Gallery Roundup: Cosmic Dance, Landscape Magic and the Art of William Morris


April 27-29. Free. Fruitmarket, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF.

This exhibition at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket is a live interactive dance performance with a

live and digital casting of 11 dancers. The show was created in collaboration with video artist Lucas Chih-Peng Kao and explores the artists’ bodies as living archives, prompting us to reflect on the current situation of refugees around the world.


An Tobar Festival – Daughter of Cups in the North

April 29 – May 1. Prices vary (see event website for details). A Tobar and Mull theatre, Mull

This new festival on the Isle of Mull has been curated by visual and sound artist Bobbi Cameron. Over the weekend, explore radical works of performance, music, art, sound installation, dance and new writing. The artists all worked on themes of ancestry and pushing the boundaries of what it means to inhabit space. Some of the performers include award-winning choreographer Mele Broomes, Glasgow-based musician Quinie and many more.

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer

April 23-September 4. Entry from €6. V&A, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

This exhibition at the V&A is an immersive experience, exploring dance, design, art, fashion and music and is the first major exhibition on Michael Clark, right. Clark’s choreography changed the dance landscape and this exhibition explores his collaborations with artists, designers, musicians and performers, giving a unique insight into his creative spirit.

Design for our time

April 23-June 19. Free. V&A, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

Climate change is a major issue and Scottish designers are tackling the problems caused by climate change. This exhibition offers sustainable solutions to the overconsumption and waste of materials through innovative designs by Scottish artists. Find out more about the design process and how something can go from an idea to an actual product.

Scottish Design Galleries

April 23-30. Free. V&A, 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ.

Explore the everyday relevance of design and how it can enhance our lives through this exhibition at the V&A. There are works in a variety of disciplines, ranging from architecture to fashion, from health to furniture, and from engineering to presentation of video games. Nearly 300 exhibits from the famous V&A collection have been brought together for the enjoyment of visitors.

Alma Wolfson: the passion of a painter

April 23-May 14. Free. Cyril Gerber Fine Art, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL.

Alma Wolfson was a student of Bob Stewart and learned to paint outdoors and all the challenges that involved. Inspired by artists such as Joan Eardley and William Gillies, she developed her own style of painting, above. This exhibition presents unpublished drawings among the 60 exhibited works.

art again

April 23 – May 8. Free. Gallowgate Artist Studios, 15 East Campbell Street, Glasgow, G1 5DT.

After a long hiatus, Gallowgate Artists Studios is back to present an open exhibition. Some of the artwork is from artists currently working in the studios. The gallery is open on weekends and operates throughout the first week of May.

Edinburgh Science Festival: Vaccine Journeys

April 23-24. Free. University of Edinburgh, Old College South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL.

With all this talk over the past year about vaccines, does anyone know how they got started? You may have heard of Edward Jenner and his cows as the beginning of modern vaccines, but what about how they became international and spread to the rest of the world. This exhibit explores the journey of vaccines from the very first voyage and how the slave trade was intertwined with the vaccine revolution.

The art of wallpaper

April 23-June 11. Admission from £10.50. Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT.

William Morris was a poet, a craftsman and became one of the most famous model makers in the world. This exhibition focuses on his legacy and features his most famous designs – as well as wallpapers. Some of the works include rare Victorian formal designs that predate Morris, as well as the export of Japanese wallpaper that inspired Morris.

The protective veil

April 23-27. Free. St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW.

New works by established Edinburgh artist Benet Haughton will be on display at St Mary’s Cathedral. The location complements the spiritual nature of Haughton’s work which explores the materiality of paint.

Charlotte Cohen


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