Top art exhibitions to look out for
From some of the world’s most iconic images to Turner Prize-winners, Alexander Kennedy takes a peek at what Scotland’s galleries have on offer
Picasso on Paper
Dean Gallery, 73 Belford Road, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until Sun 23 Sep.
Drawings, paintings and woodcuts spanning the artist’s forty year career.
RSA, The Mound, Edinburgh, 0131 225 6671, until Sun 30 Sep
Andy Warhol: A Celebration of Life . . . and Death
Two hundred paintings, drawings, collages, prints, sculptures, photographs and films by one of the most significant artists of the late 20th century.
National Gallery of Scotland Complex, The Mound, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until Sun 7 Oct.
Richard Long: Walking and Marking
One of Britain’s most successful land artists exhibits photographs, maps, drawings and sculptures based on walks he has made since the mid-60s.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200. until Sun 21 Oct.
A conductor of absurd experiments where he ‘sets traps for nature’, the Swiss-born artist will create an installation that mixes performance, documentation, sculpture and video.
Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2383, Sat 3 Nov–Sun 27 Jan.
The 2001 Turner Prize-winner creates installations, writes songs, is a musician and performance artist, and will take over the gallery at Inverleith House in his first one-man show in Scotland.
Royal Botanic Gallery, Inverleith House, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, 0131 552 7171, Jan–Mar 2008.
Howard Hodgkin & Edward Degas
The work of Hodgkin and Degas will be shown together as part of a series of collaborative exhibitions that will take place until September 08.
Ingleby Gallery, 6 Carlton Terrace, Edinburgh, 0131 556 4441, Sat 26 Jan–Sat 2 Feb.
Gillespie, Kidd & Coia
The pioneering architectural firm’s contribution to Modernism will be celebrated in a major project led by The Lighthouse. The exhibition will be designed by award-winning artist Toby Paterson and architect Ewan Imrie.
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, 0141 221 6362, Sat 3 Nov–Sun 10 Feb.
The work of 2005 Venice Biennale contributor Cathy Wilkes explores feminist and post-feminist issues, through painting, filmmaking and installation practices.
The Modern Institute, 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow, 0141 248 3711, Jan.
A Victorian Master: Drawings by Frederic Lord Leighton
This exhibition demonstrates the importance of Leighton’s works on paper and features pieces from the outstanding Leighton House Drawings Collection, London.
Hunterian Art Gallery, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, 0141 330 5431, Fri 25 Jan–Thu 17 Apr.
Glasgow-based Hunter is one of the UK’s foremost sculptural artists, and is well known for his public art commissions in the city and further afield. This exhibition will focus on his gallery-based practice.
Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, 0845 330 3501, Feb.
The Glasgow-based artist (and 2007 Scottish Arts Council/Scottish Screen Artists Film and Video award-winner) will be collaborating with Glasgow School of Art to present a collection of new works.
Sorcha Dallas, 5 St Margaret’s Place, Glasgow, 0141 553 2662, Mar–Apr.
Melanie Gilligan’s practice includes criticism, scriptwriting, performance, and object-making. Her work examines how the artwork is politicised and received, as well as exploring the relationship between artist and spectator.
Transmission, 45 King Street, Glasgow, 0141 552 4813, Sat 12 Apr–Sat 17 May.