will be given guidance in designing their own perspex ring.

20 – 27 June | Gray’s School of Art
Gray’s School of Art Degree Show 2015
The 130th Gray’s School of Art Degree Show is an annual highlight in the arts calendar, showcasing the work of graduating students.

6 – 9 July | Gray’s School of Art
4 Day: Introduction to Fundamental Fashion & Textile Design
This course is perfect for students who wish to pursue their interest in the fashion and textile industry with progression onto degree level study.

 

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 10 May | The McManus
Classical Art: The Legacy of the Ancients
An exhibition illustrating the enduring influence of ancient Greek & Roman culture through paintings, sculpture & more from Dundee’s fine art collection.

25 & 26 April | HM Frigate Unicorn Historic Ship
Commonwealth Festival Craft Workshops
Come along to our Commonwealth Exhibition on board HM Frigate Unicorn & take part in craft workshops. Free, no booking required.

16 May | The McManus
Festival of Museums: ‘Shackleton to the Suffragettes’
See the McManus come to life with art, music, stories, costume, games & famous characters from Dundee’s past.

22 – 31 May | DJCAD
DJCAD 2015 Degree Show
See the exciting work of DJCAD’s talented emerging artists & designers.

 

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 25 April | Interview Room 11
Projection
Solo Exhibition by David McDiarmid.

until 25 April | Edinburgh College of Art
ECA SHOW 2015: Fashion/Costume/Textiles
The Sculpture Court will be transformed into the backdrop for a spectacular runway show, featuring memorable designs from students.

until April | Summerhall
I Hate The Indifferent
The first UK show from Michele Ciacciofera featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.

until 10 May | Rhubaba Gallery
The Hosts: Ectoplasmic Variations
Serena Korda presents a sound experiment fusing sculpture & voice at Rhubaba.

until 22 May | Summerhall
Mutator 1 + 2
Evolutionary Art by William Latham, one of the first pioneering UK computer artists.

until 23 May | Edinburgh Printmakers
Dark Matters
Commissioned works by artists, astronomers & space engineers that explore the nature of dark matter & dark energy.

until 24 May | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
The Two Roberts: Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde
Explore a retrospective of the work of  Scottish artists Robert MacBryde and Robert Colquhoun.

until 2 May | Talbot Rice Gallery
where language ends
Talbot Rice Gallery will be filled with coloured light & sound, as Glasgow-based artists Ross Birrell & David Harding bring together stories about exile & conflict.

until 23 May | Ingleby Gallery
Frank Walter
The exhibition will present the most comprehensive view yet of Frank Walter the artist; assembled from private collections & from the artist’s estate.

until 27 June | Edinburgh University
Something Blue
Forty objects associated with the colour blue – including vivid lithographs by artist Marc Chagall – feature in a new exhibition at the University of Edinburgh.

29 April | Screen Academy Scotland
The DIT & the Cinematographer with Grant McPhee
A 1-day course for data wranglers & camera assistants who want to explore the capabilities of digital cinematography from the back end to what happens on set.

1 – 10 May | Teviot House
SYN Festival
A multi-arts festival including photography, installations, painting, illustration, film, physical theatre, dance & music.

5 – 26 May | WASPS
Imagining the Page with Christine Clark
An illustration & book making workshop where you use your imagination to create a personal visual narrative.

14 May | Screen Academy Scotland
Introduction to HDSLR/Canon 5D
A 1 day intensive training workshop with Cinematographer Peter Keith for photographers, artists, directors & anyone looking to shoot video on a Canon 5D.

15 May | Lust & the Apple
Lust & the Apple Exhibition Openings
Four new exhibition openings including Cary Leibowitz, Mike Ballard, Alex Allan & Elke Finkenauer with a regular minibus service from Hunter’s Square.

16-17 & 23-24 May | Screen Academy Scotland
Intro to Screenwriting – Express
Got great screenwriting ideas but pushed for time? Develop a premise & outline for a 5-10 min screenplay over two intensive weekends.

16 – 24 May | Screen Academy Scotland
Introduction to Screenwriting Express
Develop your ideas into stories on this intensive double weekend course. If you’ve a head full of ideas but are pushed for time, this course is for you.

