SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

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.

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.

 

/// ARBROATH

27 – 29 March | Hospitalfield
Hospitalfield Open Weekend
Preview works by Bob and Roberta Smith along with artists involved in The Arbroath Template project, explore the grounds & take part in workshops.

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 31 March | Various venues
Springfest
A festival of music in Dundee.

until 10 April | Cooper Gallery
Someone a long time ago, now
First solo exhibition in Scotland by Portuguese artist Hugo Canoilas featuring newly commissioned works consisting of paintings, sculptures & comics.

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.

28 March – 19 April |Generator Projects
What Remains
Works by artists Kim W Wilson & Hans K Clausen which evoke rich layers of land mass, reappropriating residues of human interaction with the material world.

 

/// DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

16 – 19 April | Gatehouse of Fleet
The Stewartry Book Festival
A four-day festival of books & literature based in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway.

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 31 March | Porty Light Box Bellfield Street
Exquisite…#MakeItHappen
International Women’s Day Exhibition celebrating older female relatives. A unique telephone box art-installation exhibiting old family photos at life-scale.

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

until 5 April | Stills
Erich Salomon & Barbara Klemm: Leap in time
An exhibition of work by two German photojournalists documenting people, places & moments of 20th century & early 21st century in Germany & elsewhere.

until 8 April | Royal Scottish Academy
RSA New Contemporaries 2015
Seventy-two of Scotland’s best emerging artists & architects with works from Glasgow School of Art degree show to be exhibited for first time.

until 10 April | Arusha Gallery
Romina Ressia: Hide and Seek
Works by award-winning Argentinian photographer, Romina Ressia in a solo show which presents a body of work from four of her most popular series.

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

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.

4 – 19 April | The Number Shop
Primordial Soup
An evolving exhibition of new artworks created in response to selected scientific projects, both high profile and lesser known, taking place during Spring 2015.

10 – 25 April | Interview Room 11
Projection
Solo Exhibition by David McDiarmid.

14 April | The Bongo Club
Glug: Risky Biz
An evening of inspiration & informal networking, Glug is based around a series of talks by practitioners & entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines.

14 & 15 April | Screen Academy Scotland
Movie Magic
This hands-on course will teach you how to use the latest scheduling & budgeting Movie Magic software.

23 – 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 31 March | Royal Conservatoire
The Teaching Artist 1
Advance your professional skills to develop critical thinking, research, reflection and documentation skills as a teaching artist.

until 3 April | Barrowlands Art & Design
Diverse City Exhibition
A week-long exhibition & programme of events celebrating the culmination of Impact Arts’ Artist Mentoring Programme.

until 5 April | The Lighthouse
David Ross Design & Bespoke Atelier
An exhibition of new collaborative works from the studios of Bespoke Atelier and David Ross Design.

until 11 April | CCA Intermedia Gallery
Ross Hamilton Frew: Locus of Points
Ross Hamilton Frew presents drawings & compositions produced on a handmade paper stock developed at Northumbria University.

until 12 April | Street Level
Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future
Documentary photographer Judah Passow spent 2013 photographing Scotland’s Jewish community, from the Shetlands to the Borders.

until 12 April | Reid Gallery
Kellenberger-White
The exhibition will showcase the identity Kellenberger-White developed for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2014.

until 17 April | The Briggait
Gapfillers by Greig Burgoyne
Burgoyne is testing standardised credentials of colour, regularities of line, absorbency & opacity using drawing, performance & installation.

until 19 April | Market Gallery
Murder in Three Acts | Asli Çavuşoğlu
Asli Çavuşoğlu’s Murder in Three Acts is a crime drama rehearsed, performed & filmed during Frieze Art Fair ’12 in the framework of Frieze Projects.

until 19 April | The Good Spirits Co
STALK
Little Book Transfers’ first solo exhibition showcasing a selection of large illustrated boards & screen prints inspired by exotic botanicals & the female form.

