■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. LAST CHANCE American Impressionism – A New Vision Until Sun 19 Oct. £8 (£6). Paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri– Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland Until Sun 25 Jan. As part of Generation, re-creations of work by Stephen Campbell, Martin Boyce, Rosaldin Nashashibi and Christine Borland, as well as new pieces from Karla Black and David Shrigley. Generation. LAST CHANCE Tesco Bank Art Competition Until Wed 29 Oct. Art by the winners of the school competition. LAST CHANCE The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland’s National Sport Until Sun 26 Oct. £8 (£6). A major overview of the role of golf in Scotland’s national life. NEW Fair Faces and Dark Places: Prints and Drawings by William Strang (1859–1921) Sat 18 Oct–Sun 15 Feb. Prints and drawings from the gifted Dumbarton-born artist.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. Blazing with Crimson: Tartan Portraits Until Dec 2015. A look at what tartan meant to six people painted between 1680 and 1780. Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay Until Dec 2015. Images of figures from the Scottish Enlightenment. George Jamesone: Scotland’s First Portrait Painter Until May 2015. Images by Scotland’s first great native portrait painter. Imagining Power: The Visual Culture of the Jacobite Cause Until Dec 2015. A look at the Jacobites in portraiture. LAST CHANCE John Byrne: Sitting Ducks Until Sun 19 Oct. A full-scale overview of the Scottish artist’s long career. Making History Until May 2015. A look at the work of neo-classical sculptor Sandy Stoddart. Minette: The Life and Letters of a Stuart Princess Until May 2015. A display looking at the short life of Charles II’s remarkable younger sister. Out of the Shadow: Women of Nineteenth Century Scotland Until Mar 2015. A look at how women were depicted in the visual arts between the late 18th and early 20th centuries. Playing for Scotland: The Making of Modern Sport Until May 2015. Examining the way sport was transformed by social and infrastructural changes in the 19th and 20th centuries. Reformation to Revolution Until Dec 2016. A look at the transformation of Scotland from the 16th century, to being a part of the Union at the end of the 17th. Remembering the Great War Until Jul 2015. Images of the battlefields, of servicemen and servicewomen, and other materials to mark the centenary of WWI. The Age of Improvement Until Dec 2015. Portraits from the century of Scotland’s great transformation, 1750–1850.
■ ST MARGARET’S HOUSE 151 London Road, 661 1924. Centre open daily 10am–10pm but individual exhibition times may vary. LAST CHANCE Bridge Pottery Collective Until Sun 2 Nov. Daily 10am–6pm. First group show by the ceramics collective. 110 THE LIST 16 Oct–13 Nov 2014
650 2210. Opening times vary, see individual events for details. LAST CHANCE Counterpoint Until Sat 18 Oct. Thu & Fri 10am–5pm; Sat noon–5pm. Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists: Shona Macnaughton, Ross Birrell, Michelle Hannah, Ellie Harrison, Andrew Miller, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland. Generation.
■ TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10.30am–4pm; closed Sun. NEW Kerr Rodgie and Caroline Leburn Sat 18 Oct–Sat 1 Nov. New paintings by Rodgie and Leburn. ■ UNION GALLERY 45 Broughton Street, 556 7707. Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. LAST CHANCE Alison Auldjo Until Mon 3 Nov. New work from the painter and gallery owner. NEW Christmas Exhibition Fri 7 Nov–Sat 31 Jan 2015. A cross-genre exhibition of pieces by a selection of contemporary artists.
■ CHAPLAINCY CENTRE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH 1 Bristo Square, 650 2595. Mon–Fri 9.30am–5pm; closed Sat & Sun, but individual events may vary. NEW Out of Sight / Out of Mind Thu 16 & Fri 17 Oct, 10am–4pm. See Central Library, Edinburgh.
■ URBANE ART GALLERY 25–27 Jeffrey Street, 556 8379. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; Sun 11am–4pm; closed Mon. NEW La Vague Francaise: New Art from France Thu 16 Oct–Sun 16 Nov. French artists influenced by street art: Mathieu Bernard Martin, So Fu and Tehos.
