SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

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

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

30 May – 23 June | Newave Gallery
ELECTREES
Two artists- One show. Tansy Lee Moir and Tomasz Wrobel charcoal drawings exhibition.

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

24 May – 14 June | Generator Projects
They Had Four Years 2015
A group exhibition of newly commissioned work from artists who graduated from various Scottish art colleges in 2014.

 

 

/// DUNBAR

23 May – 21 June | Dunbar Town House
Alchemy of Soil by Natalie Taylor
An environmental arts exhibition inspired by Taylor’s research for the first John Muir Residency Fertile Ground: Soil.

 

 

/// EDINBURGH

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 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.

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 23 May | Talbot Rice Gallery
Running Under Bridges
The latest outcome of an ongoing collaboration between musician & composer, Raymond MacDonald, & visual artist & printmaker, Jo Ganter.

until 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.

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 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.

until 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.

until 3 June | RSA
189th RSA Annual Exhibition: Realised
The RSA Annual Exhibition provides a platform for contemporary paintings, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography & installation alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects.

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.

until 4 July | Dovecot Studios
Garry Fabian Miller: Dwelling
Featuring two new gun-tufted hearth rugs created in collaboration with the artist & the many threads of influence which inform their design & creation.

until 18 July | Jupiter Artland
Edwin Burdis: The Thickening
Burdis employs painting, sculpture & performance to create a cure centre in which his orchestrated act is played out throughout the gallery building.

until 23 July | Jupiter Artland
Mika Rottenburg
Featuring sculptures that resemble elements used within the artist’s film sets; flickering mechanical ponytails & film work.

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.

29 – 31 May | The Fruitmarket Gallery
DesignMarket
Print, jewellery, fashion & homeware, with a carefully curated line-up of more than 35 designers presenting their beautiful & extremely buyable work.

30 – 31 May | Talbot Rice Gallery
Interim
A two-day exhibition featuring work by first year students from the MFA/MA Contemporary Art Practice course at Edinburgh College of Art.

30 May – 7 June | Edinburgh College of Art
ECA Degree Show 2015
The College will celebrate the work of our graduating artists, filmmakers, designers & architects. With late openings on two evenings during the week.

30 May – 4 July | Ingleby Gallery
Craig Murray-Orr: Thirty Small Paintings
Discover Craig Murray-Orr’s 50-year career as a sculptor of meticulously carved wooden forms & as a painter.

30 May – 4 July | Ingleby Gallery
Ben Cauchi: Echo Chamber
Ben Cauchi is a Berlin-based photographer whose work is made using the very earliest photographic techniques.

31 May | Talbot Rice Gallery
Grab a Chair: Conversations about words and statements
A discursive event that aims to provide a counterpoint to the publication produced alongside the ECA’s MA/MFA Interim exhibition of work.

2 June | Codebase & Gayfield Creative Spaces
Creative Circles North/South
A casual monthly meetup for creative & tech folks to exchange ideas, discuss projects, share advice & stories over a cuppa.

10 June | La Belle Angele
Glug: Pulp up the Jam
Creatives & techies come together for an evening of inspiration & networking, based around talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different disciplines.

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.

18 June & 20 August | Jupiter Artland
Jupiter at Night
Experience the collection at night, when the dusk settles in around Laura Ford’s Weeping Girls & Nathan Coley’s light art illuminates the surrounding lawn.

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

22 – 26 June | Collective
Rhyme or Reason Intensive Programme
A 5-day programme that will investigate the role of notation, improvisation & score across the visual arts, music, writing & geography.

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

7 – 28 July | Jupiter Artland
Summer Writing Group
Join Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Jupiter’s Poet in Residence, on Tuesdays throughout July for four mornings of creative writing at Jupiter Artland.

30 July – 26 September | Engleby Gallery
Charles Avery: The People and Things of Onomatopoeia
As part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2015, Ingleby Gallery will present a major solo exhibition by Charles Avery.

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.

31 July – 27 September | Jupiter Artland
Lauren Gault: lipstick-NASA
Working primarily in sculptural installation, Gault’s practice employs a variety of  materials – selected for their physical properties & specific histories.

31 July – 27 September | Jupiter Artland
Tara Donovan
Tara Donovan’s first large-scale solo exhibition in the UK will see 3 dramatic sculptural installations at Jupiter.

