SCOTLAND

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 2 May | Various
Look Again Visual Art and Design Festival
A showcase of the very best artists and designers with this year’s headline act confirmed as Turner Prize winners Assemble with Simon Terrill.

until 6 May | The Small Gallery
Land Forms
Libby Scott works with mixed media as well as incorporating found objects, creating work that responds to the energy and drama of the landscape.

until 29 May | Peacock Visual Arts
The Brutalist Playground, Assemble and Simon Terrill 
Exhibit exploring post-war design for play, as part of Look Again Visual Art & Design Festival.

2 May | The Blue Lamp
Pillow Talk: Working Space
Part of Look Again Festival 2016, this discussion event hosted by artists invited by VAU will focus on the varied types of spaces which artists work in.

18 May | Peacock Visual Arts
Hope Tucker, The Obituary Project
Compendium of moving images that documents the disappearance of people, sites, cultural markers, and ways of being whose time has or soon will pass.

18 – 25 June | Grey’s School of Art
Degree Show at Gray’s School of Art
Exhibition of Painting, Contemporary Art Practice, Three Dimensional Design, Fashion & Textiles, Communication Design and Commercial Photography.

 

 

///DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

28 – 30 May | Various
Spring Fling
Scotland’s premier open studios contemporary visual art and craft event – this year featuring 94 artists, makers and designers.

 

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 18 May | Cooper Gallery
When the Future Was about Fracking
Artists HeHe (Paris) create an immersive re-enactment of a landscape doomed by extensive fracking in an abandoned excavation site.

until Autumn 2016 | The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
Draw the Line: Old Masters to The Beano  
The exhibition shows the vast and all encompassing range of creativity expressed in drawing from Dundee’s nationally significant fine art collection.


 

///DUNOON

until 30 April | Dunoon Burgh Hall
Elsewhere and Other Places
An exhibition of new work by four artists: Colm Docherty, Anoushka Havinden, Jenny Hunter and Sandi Kiehlman.

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 13 May | Summerhall
The Human’s Planet Earth
Installation will feature a narrative across multiple screens, in which a woman’s sudden discovery of her magical ability to travel into deep space.

until 13 May | Summerhall
There Will be Light
Ade Adesina’s work is a visual commentary focusing on our ever-changing world combining imagery from his African roots with Western culture.

until 13 May | Summerhall
Bio and Beyond
Bio and Beyond puts life under the microscope; encompassing everything from the deeply personal to the truly global – even cosmic.

until 21 May | Ingleby Gallery
Kevin Harman: No Man’s Land
Positioned somewhere between painting and sculpture these large format abstractions are at once seductively beautiful and challengingly physical.

until 28 April | The Patriothall Gallery
Remote Proximities
A series of exhibitions in Scotland and Ireland in 2016, showcasing new work by artist Edwina Bracken.

until 8 May | Rhubaba
U + I = Parade by Tom Gidley
A new body of ceramic work, which will be shown for the first time exploring the materiality of clay, surface and paint

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 5 May | Glasgow Women’s Library
Tips For Girls
Series of workshops exploring some of the useful, quaint and downright outrageous advice for women found in the GWL archives.

until 29 May | Street Level Photoworks
Catrine Val: Political Letters
New collection of staged photoworks around the neglected canon of women in philosophy, including some new work specific to Scotland and the theme.

until 5 May | CCA
Pilvi Takala
Performative visual art takeing place mostly at moments where she blends into environments that seemingly have little to do with an artistic reality.

until 20 May | Many Studios / Project Space
Fátima Rodrigo, UNAP
A piece of video/sculptural work that examines the problematic socio-political relationship between higher education and the Peruvian government

until – 29 May | Street Level Photoworks
Mari Hokkanen: Set & Setting
Every image in Set & Setting is a scene on its own presenting a story of different allegories and world phenomenon.

until 22 May | MANY Studios
The Heart of the City
A solo exhibition by Fatima Rodrigo (Peru) as part of Glasgow International Festival 2016.

until 22 June | Tramway
The Net Effect
Thinking about a future in making, curating or teaching Art? Discover this new visual arts group for ages 16-25.

until 14 May | Cyril Gerber Fine Art
Scottish Horizons
A new exhibition of watercolours and drawings by well-known artist Tom H. Shanks RSW RGI PAI.

