Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings compiled by Rosalie Doubal. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
Glasgow ■ 22–28 RENFIELD LANE 222 2254. £3, 7pm & 9pm. ORZEL Fri 6 & Sat 7 Nov. Newly established 85A Collective present a film performance involving the screening of a rare 1958 Polish movie with a live musical soundscape. The event will take place within a submarine set-piece crafted inside a disused building, opposite Stereo. ■ +44 141 AT SWG3 Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, 357 7246. Wed–Sat noon–8pm. FREE Warehouse of Horrors Until Sun 15 Nov. Film and video exhibition featuring work by Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy, Marc Bijl, Beagles and Ramsay, Olaf Breuning, Neil Clements, Jonathan Owen, Catherine Street and Chris Walker.
■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Mon–Sat 9am–8pm & Sun noon–6pm. FREE Two Gentlemen Thu 5 Nov–Sat 2 Jan. Strange photographic portraits from FeltusFeltus (brothers Tobias and Joseph). ■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Tue–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Bik Van Der Pol: It isn’t What it Used to Be and Never Will Be Again ●●●●● Until Sat 21 Nov. Dutch duo Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol’s film work takes as its starting point the unrealised Museum of the Revolution in Belgrade proposed under the Soviet regime in Yugoslavia.
■ CAFÉ COSSACHOK Trongate 103, 553 0733. Tue–Sat 11.30am–11pm & Sun 4pm–10pm. FREE Igor Kurkov Fri 23 Oct–Sun 29 Nov. This acclaimed Russian artist established himself as an artistic pioneer by abandoning traditional Russian art forms. ■ CHRISTO’S GALLERY Great Western Road, 579 0004. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm & Sun noon–5pm. FREE Tommy Fitchet: Essence of Time Fri 6 Nov–Fri 4 Dec. Fitchet paints directly onto glass and his work is influenced by nature and the changing Scottish landscape.
FREE Will Maw: The Meaning of Bad and Good Until Sat 7 Nov. Maw exhibits a selection of new works on paper and digital collage prints from the series Histoire Naturelle d’Impremerie Economique.
■ CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street, 221 3095. Mon–Sat 9.30am–5.30pm. FREE David Caldwell: Russia – Travels with a Portable Paintbox Until Wed 18 Nov. Caldwell showcases a selection of paintings and drawings inspired by the evolution of plein air painting and travels in Russia. FREE The Winter Collection Thu 19 Nov–Sun 31 Jan. Annual Winter exhibition of paintings, drawings, limited edition prints, sculptures and ceramics. ■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. 10am–5.30pm; Sun 11am–4pm. FREE Art Company Scotland Exhibition Thu 5 Nov–Thu 10 Dec. The greats of Scottish painting (including Peter Howson, Stephen Campbell and John Bellany) alongside new artists.
■ GALLERY OF MODERN ART Royal Exchange Square, 287 3050. Mon–Wed & Sat 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Echo and Transcend ●●●●● Until Sun 31 Jan. A wide- ranging selection of abstract art, some of which echoes and some of which transcends reality.
■ GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–2pm. FREE Staff Show Until Fri 6 Nov. A cross-section of the work produced by staff from the three schools of Architecture, Design and Fine Art. ■ GOETHE INSTITUT 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. Mon 4–6.30pm; Tue noon–6.30pm; Wed noon–6.30pm; Thu noon–8.30pm; Fri noon–4pm; Sat 9.30am–1.30pm. FREE Ortszeit / Local Time Until Thu 19 Nov. Photography by Stefan Koppelkamm of East Germany in 1990, and the same locations a decade later.
■ HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm. FREE Collector’s Art Until Sat 9 Jan. Featuring works by Joan Eardley, JD Fergusson, Kathe Kollwitz, Ian Fleming, Emil Orlik, Barbara Rae and Frances Walker.
■ COLLINS GALLERY 22 Richmond Street, 548 2558. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat noon–5pm. FREE Namad: A Persian Journey in Felt Until Sat 14 Nov. Collection of over 20 embroidered felted garments designed by Iranian artist Bita Ghezelayagh. ■ LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie, 578 8847. Tue–Sat 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm. FREE Tracking Time Until Wed 11 Nov. Over 60 works by artists who have played a significant role in the development of an identity for art and artists in Scotland.
■ THE COMMON GUILD 21 Woodlands Terrace, 223 0087. Thu–Sat noon–7pm. FREE Mircea Cantor: Which Light Kills You Sat 14 Nov–Sat 23 Jan. Mixed-media Romanian artist Cantor frequently draws on his own memory to explore the realities of power and the disintegration of cultural boundaries.
■ COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm. FREE Dennis Westwood: Convolutions Until Sat 7 Nov. A selection of elegant bronze sculptures by this highly regarded British artist. 90 THE LIST 5–19 Nov 2009
■ MARY MARY Suite 2/1, 6 Dixon Street, 226 2257. Thu–Sat noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Torsten Lauschmann: The Darker Ages ●●●●●
Until Sat 21 Nov. Lauschmann’s new body of work conjures up a cinematic experience as you enter a darkened room and find yourself somewhere between the thin veneer of reality and a filmic verisimillitude. ■ MERCHANT GATE GALLERY 111 Saltmarket, 552 5847. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. FREE Andrew Stewart Until Fri 20 Nov. Contemporary Scottish landscapes in oil by recent RGI Prizewinner Andrew Stewart.
