SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 17 January | Peacock Visual Arts
XL // Peacock Visual Arts at 40
See new work in a snapshot that reflects Peacock Visual Arts current vision as they celebrate forty years of making and presenting art.

until 24 January | Aberdeen Art Gallery
Below another sky
Print work from 20 artists commissioned by the Scottish Print Network resulting from a series of residencies & visits to other Commonwealth nations.

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 4 January | 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.

until 4 January | The McManus
A World to Win: Posters of Protest and Revolution     
Over 70 original posters show in an exhibition that identifies how posters have been used to mobilise, educate & organise causes & campaigns.

until 25 January | The McManus
Through Smoke & Flame: WW1 Propaganda Posters
Experience a collection of sketches, posters and prints by artist Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956).

until 20 February | Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Wildlights
See installations inspired by rare wonders from the natural world & more.

24 January – 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.

7 February – 22 March | DCA
Florian & Michael Quistrebert
See hypnotic abstract videos and paintings by collaborative French brothers Michael and Florian.

 

/// EDINBURGH

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

until 22 December | various
Nordic Film Festival
The Nordic Film Festival comes to Scotland with several screenings.

until 10 January | Ingelby Gallery
Billboard for Edinburgh
Five full-size billboards from the Billboard for Edinburgh project will be shown along with original prints from the project.

until 25 January | Stills
Shot at Dawn: Chloe Dewe Mathews
Chloe Dewe Mathews’ photography work focuses on the sites at which British, French & Belgian troops were executed for cowardice and desertion.

until 25 January | Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Pig Rock Bothy
Created as part of GENERATION, the Pig Rock Bothy will host a series of talks, performances, events and screenings throughout the coming months.

until 25 January | Collective
Satellites Programme: Collette Rayner
See new film work from Collette Rayner on the Principality of Sealand.

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.

until 14 February | Talbot Rice Gallery
gap in the air: a festival of sonic art
A celebration of experimental music & sonic art featuring music, exhibition, performance & more on the theme of place, reach, orientation & nature.

until 14 February | Talbot Rice Gallery
Christopher Orr: The Beguiled Eye  
In the artist’s first Scottish solo show, see new and recent paintings as well as the his sketchbooks.

until 29 March | Collective Gallery
Wendelien van Oldenborgh: Beauty and the Right to the Ugly
Beauty and the Right to the Ugly is a cinematic experiment examining the ambition –and failure– of utopian architecture.

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.

16 – 17 January | The Melting Pot
Volunteer Jam
Nesta & Volunteer Scotland are looking for designers, technologists, volunteers & citizens to help imagine a new way to give your time.

22 January | National Galleries
GENERATION By Night
A night of artists’ talks by Claire Barclay, Kate Davis and Ciara Philips with a musical performance by Wolf.

28 January | Blue Drill Hall
The Space – Open Call workshop
Find out more about The Space, the Open Call process & what they commission. Book by 15 January.

29 January | Filmhouse Cinema
Patrick Keiller – The Dilapidated Dwelling
The Dilapidated Dwelling is a filmic examination of the predicament of domestic space in advanced economies, the UK in particular.

2 February | Dovecot Studios
Workshop
Join Carnac & Diallo in their ongoing enquiry, drawing on ideas & processes developed in the making of their new work Edge and Shore.

3 February | Dovecot Studios
Conversation
Edge and Shore artists Helen Carnac and Laïla Diallo in conversation with Dovecot weaver Jonathan Cleaver. Chaired by Roanne Dods.

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.

 

/// FIFE

until 24 December | Tatha Gallery
Winter Delights
A mixed winter show of work by eight artists on a variety of themes.

 

/// GLASGOW

20 December | The Art School
The Beatroot & Lace BAZAAR
Three floors of vintage delights, handmade goods, art exhibits and live music.

20 December – 16 January | VoidoidARCHIVE
Girl’s Names
A solo exhibition by Lauren Hall.

20 December | Stereo
TYCI Christmas All-Dayer
A killer line up of art, film, performance and live music all day and night.

until 20 December | The Lighthouse
City Observatory Installation
Enjoy a taste of Future Cities Observatory installation highlighting the importance of city data in planning the future of the metropolis.