16 – 28 May | Embassy Gallery
a world of ego close close to the gods
Works by ECA postgraduate students on show running in tandem with their MA/MFA interim showcase at Talbot Rice Gallery.

21 – 23 May | Edinburgh International Conference Centre
The Scottish Design Summit 2015
The main event will focus on new technologies, celebrating the new developments within design & their potential for growth for Scottish businesses.

18 June | Venue tbc
Cycle Chic Fashion Show
As part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, there will be Edinburgh’s first Cycle Chic Fashion Show.

21 June | look and draw
Seeing Differently with Val Maclean
A one day workshop focused on creating dynamic & vibrant mixed media works.

26 June – 26 July | Various venues
ACTINIC Festival
New photography festival featuring a series of exhibitions & events showcasing the work of Scottish & international artists.

30 July – 30 August | Various venues
Edinburgh Art Festival
The 12th edition of Edinburgh’s annual art festival brings new contemporary works, traditional art & special events to Scotland’s leading galleries.

5 – 28 August | Summerhall
SHIFT/ Spoken Word
At the Fringe festival, SHIFT/ collective presents original shows devised by each member, with an unabashed blurring of the lines between poetry & performance.

throughout the year | Various
Screen Academy Scotland Courses
Professional short course training (screenwriting, cinematography, film, TV & cross-platform production & image & sound editing).

throughout the year | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre
Writing Courses
Courses in Novel Writing, Poetry, Short Story Writing, and Screenwriting.

 

/// GLASGOW

until 25 April | Transmission Gallery
VH-16-22-7-12-3-22-5
Victor and Hester explore tensions between language, architectural space & the bodies that move/work within & between these frameworks.

until 25 April | Mitchell Library
Aye Write! Book Festival
The 10th anniversary of Aye Write! features special one-off events, meet the authors & more showcasing the best in national, international & local writing.

until 30 April | Reid Gallery
Catherine Street: Muscle Theory
Catherine Street showcases her most ambitious AV project to date.

until 30 April | Cyril Gerber Fine Art
Spring Selection 2015
19th – 21st Century British Drawings, Paintings & Sculpture, including works by Scottish Contemporaries & Modern Masters.

until 10 May | Glasgow Print Studio
Below Another Sky
A selection of works created through the international residency programme by leading artists from Scotland & Commonwealth countries.

until 17 May | The Arches
BEHAVIOUR Festival
Annual festival of essential live performance, now in its sixth year with an exciting roster of performers.

until 17 May | CCA
Christine Borland & Brody Condon: Circles of Focus
The results of a collaborative research project by Borland & Condon that explores human body donation as a tool for artistic research & practice.

until 23 June | Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre
Takeaway China
Spring programme celebrating Chinese film, art & crafts. Learn paper cutting, calligraphy, origami & more.

until 28 February 2016 | GoMA
Ripples on the Pond
An exhibition designed as a conversation between works by women on paper & moving image.

until 9 May | CCA
Gordon Douglas: The Garden is Our Wall
A series of four events inviting collaboration from creative practitioners Stefanie Cheong, James Harding, Tess Vaughan & Jake Watts.

until 13 June | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Iman Issa: Parables
Iman Issa’s first exhibition in a UK public institution & GSS’ first exhibition with an Egyptian artist. Issa explores history, memory, language & objects.

25 April | MAKlab
Learn to Acid Etch on Glass
Come & create your very own designs to etch into a set of glassware.

25 April – 10 May | The Telfer Gallery
Post-Point, and/or, The Sequential Tangential Potential
Manchester-based Beth Kettel uses formats & structural devices from song writing, theatre, recipes & sport in her work.

25 April – 21 June | Gallery 103
Fèis presents Documenting Britain
Fèis presents an exhibition showcasing a selection of Documenting Britain’s exceptional photographers.

25 April – 21 June | Street Level
Maud Sulter: Passion
Maud Sulter was an artist, writer, curator & gallerist of Ghanain & Scottish heritage. Her photographs put black women back in the centre of the frame.