■ WARBURTON GALLERY 1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 07532 171842. Wed–Sun 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Mon & Tue. NEW Idris Murphy and Paul Martin: Edgelands Tue 28 Oct–Sun 14 Dec. Non-figurative work inspired by the landscapes of Australia and Scotland. ■ WHITESPACE 11 Gayfield Square, 07814 514771. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings for details. LAST CHANCE Andre Hudson: Remote Thu 16 Oct, 10am–6pm. Photographs of Scotland at night. Part of Hispanic Festival.
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■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–8pm.
✽ LAST CHANCE Heather Phillipson: sub-fusc love-feast
Until Sun 9 Nov. New work from the London-based artist and poet. See review, page 104.
■ MCMANUS: DUNDEE’S ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Albert Square, Meadowside, Dundee, 01382 307200. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 12.30pm–4.30pm. A Silvered Light Until Sun 30 Nov. Scottish photography from Dundee’s permanent collection featuring work by Calum Colvin, Oscar Marzaroli, Maud Sulter, Emma Hamilton, Patricia MacDonald and David Williams. LAST CHANCE Jeepers Creepers: The works of Eduardo Paolozzi from Dundee Collections Until Sun 2 Nov. A review of the work of Eduardo Paolozzi, one of the sparkiest and most inventive of 20th century artists, including Ettso which was formerly on permanent display and which is brought back by popular demand.
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PHOTOGRAPHY THOMAS JOSHUA COOPER – SCATTERED WATERS: SOURCES STREAMS RIVERS Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sat 29 Nov
Thomas Joshua Cooper’s photography has taken him all over the world. He has spent 24 years, for example, capturing in meticulous black and white prints the edges of the Atlantic Ocean. It has taken him to both poles, and five continents. But, at the same time, he has also been working on a project much closer to home.
American-born Cooper, who is the founding head of the fine art photography department at Glasgow School of Art, has lived in Scotland for 32 years. For all that time, he has been taking photographs of Scotland’s rivers, some of the results of which are about to be unveiled at the Ingleby Gallery.
The pictures in Scattered Waters continue in the signature style in
which Thomas has worked for more than 40 years: a single shot made at each location using his wooden field camera dating from 1898. He makes the prints himself in his Glasgow studio using 19th-century techniques: a large print can take him 12 hours. As a postgraduate student at the University of New Mexico, Cooper was mentored by the grandaddy of American landscape photography, Ansel Adams. Perhaps his techniques owe something to that encounter, but he felt more kinship with the wandering British artists of landscape, Hamish Fulton and Richard Long, one reason for his move to the UK. His photographs sit somewhere between abstraction and detailed representation, and are now in a host of prestigious collections on both sides of the Atlantic.
This much-anticipated exhibition sees a man widely regarded as one of the leading art photographers in the world turn his lens on the rivers of his adopted homeland: the Forth, the Clyde, the Tweed, the Findhorn, even the Water of Leith. After a lifetime of travel to inhospitable and inaccessible lands, it is fitting to see him inspired by the landscape on his own doorstep. (Susan Mansfield)
LAST CHANCE Celebrating Ceramics Until Sun 2 Nov. Daily 10am–6pm. Work by contemporary Scottish potters. NEW Lynn Ahrens: Lifeworld Fri 7–Sun 23 Nov. Daily 10am–6pm. Figurative and surrealist paintings. NEW Medley 2 Fri 7–Sun 23 Nov. Daily 10am–6pm. Interdisciplinary show featuring Dundee graduate artists and Edinburgh College HND Textile students. NEW My Mother’s Flat Sat 8–Sun 23 Nov. Daily 10am–5pm. Work based around the idea of comfort and home. ■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. LAST CHANCE The King’s Peace: Realism and War Until Sun 26 Oct. Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace. Generation.
NEW Chloe Dewe Matthews: Shot at Dawn Sat 8 Nov–Sun 25 Jan. Gripping new work from English photographer who captured the exact locations where WWI soldiers were executed for cowardice and desertion.
■ SUMMERHALL 1 Summerhall, 560 1581. Cafe/Bar open Mon–Thu noon–11pm, Fri–Sat noon– 1am; exhibitions open daily 11am–6pm. LAST CHANCE Out of Sight / Out of Mind Until Sun 19 Oct. See Central Library, Edinburgh. ■ SUTTON GALLERY 18a Dundas Street, 07854 972930. Mon– Sat 11am–5pm; Sun noon–4pm. LAST CHANCE Roar Kjaernstad Until Sat 25 Oct. Work by the Norwegian artist.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge,