SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

25 July – 18 August | Newave Gallery
R. Liwen ‘Eighteen by fourteen’
Acrylic paintings & mural by R. Liwen- a talented Polish artist with roots in graffiti & street art.

 

 

/// DUMFRIES

29 – 30 August | Morton Castle
Environmental Art Festival Scotland Off Grid
An intriguing & playful opportunity for artists to help change ideas & influence thinking about how we need to adapt & change in an era of climate change.

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 5 September | University of Dundee
Transmissions: Exploring the Microbial World
Transmissions is an exhibition that explores the microbial world and the implications of human co-existence with microbial life.

 

 

/// EDINBURGH

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

until 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.

25 July – 5 September | Royal Scottish Academy
THE WATER HEN: Kantor, Demarco and the Edinburgh Festival
The exhibition is centred round the discovery of a film of Tadeusz Kantor’s production of Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz’s ‘The Water Hen’ performed in 1972.

29 July | Edinburgh College of Art
Digital Media Mixer
Meet developers, creatives & producers looking for people to collaborate with & find out about the Launchpad competition investing in digital media.

30 July – 26 September | Ingleby 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 – 30 August | Rhubaba Gallery
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Group exhibition that brings together a range of work from artists Anne-Marie Copestake, Alexa Hare, Sophie Mackfall & John Robertson.

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.

31 July – 3 October | Talbot Rice Gallery
Hanne Darboven: accepting anything among everything
The first major exhibition in Scotland of Hanne Darboven (1941 – 2009) offers a profound insight into the scale of human endeavour and comprehension.

31 July – 3 October | TRG3
Hits And Misses (from the archive)
Consisting of a large printed fabric, dual-screen video & online works, Fabienne Hess presents works influenced by the University of Edinburgh’s Collection.

1 – 16 August | Patriothall Gallery
Dimmi (Tell Me)
Group exhibition by recipients of the RSA John Kinross Scholarship 2014, showing work made during or in response to their time in Florence.

1 – 30 August | The Number Shop
Work Out
New work from current studio residents, all recent grads from Scottish art schools & working across a wide range of media.

1 August – 18 October | Lust and the Apple
Lawrence Weiner: Untitled (2015)
Lawrence Weiner has created a site-specific work for the garden at Lust and The Apple.

1 August – 18 October | Lust and the Apple
Cisco Jimenez: You Will Have a Long & Healthy Life
Mexico’s Cisco Jimenez first ever exhibition in the UK where his paintings, ceramics & banners will be on show.

1 August – 18 October | Lust and the Apple
PUTPUT
Duo of artists Stefan Friedli (CH) & Ulrik Martin Larsen (DK) will be exhibiting in the newly installed greenhouse at Lust & The Apple.

1 August – 18 October | Lust and the Apple
Malcolm and Leel: I Don’t Want to Leave My Chair
Young emerging artists from Korea who have been based in Scotland for the last few years will exhibit in the gallery spaces & garden.

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.

12 – 16 August | The University of Edinburgh
Film in the Old College Quad
Cult classics, family favourites & Oscar-winning performances are to feature in a series of open air cinema screenings in a dramatic setting this summer.

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.

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 July | CCA
Sarah Rose: The Printer’s Devil
The Printer’s Devil is a new installation of audio & sculptural work that considers practices of information proliferation & the identity of destabilised materials.

until 26 July | The Lighthouse
Raphaela Rose: Auckland Strip
This exhibition consists of a series of drawings, plans and marzipan-like 3D printed ceramic representations of 13 buildings comprising a small scale city.

until 1 August | Compass Gallery
The New Generation Show
This exhibition showcases the work of selected new graduates from the four Scottish Art Schools, with an emphasis on painting, drawing & print-making.

until 2 August | South Block
Chica Street
An exhibition of handmade posters & customised objects by Peruvian Designer & lettering artist Elliot “Tupac” Urcuhuaranga presented by Wasps Studios.

until 9 August | Tramway
The Persistence of Type
An exhibition commissioned by Panel featuring new work by artist Fiona Jardine & graphic designers Sophie Dyer & Maeve Redmond.

until 27 August | Street Level
Open For Business
The largely untold story of British manufacturing & industry through the lens of nine Magnum photographers.

until 30 August | Platform
Martin Hunter, Allan Bovill, Lisa Boyd
People & places in Glasgow, the neglected & the disappearing, landscape & portraiture, these approaches to documentary are captured in this group show.

until 30 August | Glasgow Print Studio
Comic Art: Millarworld and Beyond
See work from some of the world’s foremost comic book artists and writers including Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, Goran Pavlov & Dave Gibbons.

until 5 September | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Marysia Gacek Pleasant Setting
Solo exhibition of new work Pleasant Setting by Marysia Gacek, born out of her one year Graduate Fellowship at GSS.

until 6 September | CCA
Lauren Gault & Allison Gibbs: fugue states
Lauren Gault & Allison Gibbs come together for the first time in a two-person exhibition investigating the margins of sight, sense & connectedness.

until 4 October | The Lighthouse
Touch the Earth Lightly
A new exhibition featuring the work of world-renowned architect Glenn Murcutt.