28 April | CCA
Scottish Writers Centre: SWC ‘Spring Speakeasy’
An evening of recitals of poetry & short stories in English, Gaelic and Scots, from SWC members. All welcome.

28 April | Drygate Brewery
Pillow Talk: Inspiration
Visual Artist Unit (VAU) present the second in a series of discussion events hosted by artists invited by VAU.

30 April | The Glasgow School of Art
Professorial Lecture: Ken Neil
Newly appointed with a Professorship in Art & Design, Ken Neil shares personal & professional insights into the fundaments of the Art & Design Academy.

30 April – 23 May | Queen’s Park Railway Club
Urara Tsuchiya – Connoiseur’s World
QPRC are delighted to present, Connoisseur’s World a solo exhibition by Urara Tsuchiya. Featuring performance, soft sculpture & photographic works.

2 – 30 May | The Palace of Art
The Inventors of Tradition II
A new project by Atelier E.B & Panel that encompasses the development of new work set within an exhibition, publication & events programme.

2 – 4 May | Various venues
Glasgow Open House Art Festival
Annual artist run festival occupying domestic & outdoor spaces.

3 May | Claythorn Park
Penny Anderson: Am I Here?
An interactive performance & exhibition on memory loss & fakery (tea & cake will be served) Free entry by ticket.

7 May | CCA
Articulations
The next Cryptic Nights presents audio/visual artist & performer Craig Ritchie Allan (Numbercult).

7 May | Hotel Campanile
Alternative Finance for the Creative Industries
Join Creative Clyde to find out about non-traditional funding sources such as crowd-funding, the pros & cons & if they’re right for your business.

8 – 9 May | Goethe Institute
Video & new technology in contemporary performing arts
A two day workshop with Chris Kondek, internationally renowned artist & prominent representative of video on stage. Apply by 26 April.

11 May | CCA
TalkSeePhotography
May’s event is curated by Alice Gordon & John McDougall with Aileen Campbell (CGC), Gillian Gilbert (FA photographer) & Nina Bacos.

11 May | CCA
Scottish Screenwriters
With regular meetings in Glasgow, this is the group to network with, develop your ideas & workshop your script.

14 May | CCA
CinemaAttic West Coast: Spanish & Latin-American Short Film Show
CinemaAttic is the platform for Spanish, Iberian & Latin-American cinema in Scotland looking to raise the profile of Ibero-American cinema in Scotland & UK.

16 May | CCA
Circles of Focus: Artist Talk
Christine Borland & Brody Condon give personal insight on Circles of Focus with ideas on materiality & social taboo around body donation.

16 May | Glasgow Concert Halls
Big Big Sing Day
Join hundreds of people for a fun-filled afternoon led by the inspirational choir leaders Stephen Deazley & Jennifer John.

18 May | CCA
Playwrights’ Studio: Stage to Page
Stage to Page is a voluntary collective of writers, directors and actors who meet monthly to conduct short public workshops of scenes from brand new plays.

19 May | CCA
Seeds of Thought Writing Group
Seeds of Thought writing group sessions are relaxed, informal & open to all writers – beginners & experienced alike.

26 May | CCA
Modern Edinburgh Film School : Catherine Street
Modern Edinburgh Film School presents a screening & talk on the video & performance work of Edinburgh-based artist Catherine Street.

28 May | CCA
VideoClub: Selected 5
Selected is a collection of vibrant new film & video works by early & mid-career artists, chosen by the artists shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2014.

29 May | The Lighthouse
Lighthouse Late
All 5 floors of The Lighthouse transform again into a late night social space, to celebrate & combine the best of design with great live music & workshops.

29 May – 12 June | Glasgow Kelvin College
(N2NW) Glasgow Kelvin Degree show
See the BA Hons Visual Arts degree show, showcasing students’ hard work throughout the year.

29 – 30 May | The Glad Café
Sucker Punch Emerging Music Festival
The Glad Café’s first music festival will tie-in with GoldFlakePaint’s 5th Birthday & play host to some of Scotland’s best musical talent, as well as emerging acts.

30 May – 12 June | CCA
Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015: What Will They See of Me?
Two new commissions by Lucy Clout & Marianna Simnett, winners of Jerwood/FVU Awards 2015, an initiative for early career moving image artists.

