Arts Events

Continually updated calendar of events near you and online, including art fairs, auctions, open studios, museums openings and charity events in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Eva Rothschild, 'Peak Times', installation (detail)

Countdown to GI Glasgow International Festival 2021

One of the UK’s largest visual arts festivals, GI Glasgow International, is underway for its ninth edition with over 70 exhibitions and events showcasing work by over 100 artists in over 30 spaces across the city and online.

Cooking Sections artists portrait, Photo Ruth Clark

Pandemic Brings New Faces to Turner Prize 2021

The list of 2021 Turner Prize nominees consists entirely of collectives who have helped to ‘inspire social change through art’ and who have continued to work in the community throughout the pandemic.

Renzo Spiteri recording his soundscape 'Sonic Interactions'

Refreshingly Adventurous in Shetland

Fifteen new works in a wide variety of disciplines showcasing a diverse range of Shetland-grown talent are set to premiere throughout April as part of the Refresh Now programme by Shetland Arts.

James Morrison faces blindness (2) © Eye of the Storm _ Montrose Pictures

Film Festival Has The Artist’s Eye

The world premiere of Eye of The Storm, the major new documentary about Scottish painter James Morrison, is one of the highlights of Glasgow Film Festival.

Elizabeth Blackadder, 'Three Cats', pastel

Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh’s Celtic Vision

Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull’s winter programme continues with A Celtic Vision: A Private Collection of Scottish Paintings, and new programme has been announced for spring.