SCOTLAND

 

/// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 20 September | Peacock Visual Arts
Paintings as Arguments: Five Decades of Cultural and Political Change in Scotland
Aberdeen’s first exhibition of paintings and other works by major Scottish artist Alexander Moffat.

17 September | Peacock Visual Arts
Discussion and Music by Alexander Moffat, Alan Riach and John Purser
Authors Alexander Moffat and Alan Riach will hold a discussion followed by words and music from musicologist and composer John Purser.

 

/// DALRY

21 & 28 September | Wasps Studios
Untutored Life Drawing Sessions
Life drawing session, first hour short poses. Easels and boards available for use.

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 21 September | Various Venues
Scottish Jewellery Week
The first annual Scottish Scottish Jewellery Week celebrates work from the Scottish jewellery community.

until 24 September | Nomas Projects
I would kill for you: a study in maternal ferocity
Flannery O’Kafka presents an exhibition around her latest work featuring portraits of her two young children.

until 2 November | The McManus
Jeepers Creepers: The works of Eduardo Paolozzi
A selection of work by 20th Century artist Eduardo Paolozzi with themes of science, technology and popular culture.

until 4 January 2015 | The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
A Silvered Light: Scottish Art Photography
This exhibition includes work from Calum Colvin, Oscar Marzaroli, Maud Sulter, Emma Hamilton, Patricia MacDonald and David Williams.

18 – 21 September | Various Venues
ICKLE Film Fest
Enjoy Dundee’s only international short film festival as it returns for its fourth year with screenings, events, live music & more.

17 October – 13 December | DJCAD
Anna Oppermann: Cotoneaster Horizontalis
See drawings, prints, collages, documentary films & archival material from German conceptual artist Anna Oppermann (1940 -1993).

 

 /// DUMFRIES

27 September – 28 September | Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park
The Dark Outside FM
Hear 24 hours of donated & curated unheard music. Part of Sanctuary, a site-specific creative space for experiments in sound, light & space.

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 27 September | Ingleby Gallery
Katie Paterson: Ideas
A solo exhibition which explores nature & cosmology, featuring Fossil Necklace & Second Moon. Part of GENERATION.

until 10 October | Leith School of Art
Recent Work by Kenneth Le Riche & Matthew Storstein
Featuring large scale pigment, paper & gum works by Matthew Storstein alongside the figurative drawings & paintings of Kenneth Le Riche.

until 18 October | Talbot Rice Gallery
Counterpoint
Counterpoint, part of Generation 2014 and Edinburgh Art Festival, sees the Talbot Rice Gallery play host to a range of diverse installation works.

until 18 October | Talbot Rice Gallery
After the Revolution, Who Will Clean Up the Mess?
New installation / event by British artist Ellie Harrison co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival & Talbot Rice Gallery.

until 19 October | City Art Centre
Urban/Suburban
Urban/Suburban will look at the theme of architecture & the built environment in recent Scottish art.

until 2 November | Scottish National Gallery
GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland
Featuring the work of 30 artists, this exhibition includes existing & new works from the last 25 years, alongside the restaging of several exhibitions of the period.

until 8 December | Wasps
​Discovering Drawing Painting & Printing
A 12 week studio-based course exploring the possibilities of the drawn mark. Emphasis will be placed on the role of drawing within the creative process.

until 31 January | Skriva Writing School
Writing a TV Pilot Script
This course is intended for writers who want to develop their ideas & scripts for TV & takes place once a month over 5 months.

18 September – 11 December | Duncan Place Resource Centre
Life Into The Figure
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a new artist, explore and learn about drawing the human figure in different ways  in this 12 week course.

19 September – 4 October | Filmhouse, Botanics, CCA, GFT
Take One Action Film Festival 2014
See films covering a variety of themes including social justice, global activism and environmental issues

19 September – 18 October | Interview Room 11
36 Years of Brain Feed – Brian Cheeswright
See a haphazard, half-way retrospective from Edinburgh based artist Brian Cheeswright as he explores his work so far.

20 September | Edinburgh College of Art
Picture Hooks Conference
One day conference at Edinburgh School of Art on the commercial world of illustration.

9 October | The University of Edinburgh, George Square Lecture Theatre
Annual RSA Metzstein Architecture Discourse: Álvaro Siza Vieira
The inaugural RSA Metzstein Architecture Discourse will feature Álvaro Siza Vieira who will explore contemporary culture and architecture through his work.

15 October – 25 March | Screen Academy Scotland
Writers’ Factory Intro to Screenwriting
Study screenwriting and learn how to format your screenplay, workshop ideas & receive feedback to develop and write a 10 minute screenplay.

5 – 20 December | National Galleries
The SSA Annual Exhibition
The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition returns for its 117th year.

