Visual Arts

Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
John Reid, 'Leaving School', oil on canvas

From Glasgow to Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright Galleries’ summer exhibition ‘The Glasgow Girls and Boys’ features the work of the group of painters who altered the direction of Scottish art away from Victorian sentimentality.

Frank Bowling, 'Swimmers', acrylic and acrylic gel and found objects on collaged canvas

Truly Transatlantic – Sir Frank Bowling at Hauser & Wirth

International gallery Hauser & Wirth is showing the inaugural exhibition of Guyana-born Anglo-American painter Sir Frank Bowling – simultaneously staged in the gallery’s London and New York spaces, reflecting a vigorous career maintained on both sides of the Atlantic.

Henry Tayali, (title unknown), painting 1972

African Modernism in Rural Scotland

An imaginative flight to 1960’s Africa is possible in the exhibition ‘Dar to Dunoon’, currently on show at Dunoon Burgh Hall, Argyll, showing works that have resided in rural Scotland for several decades.

Charles H Mackie, 'There were Three Maidens pu’d a Flower (By the Bonnie Banks o’ Fordie)'

A Spring Bunch at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre

Edinburgh’s City Art Centre has reopened, with five displays: Charles H Mackie: Colour and Light is showing alongside exhibitions showcasing Scottish Art in the 1920s, craftsman Ian Hamilton Finlay, and painters Donald Smith and Joan Eardley.

Gill Walton, 'The Heron' Sq

Affordable Art at Browns

The next Affordable Art Auction at Browns ASR Auctions in Jedburgh should make up for some of the exhibiting and selling opportunities artists have lost due to the pandemic.