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.

30 – 31 August | Scottish Sculpture Workshop
Aristotle Furnace
Build your own ‘table top’ bloomery furnace at this two day workshop with blacksmith Darrell Markewitz.

 

/// DUMFRIES

5 September | Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre
Creative Documentary Workshop & Screening
Scottish Documentary Institute invites you an outreach workshop to help prepare for submissions to their Bridging the Gap film scheme.

 

 /// DUNDEE

until 23 August | DJCAD
DJCAD Masters Show
An exhibition of work by DJCAD Masters students from MSc Animation & Visualisation, MFA Art & Humanities, MFA Art Society & Publics & more.

until 24 August | GENERATOR Projects
Utopias of Collective Dreaming
Featuring work by: Craig Barrowman, Rachel MacLean, Katie McCain, David McDairmid, Henri Meadows, Bobby Sayers & Adam Scarborough.

until 24 August | GENERATOR Projects
Sarah Calmus: Utopic Tweets; The Public Poem
A week long on-line experiment in creating a collective digital poem by means of Twitter.

until 24 August | Dundee Contemporary Arts
Continue Without Losing Consciousness
A GENERATION exhibition featuring the work of Rob Churm, Raydale Dower & Tony Swain including drawings and prints alongside sound & sculptural works.

until 31 August | The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum
Nick Evans: The White Whale
An immersive sculptural installation by artist Nick Evans is on display as part of GENERATION.

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.

22 August | GENERATOR Projects
Dave Fyans: The Somnambulist’s Field Guide/ ACTA: GENERATORpublications Issue 3 Launch
A sound installation and collective dreaming experience by Dave Fyans as well as a specially commissioned edition of GENERATORpublications by ACTA being launched.

24 August | GENERATOR Projects
Neil Scott: Balgay Gift
A performative collective walk up to Balgay Hill, Dundee.

12 September | Discovery Point
Making Jewellery Work Symposium
A one-day symposium which looks at the next steps for jewellers at all levels, and the jewellery industry as whole, in Scotland today.

12 September | Discovery Point
Meet & Make Lunch
The lunch will feature showcases from MAKLab, Cloud 9, Gemstones Brazil and ‘5 Years On’ makers. Share knowledge, skills and network.

12 – 21 September | Various Venues
Scottish Jewellery Week
The first annual Scottish Scottish Jewellery Week celebrates work from the Scottish jewellery community.

 

/// DUNOON

12 – 14 September | Burgh Hall & The Studio Cinema
Dunoon Film Festival
Celebrate the best of Scottish & world cinema, bringing together new discoveries, classics & old favourites. A weekend of music, movies & guests.

 

/// EDINBURGH

until 23 August | theSpace@Venue45
À Table
Stasis present a dance, film, live music and theatre performance as part of the Fringe.

until 23 August | Edinburgh University
Film in the Old College Quad
A week-long series of film screenings in an open-air cinema.

until 24 August | ECA
ECA Masters Festival & Degree Show 2014
A degree show featuring work from the School of Art, School of Design, and ESALA alongside a Masters Festival featuring talks, exhibitions & more.

until 24 August | Summerhall
Wuthering Heights
See Peter McMaster’s all-male production of Wuthering Heights with a Kate Bush soundtrack & some alternative endings.

until 24 August | Summerhall
Amy and Rosana Cade:Sister
An autobiographical story of growing up, contrasting sexual experiences, pole dancing, lap dancing & childhood family videos from the perspective of 2 sisters.

until 24 August | Summerhall
Greg Sinclair: I Do, Do I
Fluxus-inspired musical scores written by children & performed by a man. Winner of The Arches & Summerhall’s Autopsy Award.

until 30 August | Scottish Gallery
Modern British Heroines
An exhibition featuring 10 heroines of modern British art.

until 31 August | Kalopsia Gallery, Ocean Terminal
Contextiles-isation
An exhibition that pushes the boundaries of contemporary textile practice merging textiles with performance and video art.

until 31 August | Rhubaba Gallery & Studios
Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini
For the Edinburgh Art Festival, Rhubaba presents work by London-based artists Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini.

until 31 August | Edinburgh College
Creative Courses
Creative courses with January starts, including digital media, broadcast & more.

until 31 August | Various Venues
Edinburgh Art Festival
A month of exhibitions, festival commissions & events based around celebrating the visual arts.

until 31 August | Evolution House
Alt-w Edinburgh Art Festival
New commissioned work by ~ in the fields, Chris Helson & Sarah Jackets, Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell, Donna Leishman & Calum Stirling.

until 31 August | RSA Building
Open Dialogues
A group exhibition showcasing new work by six artists selected from each of the RSA New Contemporaries exhibitions since the inaugural show in 2009.

until 3 September | Hula Juice Bar
Natasha Todd Exhibition
Recent DJCAD graduate presents new works inspired by spring & summer in Edinburgh.

until 16 September | Various locations
Drawing On The Landscape – Summer Evening Class
An 8 week outdoors based drawing and painting class focusing on Edinburgh’s architectural forms.

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.

30 August | Pilrig Church Hall
This is not a magic show!
Vincent Gambini presents slight of hand in this somewhere between a performance-lecture and stand-up event.

6 September – 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.

15 September – 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.

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.

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.

 

/// FALKIRK

until 22 August | Behind the Wall
For Falkirk’s Sake
An artist-led festival featuring art, theatre, spoken word & music.