■ THE MITCHELL North Street, 248 6386. Mon–Sat 10.30am-5pm; Thu 10.30am–7pm; Sun noon–5pm. RGI 148th Annual Open Exhibition Fri 6–Sun 29 Nov. £2 (£1). Annual exhibition of oil paintings, watercolours and sculptures open to all Scottish artists.
■ THE MODERN INSTITUTE Suite 6, Floor 1, 73 Robertson Street, 248 3711. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Luke Fowler Wed 11 Nov–Sat 30 Jan. New work by this
revered Glasgow artist.
■ OFFSHORE GALLERY 3–5 Gibson Street, 07748 636354. Daily 9am–10pm. FREE Thor, Zeus and Other Baby Names Until Sat 28 Nov. A collection of street art-influenced paintings by Oli Highm created during his wife’s pregnancy. ■ PARK GALLERY 697 Pollokshaws Road, 424 1415. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Winter Warmth Until Thu 31 Dec. Featured artists include textile artists Michael Brennand-Wood, Aberdeen- based designer Donna Wilson, Glasgow School of Art graduate Deirdre Nelson and fashion designer Iona Crawford.
■ PROJECT ABILITY Centre for the Developmental Arts, Trongate 103. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Magnetic Forces Until Sat 28 Nov. Exhibiting artists include Ntiense Eno-Amooquaye, Selina Helene, Mawuene Kattah, Doreen McPherson and Clifton Wright.
■ RECOAT 323 North Woodside Road, 341 0069. Tue–Sun noon–6pm. FREE The Lost and Found Structures Until Sun 15 Nov. Original drawings and limited edition prints from Gregor Louden’s book of illustrations Lost and Found. ■ RGI KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street, 248 6386. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5pm; Sat 10.30am–1pm. FREE A Wean’s World Sat 14–Sat 28 Nov. Photographs of children in 1960s Glasgow by award-winning documentary photographer David Peat.
■ SORCHA DALLAS 5 St Margaret’s Place, 553 2662. Tue–Sat 1pm–5pm. FREE Charlie Hammond: The New Improvement Scheme Until Fri 11 Dec. Hammond presents a series of new paintings, mostly portraits, whose characters appear from the painted surface rather than existing in the depicted scene.
■ STREET LEVEL PHOTO WORKS Trongate 103, 552 2151. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Taking Liberties: John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins ●●●●● Until Sat 7 Nov. Essential retrospective of work by London’s snapper in residence for 60s counter-culture. FREE Colin Gray: In Sickness and in Health Sat 14 Nov–Sat 23 Jan. This exhibition forms the final stages of Colin Gray’s personal photography series ‘The Parents’. Now in its 27th year, Gray’s project documents his parents loving, working, home-making and playing. ■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Tue–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat & Sun noon–5pm. FREE Hilary Lloyd Until Sun 20 Dec. Lloyd presents a new film installation entitled Sculpture, developed during her Tramway residency in August of this year. FREE Lara Favaretto ●●●●● Until Sun 13 Dec. See review, page 89.
■ TRANSMISSION GALLERY Trongate 103, 552 4813. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE October Show Until Sat 7 Nov. This large 25th anniversary group show features work by Will Bradley, Ruth Buchanan, Kate Davis, Jack McConville, Sarah Tripp and David Hoyle. FREE Present Enough Sat 7 Nov, 3pm–10pm. The Embassy, Generator and Transmission host a discussion on artist-run activity with Monika Vykoukal and Neil Mulholland. ■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Sonnets from Scotland Until Fri 13 Nov. Landscape photography influenced by German Romanticism from the celebrated photographer Alex Boyd.
Edinburgh ■ ART’S COMPLEX St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, 538 0750. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE Colin Lawson & Graeme Walker: Laboro Until Sat 14 Nov. The artists’ first collaborative project uses digital file sharing to investigate properties of systems, duration and process in drawing and painting. ■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun noon–5pm. FREE New Work Scotland Programme ●●●●● Until Sun 22 Nov. See review, page 89.
■ COLOURS GALLERY 41 Dundas Street, 557 4569. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10.30am–5pm. FREE Beyond Realism . . . III Until Thu 12 Nov. An exhibition of work by 21 contemporary painters from Spain and the US, whose works negotiate a relationship with realism. ■ CORN EXCHANGE GALLERY Constitution Street, 561 7300. Wed–Sat 11am–4.30pm. FREE Anna Sikorska: Exchange & Harbour Fri 13 Nov–Thu 17 Dec. This London-based artist combines large and bold physical gestures with wide expanses of colour.
■ DEAN GALLERY 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. 10am–5pm. FREE A Model Order: Concrete Poetry Until Sun 3 Jan. ‘Concrete poetry’ taken from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. FREE ‘Painter’ and the Studio: Paul McCarthy and the Myth of the Artist Until Sun 14 Feb. American performance artist Paul McCarthy’s famous and irreverent film Painter satirises the notion of the artist as a ‘solitary genius’.
✽✽ FREE Running Time ●●●●● Until Sun 22 Nov. See review,
■ DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street, 558 9363. 10am–6pm. FREE Jamie Primrose: Twilight Hues Fri 6–Sat 14 Nov. Primrose presents a new collection of atmospheric oils and striking monochrome Indian inks of Edinburgh cityscapes. ■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Winter Exhibition 2009 Sat 14 Nov–Wed 23 Dec. Large annual members exhibition, where the festive season is celebrated with a showcase of some of Scotland’s best printmaking talent.