Five best autumn exhibitions in Scotland

Five best autumn exhibitions in Scotland

The Shock of Victory

The Turner Prize, Document Scotland and Luc Tuymans are among the top five exhibitions we’re looking forward to this season

The Ties That Bind
One year on from the Scottish Referendum, this pivotal event has inspired two reflective exhibitions: the first, The Ties That Bind, presents a collection of photographs taken by the Document Scotland Collective at the time, capturing the multiplicity of views and subtle nuances surrounding the larger debate.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 26 Sep–Sun 24 April 2016.

The Shock of Victory
The Shock of Victory is the second of those Referendum-inspired exhibitions. It will concentrate on a post-referendum landscape, proposing artistic approaches, techniques and provocations that have departed from Scotland since.
CCA, Glasgow, Fri 18 Sep–Sun 1 Nov.

Modern Scottish Women | Painters and Sculptors 1885–1965
This long-awaited exhibition will celebrate the significant and often overlooked contribution made by women artists to Scottish art history. The exhibition focuses on works produced between 1885 and 1965 – the period when Fra Newbery became Director of Glasgow School of Art, until the year of painter Anne Redpath’s death.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Sat 7 Nov–Sun 26 Jun 2016.

The Turner Prize 2015
One of the art world’s most significant prizes will be coming to Glasgow this autumn. This is the first time the show has been exhibited in Scotland, despite the increasing number of Scottish artists that have made up the shortlist in recent years.
Tramway, Glasgow, Thu 1 Oct–Sun 17 Jan 2016.

Birds of a Feather by Luc Tuymans
The Talbot Rice Gallery has organised an impressive programme to celebrate its 40th anniversary, and this exhibition of work by the acclaimed and influential contemporary painter Luc Tuymans is eagerly awaited. The show has strong ties to the university collection: much of the artist’s recent work was inspired by a visit to the collection last year, particularly its portraits by Henry Raeburn.
Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Fri 30 Oct–Sat 19 Dec 2015.

Turner Prize 2015

The Turner Prize is the biggest award in British art, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 to the nominees, and the most controversial. Its championship of conceptual rigour over traditionalism has tended to whip the tabloids into a froth, but a list of Turner nominees contains many of the most memorable names from…

Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885–1965

A large-scale exhibition of over 70 works by Scottish women artists, from Catherine Read (1723–1778) to Joan Eardley and Anne Redpath in the mid-20th century. The exhibition traces the influences of the artists and their links to the art world, and is accompanied by a permanent display of prints by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

Document Scotland: The Ties That Bind

Images of Scottish people from the collective founded in 2012, comprising Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren. The show is timed to take place one year after the referendum on independence, and is designed to reflect the multiplicity of views and challenges associated with the event.

The Shock of Victory

An exhibition, symposium and series of film screenings conceived and produced by CCA as a response to the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014, with work submitted as part of an open call during the summer of 2015.

Luc Tuymans: Birds of a Feather

Work by Belgian artist who paints pictures from existing photographs and who, as a result, was bizarrely (and successfully) sued for plagiarism.

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