■ MACKINTOSH MUSEUM The Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Mon–Fri 10.30am–4.30pm; Sat 10am–2pm. Living Today Sat 15 Jan–Sat 5 Mar. This group exhibition presents artists whose work explores aspects of the society they live in - politics, culture, economy, living conditions and social structures. Featured artists include Matei Bejenaru, Ross Birrell, Francis Cape, Jens Haaning, David Harding, Ângela Ferreira and Eva Merz.
■ MARY MARY Suite 2/1, 6 Dixon Street, 226 2257. Tue–Sat noon–6pm. FREE Interference With Twigs ●●●●● Until Sat 15 Jan. Group exhibition with work from Glasgow- based installation artists Lotte Gertz and Nicolas Party, mobile hanging pieces by New Yorker Hanna Sandin and a retrospective of the paintings of Audrey Capel Doray, examining her work from the mid-1960s to the present day. ■ MONO 12 Kings Court, King Street, 553 2400. Mon–Thu 11am–midnight; Fri–Sat 11am–1pm; Sun noon–midnight. FREE Tommy Mason Solo Show Until Sun 9 Jan. Solo exhibition from the chalk and pastel artist in collaboration with Mono and Monorail Music.
■ SCOTLANDART.COM 193 Bath Street, 221 4502. Tue–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 11am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Christmas Exhibition Until Mon 31 Jan. Group exhibition from a range of artists, featuring sculpture, ceramics and figurative and landscape paintings.
■ SORCHA DALLAS 5 St Margaret’s Place, 553 2662. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. ✽✽ FREE Sophie Macpherson Fri 14 Jan–Fri 18 Feb. New sculpture, intriguing drawings and photographs by this Glasgow-based modern artist. See preview, page 80.
■ ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Tue–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Stardust: Some Thoughts on Death Until Thu 30 Jun. Glasgow- based artist Gillian Steel explores mortality through a series of interviews with people whose work involves dealing with death, presented through responses in the form of video and visual art. ■ TRANSMISSION GALLERY Trongate 103, 552 4813. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE Lucy Clout, Alastair Frazer and Sarah Forrest Until Sat 15 Jan. Exhibition of work from three artists.
■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Ashley Cook: You Get More With Sugar Until Sun 16 Jan. New work from the Glasgow artist, illustrating and parodying life’s emotional and spiritual quandaries. Showing in the Long Gallery, which is being curated by the Glasgow Print Studio.
EDINBURGH ■ ART’S COMPLEX St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, 661 1924. Daily 10am–6pm. FREE Return to Source Until Wed 12 Jan. An exhibition by Rachael Bibby, Anneli Holmstrom and Jessica Kirkpatrick that attempts to interrogate the practice of painting by examining the roots of the process.
Lee May Foster-Wilson / Bonbi Forest VisualArt
Lee May Foster-Wilson studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton and now lives and works by the sea in deepest darkest rural Cornwall. Under the alias Bonbi Forest she transforms her drawings and paintings into print designs for clothing and accessories and creates a range of jewellery inspired by the colours and textures in her work. Working with a fantastical colour palette and painterly and graphic marks alike, Lee May takes inspiration from nature and the contradictions of the natural world and human emotions. Her work explores anthropomorphism, storytelling, recurring rhythms and patterns, how the wild world shapes us, and how we shape it. In the past Lee May has worked on imagery for the bands Bat For Lashes, Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Urban Outfitters and her jewellery and clothing has been seen in publications such as the Guardian, Marie Claire, Grazia and the Independent. ■ www.bonbiforest.com
■ BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–2pm. FREE Katharine Aarrestad Until Sat 15 Jan. An exhibition of new work from the artist whose trademark technique of reverse painting on glass creates compelling, subtle and disconcerting images that hint at the mutable nature of reality.
■ CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Ian Hamilton Finlay Until Mon 7 Mar. Exhibition including two recently acquired pieces of sculpture and prints from the city’s collection. FREE In Our Own Image: Representing the Human Form Until Sun 9 Jan. Works drawn from the Art Centre’s collection, which includes a range of Scottish artists and sculptors who pay homage to the artist’s preoccupation with the human figure. FREE Lizzie Farey: Spirit of Air Until Sun 27 Feb. Willow sculptures and photographs influenced by the Galloway countryside. FREE Uinneag Dhan Àird an Iar: Ath-lorg Ealain na Gàidhealtach (Window to the West: The Rediscovery of Highland Art) Until Sun 6 Mar. Exhibition of work from a selection of historical and contemporary artists examining Highland life and culture and the role of the Gaelic language. ■ DEAN GALLERY 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. The Dean Gallery is home to a world-famous selection of works from the Dada and Surrealist movements by artists such as Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Magritte and Picasso, and houses a large collection of works by Edinburgh-born sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. The gallery also houses The Stairwell Project, an ambitious large- scale permanent piece by 2009 Turner Prize winner Richard Wright comprising several thousand individually hand-painted forms.
Another World: Dali, Magritte and the Surrealists ●●●●● Until Sun 9 Jan. £7 (£5). A mind-melting collection of surrealist art from maestros familiar and arcane so eye-poppingly comprehensive that it threatens to burst through the Gallery’s walls and into some other realm. Featuring works by Picasso, Miro, Dali and Magritte, among others. ■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. John Goto: Mosaic Sat 15 Jan–Sat 19 Mar. Intriguing exhibition of pictures of the Gaza conflict that have been ‘censored’ by the artist, using a Mosaic digital filter that transforms original images into a abstract series of grid squares. The international press were denied access to the invasion, so many of these images were taken by amateur eyewitnesses. The work is presented in the form of double-sided prints onto single sheets of paper that reveal both the original and the doctored images.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm. ✽✽ FREE Childish Things: Fantasy and Ferocity in Recent Art ●●●●● Until Sun 23 Jan. Centred on the work of certain British and American artists who came to prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, this group show curated by David Hopkins focuses upon the themes of toys and early childhood in art. Featured artists include Jeff Koons, Mike Kelley, Susan Hiller, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober and Helen Chadwick. ■ THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE Christmas Exhibition: Past, Present and Future Until Tue 11 Jan. Exhibition including everything from paintings to rugs and furniture, from a range of artists at different stages of their careers including Elph, Richard Demarco, Roland Fraser and Charlie Anderson.
■ HENDERSON’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. Mon–Sat 8am–9pm. FREE Roddy Martine: Scenes from a Life Until Mon 31 Jan. Photographs of the many interesting people Martine has met in his 40-year journalistic career.
Fabian Miller: A Little Bit of ■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. ✽✽ FREE Susan Derges and Garry Magic Realised ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Jan. An exhibition of some of the innovative works by the two experimental camera-less photographers situated in the context of an older tradition of pioneering image-making. See review, page 81.
■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm. ✽✽ FREE Marc Camille picture caption. Chaimowicz Until Sun 6 Feb. See
■ JOHN HOPE GATEWAY CENTRE Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, 552 7171 . Daily 10am–4.30pm. FREE Wonderful Wood Until Mon 31 Jan. To mark the start of the International Year of Forests, the RBGE has put together a selection of illustrations and photographs from its archives celebrating trees in all their arboreal glory. FREE Venerable Trees: Ian Westacott Sat 15 Jan–Sun 6 Mar. An exhibition of detailed etchings of fascinating trees from the Australian-born Sutherland artist
■ JOSEPH PEARCE’S 23 Elm Row, 556 4140. Daily 11am–midnight. FREE The Colour Red Until Sun 30 Jan. Photographs from Gillian Hayes exploring the powerful meanings and connotations of the colour of danger, lust and romance.
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