30 May | Stan’s Studio
Book Launch
‘Stealing stuff and putting it back again’ is a new graphic novel by artist & musician Sarah J Stanley available for pre-order now.

25 July – 2 August | Various venues
Merchant City Festival
The Merchant City Festival will cover 9 days from the end of July with live music, fashion & design events, dance, comedy, street theatre & more.

Tuesdays | 8pm | The Flying Duck
All The Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club
All The Young Nudes is happy to welcome you every Tuesday evening for a relaxed couple of hours sketching.

First Saturday of the month | The Lighthouse
Repair Cafe
On the first Saturday of every month our team of fixers will be on hand to help you fix your broken items, in MAKLab, Gallery One.

ongoing | The Botanics
Art Classes in the Botanics
Weekly tutored classes in Glasgow Botanic Gardens, for anyone wishing to develop their artistic abilities.

ongoing | The Hidden Lane Gallery
Margaret Watkins: The Kitchen Sink (And other classics)
A major retrospective selection of some of the classic images which established Margaret Watkins as one of the most innovative artists of the 1910s & ’20s.

ongoing | 306 White Studios
Silk Screen Printing Workshops
Be your own designer for the day, learn silk-screen printing here at Shapes Of Things Ltd & create your own bespoke product every Wednesday & Saturday.

 

 

/// HUNTLY

until 26 April | Outdoors
Slow Marathon
Running along the former railway route from Portsoy to Huntly; the 26 mile route was created by artist Stuart McAdam through his Lines Lost project.

 

 

/// PERTHSHIRE

25 – 26 April | Stanley Mills
Shift & Spin
An exhibition of works created in response to Stanley Mills by artists from Edinburgh College of Art.

 

 

 

 

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ELSEWHERE

 

/// ENGLAND

until 31 May | Various Churches in England
A Light Shines in the Darkness
See a touring exhibition in which six artists’ films will travel to churches and cathedrals around the country.

 

 

/// CARDIFF

14 – 23 May | Arcadecardiff
Nicola Dale: Not so Firm as Faded Ink
A touring exhibition by artist Nicola Dale, questioning the potential of knowledge versus the constraint of information.

 

 

/// LIVERPOOL

until 10 May | dot-art
Faith Bebbington Sculpture
An exhibition of sculpture by acclaimed local artist Faith Bebbington.

1 – 4 May | The Gallery Liverpool
Liverpool Art Fair
The 4th annual art fair sees the open submission selling showcase in a public platform for the region’s artistic talent with affordable art accessible to everyone.

15 – 31 May | Various venues
LOOK/15 Festival
LOOK/15 is Liverpool’s premier Photographic Festival.

 

/// LONDON

until 25 May | Barbican
Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
The first major exhibition in the UK to present the fascinating personal collections of post-war & contemporary artists.

24 April – 23 May | dalla Rosa gallery
Plane to Line to Point
Works by Ben Cove & Kate Terry.

8 – 10 May | Location tba
Spin London
Discover the ultimate urban cycle show.

22 – 23 May | Café Oto
Denovali Festival
Experimental music festival with Greg Haines, Matthew Collings, Ricardo Donoso & more.

27 June – 26 July | Barbican
Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening
The only international stop of Station to Station, American multi-media artist Doug Aitken’s experiment in spontaneous artistic creation with over 100 artists.

 

 

/// NOTTINGHAM

until 6 June | Reactor
Reactor Halls 2015
Live performance, film & music events curated by Reactor & featuring Dirty Electronics, Benedict Drew, Rammel Club, Jenny Moore & Graham Dunning.

until 28 June | New Art Exchange
Faiza Butt: Paracosm
New Art Exchange is proud to present the first major survey of Faiza Butt’s work in a British public gallery.

 

 

/// SHEFFIELD

until 25 April | Made North
Made Fresh
An exhibition featuring new work by emerging & established designers who show a fresh approach to design & craft.

 

 

/// WALSALL

until 3 May | The New Art Gallery Walsall
FOUND
FOUND brings together seven contemporary artists who work with found images.

 

 

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