Galleries/Exhibitions: Adventures in painting, printing, video and sound

September 10-16. Free admission. Maclaurin Art Gallery, Rozelle Park, Ayr, KA7 4NQ.

One of Scotland’s most collected artists, Charles Jamieson has many famous fans, from bestselling author John Le Carré to Harry Enfield and Keeley Hawes. On the occasion of the artist’s 70th birthday, a major retrospective of his work is presented at the Maclaurin Art Gallery. The exhibition features 40 of his bold, colorful and beautiful paintings as well as 20 drawings.

50th annual art exhibition

September 10-October 26. Free admission. Auld Kirk Museum, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch, G66 1HN.

This exhibition was created in 1970 to showcase local amateur and professional artists and was first held in founder Dick Stevenson’s small Townhead Gallery. The exhibition/competition has become a popular annual celebration at the Auld Kirk Museum. This year’s exhibition features the works of 80-100 artists from across East Dunbartonshire.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: painting and printing

September 10-October 1. Free admission. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was primarily a painter but made prints throughout her professional life. Over the last 10 years of his career, printmaking became a big part of his practice. This exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio examines the relationship between these two distinct areas of the artist’s practice by showing prints, paintings and overpainted prints.

To taste!

September 10-December 31. Free admission. 111 Queen Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH.

This exhibition features works of art from the collection of Glasgow Museums and the archives of the Gallery of Modern Art. It explores how collections are put together, works of art are commissioned and exhibitions organised. To taste! highlights the works of art and the processes behind their journey.

Stones steeped in history

September 10-December 31. Free admission. 111 Queen Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AH.

This exhibit, found in GoMA’s Balcony Gallery, tells the story of the building from its construction in 1776 through its various uses and alterations to its controversial opening as a contemporary and modern art gallery in 1996.

Frank McElhinney – Flight

September 10-October 30. Free admission. Photoworks at street level, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD.

Flight is a new solo exhibition by artist Frank McElhinney that reflects on the long history of migration between Ireland and Scotland, with particular emphasis on the effects of the Great Famine in the mid-19th century. This exhibition is the result of a long-term project aimed at strengthening dialogue and cooperation between Scotland and other European countries.

MSCTY x V&A Dundee

September 10-26. Free admission. Museum Plaza and Locke Hall, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

The V&A Dundee has commissioned two new pieces of music that respond to the architecture of the building. Inside the museum, visitors can experience a soundtrack by Japanese composer and percussionist Midori Takada. Outside in the square there is a new composition by Dundee musician SHHE, inspired by the sounds of water around the museum.

Swapnaa Tamhane: the golden fiber

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Scottish Design Galleries, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

Drawing on archives held at the University of Dundee and Verdant Works, curator artist and writer Swapnaa Tamhane explores the context of jute during British colonialism and the lives of workers in and around Kolkata.

Celine Condorelli/After Work

September 10-October 1. Free admission. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

Condorelli is an artist whose work has evolved through art, architecture, design and friendship and has remained committed to the articulation of transformation throughout. This exhibition presents sculptures, prints, digital art, films and videos to discover.

Displacement ecologies

September 10-25. Free admission. Meadows Gallery, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

This British Council-supported project and exhibition features works by Scotland-based Michel Marcoux and Pakistan-based Farrukh Addnan. The exhibition addresses the themes of exile and displacement. The artists met regularly via Zoom during the pandemic to develop this exhibition.

Charlotte Cohen

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