This Week in Scottish Art: 1 - 6 Mar

Mark Wallinger begins his Scottish Art two-city takeover in The Fruitmarket, Ingleby and Dundee Contemporary Art galleries, while Embassy opens its latest members' show, while artist collective Florida unveils its latest project, and much more ...

Article by Holly Gavin | 01 Mar 2017

Wed 1 Mar: The Barn, The Lighthouse

SLOW MOTION // A selection of published artworks from Peacock Print Studio 2010-16 is on display at The Barn in Banchory. The exhibitions includes work by Claire Barclay, Roderick Buchanan, John Byrne, Mike Giant, Tom Hammick, Kenny Hunter, Janice Kerbel, Scott Myles, David Noonan, Toby Paterson, Ralph Steadman, Donald Urquhart, Frances Walker and others. The show is on till 8 April; visit Tuesday through to Saturday from noon till 4pm.

UNCOVERED: Still homeless, still an issue is on display in the Lighthouse’s Long Gallery and Gallery 5 till 9 April. The exhibition presents covers from 110 street papers sold in 35 countries, whose sales help people facing unemployment and homelessness. The covers are shown alongside stories from their vendors. UNCOVERED... aims to celebrate these life-changing initiatives. Visit Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 5pm, and from noon on Sundays.

Thu 2 Mar: Stills

Works from a private photography collection and Alan Dimmick’s studio archive, 1977-2017 are both on at Stills in Edinburgh until 9 April. The exhibitions are part of The Collection Series, an annual series of exhibitions at Stills to increase the visibility of photography in Scotland by showcasing gallery and museum holding as well as photographers’ collections.

The first exhibition is on loan from Scotland-based photographer David Eustace; Eustace’s collection features his own work and includes photographic prints by friends, anonymous makers and famed photographers including Paul Strand and Lee Miller. Alan Dimmick’s archive includes black and white photographs documented Scotland’s contemporary art scene. Visit everyday between 10am and 6pm.

Fri 3 Mar: Many Studios, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh Printmakers, The Number Shop, EMBASSY Gallery and the Reid Gallery

Basharat Khan’s There Shall Be No Interest is on display at Many Studios in Glasgow, from 6.30-8pm. An informal discussion with Khan concerning the themes of interest including Islamophobia and tolerance will follow a screening of the 49-minute video and audio installation. The film, shot in one continuous take, records the yearly pilgrimage to the Hajj last September from a heightened vantage point, suggesting voyeuristic tendencies.

Khan aims to expose a diverse audience to contemplate new ways of seeing and understanding Islam following years of xenophobic mainstream media rhetoric, and to counter negative connotations and put in place a platform for discussion about art and religion. Khan’s single take captures the essence of the natural rhythm and epic density of the Hajj, which sees 1.5 million people from all over the world circling the Kaaba in Mecca anti-clockwise together till the mass comes to a standstill. If you can’t make it today, catch the film on loop on Saturday between 11am and 5pm.

and per se and part I at Ingleby Gallery opens today and is on until 1 Apr; visit between 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday. and per se and part I is the first exhibition in a programme of pairings ending exactly a year from now. The circular sequence of shows celebrates Ingleby Gallery’s 20th year. The programme’s title references the English Alphabet’s original 27th letter “&”, “and per se and”, in the 19th century when the gallery at 6 Carlton Terrace was being built. Mark Wallinger’s film The End (2006) kicks off the programme; its selection coincides with the artist’s major solo shows at The Fruitmarket Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts both opening tomorrow.

Out of the Frame previews from 6.30 to 8.30pm at Edinburgh Printmakers. The exhibition includes small work by studio members; it runs till 25 March, visit Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

The Florida artist collective's new exhibition Picture a Garden previews at the Number Shop at 7pm. Florida includes Hannah Reynolds, Isabella Widger and Caitlin Merrett, all graduates from Glasgow School of Art based in Glasgow and Oxford. The collective has spent the last few years working together and collaborating with other artists, in Picture a Garden its members hope to focus on their individual practices. This exhibition is on till 11 Mar.

Don Salon at EMBASSY Gallery previews from 7-10pm tonight; it's EMBASSY’s annual submission-based Members Show. Visit this Saturday and Sunday, and from 9-12 March, from 12-6pm.

The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show 70th Anniversary 1947-2014 previews at the Reid Ground Floor Corridor from 5-7pm. Since their inception as events during Charities Week, GSA’s fashion shows have presented the opportunity to showcase student designs and fundraise. Various photographic and film materials, ephemera and press cuttings held by GSA’s Archives and Collections are displayed to present a visual history of the annual event. This exhibition is on display till 26 March; visit everyday from 10am to 4.30pm.

Sat 4 Mar: Cooper Gallery, DCA, The Fruitmarket Gallery

The closing performance event for Chapter 2: Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event? takes place at Cooper Gallery from 2 to 6pm today. It is the last chance to see the exhibition, which considers the body as event, alongside performances by artists Anne Bean, He Chengyao, Siôn Parkinson and the Rhubaba Choir.

Mark Wallinger Mark, Mark Wallinger’s first solo-exhibition in Scotland, opens today at DCA and The Fruitmarket Gallery. The exhibitions present Wallinger’s id Paintings (2015/16), a series of Rorscharch blot-like images made from symmetrical gestures with Wallinger's left hand mirroring his right. They are twice the artist's height at 360 cm high and 180 cm wide, and the paintings are on display in both locations. Other wall-based and sculptural works by Wallinger will be on display, inviting viewers to contemplate their personal relationships to time and space.

Both exhibitions will run until 4 June, open 10am to 6pm everyday at DCA and the Fruitmarket Gallery (DCA is open until 8pm on Thursdays; Fruitmarket closes at 5pm on Sundays). The Fruitmarket preview from 6.30 to 8.30pm is preceded by an Artist Talk by Wallinger from 5pm. Tickets are free, but book them via Eventbrite to guarantee a space.

Sun 5 Mar: The Telfer Gallery

Today is the last day to catch Circuits of Bad Conscience by Kimberly O’Neil at The Telfer Gallery. O’Neil’s work considers the dynamics of gender, energy and power in media networks; visit from noon till 5pm.

Mon 6 Mar: CCA

Curator Tiffany Boyle introduces Invisible Knowledge Other Spaces, an artists talk and screening, at the CCA Cinema from 6.30pm. Boyle begins the event with a response to Adelita Husni-Bey’s videowork After the Finish Line, which is currently on display in the CCA’s Forms of Action exhibition. The work captures young athletes suffering injuries; through dialogue Husni-Bey attempts to de-individualise feelings of personal failure.

Artist Jo Longhurst has produced Other Spaces, an ongoing body of work started in 2008, which explores bodily movements, ideas of perfection, personal and national identities’ shapes, and social and political systems through gymnastics. Longhurst’s talk will be followed by a screening of excerpts from her filmwork Present (2012) and a Q&A. Tickets are free, but book them here, or call the CCA box office at 0141 352 4900 to secure a space.