Visual Arts Reviews
Until 28 August Review
Leith School of Art launches its end of year exhibition online for the first time ever, allowing viewers to see and buy work from the students of eight different year-long courses and the Graduate Residency programme.
Online exhibition, until gallery re-opens Review
JW58 is the second online exhibition in the Ullapool gallery’s programme for 2020, now open for viewing until lockdown restrictions are lifted. Two narratives on the same journey, 75 years apart, connect in the same exhibition, one written and one painted.
Online exhibition Review
Edinburgh’s Morningside Gallery’s annual Scott Naismith solo show features over twenty new paintings by this much-collected Scottish artist, this year in a virtual walk-through format.
Online until 13 Jun Review
A thoughtfully-prepared online showing in virtual situ at Edinburgh’s Fine Art Society of Ron Sandford’s detailed impressions of Hong Kong and Yell.
Online until 6 Jun Review
While The Doubtfire Gallery’s doors remain closed to the public, it is showing a collection of painted work by Euan McGregor PAI, from his enigmatic Distillery series.
Online exhibition, until 31 May Review
This online exhibition at The Scottish Gallery also exists within a closed gallery space. It offers a glimpse into the working life of artist Ross Ryan and makes connecting with an audience in lockdown look easy.
Online exhibition Review
Susie Leiper’s online exhibition showcases her strengths in calligraphy and typography as much as paint, with semi-abstract finely-judged geometry, inspired by libraries that sadly we can’t visit right now.
15 Feb – 11 Mar Review
Highlights of the RSA New Contemporaries 2020 exhibition of Scottish graduate work.
7 – 28 Feb Review
A review of Upright Gallery’s exhibition by Michael Wildman of photographed glimpses of humanity’s elusive traces in urban South American settings.
Until 29 Mar 2020 Review
Note: currently closed until further notice. ‘saracen go home’ is a new installation by artist and writer Sulaïman Majali, showing as part of Collective Gallery’s Satellites development programme for emerging artists and producers based in Scotland.
Until 22 Mar Review
Note: closed due to public health situation. Now in its tenth year at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the BP Portrait Award remains a high-point of the art calendar, offering insightful works that convey much about both artist and sitter.
1 – 31 Jan Review
Henry Vaughan’s bequest to the National Galleries of Scotland of J M W Turner’s exquisite watercolours bears repeated annual visits.
Until 8 Mar Review
Will Knight’s delicately-detailed architectural drawings and watercolours faithfully document the fabric of Edinburgh’s busy arts venue.
Until 16 Feb Review
The MacKinnon Collection has been acquired for the nation in a joint effort from National Galleries Scotland and National Library of Scotland. This is the taster exhibition for a photography collection spanning 100 years of Scottish life and culture.
Until 23 Dec Review
Open Eye Gallery’s long-established annual exhibition of postcard-sized works is counterbalanced by large works by four major names in Scottish painting, and an engaging show of twentieth-century print works.
Until 11 Dec Review
The RSA Annual Exhibition marks its 193rd anniversary, showcasing another highly-eclectic mixture of remarkable work to delight the visitor.