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 19 September | The Arches
EARLY DAYS: The Arches’ Referendum Festival
A festival featuring theatre, an exhibition, a symposium, performance and more all surrounding the upcoming referendum for independence.

until 27 September | RGI Kelly Gallery
Catherine Cameron
RGI Annual Exhibition prize winner Catherine Cameron presents an exhibition of new photography work.

until 28 September | The Telfer
Who built the access road?
Nick Thomas examines the Uists in a filmic portrait which looks at the 50s missile testing facility & Catholic iconography and its historical role.

until 28 September | GoMA
Pretty Much Every Film and Video Work from about 1992 until Now (1992-2006)
See Douglas Gordon’s output to date, a visual and aural feast shown on over 100 old televisions.

until 4 October | Cyril Gerber Fine Art & Compass Gallery
David McClure RSA RSW (1926 – 1998)
See urban and rural landscapes inspired by Millport and Casteldaccia on the island of Sicily.

until 8 October | Bar Ten
New Dawn Dreams’: Gavin Macqueen
See new photography work from Gavin Macqueen in New Dawn Dreams.

until 19 October | Street Level Photoworks
Common Ground
See new documentary photography from Scotland & Wales inspired by notions of ‘home’ and ‘community’.

until October | The Hidden Gardens
Mick Peter: Almost Cut My Hair
Sketches & squiggles are transformed into two three dimensional installations in this GENERATION installation.

19 September – 4 October | Filmhouse, Botanics, CCA, GFT
Take One Action Film Festival 2014
See films covering a variety of themes including social justice, global activism and environmental issues

19 September | CCA
Tony Visconti & Woody Woodmansey: The Making of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World
Hear about the creative process of making The Man Who Sold The World, from the song development through to recording and mixing.

20 September – 5 October | Possil Clay Pits
O N – S I T E Art in the Clay Pits 
On-Site is the second instalment of Art in the Clay Pits, where local artists use the Possil Clay Pits as a catalyst & habitat for new sculptural interventions.

27 September | Pacific Quay
BBC Engineering & Technology Careers Open Day
The BBC invites those interested in science, technology, engineering, maths & computer science to join them & learn more around the world of broadcasting.

3 October | The Old Fruitmarket
PULSE with Wrangler, Scanner, Gazelle Twin and Matthew Collings
A special evening of electronic music with Wrangler featuring Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Benge (John Foxx and the Maths) & Phil Winter (Tuung).

4 October 2014 – 31 March 2015 | Royal Conservatoire
The Teaching Artist 1
Advance your professional skills to develop critical thinking, research, reflection and documentation skills as a teaching artist.

11 October – 16 November | Glasgow Print Studio
Alasdair Gray Season: A Life in Posters and Prints
This exhibition will examine Gray’s print practice & its development over the years through working with Glasgow Print Studio.

14 October | Old Hairdressers + Stereo
Live Art & Sound
The line up is soon to be announced for this exhibition of live art, music & poetry from some of Glasgow’s most creative minds.

22 – 26 October | The Whisky Bond
Graphic Design Festival Scotland
Programme of competitions, workshops, talks, exhibitions, urban murals & live stream discussions.

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 2 November | Timespan
Transit | Sam Dransfield
In Central Scotland & Northern Japan, Sam Dransfield followed a path traced by power lines overhead, tracking the electricity back to its industrial source.

 

/// MAYBOLE

until 31 October | Culzean Castle
The Grand Art Tour
Featuring works of art by Kristina Macaulay, The Grand Art Tour is currently running at prestigious National Trust for Scotland location Culzean Castle.

 

/// MULL

until 27 September | An Tobar Gallery
Rachel Maclean: The Weepers
Rachel Maclean explores Scottish folk tales through different means exploring themes of fantasy, gender, heritage and horror.

7 October – 22 November | An Tobar Gallery
Lydia Hardwick
An exhibition of sculptural ceramics by London based artist Lydia Hardwick.

 

/// NATIONWIDE

until 30 September | Various Locations
Honeycomb Creative: Network Development Event
A free networking event for those working in film and broadcast, interactive media, animation, video games development or music technologies.

until 30 September | Nationwide
New Weather Coming
A project from Glasgow based artists Jacqueline Donachie which explores the experiences & encounters of public transport journeys in Scotland.

1 – 19 October | Various Venues    
Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival
The SMHAF Festival features music, film, visual art, theatre, dance and literature in venues across Scotland. Programme available from 1 September.

 

/// SKYE

until 3 October | Isle of Skye Art Studio
Paint and Draw Expressively with Marion Boddy-Evans
A five day workshop focused on painting & drawing located on the Isle of Skye with Marion Boddy-Evans.