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

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.

25 July – 2 August | Bell Street
Cove Park Showcase
Showcase of work by previous & current designers/makers on Cove Park’s craft residency programme.

26 July | Tramway
Soft Focus: Fashion Cultures
Fiona Jardine discusses the development of photographic manipulation with Mairi MacKenzie.

26 July – 31 August | GFT
Studio Ghibli Forever
GFT is screening a selection of master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s classics throughout summer.

30 July | The Old Hairdressers
Ripples on the Pond Film Programme: Allison Gibbs
Allison Gibbs, with a performance, The White Ink Lecture, by Ruth Barker.

30 – 31 July | CCA
Enheduanna – A Manifesto of Falling: Live Brain-Computer Cinema Performance
Polina Zioga & GSA’s Digital Design Studio present an innovative performance with actress Anastasia Katsinavaki & composer Minas Borboudakis.

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

31 July – 2 August | CCA
Mischief La-Bas: Festival of Ian Smith
A celebratory retrospective of the work of the maverick performer & ‘Art Gangster’ Ian Smith.

1 August | Various venues
Streetland
A voluntary arts organisation focused on bringing high quality artworks & performances to the streets of Govanhill for all to enjoy.

1 August | City Halls & Old Fruitmarket
Insight into the Cove Park Craft Residency Programme
Previous residents will talk about what they got up to & what impact the residency has had on their creative practices both then & now.

4 August | CCA
‘Diverse Communities’ with Leela Soma
The Scottish Writers’ Centre is proud to present a ‘Diverse Communities’ open reading event, hosted by Leela Soma.

3 – 28 August | Cybil Gerber Fine Art
The Summer Exhibition 2015
A selection of 19th-21st Century British paintings, drawings & sculpture with a touch of Summer flavour with works by the Scottish Colourists & many others.

8 – 9 August | Street Level
Digital Photography Weekend
This course will cover the breadth of digital photography – using a DSLR camera, image capture, workflow & alteration of images with Photoshop.

10, 17 or 24 August | MAKLab
Fashion Textile Summer School
This creative course covers a diverse range of practical skills including pattern cutting, machine sewing and surface decoration.

13 August | Drygate
Screen Burn: Banter & Beer
An informal get together for people working in the creative industries. From Graphic Designers to Voice Over Actors – this event is for you.

14 August | CCA
Future Shorts Glasgow: Summer Season
Another great programme of some of the best short films from around the globe, as part of the world’s biggest pop-up film network.

17 August | MAKLab
Furniture Design Summer School
Intro to a range of design software, learn about the principles of furniture making & get an introduction to CNC routers & wood working tools.

3 September | SECC
360D: Interactive Scotland
The digital community in Scotland is dynamic, creative, collaborative & ambitious. Hear the best of the global conversation & what’s coming next.

Mondays | 8pm | Sloan’s Ballroom
All The Young Nudes – Life Drawing Club
All The Young Nudes is happy to welcome you every Monday 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 | Crownpoint Studio
Corridor Exhibition
Exhibition by VAU Members, view by appointment only.

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.

 

 

/// HELMSDALE

until 6 September | Timespan
ARTIST ROOMS: Joseph Beuys
An exhibition of work by the influential German artist Joseph Beuys whose belief in the social, cultural, and political potential of art continues to resonate today.

 

 

 

/// PERTHSHIRE

until 31 August | Perth Concert Hall Threshold artspace
Ten
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Perth Concert Hall & Threshold artspace, Ten will show the last decade of commissioning & collecting by Horsecross Arts.

 

 

 

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/// LEEDS

7 – 15 August | &Model
More room for error: Nicola Ellis
Nicola Ellis will be making her most ambitious work to date at &Model Gallery, Leeds as part of her touring solo exhibition.

 

 

/// LONDON

until 24 July | dalla Rosa Gallery
Kasper Pincis: C’est Pas Sage
Kasper Pincis presents works using a typewriter, newsprint & the letter ‘O’.

until 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.

until 26 July | Vulpes Vulpes
The Capital
A new body of work by Laura Yuile concerning spaces of economic speculation on both a global & individual basis.

16 – 18 July | Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This Is What Democracy Looks Like!
A new project by Ellie Harrison offers you the opportunity to meet your newly elected politicians at a roundtable discussion upon a bicycle built for seven.

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.

 

 

 

/// MANCHESTER

25 July – 18 October | The Lowry
Extraordinary: Everyday objects & actions in contemporary art
This exhibition brings together artists from the UK & Europe who use banal objects or deceptively simple actions to turn the everyday into art.

12 September – 1 November | HOME
I Must First Apologise
HOME announce first UK solo exhibition from Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige.

 

 

 

 

/// OXFORDSHIRE

7 – 9 August | Braziers Park
Supernormal Festival
A three-day, experimental arts & music festival which offers a platform for artists, performers & musicians.

 

 

 

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