21 December | The Lighthouse
Tea Green Festive Makers Market
30 independent artists and designers will show & sell work in this festive makers market.

until 22 December | various
Nordic Film Festival
The Nordic Film Festival comes to Scotland with several screenings.

until 24 December | Peep Show Coffee
Ruthven Lane Christmas Bazaar
Peep Show Coffee present a wild and wonderful Bazaar & Market with christmas trees, artisan chocolates, taxidermy, vintage eyewear & more.

until 28 December | The Arches
Gary McNair: War on Christmas
A Santa works in one of Glasgow’s poorest grottos trying to find the meaning of Christmas in this satirical comedy for grown-ups.

until 31 December | Compass Gallery
The Cabinet Show : Small Treasures 2014
Small paintings, drawings and prints specially commissioned for a modern day version of 17th & 18th century travelling collectors.

until 4 January | The Arches
The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot
A family Christmas show about gifts, friendship and the importance of eating your vegetables.

until 6 January | GoMA Library
Speech Baubles
An installation on how Christmas is experienced via literature.

until 11 January | Tramway
Mike Nelson: Eighty Circles through Canada (the last possessions of an Orcadian mountain man)
Inspired by anthropology, mountaineering and art, Mike Nelson explores landscapes and the artistic traditions that come with it.

until 11 January | The Lighthouse
Mackintosh // Curated
See a showcase of artefacts by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in an exhibition designed by interior design students from The GSA Singapore.

until 12 January | The Telfer Gallery
What Does Nothing Do?
Scott Massey explores the online/offline relationship between objects and information.

until 18 January | CCA
Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds
Guatemalan artist Manuel Chavajay & Glasgow-based artist Rebecca Wilcox share a space to create a place for comparison and interrogation.

until 25 January | Glasgow Print Studio
Academicians III
See the work of four academicians with RSA’s Barbara Rae & Marian Leven and the RA’s Hughie O’Donoghue & Emma Stibbon.

until 28 January | The Lighthouse
Postcode 3000
An exhibition around the city of Melbourne specifically dealing with the reurbanisation of the city centre.

until 31 January | Cyril Gerber Fine Art
The Winter Collection 2014
A combination of paintings, drawings & sculpture spanning the late 19th century, through the 20th century and into the present day.

until 8 February | Street Level
FUTUREPROOF 2014
Street Level’s annual showcase of new talent in photographic image-making selected from across Scotland’s photography and fine art degree courses.

until 22 February | Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Alasdair Gray: From the Personal to the Universal
Celebrating Alasdair Gray’s 80th birthday,this exhibition is a retrospective featuring over 100 works from public & private collections.

until 28 February | Shapes Of Things, White Studios
Screen Printing Class
Shapes of Things are offering a 3 hour screen printing course. Create your own design and print it on a T-Shirt or tote bag.

until 1 March | The Lighthouse
EMPOWERMENT – Social change through building
An exhibition which explores how building can affect social change in the developing world.

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.

23 December | CCA
SWC Xmas Party
The Scottish Writers’ Centre hosts a Xmas party of open microphone recitals, with a particular emphasis on performance poetry & its influences.

7 January | West Brewery
Make Speed Dater: An evening with Make Works
Make Works are inviting 20 designers & 20 of their listed manufacturers, to listen to some talks, have a couple beers, and then get speedy networking.

12 January | CCA
TalkSeePhotography: Catherine Cameron
Catherine Cameron will present the sources and methods of her practice.

14 January | Platform, The Bridge
Artist’s Talk with Hugh Hood
Hugh Hood talks about his street photography of Glasgow from 1974-1978.

14 January | CCA Clubroom
Glasgow Writers’ Group Meeting
This event brings together a group of writers working in Glasgow who share an interest in the relationship between creative writing and the visual arts.

14 January | CCA
Franco-German Film Series: Absurdistan
A romantic, surreal and poetic film with timeless charm by Director Veit Helmer. Screened from a 35mm print.

20 January | South Block
Pillow Talk
A new series of discussion events about engaging with contemporary art issues. Featuring Toby Paterson, Peter Chalmers & The Brownlee Brothers.