 

/// STIRLING

until 18 November | Forth Valley College
Print Making
Learn to make original prints and develop your art practise.

 

 /// TOMINTOUL

14 November | Richmond Memorial Hall
Hielan’ Way Symposium
A 2-Day walking & talking symposium bringing together (mountain) walkers from both the art and the outdoor circuits.

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ELSEWHERE

 

 /// BELFAST

until 24 September | Platform Arts
Nothing Great is Easy
An exhibition of sculpture, film, drawing & photography that reconstructs narratives using swimming and the collective identity of the channel swimmer.

 

/// BERLIN

until 21 September | Various Venues
Berlin Art Week
Berlin Art Week returns for its third year with six days of openings, lectures, discussions, performances, screenings, and other special events.

16 October – 16 November | Various Locations
6th European Month of Photography Berlin (MdF Berlin)
See work from European photographers & enjoy events, lectures, workshops & more.

 

/// BERWICK UPON TWEED

until 21 September | Various venues
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
The 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will feature exceptional short & feature films, events & installations.

 

 /// BIRMINGHAM

20 September – 30 November | mac birmingham
Qasim Riza Shaheen: The last known pose
Across 2 venues, this show features new & previous works exploring the city, identity, relationships and moments of intimacy & awkwardness.

 

/// BRIGHTON

until 28 September | Various Venues
Brighton Digital Festival
Celebrate digital culture with artists, thinkers, hackers & makers

 

/// CARDIFF

19 September – 4 October | The SHO Gallery
DRAWN OUT exhibition
An exhibition of illustrated type by ‘yet another collective’.

 

/// ESSEN

2 October – 5 October | Weststadthalle Essen
Denovali Swingfest: Experimental Music Festival
An experimental music festival in Essen, Germany featuring Matthew Collings, Ben Frost, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & more.

 

/// JERSEY

24 – 28 September | Various Venues
Branchage Festival
Five days of film, music, parties, comedy & more in Jersey.

 

/// KAMPALA 

4 – 31 October | Various Locations
Kampala Contemporary Art Festival
A visual arts platform to showcase new and emerging ideas by contemporary Ugandan artists.

 

/// LJUBLJANA

18 September – 7 December | MAO
BIO 50
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Biennial of Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia with events, talks, exhibitions & more.

 

/// LONDON

until 21 September | V&A + Various Locations
London Design Festival
Installations, screenings, workshops, talks & more with a special emphasis on graphics and the digital.

until 4 October | dalla Rosa Gallery
PSEUDO-MUSEOLOGY
PSEUDO-MUSEOLOGY is an exhibition featuring work from Caroline Corbasson, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Catrin Morgan & Kasper Pincis.

25 September – 11 January | Barbican
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
The exhibition brings together 250 works by 18 leading photographers from the 1930s to now, who have changed the way we view architecture.

25 September – 9 November | Barbican
City Visions
A series of films, talks and debates, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city & urban life.

3 October | Tate
Late at Tate Britain: October 2014
An evening of AV performances & sound installations curated by Chimera Productions as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus programme.

 

/// MANCHESTER

until 10 October | MadLab
MadLab Courses
Courses in wordpress, web design, coding, projection-mapping & taxidermy.

until 2 November 2014 | Cornerhouse
Qasim Riza Shaheen: Autoportraits in love-like conditions
See performance, film, photography, audio recordings & more in an exhibition that focuses on silent tales of love & the connections between people.

until 31 December | IWM North
Big Picture Show
Award-winning 360-degree experience using surround sound, projected moving images & photographs, the show brings to life people’s experiences of war.

20 – 21 September | Rogue Artists Studios
Rogue Artists Studios: Open Studios
Meet some of the 90 working artists and see where the creative process takes place while viewing, commissioning or purchasing original, contemporary art.

22 November – 15 March | Cornerhouse
Playtime
A group show featuring international artists, musicians & filmmakers to celebrate the life of the Cornerhouse before its move to its new First Street location.

 

/// NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

until 2 November | Baltic
Lydia Gifford: Drawn
A first solo exhibition exploring the language of painting & the balance between painting & object.

until 12 October | Baltic
Daniel Buren
Rarely seen reliefs, paintings & sculptures from the 1960s to the present alongside luminous fibre optic works from the artist’s Electric Light series (2011).

 

/// SÃO PAULO

until 5 October | Various Venues
Electronic Language International Festival
20 installations, 3 interactive performances, 213 animations, 24 games, 45 artworks of net and sound art & more at the 15th edition of this festival.

 

 /// SCUNTHORPE

until 11 October | 20-21 Visual Arts Centre
You won’t see that bit anyway: Nicola Ellis
See a newly commissioned work by Manchester-based artist Nicola Ellis in which she responds to the historic 19th century church.

 

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