10 Scottish galleries and exhibitions to visit this week

April 7-7 May. Admission free. Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH33 6QG.

In this series of small paintings, artist Morwenna Morrison explores what vanitas might mean in today’s society. Morrison examines what we use to support us in our daily lives, down to items that might hold special meaning.

Uprooted Visions

April 2nd-April 2nd July. Admission free. Edinburgh Printmakers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP.

This exhibition is the culmination of a series of residencies hosted across a European network of printmaking studios. The ateliers provide supported workspaces for artists whose practices have been disrupted by the lived experience of displacement and migration. Some of the themes covered in the exhibition include: the concept of home and the ongoing experience of war.

Alberta Whittle – Create Dangerous

April 1 – January 7, 2024. Free admission. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR.

Create Dangerously is an immersive exhibition that invites visitors to slow down and pause. Artist Alberta Whittle’s work addresses the brutality and damage caused by colonialism, slavery and the ongoing climate crisis.


April 1-14 January. Entry from £7. V&A Dundee, 1 River Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

This exhibition celebrates tartan and its global impact, examining how tartan has united and divided communities worldwide, embraced tradition, expressed rebellion and inspired great works of art. Tartan brings together a selection of more than 300 items from over 80 lenders worldwide and features loans from across Scotland and around the world including Chanel and Dior.

Jack Cheetham: Trapped in a coffin with nothing to do

April 7th to 23rd. Admission free. Contemporary Art Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.

This interactive installation is the imagination of a forgotten puppet show in the year 2066, in which the audience becomes puppeteers. Rooted in reflections on consumer cultures, labor and legacies, the exhibition also incorporates expanded forms of caricature, animation and character design.

Winter: International Photo Exhibition

April 4th to 29th. Admission free. The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, 57 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UB.

In April, the Glasgow Gallery of Photography is holding an international photo exhibition on the theme of ‘Winter’. The exhibition shows the work of photographers from all over the world.

No prospects, bright future

April 7th to 11th. Admission free. Saltspace, Axiom Building, 54 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.

Salt Space marks Glasgow-based artist Danielle Metcalfe-Shaw’s first solo exhibition in the city. The exhibition is a selection of paintings that explore Glasgow’s working class femininity and the art of doing nothing. The exhibition will open on April 7, when visitors will be able to meet the artist before the exhibition begins.

be cooperative

April 1-22. Admission Free The Art Department, 2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley, PA1 1UQ.

This exhibition features work by fourteen local artists and hundreds of participants in creative learning workshops from the Paisley area. The artworks on display cover a variety of mediums, including photography, stained glass, collage, printmaking and paintings, and focus on The Art Department, which was once part of the giant Co-operative Wholesale Society.

Myth and/or Mythology: Extravagance

April 1st. Entry from £8. Edinburgh Palette: St Margarets House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE.

Myth and/or Mythology is an art exhibition by Greece’s most prolific contemporary artist. The art series includes over 40 original paintings inspired by ancient Greek mythology. After showing the exhibition in various locations between Edinburgh and London, artist Constantine returns to the Scottish capital for the (possibly) final segment of the exhibition.

Forth line

April 1st to 16th. Admission free. Fife Coastal Centre, Harbourmaster’s House, Dysart, KY1 2TQ.

The Fife Coastal Center is hosting an exhibition of artwork created as part of the Forthline exhibition. The show is nearly 200 people’s passionate response to a part of the Forth coast that is special to them. The result is a storyline of entangled Forth memories and visions that connects costs, individuals and communities of Fife and Lothian.

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