SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 8 September | Newave Gallery
Matt Wilson ‘Ten Isles’
Litographs, digital prints & screenprints by award winning artist Matt Wilson.

until 3 October | Peacock Visual Arts
Looking for Meaning
A unique exhibition of works by artist Jean Paul Baptiste, also know to his friends & family as Zafar Ahmad.

until 3 October | Peacock Visual Arts
Futureproof 15
An exhibition between Street Level Photoworks (Glasgow), Peacock Visual Arts (Aberdeen) & Lillie Art Gallery (Milngavie) of new photography in Scotland.

3 September | Brewdog Bar
Hell Yeah Live Printing at Brewdog Aberdeen
Peacock Visual Arts is delighted to announce an evening of live printmaking at Aberdeen’s Brewdog Bar, with Hell Yeah artists Katie Guthrie & Mike Hughes.

12 September – 6 October | Newave Gallery
Erosions’ by Vivian Ross-Smith
Works by Vivian Ross-Smith on sustainability & human impact on the land through manipulating materials such as wood, metal, crystal & concrete.

16 September – 13 November | The Small Gallery
Susanne Lund Pangrazio Solo Show
Solo show of paintings by artist Susanne Lund Pangrazio.

 

 

/// ANGUS

5 – 6 September | Hospitalfield
Hospitalfield Autumn Weekend
A programme of talks, readings, workshops & discussions considering Angus writers past & present on Saturday & art writing on Sunday.

 

 

/// ARGYLL

until 31 August | Various venues
Red Dot Open Studios Trail
This year’s trail promises to be the biggest & best to date, with fifty of Argyll’s most talented artists throwing open their studio doors to the public.

 

 

/// BORDERS

23 September | Mac-Arts
The Power of Creative Collaboration
Explore the rewards & challenges of creative collaboration with like-minded creative practitioners & organisations based in & around the Scottish Borders.

 

 

/// BURY

until 3 October | Bury Art Museum
Total Recall
A pop up group exhibition celebrating 20 years at Bury Art Museum of Gallery Curator Tony Trehy’s time & 10 years of his project The Text Festival.

 

 

/// 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.

11 September | Wigtown County Buildings
The Power of Creative Collaboration
Explore the rewards & challenges of creative collaboration with like-minded writers and artists based in & around Dumfries & Galloway.

25 September – 4 October | Wigtown
Wigtown Book Festival
A 10-day literary celebration in Scotland’s National Book Town.

 

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 29 August | DJCAD
DJCAD Masters Show 2015
See the latest generation of talented students graduating from the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design Masters programmes.

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.

15 – 23 September | Generator Projects
VAU Members Show 2015
An exhibition of works by all 32 artist members of Visual Artist Unit.

18 September – 10 October | Cooper Gallery
Cooper Summer Residency Exhibition 2015: THINGNESS?
Artists Oliver Braid & Anouchka Oler alongside philosopher Joseph Fletcher present the work completed during their residency.

 

 

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 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.

until 30 August | White Stuff
Craft Scotland Summer Show 2015
Explore the work of selected makers & treat yourself from the affordable selection of handmade jewellery, textiles, homeware & more.

until 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.

until 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.

until 30 August | St Margaret’s House
A Potter, a Painter and a Poet
An innovative collaboration inspired by ceramics & a Scottish woodland. Including artists’ tours & live events, poetry readings & projections.

until 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.

until 30 August | Summerhall
The Happiness Project
A new show by a company of young artists, scientists & academics in response to concerns over young people’s well-being in the UK.

until 2 September | Patriothall Gallery
Inter Alia: Jennifer Argo
An exhibition exploring the intrinsic patterns of connectivity that exist across both micro & macro scales throughout the physical universe.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

until 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.

29 August | Woodland Creatures
RECONFIGURE: The Final Pose
Performance art life drawing. Surprise theme, finale show. Subversive life drawing.

3 – 6 September | Portobello
Art Walk Porty
A new art event that celebrates the artistic activity in the area with site specific art installations on the beach, open studios, popup art & maker’s market.

13 – 20 September | Bargain Spot
Surprise Birthday Art Show
8 Artist who graduated from The Slade School Of Fine Art BFA & BA program are exhibiting in Edinburgh for the first time together out of London.

18 September | Surgeons’ Hall
Magfest
The International Magazine Festival & Conference, held annually in Edinburgh.

24 September, 8 & 22 October | Rhubaba Gallery
Now we know what we need to do…
A space for discussions that affect artists & their places of work. Meetings will have a loose focus on ideas such as hospitality, generosity & support.

