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What’s On – Wider Scotland

Planning on coming to Art Night Dundee on the 24th of June from 7pm until late? Why not plan a long weekend travelling around Scotland, there’s so many amazing places to visit whether you live locally or want to plan a few stops along the way! Read on to find out more… 


Edinburgh:

Fruitmarket

Image credit: Photo by Nick Ash, 2020.

Leonor Antunes 

the apparent length of a floor area

24.06.23–08.10.23
Exhibition Preview: Friday 23 June, 6–8pm.

Berlin based artist Leonor Antunes (born Lisbon, 1972) makes space for the contemplation of modernist art, architecture and design through sculpture made and displayed with the specifics of a given place in mind.  The forms and materials of her sculptures reference a history of modernism embedded in the work of its less visible protagonists; overlooked, often female, artists and designers, many of whom were immigrants in the countries in which they lived and worked. These ‘companions’ enter Antunes’ work in enigmatic ways – through an echo of form or measurement, or the replication of a particular knot, hinge, colour or material – infusing it with their spirit and sensibility.  

The Fruitmarket’s invitation to Antunes is to make an exhibition that combines existing and new work in all the spaces of the Fruitmarket – the airy modernism of the Exhibition Galleries and the rough materiality of the Warehouse. The exhibition will be curated by Briony Fer who worked with Fruitmarket on previous solo exhibitions of work by Eva Hesse and Gabriel Orozco, and who will write the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, tracking Antunes’s engagement with the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh and Scotland.


Talbot Rice Gallery

Image credit: Marion Bergin, from Jesse Jones, The Tower, 2022-23.

Jesse Jones: The Tower

24 June – 30 September  | FREE

Jesse Jones’ The Tower is the second part in a trilogy beginning with Tremble Tremble, which was commissioned for the Irish Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 2017. Based on the writings of medieval female Christian mystics, The Tower explores the women who were burned as heretics even before the first witch trials in the 17th century. It looks to a moment of radical potential in a durational performed installation. 

Commissioned by Rua Red as part of The Magdalene Series and funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Creative Ireland and South Dublin County Arts Office. Supported at Talbot Rice Gallery by Culture Ireland, Creative Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art.

Lawrence Abu Hamdan: 45th Parallel

24 June – 30 September  | FREE

Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s 45th Parallel focuses on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, a unique municipal site that straddles the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States. Filmed on location, the film is a staged monologue in the world’s only cross-border theatre that continually reimagines the border as powerful yet frivolous, absurd yet deadly. 

Commissioned by Spike Island, Bristol; the Toronto Biennial; Mercer Union, Toronto; and the Western Front, Vancouver. Produced by LONO Studio and supported by Arts Council England and JustFilms/ Ford Foundation. Supported at Talbot Rice Gallery by Creative Scotland and Edinburgh College of Art.

with Hephzibah Israel: மொழிபெயர்ப்பு / The Nature of Difference

24 June – 30 September  | FREE

Alongside the two solo exhibitions, Hephzibah Israel presents a newly commissioned textual intervention, in collaboration with graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge studio, poetically exploring the nature of translation and what it is to navigate borders.


Collective

Image credit: I wear my wounds on my tongue, 2021. Courtesy of the artist, Kevin Space, VITRINE and Galerie Allen.

Tarek Lakhrissi

I wear my wounds on my tongue (ii)
24.06.23-01.10.23
Exhibition Preview: Friday 23 June, 7-9pm.

I wear my wounds on my tongue (II) is a new exhibition by French artist and poet Tarek Lakhrissi. With newly commissioned sculptures and sound work, the installation explores desire, language and queerness.


Ingleby Gallery

Image credit: Courtesy of the Artist and Ingleby, Edinburgh

Andrew Cranston

17.06.23-16.09.23

Open Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm (during August)

This summer, as part of this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, Ingleby presents an exhibition of new paintings by Glasgow based Andrew Cranston.

