Galleries/Events: Exploring Art from the Earth, Stars and Deep Seas

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August 6-October 1. Free admission. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate

103, G1 5HD.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham was a painter but made prints throughout her professional life, experimenting with many different methods including etching, linocut, lithography and screen printing. This exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio examines the fascinating and dynamic relationship between these two distinct areas of the artist’s practice. There will be paintings, prints and overpainted prints displayed together.

https://www.glasgowprintstudio.co.uk

Lates Planetarium: You are here

August 6, 11 & 13. Entry from £12. Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

Set off on a spectacular journey to the far reaches of our solar system and back. Visitors can discover the frontiers of human exploration, in the footsteps of very special space missions. There will also be time to chat with the resident astronomers after the show.

https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/visit/planetarium-lates

Elisabeth Soutar

bookbinding contest

August 6-October 8.

Free admission. National Library of Scotland, George IV Building,

Edinburgh, EH1 1EW.

The books presented during this exhibition are very original examples of traditional binding. Each of the 14 bindings on display have been submitted to the biennial competition organized by the National Library of Scotland in response to this year’s theme, ‘Stories of Scotland’. Visitors can explore all bindings that have been inspired by creative works by or about the Scots.

https://www.nls.uk/exhibitions/bookbindings-2022/

Sincerely, Valentines – from postcards to greeting cards

August 6-January 8, 2023. Free entry.

Michelin Design Gallery, V&A, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

This exhibition tells the story of Scotland’s most pioneering and successful commercial photographers, who are best known for popularizing the holiday postcard globally. The exhibit features rare photographs, historic postcards, promotional magazines, booklets and greeting cards. At the center of the exhibition is a new work by designer Maeve Redmond, who has created a series of oversized postcards in response to the collection of archival prints.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/exhibitions/sincerely-valentines

Swapnaa Tamhane: The

Golden fiber

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Scottish Design Galleries, V&A, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

Artist, curator and writer Swapnaa Tamhane was inspired by the archives held at the University of Dundee. His work explores the context of jute during British colonialism and the lives of workers in and around Calcutta in British-ruled Bengal. The installation is a collage of archival photos and drawings of workers as well as microscopic images of burlap paper.

https://www.vam.ac.uk/dundee/exhibitions/the-golden-fibre

We are Compost/Compost the We

August 6-September 10. Free admission. Center for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD.

This exhibit guides visitors through three distinct yet intertwined works that follow the cyclical process of composting. Asad Raza’s work Absorption will be exhibited for the first time in the UK. The exhibition invites visitors to discover the history of composting and the new transformations possible.

https://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/we-are-compost-composting-the-we

Coburg House Studios open summer

August 6-7. Free admission. Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Leith,

EH6 6ET.

Coburg House in Leith opens its doors this weekend to invite visitors behind the scenes of the four floors of their building to peek into the studios of their artists. Explore art, design and craftsmanship carefully crafted by over 70 creatives. There’s also a pop-up cafe and the chance to buy gifts and goods made in the heart of Leith.

http://www.coburghouse.co.uk/

Discover the depths

August 6-October 31. Admission from £17.50. Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.

Explore the seabed with the all-new Dynamic Earth Gallery. Visitors can meet Scotland’s marine science pioneers, including Edinburgh’s Charles Wyville Thomson. Dive into the depths of the sea and discover incredible habitats and creatures of the deep, including Scotland’s cold water reefs.

https://www.dynamicearth.co.uk/

Trash on the wall

August 6-September 30. Free admission. The Image Collective Gallery, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Leith, EH6 6JJ.

This thought-provoking exhibition by young artist James Owen Thomas features a range of collages, each created from unwanted single-use products such as discarded lottery tickets. The artworks are all painstakingly detailed, embodying the artist’s philosophy that something truly beautiful can be created out of objects that many others deem useless.

https://www.theimagecollective.co.uk/

Nadia Myre: Tell me about your boats and your waters –

Where do they come from, where do they go?

August 6-September 8. Free admission. Edinburgh Engravers, Castle Mills, 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP.

This project spans print installation and sound and explores reference points across Scotland and Canada. The artist’s research began in a municipal library in Montreal. Myre’s work highlights the decolonial impulse inherent in the artist’s practice, imprinting and entangling materials with meaning.

https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/viewing-room/21-tell-me-of-your-boats-and-your-waters/

Charlotte Cohen

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