Hitlist: Visual art

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Hitlist: Visual art

Brian Jones by John 'Hoppy' Hopkins

The fortnight's most fascinating artworks and exhibitions

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The major exhibition of artist films features work by Luke Fowler, Katy Dove, Mark Neville as well as influential pioneers such as Margaret Tait. Reviewed next issue.
Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 22 Nov.

Taking Liberties: John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins
Essential retrospective of work by London’s snapper in residence for 60s counter-culture.
Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, until Sat 7 Nov.

David Austen: My love, I have been digging up my own bones in the garden again
Austen’s work presents a world that hovers at a slight, yet distinct remove from the ordinary.
Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sat 14 Nov.

Torsten Lauschmann: The Darker Ages
Glasgow-based artist, filmmaker and live performer Lauschmann’s show transports you to a place between the thin veneer of reality and a filmic verisimilitude.
Mary Mary, Glasgow, until Sat 21 Nov.

Charlie Hammond: The New Improvement Scheme
Hammond explores different techniques of anthropomorphism in his work.
Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Fri 23 Oct–Fri 11 Dec.

Lara Favaretto
The Italian artist brings her infectiously playful works and carnivalesque atmosphere to the Tramway.
Tramway, Glasgow, Fri 23 Oct–Sun 13 Dec.

An Entangled Bank
To mark the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth a roll call of contemporary artists, including Christine Borland, Ilana Halperin, Brian Hewitt, Kenny Hunter and Ben Rivers, have created work exploring the great scientist’s time at Edinburgh University.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 24 Oct–Sat 12 Dec.

Lara Favaretto

  • 3 stars

Italian artist Favaretto brings her infectiously playful works and carnivalesque atmosphere to the Tramway.

David Austen: My love, I have been digging up my own bones in the garden again

  • 4 stars

At once fragile and striking, this collection of watercolour figures, bold text paintings and a silent film study of Italian artist Enzo Cucchi smoking, presents a world that hovers at a slight, yet distinct remove from the ordinary.

Torsten Lauschmann: The Darker Ages

  • 4 stars

Featuring mesmerising video projections, Lauschmann's new body of work conjures up a cinematic experience as you enter a darkened room and find yourself somewhere between the thin veneer of reality and a filmic verisimillitude. Here he manipulates cinematic technology to tell stories of its history while building new…

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  • 4 stars

This ambitious exhibition, dedicated to Scottish artist films, features a unique selection of over 100 film and video works by over 60 artists, created in the past 50 years. The theme changes weekly. Highlights include David Hall's influential 'Television Interruptions', which was broadcast unannounced in 1971.

Taking Liberties: John 'Hoppy' Hopkins

  • 4 stars

Essential retrospective of work by London's snapper in residence for 60s counter-culture.

An Entangled Bank

Five contemporary artists interpret the legacy and continuing relevance of Darwinian ideas in art and imagination. Featured artists are Christine Borland, Ilana Halperin, Brian Hewitt, Kenny Hunter and Ben Rivers.

Charlie Hammond: The New Improvement Scheme

  • 3 stars

For his second solo show in this gallery Hammond presents a series of new paintings, mostly portraits, whose characters appear from the painted surface rather than existing in the depicted scene.

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