 

/// GLASGOW

until 22 August | The Briggait
Place of Considerable Interest – Sam Cook / Elliot Burns
Place of Considerable Interest explores the predicaments facing future (possibly post-human) archaeologists attempting to piece together the early 21st century.

until 23 August | Virginia Gallery
Impossible Beauty – Richard Davies
An exhibition with themes of growth, mystery, wonder and dissonance with an undercurrent of dark humour.

until 24 August | Trongate
Portrait of Home
An exhibition which presents a collection of photographs of families based in Scotland who also have cultural roots in other Commonwealth countries.

until 26 August | The Briggait
Tales From the Road
An installation in the Briggait’s 1873 Hall created using some 1000 pieces of thrown, fallen & flattened road debris collected over a seven year period.

until 31 August | Cyril Gerber Fine Art
James Kay RSA RSW 1858 – 1942
An exhibition by the Scottish artist James Kay RSA RSW known mainly for his atmospheric, dramatic paintings of shipping on the River Clyde.

until 6 September | Glasgow Sculpture Studios
Mood Is Made / Temperature Is Taken
An exhibition curated by Quinn Latimer which considers the dual strategies of craft & appropriation.

until 7 September | CCA
Spirit Levels: Tony Cruz / Remy Jungerman / Adele Todd
A fascination with line and form dominates this exhibition featuring themes of spirituality, culture & transnationality.

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

22 August – 4 September | Govanhill Baths
Endurance Exhibition
See examples of endurance within the arts from local and international artists in this exhibition curated by Olivia Guertler and Joanne Neill.

22 August – 5 September | CCA
Aniara Omann: Brad Pitt
Solo-exhibition by Aniara Omann consisting of a series of found objects, with fabricated prosthetics applied to them referencing movie prosthetics.

24 August | CCA
GSFF Meet the Programmer: Philip Ilson, London Short Film Festival
Join LSFF Artistic Director Philip Ilson in CCA’s Clubroom for an informal, free Q&A session before he introduces a Best of LSFF 2014 programme at GFT.

24 & 25 August | The Old Hairdressers
VAU Members Show
See an exhibition of member artists work. All 8 artists will be in at different times offering the chance to meet & speak with the artists about their work.

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

28 August | CCA
What does nothing do?
Curated by Scott Massey for the Telfer Gallery, the event features several recent artist films dealing with the relationship between magic, technology & language.

29 August | Street Level Photoworks
Portfolio Review Sessions
Have your work reviewed by photography collectives, Document Scotland and A Fine Beginning and see the work from other reviews.

30 – 31 August | House for an Art Lover
Drawing Threads
Exhibiting artist, Penny Sharp leads a weekend masterclass. Quick drawings will be transferred to silk & tissue using stitches creating mixed media artwork.

30 – 31 August | Street Level Photo Works
Digital Photography Weekend
This course will teach all about digital photography including using a DSLR camera, methods of image capture, workflow management & more.

3 September | South Block
Making Applications and Proposals Workshop
An information packed workshop that is being delivered in partnership with Cultural Enterprise Office at South Block in Glasgow.

11 September – 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.

12 September | CCA
Tomboy + Shorts
Scottish Queer International Film Festival will hold its first event screening Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy along with an eclectic selection of shorts.

13 – 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.

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.

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 31 August | Timespan
North Sea Hitch
Residency & exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Stephen Hurrel. The work explores our evolving relationship to the sea.

 

/// 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 | 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.

 

/// STIRLING

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

 

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ELSEWHERE

 

/// BERLIN

16 – 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.

 

/// BERWICK UPON TWEED

17 – 21 September | Various venues
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival
The 10th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival will feature exceptional short & feature films, events & installations.

 

/// DORSET

5 – 14 September | Portland
b-side festival
Visual art, text, sound, installation, live art and performance mix as artists explore and interpret Portland.

 

/// 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.

 

/// LANDSKRONA

22 – 24 August | Teaterparken
Landskrona Foto Festival
Landskrona Photo Festival is a small, intimate festival that aims to generate interesting dialogue and creative encounters.

 

/// LIVERPOOL

4 – 11 September | The Reader Gallery
Depictions of Land and Sea: by Carol Miller and Jackie Wagg
dot-art presents two very different but complementary artists, at their first exhibition at The Reader Organisation’s new gallery space in Calderstones Park.

 

/// 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 22 August | Lupus Films
4 Week Visual Storyboarding for Animation with Frank Gladstone
Intensive 4-week training programme for up to 15 storyboard artists, focused on story-telling & directing skills needed to run animation series.

until 14 September | Barbican
Digital Revolution
Digital Revolution explores the influence of digital technology on the arts from the 1970s onwards through immersive interactive art works & more.

29 August – 13 September | Theatre Royal Stratford East
Spoiling
Scotland’s Foreign Minister is to deliver a speech outlining the newly-independent nation’s relationship with the UK  but refuses to speak the words she’s been given.

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 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.

6 September – 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.


/// 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

26 August – 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.

 

/// SHEFFIELD

until 13 September | Made North
Expressions – Association for Contemporary Jewellery – Sheffield
Artists featured in this group jewellery show will include renowned professionals as well as new makers, all with a distinct voice and personal style.

 

/// SWINDON

26 – 27 August | Swindon Dance
Neon Dance: Summer Intensive
A two-day intensive designed to offer participants an insight into Neon Dance’s approach to dance and dance making.

 

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