■ SCOTLANDART.COM 193 Bath Street, 221 4502. Tue–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 11am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Graham Flack Until Sun 23 Oct. Figurative work in oils and charcoal by a Northern Irish artist. FREE Bryan Evans Fri 28 Oct–Sun 27 Nov. New watercolours exploring the city of Glasgow.
■ SIX FOOT GALLERY The Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, 221 3704. Tue–Fri 10am–5pm. FREE Bodies Until Thu 10 Nov. Work by various artists celebrating the human form. ■ SMITHY GALLERY 74 Glasgow Road, Blanefield, 01360 770551. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm; Sun 1–5pm. FREE Margaretann Bennett RSW Sun 23 Oct–Sun 20 Nov. Figurative and landscape paintings and watercolours exploring loss and resemblance.
■ STREET LEVEL PHOTO WORKS Trongate 103, 552 2151. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Gayle Chong Kwan: The Obsidian Isle Until Sun 11 Dec. An exhibition of large format photographic prints of an invented island.
■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Tue–Fri noon–5pm; Sat & Sun noon–6pm. Note different opening times for Piano Drop.
✽✽ FREE Elad Lassry: Untitled (Ghost) Fri 21 Oct–Sun 4 Dec. An
installation of Lassry’s recent film, which employs the artist’s typical restaging and layering techniques to investigate the tradition of ‘spirit’ photography. See preview, page 120. FREE Raydale Dower: Piano Drop Thu 3–Sun 6 Nov. Thu–Sat noon–8pm; Sun noon–6pm. Artist and musician Dower draws out the inherent musicality of catastrophe by dropping a piano from the ceiling of the Tramway’s main theatre and recording the resulting ‘composition’. The results are presented as a sound and film installation, which is followed on Sat 12 Nov by a performance by Piano Circus of works by Steve Reich. FREE Art by Offenders: The Koestler Exhibition for Scotland Sat 5–Sun 27 Nov. Art and writing selected for the 2011 Koestler Awards from work produced in prisons and other secure settings in Scotland and curated by young offenders.
■ TRANSMISSION GALLERY Trongate 103, 552 7141. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE Group Show Tue 25 Oct–Sat 26 Nov. Eclectic group show by nine Glasgow-based artists: Sam Derounian, Florrie James, Alex Impey, Conor Kelly, Graham Kelly, Tessa Lynch, Charlotte Prodger, Kari Robertson and Michael Smith. ■ TRONGATE 103 276 8380. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Keith Ingham: Physical Graffiti Until Sat 29 Oct. Keith Ingham’s photographs of Glasgow, taken over a period of more than 30 years.
■ THE VIRGINIA GALLERY 45 Virginia Street, 552 5699. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun 12.30–5pm. FREE Re-Invention Mon 24 Oct–Sat 26 Nov. Group show exploring ideas about heroes, heroines and champions of the underdog. Part of Glasgay!
EDINBURGH ■ ALPHA ART GALLERY 52 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, 226 3066. Mon, Tue, Thu & Fri 10am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
FREE Peter Howson and Frank McFadden Fri 28 Oct–Sun 27 Nov. New paintings. ■ AMBER ARTS 78 Montrose Terrace, Abbeyhill, 661 1167. Tue–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–2.30pm. FREE Cat Outram – Celebrating Arthur’s Seat Until Thu 3 Nov. Etchings of Edinburgh’s own dormant volcano.
■ ART’S COMPLEX St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, 661 1924. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings for details. FREE Marjory Boyle Crooks Until Sun 23 Oct, 11am–7pm. Crooks returns to painting with a celebration of the relationship between humans and trees. FREE Heather Potten, Sue Horsburgh & Jiri Holcik: Ashore Sat 29 Oct–Sun 13 Nov, 10.30am–6.30pm. Fibre artists Potten and Hosburgh and wood carver Holcik collaborate on a series of works which reference the sea, incorporating found objects into sculptural pieces. FREE Making Marks Sat 29 Oct–Sun 13 Nov, 11am–7pm. Works on paper by Katy Anderson, Elise Chisholm, Jemma Derbyshire, Antonia Gallacher, Elaine Russell and Vivienne Russell. FREE Bierdo & Bastard: 11/11/11 Fri 11–Sun 20 Nov, 11am–7pm. We would have liked to tell you about this exhibition, but the artists insist that ‘All information regarding this exhibition will remain classified until 11/11/11.’
■ AXOLOTL 35 Dundas Street, 557 1460. Tue–Thu 11am–4pm; Fri & Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Artelibre Until Tue 1 Nov. Art from the Spanish-speaking world. ■ BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Charles Simpson: Summer Isles and other Paintings Until Sat 22 Oct. Landscapes of parts of the Hebrides as well as the Borders. FREE Derek Clarke: Two Weeks in St Abbs, 1951 Until Sat 22 Oct. Paintings of the fishing boats and landscapes of St Abbs, created during a two-week stay in summer 1951. FREE Talbert McLean 1935–1975 & John McLean Fri 28 Oct–Sat 19 Nov. Work by underrated Dundee artist Talbert McLean and a small display of new work by his son.
■ BROUGHTON DELICATESSEN 7 Barony Street, 558 7111. Mon–Sat 8am–7.30pm; Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Paper Work by Robbie Porter Until Sun 27 Nov. Digital prints by Edinburgh based illustrator, designer and list-maker Robbie Porter exploring the relationship between work and play. ■ CITY ART CENTRE 22 Market Street, 529 3993. Mon--Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE That Was Then: This is NOW Thu 10 Nov--Sun 8 Jan 2012. A retrospective of the work of STAR* Tapestry.
■ CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 242 8000. Mon–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 9am–1pm. FREE Hispanic Festival Exhibitions Until Thu 27 Oct. Three displays of art from the Hispanic world, including illustrations for children by Mar Rubio Coderch, portraits of flamenco performers by Steven Anderson and monoprints by Marc Jennings.
■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun 11am–5pm. FREE New Work Scotland Programme Until Sun 6 Nov. Annual showcase of promising practitioners featuring Gordon Schmidt, Rhianna Turnbull, Amelia Bywater & Christian Newby.
■ DOVECOT STUDIOS 10 Infirmary Street, 550 3660. Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. FREE Craft in Dialogue Fri 4–Sat 26 Nov. Exhibition of work by artist and craft practitioners who received funding from the Inches Carr Trust since its inception in 1996. FREE All Tied Up Fri 4 Nov–Fri 23 Dec. An array of work by contemporary exponents of the centuries-old craft of weaving, including pieces in wools, silks, linen and cotton.
■ DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street, 558 9363. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings. FREE A Moment in Time Until Sat 22 Oct, 10am–5pm. An exhibition of arts and crafts, including paintings, drawings, jewellery and sculpture. FREE Jamie Primrose: Serene Impressions Fri 4–Sat 12 Nov, Mon–Fri 11am–7pm; Sat 11am–5pm. New waterscapes of the Water of Leith and the Union Canal in oils and Indian ink by the popular artist. ■ EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART 74 Lauriston Place, 221 6000. Opening hours vary, see individual exhibition listings. FREE Tohoku – Scotland Until Tue 25 Oct, 10am–5pm. An exhibition of sculpture, painting, collage and film by artists from Scotland and Tohoku in north- eastern Japan. Featured artists include David Mach, Bill Scott, Kate Davis, Takeshi Honda, Hironori Katagiri and Yoshitomo Saito. FREE Gossip Wolf presents: Supernatural Mon 31 Oct, 6pm. First event from illustration collective Gossip Wolf, comprising a suitably spooky collection of screenprints from its members. Please note this event takes place in Evolution House.
■ THE EDINBURGH GALLERY 20a Dundas Street, 557 5002. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 10am–1pm. FREE October Exhibition Until Tue 1 Nov. Paintings by Margaret Ballantyne, Marion J Drummond, Liz Knox and Joe McIntyre.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm.
✽✽ FREE The Writing on your Wall ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Oct. Exhibition
curated by Rob Tufnell looking at printmaking as a socially-engaged and democratic artform that can disseminate radical ideas. See review, page 120. FREE Hidden City: Edinburgh Uncovered Sat 12 Nov–Fri 23 Dec. The Printmakers’ Gallery hosts its largest annual members’ show, with a host of prints exploring the hidden corners, nooks and crannies of an otherwise familiar urban landscape.
■ EMBASSY 10b Broughton Street Lane, embassygallery.org Thu–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Ugly Clean Up Until Sun 30 Oct. Work by Alexis Milne, Mark McGowan, Beagles & Ramsay, Berry Patten, John Russell, Liam Richardson, Eva Isleifsdottir and Tori Drost. ■ FLAUBERT GALLERY 74 St Stephen Street, 225 5007. Tue–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat & Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Mixed Autumn Exhibition: Gallery Artist Portfolio Until Tue 1 Nov. A variety of works in different media by gallery artists.
FREE Tommy Fitchet: Sunrise Sunset Sat 5–Wed 16 Nov. Colourful abstract paintings on glass. ■ FRAMED GALLERY 11b Gayfield Square, 556 8511. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. FREE Re-Fuse: An Urban Art Exhibition Until Fri 28 Oct. Part of a new project centred on the artistic products of the urban landscape, including comic art, graffiti and even contemporary urban dance. FREE Rescue Fri 4–Wed 16 Nov. Animal-themed exhibition, with all proceeds from sales of artwork going to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Bill Bollinger Fri 28 Oct–Sat 7 Jan 2012. The short but
productive career of elusive American artist Bollinger gets its first overview in this exhibition organised by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. As well as sculptures that combine technical, industrial and domestic items and materials in radical ways, the display includes sketchbooks, photographs and documentary material connected to the artist’s work.
■ THE GALLERY ON THE CORNER 34 Northumberland Street, 557 8969. Tue–Sat 10.30am–6pm. FREE Memories, Sleep & Dreams Until Sat 22 Oct. Gallery artists explore themes related to mental health. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. FREE Postcards From . . . Until Sat 22 Oct. Tue-Sat 10.30am–6pm. Diverse postcards exploring people’s perceptions of mental health issues. Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. ■ IGGS 15 Jeffrey Street, 557 8184. Mon–Sat noon–2.30pm & 6–10.30pm. FREE Timothy Neat: Photos from Cortes de la Fontera 1963 Until Thu 27 Oct. Documentary photography by the photographer and film director.
■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Mystics or Rationalists? ●●●●● Until Sat 22 Oct. A group exhibition of works that go beyond the slightly arid scientism that’s sometimes associated with conceptual art.
✽✽ FREE Alison Watt: Hiding in Full View Sat 5 Nov–Sat 28 Jan 2012. Works by Greenock-born painter Alison Watt, inspired by the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman. See Artbeat, page 119.
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