1 May | GFT
LUX Scotland presents, ‘Pain Is…’,
As part of the Radical Film Network Festival and Unconference, this unflinching film examines the role of pain within society.

30 April – 1 May | Street Level Photoworks
Dry Plate
2 day photography class taking you through the full process from cutting and preparing glass to shoot on large format cameras.

1 May | The Old Hairdressers
Glasgow Zine Fest
Self-publishing & DIY festival zine fair, with independent makers and distros, zine and badge making, and libraries from the GSA and Women’s Library.

7 – 8 May | Street Level Photoworks
Black & White Beginners Darkroom Weekend
The whole process of analogue photography, from exposure and composition to processing film, printing up contact sheets and making enlargements.

16 May | St Lukes
Exploring Expressive Life Modelling
If you fancy learning more about life modelling, and giving it a go – this is for you.

21 – 22 May | Street Level Photoworks
Photobook Design Weekend
Turn your photographic project into a high quality 8×10 photobook.

13 – 14 May | Tramway
VOID
New dance and audio-visual collaboration by V/DA based on JG Ballard’s Concrete Island, a tale of survival, skewered topography and inner space.

6 – 31 May | Glasgow Women’s Library
Palestinian Embroidery
Exhibition of workshops by Claire Anderson and documentation of Palestian women’s embroidery co-operative ‘Women in Hebron’.

25 May – 5 June | MANY Studios
Trading Stories
Poet Tawona Sitholé harnesses a breadth of stories from The Barras from yesteryear to the present day.

21 – 23 June | Tramway
A Bit of Bite
A brand new show about the role of young people in contemporary politics.

25 June | The Glasgow School of Art
Transitions Out of Fine Art Education
Fine art staff from across the UK will come together with students, graduates, academics, and industry professionals to share practice.

12 – 18 September | various
Illustrious Glasgow
Glasgow Doors Open Days is working with illustrator Rosemary Cunningham to share 10 stunning illustrations of Glasgow buildings.

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.

 

///HUNTLY

26 – 28 May | TBC
White Wood Forum: Art and Sustainability
Discussions centre on social and cultural perspectives of sustainability: local and global understandings and lived practices around the world.

 

///KIRKALDY

until 5 June | Kirkcaldy Galleries
Shelters
Festival of Architecture exhibition examining ‘shelters’ using examples from Lloyd Kahn’s US Shelter Publications to contemporary Scottish.

 

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///BIRMINGHAM

11 June | St Barnabas Church
Clipping the Church by Tereza Buskova
Sign up to be involved in an art piece adorning a Birmingham church with ornate baked bread and encircle it with a living garland of 100 people.

 

///BURY

until 14 May | Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre
Loomings: David Ogle
New project by David Ogle harnessing the drama of remote landscapes as he produces artworks that call attention to their own environments.

 

 

/// MANCHESTER

until 14 May | PS Mirabel
Paintings as Objects
An exhibition of abstract paintings by Lisa Denyer at PS Mirabel, Manchester

1 May | MadLab
Build Cool Kits & Learn to Solder with Mitch Altman
If you’ve ever been curious about electronics, this is the workshop for you.

 

/// OXFORDSHIRE

5 – 7 August | Braziers Park
Supernormal 2016
Supernormal is a three-day, experimental arts and music festival taking place at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire.

 


///PENARTH

until 15 May | Penarth Pier Pavilion
Pavilion Open Art Exhibiton 2016
2nd inaugural Open Art exhibition: 27 exciting practices from the UK exhibiting in the unique setting of the seafront in South Wales.

 

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