■ AMBER ARTS 78 Montrose Terrace, Abbeyhill, 661 1167. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; closed Mon & Sun. LAST CHANCE Colin Bryce: No Narrative – Recent Photographs and Prints Until Sat 18 Oct. Manipulated digital images. ■ BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–2pm; closed Sun. LAST CHANCE Alexander Stoddart: Recent Studies from the Artist’s Youth Until Sat 8 Nov. Neo-classical juvenilia. LAST CHANCE Sam Bough (1822–1878) Until Fri 31 Oct. 19th- century artist who was admired by Robert Louis Stevenson, among others.
■ CENTRAL LIBRARY 7–9 George IV Bridge, 242 8100. Mon– Thu 10am–8pm; Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 9am–1pm, but individual events may vary. LAST CHANCE Out of Sight / Out of Mind Until Fri 31 Oct. Thu– Sat 10am–5pm; Mon–Wed 8am–8pm. Provocative show exploring perceptions of reality, labeling and discrimination in the context of mental health. Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
■ CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art Until Sun 16 Nov. An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day. LAST CHANCE Urban / Suburban Until Sun 19 Oct. A view of architecture and the built environment in recent Scottish art, featuring work by Nathan Coley, Graham Fagan, Christine Borland and others. Generation. LAST CHANCE Where Do I End and You Begin Until Sun 19 Oct. A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries. NEW Picturing Conflict: Art of the First World War Sat 8 Nov–Sun 18 Jan 2015. Images of the war from Eric Robertson, David Young Cameron and Sir John Lavery.
■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY City Observatory & Dome, 38 Calton Hill, 556 1264. Tue–Sun 10am–4pm; closed Mon. LAST CHANCE Matthew Richardson: PM Until Sun 2 Nov. Digital animation concerned with the production and value of works of art.
✽Vanessa Billy: Sustain, Sustain Until Sun 21 Dec. Recent
sculptural work from the Swiss artist. See preview, page 105.
■ DOVECOT STUDIOS 10 Infirmary Street, 550 3660. Building: Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm, closed Sun; Viewing Balcony: Mon–Fri noon–3pm, Sat 10.30am–5.30pm, closed Sun; but individual exhibitions may vary. LAST CHANCE Gem: Contemporary Jewellery and Gemstones from Afghanistan and the UK Until Sun 9 Nov. Jewellery from Kabul-based Turquoise Mountain, alongside contemporary UK jewellery.
■ THE EDINBURGH GALLERY 20a Dundas Street, 557 5002. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 10am–1pm; closed Sun. LAST CHANCE Dance and Cafe Culture Until Fri 24 Oct. Work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance.
■ THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 871 3014. Fifty Comics Exhibition Until Sat 15 Nov. Daily, times vary. Portraits of comic
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PRIVATE VIEW Lauren Gault graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 2008 and currently lives and works in Glasgow. She was recently awarded the prestigious Anna Lobner Exchange, which will allow her to spend a period of time in Düsseldorf to create a new body of work.
You’re about to take up the Anna Lobner Exchange 2014: can you describe your proposal of work? My recent research has been based around what processes or pairings can enable an object to be inhabited by more than just the intent of the maker. ‘Terroir’, for example, describes how wine can be inhabited by abstract qualities such as time or place. Ways we can ‘encounter’ futures through existing matter: 3000-year-old butter, perfectly preserved in a bog in Ireland, displaying the fingerprints of its maker; or honey, found in Georgia, made by bees 5500 years ago.
A title in your work describes how your objects function as re-enacted experiences: can you elaborate? I’m interested in the broader setting of my installations, which tend to be centred around two or three enquiries. I suppose it’s touching on the ways in which an object can speak beyond itself physically; its narratives are all present and intermingling with others: made and found.
Your work forms relationships between moving image and ceramics: can you discuss your approaches to film?
I like the way that film can be looped and moments isolated, so it becomes fluid and then completely static. I think about film like sculpture. I like to think of sculpture unfolding itself, its narrative, and emitting this somehow, just like a film. I like to think of how I can use film within sculpture and vice-versa. (Interview by Alex Hetherington)
■ Düsseldorf-based artist Moritz Fiedler will be a resident at Wasps Studios on Glasgow’s Hanson Street as part of the exchange.
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