Hitlist: Visual art
The fortnight's most fascinating artworks and exhibitions
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.
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.