This Week in Scottish Art: 9-15 August

There's the first recorded 24 hour art day this week thanks to non-stop events in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Edinburgh Art Festival at the fore once again

Article by Adam Benmakhlouf | 09 Aug 2016

Tue 9 Aug: The Old Hairdressers

This week starts with artist Luke Fowler in collaboration with piper Donald WG Lindsay "for a sesion exploring timbre, tuning and the physical qualities of sound produced by their unique collection of homebrew electronic and acoustic musical instruments." They're at the Old Hairdressers, performing from 8-11pm.

Wed 10 Aug: Gayfield Creative Spaces, The Number Shop

In the midst of the Edinburgh Festivals, exhibition and events programme Bartholomew's Waltz looks at the need for public celebrations. An exhibition begins on Wednesday in Gayfield Creative Spaces and is open from 10am, with further events on Friday and Saturday.

Later on, at 7pm The Number Shop presents Goulash – Friends of TNS Talks. For two hours, invitees of TNS studio residents will present 10-15 minute talks on their creative practices. And tipping into the following day...

Thu 11 August: 24 hours of art in Edinburgh and Glasgow

On Thursday at 2am, there's the Edinburgh Artists' Moving Image Festival at the Bedlam Film Festival. From 2-4am, they're showing four different artists' takes on "ideas of performance, dance, movement and choreography."

The Walking Institute and Deveron Arts present several events from Thursday through Saturday, starting with Walking Women. From 11am until 7pm, there are free-to-attend events, including artists' walks and talks and a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of women walking artists. Attend the Drill Hall, where events will be centred throughout the day. Book here.

The second Art Late of the four planned by the Edinburgh Art Festival also takes place this Thursday. This week they're meeting at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop at 5.45pm, heading to Rhubaba, Inverleith House, Edinburgh Printmakers, The Glasite Meeting House and finishing with music from The Spook School at The Leith Theatre. Tickets cost £8.87/5.19, transport between venues is provided, but not back to central Edinburgh from the last venue; separate ticket are available for the gig, costing £5/4 concession.

Over in Glasgow, at 6pm there's the opening for High Street gallery Civic Room's second of its Glasgow School of Art Summer Series shows. Titled Boundings, recent graduates Kirsty Leonard and MollyMae Whawell present different takes on the idea of "reluctance, aimlessness and weariness" as a site-specific stilling of the Civic Room's East End location in a space that was historically a "a channel for production, development and profitable progress".

Heading towards SWG3, fellow Eastvale Place space Very Friendly hosts group show Bought Objects from 6-9pm. 48 artists were asked to buy an object brand new, which will all be put on display. As an afterparty, in the Poetry Club next door from 9-2am, there's live music, performance, spoken word and artist's film at the 16th edition of Paraphernalia.

Friday 12 August: EAF, Mount Florida Studios, Transmission

On Friday, participatory artist Anthony Schrag uses the day to reflect on walking and particular when he made it to Venice on foot; get more background on the project in our interview. He begins with an Ugly Walk, meeting at 9am at the Ocean Terminal. Tickets are £6.34 and bookable here. Later, there will be discussion events featuring Schrag and other invited thinkers in Summerhall throughout the day.

Bartholomew's Waltz host a printing workshop from 3pm in the gallery at Gayfield Creative Spaces. It's for all ages and abilities, they ask attendees to bring £3 to cover materials and to contact to book a place.

The fourth edition of the bi-monthly event Mount Florida Screenings comes this Friday. Artists Morwenna Kearsley and Myles Painter have curated two hours of artists' video by eight contributors; the screenings kick off at 6pm.

In Transmission this Friday there's Susto: An International Punk Photography Exhibition, highlighting the work of Martin Sorrondeguy. As an important figure in international punk and hardcore scenes, he documents the gigs and the outlying spaces of punk and will be in attendance for his first UK showcase of his photographic work. Later there's a special performance by the band Anxiety, and prints will be available for sale alongisde Sorrondeguy's photography fanzine, Susto. It all kicks off at 3pm

Finally on Friday, it's back to The Number Shop for Goulash – Step 3. Opening from 7pm til late, it's the third opening in the five-part exhibition. This week, see work from previous Skinny showcaser Flo Gordon and artist Alistair Grant. 

Sat 13 Aug: Summerhall, The Lighthouse, Jupiter Artland, Ingleby

More walking on Saturday, with performance artists Thomas Huber and Wolfgang Aichner. They're inviting participants to meet at 10am for a 12 mile roundtrip from Summerhall to the Pentland Hills. It's free and will take around 5 hours.

Peripheral Histories opens this Saturday in The Lighthouse, supported by Street Level Photoworks. Glasgow-based artists Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte, Calum Douglas, Alan Knox and Sarah Amy Fishlock look in different ways at different family, social and technological histories. The opening takes place from 3-5pm, with sponsorship from Tennents' Black.

Back in Edinburgh, Glasgow-based installation artist Hayley Tompkins discusses her new exhibition for Jupiter Artland at 2pm. Tickets are £8.50/4.50, and they promise "rare insights into her process".

Then it's off to Ingleby Gallery for EAF commissioned artist Jonathan Owen's book launch from 4-5pm. See Owens' painstakingly-reworked photographs and sculptures in his major new commission More Lasting than Bronze at the Burns Monument, and his accompanying solo presentation at Ingleby. 

Mon 15 Aug: Filmhouse

The Dovecot Gallery's Scottish Endarkenment film screening series continues with the 2015 film adaptation of Macbeth at the Filmhouse this Monday. The screening will be introduced by Endarkment curator Bill Hare and a University of Edinburgh guest speaker; tickets are priced at usual Filmhouse rates.