Hitlist - Visual Art

Hitlist - Visual Art

The best exhibitions

Graham Fagen: Somebodyelse The Changing Room relocates to the Tolbooth and inaugurates the space with this compelling exhibition of portrait works by acclaimed Scottish artist Fagen. The Changing Room, Stirling, until Sat 11 Apr.

Alex Pollard and Clare Stephenson: The Dirty Hands In this two-artist exhibition paintings, collages and free-standing objects have been constructed into mise-en-scènes featuring a cast of fantastic characters. See review, page 88. CCA, Glasgow, until Sat 21 Mar.

Sebastian Buerkner: Glove First exhibition in Scotland of work by Buerkner, who explores space, time and consciousness through animation. Tramway, Glasgow, until Sun 22 Mar.

Jimmy Robert: Grey Flannel Suits Any Man Beautiful, intelligently rendered and meticulous exploration of the fragility of representation by the Guadeloupe-born artist. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until Sat 28 Mar.

Artist Rooms The first of a series of exhibitions featuring work by internationally renowned artists. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Sat 14 Mar–Sun 8 Nov.

Toby Paterson: Ever Growing Never Old A new exhibition by one of Scotland’s most successful young artists. Reviewed next issue. The Modern Institute, Glasgow, until Thu 9 Apr.


  • 4 stars

Exciting solo exhibition of photographic portraits by accomplished artist Graham Fagen exploring notions of cultural identity. Featuring images of Alex Salmond, Arthur Campbell Hamilton and past and current chairmen of RBS and HBOS.

Somebodyelse: Artist's Talk and Music Performance

  • 4 stars

A live performance of a new interpretation of the words of Robert Burns by artists Graham Fagen and Adrian Sherwood. Set to roots and dub reggae, 'I Murder Hate' will be performed by a strong cast of musicians and singers including Ghetto Priest, Skip MacDonald and Pete Lockett. Sherwood and Fagen will take part in a…

The Dirty Hands

  • 4 stars

Group show about excess and dandified amorality from Glasgow artists Clare Stephenson and Alex Pollard. Stephenson will be showing a series of free-standing drag queen figures interacting within a theatrical installation, while Pollard's paintings are set in a distorted hall of mirrors.

Jimmy Robert, Grey Flannel Suits any Man

  • 4 stars

Jimmy Roberts is a French artists living in Brussels who works in photography as well as performance or film. Here he attempts to create a dialogue between individual pieces but also using them as separate entities.


First Scottish exhibition of work by innovative animator Sebastian Buerkner. Using a sophisticated, dreamlike visual language, sharply rendered by Flash technology, Buerkner creates surreal visual narratives which challenge perceptions of space and time.

Toby Paterson

  • 5 stars

Delineating the planes, forms and brightly-coloured politics of postwar modernist architecture, Paterson's accomplished works reference a montage of idealised and reconfigured structures.

ARTIST ROOMS: Anthony D'Offay in Conversation with Keith Hartley

'Artist Rooms' is a new collection of contemporary art, toward which one of Britain's leading dealers, Anthony d'Offay, donated his £125 million collection in 2008. Here he discusses the project with Keith Hartley, Chief Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art.

Artist Rooms

  • 4 stars

An outstanding collection of contemporary art recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate, through a generous donation by British collector and dealer, Anthony d'Offay. Individual rooms devoted to a particular artist will be on display all over the UK. In the opening displays in Edinburgh, works…

ARTIST ROOMS: Damien Hirst

  • 4 stars

Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator at the Gallery of Modern Art, discusses the work of Damien Hirst, whose work is currently on display as part of the 'ARTIST ROOMS' project.

ARTIST ROOMS: Vija Celmins

Celmins' masterful depictions of cobwebs, night skies and the desert are on display as part of the ARTIST ROOMS project.

Grey Flannel Suits Any Man

  • 4 stars

Films, photography and collage exploring the fragility of representation, by Jimmy Robert, one of France's most acclaimed contemporary artists. This is his first Scottish show.

ARTIST ROOMS: Francesca Woodman

  • 4 stars

Curator Lauren Rigby discusses the selection of Woodman's intimate and often haunting photographs currently on display as part of the 'ARTIST ROOMS' exhibition.


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