SCOTLAND

 

 /// ABERDEENSHIRE

until 8 November | Peacock Visual Arts
Intelligence Report: A Middle East/North African film season
See experimental short films by seven artists alongside a moving image installation by The Otolith Group.

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.

15 November | The Lemon Tree
Independent Record Label Market: Aberdeen
Buy music direct from independent labels, hear DJ sets and enjoy refreshments.

 

/// DALRY

6 November – 11 December | Wasps Studios
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 6 week course.

 

 /// DUNDEE

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 9 November | GENERATORprojects
VIEW
VIEW will focus on the physical, social and economic infrastructure of Dundee with installed and event-based artworks.

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

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.

2 – 8 November | Various venues
NEoN Digital Arts Festival
Experience, performance & sound at Scotland’s only digital arts festival.

4 November | Bonar Hall
Pecha Kucha Night Vol 10
12 individuals give talks with 20 images and 20 seconds to talk about each image. Enjoy cake, locally developed games and much more.

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

22 November – 25 January | DCA
Jim Campbell: Indirect Imaging
Experience American artist Jim Campbell’s first ever UK solo exhibition with light sculptures created from simple films.

29 November | Cooper Gallery
The Process of Content: on a temporality in contemporary art
A gathering of thoughts around art practices in the 1970s and 80s inspired by the work of Anna Oppermann’s Cotoneaster horizontalis exhibition.

 

/// EDINBURGH

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 7 November | North Edinburgh Arts Centre
Colin Gray: a Journey with his Parents, through Love, Life and Death
Colin Gray presents a series of photographs documenting 34 years of collaborative photography work with his parents.

until 9 November | RSA Projects & Finlay Room
Resident 14
See two exhibitions of recent RSA Residency for Scotland artists.

until 16 November | Rhubaba
Ben Callaghan – Semi-functional works
Ben Callaghan explores the meeting of functional design and art production around semi-functional furniture and sculptural objects.

until 29 November | Ingleby Gallery
Thomas Joshua Cooper: Scattered Waters
Glasgow based artist Thomas Joshua Cooper has documented his adopted country over the last 32 years, resulting in this monumental exhibition of work.

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 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.

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 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.

31 October | ECA
ECA:Live 2014
Visit the Edinburgh College of Art while art, design and landscape architecture students work in their studios.

7 November – 15 February | Fruitmarket Gallery
Stan Douglas
See the films & photographs of Canadian artist Stan Douglas featuring work from Der Sandmann & more.

8 & 9 November | Studio 10
Introduction to Laser Cutting Weekend Courses
Learn to laser cut and etch your images onto paper, card, fabric and wood.

8 – 19 November | Patriothall Gallery
Ian Healy – Some of its Parts    Some of its Parts is an exploration of the familial portrait, with surreal and abstract elements over thirteen new works created by Ian Healy.

15 November | Talbot Rice Gallery
Christopher Orr | In Conversation
Artist Christopher Orr discusses his new exhibition at Talbot Rice with artist and lecturer Eddie Summerton.

22 November – 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.

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

7 – 28 February | RSA
Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy
Visual Arts Scotland (VAS) present their annual exhibition which will consider the relationship between applied art and contemporary arts.

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.

 

/// FALKIRK

27 November | Behind The Wall
Home Game
An evening of poetry, prose and music as a show of solidarity for Falkirk’s food bank.

 

/// GLASGOW

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

until 1 November | Compass Gallery
Peter Thomson : Contains Air
Peter Thomson: Contains Air is a solo exhibition of new paintings on a variety of themes.

until 2 November | Reid Gallery
Studio Paintings: Richard Walker
Richard Walker shows new paintings inspired by his studio space a data projector, lights and mirrors.

until 2 November | The Glue Factory
Jonathan Meese: Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Pump Up the Vampire, Smell!
German artist Jonathan Meese presents an exhibition of new work created during a residency at The Glue Factory.

until 2 November | CCA
Dinosaur Expert I’m Feeling Lucky
See new work from Gregor Wright including life-sized foam figures, clay sculptures, dinosaurs, wall drawings, sculptural paintings and rubble.

until 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.

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.

until 1 February | GoMA
Art from Elsewhere
See an exhibition featuring painting, sculpture, installation, video & photography works that change depending on the city.

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 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.

31 October | The Glue Factory
The Night Fair’s Halloween Special – Black Magick -
Cinematic & Aural celebration of the Occult, Surrealism, Ritualism & Eroticism featuring Glasgow’s finest film, music, food plus special international guests…

31 October | Peep Show Coffee
Das Kino: From Dusk till Dawn
See cult horror film From Dusk till Dawn in an intimate 35 seat cinematic experience.

1 November | The Briggait
The Comedown
A sculptural velodrome has been created by Stephen Murray as a reflection of the games in this Culture 2014 project.

1 November | SWG3
NVA’s Speed of Light Film Premieres
See the world premiere of three new short films: Speed of Light Yokohama, Speed of Light Ruhr & Ghost Peloton in this pop-up cinema event.