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

31 March | MAKlab
Have a Go with Arduino
With this workshop you will make your first tentative steps into the world of sketching with hardware & programming.

31 March | CCA
Franco-German Film Series: The Strange Little Cat
Goethe-Institut & Alliance Française present a German film which suggests the mundane may very well be the strangest subject of all.

2 – 5 April | Various venues
Counterflows Festival
A festival bringing together an array of artists exploring music, art & more, developing networks of underground like-minded souls from across the world.

3 April – 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.

4 April – 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.

6 April | CCA
Lock Up Your Daughters Film Making Group
A collective for LGBTIQ people aimed at all levels of skill & experience, their project nights offer opportunities to get involved in ongoing projects.

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

9 April | 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.

10 April | Toad’s Caravan
Toad’s Caravan Open Day
Celebrate the opening of the new Toad’s Caravan studio space & workshop loft.

10 April | The Art School
O YES
Led by Ellen van Schuylenburch, for The Inventors of Tradition II, Panel and Atelier E.B recreate a dance from Michael Clark’s I am Curious, Orange as a series of four short performances

11 April | Hayburn Studios
Intro to Fashion Illustration with Holly Sharpe
You will leave feeling inspired & with your own illustrations after a 3hr workshop which will explore ideas & techniques in the world of fashion illustration.

11 April | MAKlab
Get Started with Programming – Games Arcade
Learn about code & physical programming with micro-processors.

13 April | CCA
TalkSeePhotography
A focus on The Nordic Photography Network with special guests.

13 – 19 April | CCA
Radiophrenia
Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station – a week-long exploration into current trends in sound & transmission arts.

14 April – 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.

15 – 17 April | The Arches
Ishbel McFarlane: O is for Hoolet
In this one-woman show about Scots language, Ishbel McFarlane presents collected stories, interviews, memories, characters & attitudes.

15 – 19 April | Tramway
Arika15 – Episode 7: We Can’t Live Without Our Lives
A 5-day exploration of care through theatre, film, experimental readings, discussion, workshops & collective investigations.

17 – 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.

18 April | Hayburn Studios
Intro to Fashion Portrait Illustration with Holly Sharpe
A 3 hour workshop which will look at different ways of capturing a fashion portrait & hone in on important skills & techniques to do so.

18 – 30 April | Reid Gallery
Catherine Street: Muscle Theory
Catherine Street showcases her most ambitious AV project to date.

18 April – 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 /// HELMSDALE

until 5 April | Timespan
Northern Exchange | Roxane Permar & Susan Timmins
An investigation into the legacy of the Cold War as it exists both physically in the landscape & in memory.

 

/// HUNTLY

24 – 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.

 

 

/// SCOTLAND

until 21 April | Various venues
DigiCult Cinema Tour for Scottish Shorts
Tour of award winning shorts from DigiCult, Scotland’s internationally renowned new talent film studio, working in partnership with Hopscotch Films.

 

 

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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.

 

 

/// BRISTOL

10 – 22 April | Centrespace Gallery
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.

 

 

 

/// CARDIFF

until 4 April | Sho Gallery
NSFW
An exhibition of new work by Spike Dennis featuring interactive hand embroidered objects & short films with Spike’s glove puppets.

17 – 23 April | Sho Gallery
I Just Stepped Through A Rainbow
Artist Barrie J Davies presents his latest pieces of fun, new, exciting, pop, gone wrong, surrealist paintings.

 

 

/// LIVERPOOL

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

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.

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.

 

/// PLYMOUTH

until 17 April | Radiant Space
Unnatural Pleasures
Liz West will show a new light installation as part of this group exhibition with artists Alana Tyson, David Sargeant, Johanna Schmeer & Yvette Hawkins.

 

/// 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 19 April | The New Art Gallery Walsall
Sikander Pervez
Sikander Pervez has created brand new sculptures for his first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom.

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

 

 

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