Andrew Cranston (b.1969) is a painter-storyteller, a way of working that is enhanced by his often painting on the linen bound covers of old books.  His stories coalesce in the process of making – the paintings emerging gradually through the manipulation of his materials: layering, lacquering, bleaching, collaging and constantly re-working his way into images that seem to shift backwards and forwards in time.


National Galleries of Scotland: Portrait

Daily, 10am—5pm

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

17 June – 10 September, Daily, 10am—5pm | Drop-in, FREE

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the best in contemporary photography, drawing on over 4,000 entries from 62 countries. The images selected for the exhibition share their ability to move visitors. This year’s prize-winning photographs examine a range of subjects – from queerness and chosen family to daily lockdown life and identity in former Soviet states. The exhibition showcases 51 portraits from 36 artists, including famous faces such as Marcus Rashford and Finn Wolfhard.

Exhibition sponsored By Taylor Wessing. Supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.


Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Daily, 9.30am—5pm

Sebastian Thomas: A New Face in Hell

30 June – 16 September | Drop-in, FREE

Viewable from the street 7am—7pm daily.
For A New Face in Hell, Sebastian Thomas draws inspiration from the mythological fable of the Golem, a being constructed of inanimate material that often ends up becoming uncontrollable. Amongst layered ceramic grids, poured foam panels and laser-cut shapes are a host of cast metal body and face amalgamations. Through this build up and transformation of materials Thomas’ work attempts to set the stage for a retelling where reality and narrative merge, a breeding ground for semi-fictional objects, places and protagonists.


City Art Centre

Daily, 10am — 5pm | @edinculture

Shifting Vistas: 250 Years of Scottish Landscape

24 June – 2 June 2024 | Drop-in, FREE

This exhibition presents a selection of historic and contemporary artworks drawn from the City Art Centre’s collection of fine art which explore this ever evolving subject – from being a rich source of inspiration, to work that presents environmental concerns over climate change and loss of biodiversity. 

The exhibition features work by over 30 different artists, including Alexander Nasmyth, John Lavery, SJ Peploe, William Gillies, Joan Eardley, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Jon Schueler, Carol Rhodes, Victoria Crowe, Kate Downie, Ade Adesina and Ravi Agarwal.


Glasgow:

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts

Image credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Pinkie Maclure

Lost Congregation

17.06.23-12.08.23

Open Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm

Working with intricate stained glass, ambisonic voices and moving image, Pinkie Maclure’s Lost Congregation transforms the gallery space into an eerie, abandoned chapel haunted by the echoes of its lost congregation.

Maclure uses a multitude of techniques, including engraving, painting and layering to create poignant, darkly humorous stained glass vignettes full of symbolism, which explore her personal demons as well as pressing issues such as climate change, insomnia and addiction.


The Common Guild

The Common Guild have multiple commissions as part of their libraries project on the go currently, listed below!

Rabiya Choudhry – ‘Give light and people will find the way (Ella Baker)’
Saturday, 28 January 2023
Sunday, 30 July 2023
Dennistoun Library, Shettleston Library and Glasgow Women’s Library

Design: Tom Joyes

Kate Davis – ‘Natural History’
Saturday, 27 May 2023
Sunday, 30 July 2023
Pollokshields Library
30 Leslie StreetGlasgow, G41 2LF

Design: Tom Joyes

Yuri Pattison – ‘open stacks’
Saturday, 17 June 2023
Saturday, 15 July 2023
The Mitchell Library
North StreetGlasgow, G3 7DN

Design: Tom Joyes

Further Afield:

Mount Stuart

Image: © Monster Chetwynd, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photography: Emil Charlaff – Create London

Monster Chetwynd

Moths

11.06.23-20.08.23

Monster Chetwynd is known for tackling urgent global issues through a celebratory approach with exuberant and fun performative pieces. Featuring handmade costumes, props and sets, Chetwynd creates joyful outfits and mise-en-scène that often cross the boundaries onto gallery walls.

Pack recipients can receive discounted entry to Mount Stuart by quoting the code ARTNIGHTDD from June- October 2023!


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