Galleries and exhibitions: a Will Maclean retrospective, posters and beauty on Bute

June 4-18. Free. Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW.

In May 2020, as the country tried to navigate lockdown restrictions and what it meant, Platform sent out a newsletter to local community members asking them to respond. As the lockdown continued, the project grew and by the end over 400 submissions had been received, ranging from poems to jokes to drawings. You can now explore these contributions on the Platform exhibit wall.

From fantasy to manufacturing

June 4 – October 30. From £15 (free for Mount Stuart members). Mount Stuart House and Gardens, Bute, PA20 9LR.

Take a journey from the beginnings of a sketch to the finished object. Visitors can learn about the creative process of acclaimed 19th century designers such as William Burges, Robert Weir Schultz, Sir Robert Lorimer and many more. The result is a spectacular mix of jewelry, furniture, watercolors, books, stained glass and other incredible works of art. The exhibit also examines the Bute family’s legacy of commissioning and collecting arts and crafts.

make waves

June 4-30. Free. Dennistoun Library, 2a Craigpark, Glasgow, G31 2NA.

As part of the Glasgow Science festival, the organizers – alongside Dennistoun Library – invited primary school pupils to take part in their Making Waves challenge. Student-created posters are on display highlighting favorite Scottish inventions. You never know, maybe you’ll discover something new!

poster art

June 2-25. Free. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE.

Accomplished Stirling artist David Galletly has designed a poster to celebrate 20 years of the city’s Tolbooth. Also on display are a selection of his musician posters as well as a lost map of record companies as well as posters from students who designed posters to celebrate 20 years of Stirling’s city status.

Research images 2022: adapting in advance

June 4-12. Free. Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow, G4 0UT.

Discover the innovative research being carried out at the University of Strathclyde as part of the Glasgow Science Festival. Ranging from technological advancements to health and wellness, visitors can learn about the work that aims to help the world move forward in the face of adversity. This exhibition does just that through a series of incredible images, highlighting the work of university research teams.

Waves of movement: land, sea and air

June 4. Free. Hunterian Museum and Gallery, Glasgow, G12 0RG.

Did you know that waves are not exclusive to the ocean? Join the Hunterian Museum to learn about the many other waves created by the natural world and the creatures within them. The exhibition will take you on a journey through the fields of zoology, geology, physics and art. There will be crafts and a walk alongside the exhibition.

Starting points

June 4 – October 2. Admission from £6.50. City Art Centr3, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE.

This exhibit on Will Maclean, left, promises to be a rich visual feast for anyone interested in Scottish art and history. This retrospective will cover nearly 50 years of Maclean’s work, featuring drawings, prints, sculptures and more from the artist’s public and private collections. The exhibition will be accompanied by a new publication.

Exhibit 22

June 4-9. Free. Outside the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 8RG.

This exhibition calls itself one of Scotland’s must-see photography exhibitions. Showcasing the work of Edinburgh university students, there is a variety of photographic styles and genres, with over 80 images.

Out of the Blue Open Studios Weekend

June 4-5. Free. OOTB Abbeymount Studios, 2 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN.

A first of its kind since November 2019, the Abbeymont studios are reopening their doors. Meet the creators of the art and browse a wide variety of works. There will also be a wide range of arts/crafts demonstrations over the weekend, meaning visitors can see what an artist’s work is really like.


June 4-9. Free. Whitespace, 76 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9HQ.

This collaborative exhibition by Ginny Elston and Jon Place explores contemporary landscapes. Their works play on the theme of changing and abstract landscapes and examine the meaning

disturbing ways of making images.

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