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.

 

 

/// FORFAR

until 12 September | Meffan Museum and Art Gallery
Ellis O’Connor ‘Edges’
The work in this exhibition stems from Ellis’s interest & study of different elements based on remote & extreme landscapes.

 

 

/// GLASGOW

28 August | Project Café
Slow-Prototype Book Launch
Scottish Sculpture Workshop welcomes you to join us in celebrating the launch of our most recent publication, slow-prototype at The Project Café.

until 14 September | Six Foot Gallery
Awakenings
Hannah Laycock’s practice focuses on relaying the associated feelings of “uncertainty, fear, loss & liberation” that surround her MS condition.

until 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.

until 30 August | The Lighthouse
Paramus
A display of two hypothetical architectural proposals & their interplay with the environment by Spanish architect/artist Javier Vidal Aguilera.

until 30 August | Gallery 103
The Forgotten Collective: 4/4 (Reprise)
The Forgotten Collective turns their gaze on themselves as a group, looking for connecting ideas & influences & exploring how these affect the group dynamic.

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

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 28 September | McCune Smith Cafe
The Locale Member’s Show
The Locale is a cross-platform network of creatives exploring the theme of place and we are holding our first exhibition.

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.

30 August | The Pipe Factory
Transit #1: The Economy Experience
Artists’ film screened from a van; featuring Caroline Campbell, Common Culture, Dennis & Debbie Club, Jean-Baptiste Maitre & Will Kendrick.

1 September | CCA
Seeds of Thought Writing Group
Seeds of Thought writing group sessions are relaxed, informal and open to all writers – beginners and experienced alike.

2 September | CCA
Joey Huertas Film Screenings + Q&A
CCA presents an evening of film screenings and a Q&A by American artist, filmmaker and social worker Joey Huertas – aka Jane Public.

2 September | Sloan’s
All The Young Nudes’ Life modelling workshop
A 3 hour tutored session for all those wanting to try their hand at being a life model.

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.

3 September – 8 November | Street Level
Surface Tension
An exhibition featuring four contemporary artists including Lorna Macintyre, Susanne Ramsenthaler, Karen L Vaughan & Catherine Cameron.

5 September | CCA
Seeds of Thought Poetry Night
A fun relaxed evening of spoken word and music for seasoned and new performers; plus open mic if you’d like to get involved.

5 – 26 September | Cyril Gerber Fine Art
Adrian Wiszniewski RSA : New Paintings & Drawings
The exhibition includes artwork for the Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky, a new recording by the David Patrick Octet.

7 – 8 September | CCA
Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting Art and Design
A GSA cross-disciplinary conference on contemporary practices of making & collecting with film screenings, workshops & keynotes.

10 September | Hayburn Play Park
DECADE: The Grass Is Always Greener?
Greenspaces – whether parks, playing fields or allotments – make a big difference to our lives – join us for a walk in the park to learn more.

11 & 18 September | CCA
Transit #1: The Economy Experience
Artists’ film screened from a van; featuring Caroline Campbell, Common Culture, Dennis & Debbie Club, Jean-Baptiste Maitre & Will Kendrick.

12 – 18 September | CCA
Michael Barr
Four students from GSA’s MLitt Curatorial Practice have collaborated to deliver a new commission by Glasgow-based artist Michael Barr.

14 September | CCA
TalkSeePhotography
A discussion of photographer Tine Bek’s trilogy The Photographic Earth Sagas: Age of Man which looks at the practice of men photographing men.

15 September | CCA
In Process Masterclass with Lesley Glaister
Lesley Glaister is the prize-winning author of thirteen novels – most recently, Little Egypt (which won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize).

17 September | The Old Hairdressers
Matchbox Cineclub #9: House (Scalarama 2015)
House is a Japanese film about a group of schoolgirls terrorised by a haunted house, which is also the very least of it.

17 September | CCA
Modern Edinburgh Film School Presents Mairi Lafferty
An event on the film works of Mairi Lafferty as part of the exhibition Ripples on the Pond exploring works on paper & moving image by women artists.

18 September | CCA
On Ruins and Ruination: Launch
Marking the launch of a special edition of Performance Research, this event explores our contemporary obsession with ruins through talks & screenings.

19 September | The Lighthouse
Doors Open Day: Explore Traditional Skills + Innovative Materials
Architecture & Design Scotland & the Scottish Traditional Building Forum will explore construction skills & building materials.