30 January – 8 March | Tramway
At Every Fading of the Stars
James Rigler shows a new body of work exploring ruins, architectural salvage and IKEA.
31 January | CCA
Seeds of Thought Poetry Night
A relaxed evening of spoken word & music. An open mic session invites those who want to join in the fun.

3 February | Cultural Enterprise Office
Glasgow Market Day
A hands-on workshop introducing the principles of marketing to help you promote your work.

3 February | MAKLab
Great Recovery Workshop
The Great Recovery project encourages designers, engineers, technicians & more to to design, manufacture, use and dispose of products differently.

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.

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.

 

/// GREENOCK

until 20 December | McLean Museum & Art Gallery
Sugar Archive
An actual & virtual collection featuring a range of mediums, with paintings, drawings & more telling the creative story of Greenock’s sugar industry.

 

 /// HELMSDALE

until 21 December | Timespan
Winter Salon 2014
An exhibition of  work from local artists and makers alongside a programme of events.

6 – 7 March | Timespan
TRUE NORTH Recording the Past, Present and Future
Timespan will host a multidisciplinary conference discussing best practice and new models of how to document in a remote, northern context.

 

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 /// BIRMINGHAM

until 25 January | Ikon Gallery
Imran Qureshi: Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year”
Miniature paintings, site-specific installations and new works made for Ikon feature in Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi’s latest exhibition.

 

/// 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.

 

/// LEEDS

16 January – 1 March | The Tetley
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014
See the national tour of the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

 

/// LIVERPOOL

until 31 December | FACT Liverpool
Ellie Harrison – Early Warning Signs
Ellie Harrison adresses the issue of climate change in Early Warning Signs.

until 8 February | FACT
Type Motion
See 200 outstanding examples of text and typography with moving image work.

 

/// LONDON

until 20 December | dalla Rosa Gallery
Gary Colclough: Other Worldly
New work from Gary Colclough featuring pencil drawings framed by sculptural structures in wall installations.

until 22 December | Royal College of Art
Graphics RCA: Fifty Years
This exhibition illustrates the ways in which the RCA has articulated the leading edge of major graphic communication developments.

until 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.

until 25 January | ICA
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014    
A selection of works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools.

13 January – 3 March | Venue tbc
Film Theory: Experimental ethnographic and documentary film
Engage with the politics of image making in this eight week evening course, lead by Anthropologist Barbara Knorpp.

17 January | William Morris Gallery
A Cameraless Film Workshop
Explore how artists have used stitching onto film to create moving image artworks with an exhibition, screening, talk & workshop.

17 January – 27 March | 14 Taviton Street
Practical Documentary Filmmaking   
Learn how to shoot, edit & structure your shots to to complete a 15-minute video project.

29 January | Whitechapel Gallery
The Imaginary Archive
As time passes can sketches or letters in archives make unrealised projects as tangible as those that really happened? Paul Becker & Neal White discuss.

 

/// MANCHESTER

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.

until 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.

17 January | MadLab
Introducing Arduino & Physical Computing
You’ll learn to configure and program Arduino, prototype circuits, interact with sensors & communicate with Processing software on your computer.

29 – 30 January | MadLab
WordPress for Beginners
Over 2 days you’ll learn everything you need to plan & set up a site, publish content & add functionality with plugins.

7 February | MadLab
Game Dev 101 Level 1
Game Dev 101 is a one-day games development course that teaches the fundamentals of creating video games completely from scratch.

12 – 13 February | MadLab
Intermediate WordPress
Learn theme customisation, mobile device customisation, search engine optimisation (SEO), security, caching & e-commerce.

28 February – 1 March | MadLab
Game Dev 101 Level 2
Game Dev 101 Level 2 is a two-day course that will take you through the fundamentals of creating videogames completely from scratch.

17 March | MadLab
Bid Writing with Laura H. Drane
Every stage of the bid-writing process from identifying funds to delivering a winning bid will be covered as well as practical dos and don’ts.

 

/// PARIS

16 – 20 February | Studio Berry France
Expression of Self; The Life Model with Kenneth Le Riche
Life model oil painting workshop taught by Kenneth Le Riche.

 

/// STOKE-ON-TRENT

17 December – 4 January | Airspace Gallery
Assaulting the Asphalt
Site-specific installation by Liz West.

 

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