1 November | Stereo
Day of the Dead Glesga
A Glaswegian spin on a Mexican holiday. Experience live music, dance performers, Latin tunes & more.

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

3 November | The Arches
Creatives Networking Evening with guest speakers
Each week guest speakers (artists, collectives, etc) will give a short talk on what they do & what interests them. Questions & networking to follow.

5 November | The Hunterian Art Gallery
Hunterian Associates Showcase
New interpretations of The Hunterian’s collections from postgrad researchers in the Colleges of Arts, Science & Engineering and Social Sciences.

5 November | The Old Hairdressers
Lights Out Listening Group
Put your senses to the test and experience an evening of listening to audio & radio work in complete darkness.

8 November | War Memorial Kelvingrove Park
As I See It
Enjoy a series of unique walks around Glasgow led by people with visual impairments.

8 – 9 November | Streetlevel Photoworks
Black & White Darkroom Weekend
Learn the whole photography process in one weekend with composition, film processing, printing contact sheets & making enlargements.

8 – 23 November | The Telfer Gallery
Small Decors
Elizabeth Corkery explores the garden scene in winter gardens through toy theatre designs.

10 November | CCA
TalkSeePhotography
Finnish Curator Mika Hannula talks about how we understand photography whilst bringing in readings of John Grierson’s work and more.

12 – 16 November | Various venues
6th ELIA NEU/NOW Festival
See work from graduating and recently graduated artists from Europe and the rest of the world with exhibitions, performances and films.

13 – 15 November | CCA
Cryptic: These delicate things
A multi-disciplinary performance from Josh Armstrong in two acts inspired by the life of photographer, Francesca Woodman.

14 – 29 November | The Briggait
SO IT IS: A Group Exhibition
An exhibition featuring the work of over 30 artists including sculptural installations, performances, events and workshops.

15 November – 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.

18 November | University of Glasgow, Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
Sharon Hayes / ‘Primer’
In advance of her project with The Common Guild, New York artist Sharon Hayes who works with performance, video & installation will give a talk.

22 November – 25 May | GoMA
Alasdair Gray Season: Spheres of Influence I
Find the connections between varied works from the last four centuries in the Glasgow Museums Collection and the work of Alasdair Gray.

1 December | GSA
Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation
This two day conference explores artistic practice in regards to interpreting, conceiving, conserving, collecting and curating art.

2 December | Society M
UX Glasgow Talk
Learn more about the world of UX with an evening of short talks on all aspects of user experience.

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.

 

 /// 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.

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.

 

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

 

/// 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

 

/// BERLIN

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

 

 /// BIRMINGHAM

until 9 November | Ikon Gallery
Lee Bul
See Korean artist Lee Bul’s first UK solo show featuring early work and a new commission.

until 18 November | Fletchers Walk
Gillian Wearing: Dancing in Peckham
Birmingham artist Gillian Wearing shows silent film work and self-portrait, Dancing in Peckham (1994).

until 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.

 

/// CARDIFF

until 5 November | Oriel Colwyn
Made in Wales – A Fine Beginning
See photography work from Welsh collective A Fine Beginning.

 

/// 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.

 

/// KAMPALA 

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

 

/// LEEDS

5 – 20 November | Various Venues
Leeds International Film Festival
A wide assortment of feature length and short films, Q&As, fanathons, special events & more.

 

/// LIVERPOOL

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

 

/// LJUBLJANA

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

 

/// LONDON

until 4 November | 14 Taviton Street
Documentary Storytelling
Learn to tell stories through documentary film over five evenings with Open City London.

until 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.

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.

1 & 8 November | no.w.here & Battle, Sussex
Experimental Folklore 2: Battle Bonfire Super 8 workshop 
Learn how to work with Super 8 film in low light conditions while documenting an old bonfire custom in Sussex.

1 November | City University
MICRO TACTICS
A day of talks about low budget filmmaking from directors, producers & writers covering every step from development to sales & distribution.

3 November | 14 Taviton Street
Introduction to Documentary Film and Camera Skills
Havana Marking hosts a five-day workshop on camera skills for the beginning filmmaker who is interested in getting started in documentary film.

11 – 15 November | Yard Theatre
Underwire Film Festival
UnderWire looks to recognise the best short film work made by women across a range of crafts with films, talks and more.

20 November | The Whitechapel Gallery
Talk: Max Mara Art Prize for Women, Corin Sworn
Max Mara Art Prize for Women winner Corin Sworn gives a talk in an evening event featuring reading, performance and special guest, Lisa Robertson.


/// MANCHESTER

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.

13 & 14 November | Museum of Science and Industry
Nesta’s Creative Enterprise Programme for Creative Supporters
A two day short course for education professionals who support creative students and graduates to reach their creative and professional aspirations.

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 11 January | Baltic Mill
Gail Pickering Mirror Speech
Gail Pickering explores ideas of mimicry, multiplicity and temporality focused on a social experiment involving community television.

 

/// SHEFFIELD

until 8 November | MADE NORTH Gallery
Design Platform Sheffield Showcase
See a a showcase of Sheffield design talent

 

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