Galleries/Exhibitions: Plastic, Scrap and a Bit of History: The Story of an Island
July 16 – October 30. Entry from £15. Mount Stuart Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR
Five new prototype park benches designed by Scottish designers have been commissioned by Design Exhibition Scotland. The benches respond to Mount Stuart’s architectural materials, landscape and traditional historical design methods used on the Isle of Bute. The artists used local materials as well as recycled plastic, scrap metal and the like to create their works.
From fantasy to manufacturing
July 16 – October 30. Entry from £15. Mount Stuart Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9LR.
This exhibition celebrates the imagination, eclecticism and creative process of acclaimed 19th century designers. There will be jewelry, furniture, watercolors, books, stained glass and many other artifacts on display. It is also the first time that many treasures will be on public display and associated with rarely seen objects on loan from other institutions.
July 16-24. Free admission. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.
The exhibition presents new bodies of work by eight artists. The various artists have each studied the extent of the Scottish landscape, from history to physical topography. There will also be new works by 2019 RAS Morton Prize winner Daniel Cook.
summer in the city
July 16-22. Free admission. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.
This Royal Scottish Academy exhibition brings together recent works by Royal Scottish Academicians for the summer months. Some of the artists on display include Henry Kondracki, Elspeth Lam, Ade Adesina and others.
Alexander Lindsay Art Exhibition
July 16 – August 7. Free admission. Bowhous, St Monans, KY10 2DB.
In the biggest exhibition of his career, acclaimed Scottish photographer Alexander Lindsay showcases his cast and ultra-high-resolution landscape photos from his travels. The images, printed by Lindsay in her studio in Fife, reach up to eight meters wide, transforming the unique location of Bowhouse’s Main Hall into an extraordinary art gallery.
St Andrews Art Club Summer Exhibition
July 16-24. Free admission. St Andrews Art Club, 14c Argyle Street, St Andrews, KY16 9BP.
St Andrews Art Club is an enthusiastic group of amateur and professional artists. For their summer exhibition, members are allowed to submit a limited number of paintings to be exhibited. Artists have used different techniques including oils, acrylics, watercolors and many more.
GOSSIP Celebration Exhibition
July 16-30. Free admission. Tolbooth Wynd Jail, Stirling, FK8 1DE.
The GOSSIP Collective celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. An artist-run nonprofit that works to provide opportunities for artists and creatives, the group is hosting an exhibition to mark the occasion. There will be work from members of GOSSIP, as well as graduate work from students at Forth Valley College.
GMRC Behind-the-Scenes Tour
July 20. Free admission. Glasgow Museum Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow, G53 7NN.
Discover the incredible collections of the museum, all stored and waiting to be discovered. Visitors will spend an hour exploring the very special building, as well as some of the highlights of the million treasures housed within the museum.
July 16, 20, 22. Free admission. Sma Shot Cottages, 2 Sma’Shot Lane, Paisley, PA1 2HG.
Upon entering these cottages, visitors are immediately transported back to the 18th century in a typical weavers cottage, originally built in the 1750s. The cottage has been adapted to written descriptions of the town and has been only slightly altered by compared to its original dimensions of the 19th century. Immerse yourself in history and learn about the life of a weaver in the historic town in the 19th century.
Artist Rooms – Phyllida Barlow
July 16-23. Free admission. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 73&75 Bedford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR.
Discover how artist Phyllida Barlow transforms everyday household materials into large-scale sculptural installations. His work is playful and unwieldy, using layered surfaces often swathed in bright colors and his sculptures appear as if they could topple or fall apart at any moment. See some of his sculptures on display at Tate Modern.