31 July – 27 September | Jupiter Artland
Samara Scott: Still Life
London based artist Samara Scott exhibits for the first time in Scotland in The Tin Roof Gallery with elements of found, bought & remade items.

31 July – 26 September | Dovecot Studios
Kwang Young Chu: Aggregations
First Scottish solo show of Korean artist Kwang Young Chun unites the traditions of making & Eastern philosophy with American Abstract Expressionism.

31 July – 26 September | Dovecot Studios
Bernat Klein: A Life in Colour
A retrospective exhibition featuring tapestries created with Dovecot & paintings by the Serbian-born textile designer Bernat Klein.

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.

 

/// FIFE

28 May | Kirkcaldy Galleries
The Power of Creative Collaboration
A networking & development event for Fife creatives with Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen together with composer & music producer Jim Sutherland.

 

/// GLASGOW

until 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.

until 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.

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.

until 13 June | Tramway
Mick Peter: Pyramid Selling
A solo exhibition of new sculpture referencing literature, commercial illustration & graphic design.

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

until 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.

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.

23 May & 20 June | MAKlab
Get started with Programming – Games Arcade
Learn about code and physical programming with micro-processors. Get to grips with blockly, arduino, raspberry pis, python and other programming platforms.

23 – 24 May | CCA
Ibero-American Documentary Festival
In Glasgow for the first time with six films as well as guests in attendance across two days.

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 | Fairfield Govan Workspace
Creative and Digital Industries Meet Up
If you are developing an innovative creative or digital product or service, come along & find out about current funding opportunities & the available support.

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.

28 May | Reid Building
In The Driver’s Seat- The Art of Stage Design
An evening of informal conversation exploring the unique relationship between designers & directors & the pivotal role that design plays in the performing arts.

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 | Glasgow Film Theatre
Steel upon the Sward
Murray Grigor is a Scottish filmmaker, writer & curator. The Inventors of Tradition II presents a series of 3 double bills in partnership with GFT celebrating his work.

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.

30 – 31 May | Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Beatroot & Lace Bazaar
An enormous gathering of 70 local traders, makers musicians & artists -The Bazaar will be a vintage fair with a difference.

31 May | Stereo
Rally & Broad: Because The Night!
Rally & Broad’s 50th event celebrates past acts alongside newcomers Caroline Bird, Alan Bissett, The Last September, Marianne Macrae & Hailey Beavis.

6 – 27 June | MAKlab
Drop-in Dressmaking
Come in to MAKLab on Saturdays for Drop-­In Dressmaking with wardrobe stylist and costume designer Iona Barker.

8 June | CCA
TalkSeePhotography
June’s event will see filmmaker Chris Leslie & architect Lesley Palmer discuss implications of urban planning raised in The Glasgow Renaissance.

9 June | Film City Glasgow
E-Expo: Using Digital Fashion Technology to Grow Markets
This workshop presents examples of UK digital technology & will feature presentations along with demos as well as opportunities to network.

11 June | CCA
Cinemaattic Short Film Night
Cinemaattic is the platform for Spanish, Iberian & Latin-American cinema in Scotland.

13 – 20 June | Reid & Tontine Buildings
GSA Degree Show 2015
The annual undergraduate Degree Show with graduating students across the School of Design, School of Fine Art & the School of Architecture.

13 – 20 June | The Glue Factory
MFA Degree Show 2015
The annual Master of Fine Art (MFA) Degree Show at The Glue Factory.

14 June | CCA
Womanmann Music Performance
An immersive AV experience of sculpture, video projection & music, this is a live performance of guitar, vocals & electronic sound devised by Anna Lucia Nissen.

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.

31 July | The Poetry Club
Paradise Exhibition
A collective of artists working from a variety of medias & backgrounds bring you varying perspectives of paradise.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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

until 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.

29 May – 13 June | ArcadeCardiff
Nicola Ellis: More Room for Error
A touring exhibition of new works by artist Nicola Ellis examining the physical join between objects & the space they inhabit.

 

 

/// LIVERPOOL

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

 

/// LONDON

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

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

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.

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.

19 – 27 September | Various venues
London Design Festival
One of the world’s most important annual design events with over 350 events & exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations from around the world.

 

 

/// 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.

30 May | Reactor Halls
Reactor Halls E15: You can’t win them all, ladies & gentlemen
A live radio show by London based Canadian artist & musician Jenny Moore & guests celebrating nonsense, inventing new words, ventriloquism & more.

 

 

 

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