Visual Arts News
In cinemas from 30 Aug
Premiered at Edinburgh Film Festival in June, Adrian Noble’s tender film portrays the interdependent and often fractious relationship shared by the now-revered English painter L S Lowry (Timothy Spall), and his overbearing mother Elizabeth (Vanessa Redgrave) with whom he lived until her death.
31 Aug – 2 Nov
Members of the Society of Scottish Artists explore the idea of Utopia through painting, drawing, print and mixed media, and consider the personal dimensions of the concept.
Leith School of Art has announced its short courses, comprising Day & Evening courses, Beginners Drawing & Painting courses, a special selection of Weekend Workshops, and a new programme of Taster courses.
23 Aug – 11 Sep
The Ottersburn Gallery shows work from the Modern Makers programme, which allows a small group of young people from Dumfries & Galloway to learn craft skills from established makers. The Craft of Printmaking is this year’s theme.
Until 25 Aug
Celebrating 25 years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic has installed a major series of new artworks by artists working in sound and light, throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, inspired by one of Scotland’s most extraordinary and unsung natural features.
31 Aug – 28 Sep
The Tatha Gallery in Newport on Tay’s autumn programme ‘Discovery’ will feature the contrasting and exciting work of Angie Lewin, Alex Malcolmson, and Jane Keith in an unusual showcase of printmaking, box constructions and printed textiles.
Scotland’s largest private gallery, Billcliffe Gallery continues to show an enormous range of exciting and fascinating art.
17 Aug – 14 Sep
The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (RGI) Kelly Gallery’s exhibition of works by Thyme James and Sean Ellcombe showcases the work of two recipients of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Graduate Award for 2019.
Fidra Fine Art: What’s the Story…? Narrative Painting by Harry Holland, Alan Macdonald, Robert Macmillan & Paul Reid
23 Aug – 22 Sept
An exhibition of narrative painting by Harry Holland, Alan Macdonald, Robert Macmillan and Paul Reid – four outstanding figurative artists who lace their work with intriguing narrative.
Until 31 Oct
Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian hotel has a fascinating and exclusive collection of photographs on display taken in Scotland between 1950’s and 1980’s, from the archives of The Scotsman Publications Limited.
Ingrid Nilsson is exhibiting new work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year along with friend and fellow painter Hatti Pattisson.
Until 1 Sep
Now open in its new building – a repurposed cold war bunker – the Gairloch Museum is a stunning new art gallery on Scotland’s famous North Coast 500, with a yearly programme of exhibitions, this month featuring Victoria Clare Bernie’s ‘Iron & Wood’ – an installation honouring the ironmaster and adventurer Sir George Hay.
10 Aug – 7 Sep
In the spectacular setting of Lochgilphead, The Archway Gallery’s upcoming exhibition features the popular landscape artist John Lowrie Morrison OBE, AKA Jolomo.
Until 15 Sep
Two Fort William galleries, on Scotland’s beautiful west coast, share a mixed exhibition featuring twenty artists, each with a link to the Highlands.
Until 25 Aug
This year’s Festival event at Edinburgh’s Torrance Gallery is a mixed exhibition with four accomplished featured artists.