Scottish Art Events & Exhibitions: April 2024

April sees new exhibitions by Sukaina Kubba, Gabriella Boyd and Colin Robertson open at galleries across Scotland

Article by Harvey Dimond | 02 Apr 2024

At Timespan, in Helmsdale, We Move As A Murmuration, which takes its name from the word meaning a flock of birds, explores the entangled relationship between humans and birds. Co-curated with Naoko Mabon, the exhibition will transform with new artworks and installation arrangements to bring fresh perspectives to audiences. Participating artists include Sethembile Msezane, Disarming Design for Palestine and adrienne maree brown. There’s plenty of time to catch this show – it continues until 30 September. 

From 27 April until 4 August, Dundee Contemporary Arts hosts Sukaina Kubba for the artist’s first solo exhibition in the UK. Kubba’s multi-disciplinary practice is deeply rooted in material research, storytelling, and the drawing of connections between cultural histories.

At the CCA in Glasgow, Rae-Yen Song’s exhibition life-bestowing cadaverous soooooooooooooooooooot (until 18 May), a research exhibition with an ambitious live programme, promises visitors a kaleidoscopic, beguiling experience. Bringing together a plethora of artists, writers and performers, the exhibition sets the stage for a major exhibition of the artist’s work in Tramway in 2025. 

Also in Glasgow, it’s your last chance to catch Pádraig Timoney’s exhibition Silts at The Modern Institute’s Aird’s Lane space (until 20 Apr). Timoney’s hand-poured and hand-etched mirror works are a meditation on appearance and reality by working against a stable view of the space or the self. 

At iota in Glasgow’s West End, Colin Robertson’s exhibition North, South, East & West (until 27 Apr) draws on a range of inspirations as diverse as Sinéad O'Connor, the royal family and pop music. 

Continuing until 2 June, Gabriella Boyd’s exhibition Presser at Cample Line builds upon recent shows in London, New York and San Francisco, accompanied by new works on paper that explore the interactions that tether us both loosely and tightly to each other and to the world around us.