19 September – 4 October | The Telfer Gallery
To be is to do, To do is to be, do be do be do
Charlie Godet Thomas presents a selection of new works which make myriad use of fiction & poetry.

19 – 25 October | The Lighthouse
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
A week full of intensive workshops, talks, competitions, urban murals & exhibitions covering all aspects of graphic design and where it’s headed.

19 – 20 September | The Lighthouse
Doors Open Day: Tea Green Market
Tea Green are back at The Lighthouse for ‘Doors Open’ showcasing the best in Scotland’s independent talent hosting a mix of makers.

19 September – 1 November | CCA
The Shock of Victory
A group show including works by Alec Finlay, In the Shadow of the Hand, Mairéad McClean, Antonis Pittas & Oraib Toukan.

24 September | Strathclyde University
DECADE: Space to Succeed
A debate about physical & digital learning spaces & how they connect learning environments, skill levels & maximise participation in education.

24 – 27 September | CCA
Scottish Queer International Film Festival
SQIFF has its first outing with a 4-day queer film extravaganza featuring screenings, performance, workshops, discussions, Q&As & parties.

9 October | The Lighthouse
Lighthouse Late #3: Berlin
The third Lighthouse Late Event sees Edinburgh band FOUND & Apache Darling pop duo play along with speakers & stalls.

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.

 

 

/// GLENROTHES

5 September | Rothes Hall
FCA&C Artists’ Forum 2015
Forum with artist Graham Fagen, Paul Musgrove (Gallery TEN), Gayle Nelson (SSA President & Cupar Arts Festival chair) & Marcus Wilson (Pooka).

 

 

/// 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.

 

 

/// INVERNESS

5 September | Inverness Ice Centre
Vertical Influences
Part of Uprise Dance Festival, contemporary ice-skaters Le Patin Libre present their new double bill fresh from Edinburgh Fringe – with wit, speed & grace.

 

 

/// MORAY

4 & 5 September | Roseisle Beach
(i)Land
Part of Uprise Dance Festival, Marc Brew Company presents a site-specific performance that follows 3 characters faced with life on a deserted island.

 

 

/// NATIONWIDE

10 – 31 October | Various Venues
Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
One of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film & visual art to theatre, dance & literature.

 

 

/// 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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ELSEWHERE

 

/// LAKE DISTRICT

18 – 20 September | Grizedale Forest
AND Festival 2015
See Grizedale Forest in a new light with this festival of new cinema, digital culture and art.

 

 

 

/// LONDON

until 4 September | Magma
Exhibition – Spin at Magma
A new exhibition of work by Spin at Magma’s new exhibition space in their Covent Garden shop.

10 – 13 September | Whitechapel Gallery
The London Art Book Fair
The best in international arts publishing, showcasing artists’ books, catalogues, zines, rare publications & brand new releases.

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

until 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.

12 September – 1 November | HOME
I must first apologise…
Beirut-based artists Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige explore the history of online spam & scamming through film, sculpture, photography & installation.

17 – 18 September | MadLab
WordPress for Beginners with WP co-founder Mike Little
This course will give you a great start to build your first website or blog over 2 days.

24 – 25 September | MadLab
Intermediate WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little
Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation & learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices.

15 – 16 October | MadLab
Advanced WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little
Learn to customise your admin screens, e-commerce, membership sites, child themes & picking the perfect production & marketing tools.

29 – 30 October | MadLab
WordPress for Beginners with WP co-founder Mike Little
This course will give you a great start to build your first website or blog over 2 days.

12 – 13 November | MadLab
Intermediate WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little
Over the course of two days you’ll dig deep into theme customisation & learn how to make your site work perfectly on mobile devices.

14 November – 3 January | HOME
Safe
A group exhibition with Clare Makhlouf Carter, Chris Paul Daniels, Camilla Wills, Yoshua Okon and James Richards.

26 – 27 November | MadLab
Advanced WordPress with WP co-founder Mike Little
Mike will teach customisation of admin screens, e-commerce, building membership sites, utilising child themes & picking production/marketing tools.

 

 

 

/// NEWCASTLE

until 5 September | Hatton Gallery
Newcastle University Master of Fine Art Summer Exhibition 2015
The interim show for the 1st year MFAs & the culminating show for the 2nd year MFAs.

 

 

 

/// SHEFFIELD

until 12 September | Bloc Projects
More room for error: Nicola Ellis
Artist Nicola Ellis will be making a brand new work inspired by Sheffield’s historic steel industry & the gallery’s previous usage as a grinding shed.

 

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