Scottish Art Events & Exhibitions: February 2024

February brings a new Andy Warhol exhibition, the return of Manipulate Festival, and exciting new exhibitions in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow

Article by Harvey Dimond | 30 Jan 2024
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At Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios, Andy Warhol: The Textiles (until 18 May) is dedicated to Warhol’s largely unknown commercial textile designs from earlier in his career. The exhibition will underline how this was a crucial stage in Warhol becoming one of the most revered artists of the twentieth century. 

From 1 to 11 February, Manipulate Festival will take place across multiple Edinburgh venues, including Fruitmarket, Traverse Theatre and Summerhall. The festival brings together artists from across the world working in visual theatre, puppetry and animated film for ten days of dynamic and boundary-pushing events. 

Also in Edinburgh, and closing on 25 February, Deep Rooted at the City Art Centre examines the relationship between people and the natural environment, with a focus on trees specifically. Many of the works reflect on contemporary ecological issues, while others explore our fragile coexistence with nature. 

At Cooper Gallery in Dundee, The Scale of Things (until 6 Apr) encompasses three moving image works which consider the relationship between humans and non-humans through an exploration of history, intimacy and spirituality. The exhibition features the Scottish premiere of Grace Ndiritu’s Becoming Plant (2022), alongside Saodat Ismailova’s The Haunted (2017), and on its fiftieth anniversary, Margaret Tait’s Aerial (1974). 

 Opening 3 February at CCA Glasgow’s Intermedia Gallery, The Thieves is a collaborative exhibition by Glasgow-based Josie Perry and London-based Francis Jones. The show centres around a series of colour pencil drawings and a hybrid-form social science fiction text, presented as a publication and a soundscape. Catch the exhibition before it closes on 24 February. 

We're going to be announcing details of our emergent writer collaboration with Edinburgh Art Festival this month – keep an eye on our socials for more details.