23.-31. July. Admission free. Dundas Street Gallery, 6A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ.
Steeped in history, St Andrews was also a place of religious pilgrimage for centuries after the remains of Saint Andrew were preserved in St Andrews Cathedral. This exhibition features a collection of oil paintings, canvases and limited edition prints, all inspired by the historic Old Course.
July 28 – September 18. Admission free. Gallery 1, Edinburgh Printmakers,
Castle Mills 1 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FP
Created by Tessa Lynch, this new installation encourages alternative building techniques inspired by play and nature. Much of the visual and audio language for the exhibition was developed following a children’s workshop that Lynch hosted with Glasgow Sculpture Studios in April. Lynch worked with a group of children from the Queen’s Cross Housing Association to envision their ideal homes and build them using building materials donated by members of the GSS studio.
July 23 – October 31. Admission free. Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE.
This exhibition features 50 pots telling the story of the people who worked in the Scottish industrial potteries. The pots on display are artifacts that have survived the buildings that made them and the people who made them. The exhibition also celebrates 50 years of Scottish pottery society.
rhythm of the rain
24-31 July. Admission free. Birch Tree Gallery, 23A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QQ.
Rhythm of the Rain is a dynamic and exciting exhibition showcasing the figurative art of artist Laura Gil. The figure conveys a sense of rhythm and creates a powerful energy that contributes to the overall atmospheric effect of her paintings.
Wildlife Art – Prints and Poetry
23.-31. July. Admission free. Scottish Ornithological Club, Waterson House, Aberlady, EH31 0PY.
Two exhibitions honoring nature, prints and poetry are on display at the Scottish Ornithologists Club in Aberfeldy. In addition to the poems that illustrate them, wood engravings line the corridors. Artist Carry Akroyd is showing screenprints and lithographs inspired by the poetry of John Clare in the main gallery.
Cupar model railway exhibition
23-24 July. Entry from €5. Corn Exchange, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4BT.
Cupar District Model Railway Club presents its 27th Annual Exhibition. There are over 15 model railway exhibitions from across the country. A popular Lego layout for children will also be on display. There are a variety of other displays in the exhibition.
Positive Currents: Forgotten Stories and Future Voices
July 23 – September 11. Admission free (with museum admission). The Scottish Fisheries Museum, St Ayles Harbourhead, Anstruther, KY10 3AB.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum and Scottish Seabird Center invite the public to discover the stories of the Forth from past, present and future perspectives. The Firth of Forth, its coasts and islands have a rich history and a wealth of stories to tell, and visitors to the exhibition can explore them and learn how they have impacted our lives today.
July 23 – August 28. Admission free. Tram, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE.
This large-scale, multi-sensory exhibition was curated by Edinburgh-based organization Artlink. It is the culmination of years of groundbreaking research through a process of mutual learning through play together. The works on display aim to expand our perception of what works of art could be and to break down the barriers to access contemporary art.
July 23 – August 13. Admission free. Project Ability, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD.
After a two year hiatus, Project Ability’s annual Young Talent exhibition returns to Trongate. The exhibition features work by young artists working in Project Ability’s Create studio programs. The number of artists on display, as well as the variety of mediums and styles on display, make for an exciting atmosphere and a fun gallery experience.
Discover the depth
July 28 – October 31. Admission free with Dynamic Earth admission. Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS.
Explore the deep sea through Dynamic Earth’s new gallery. Meet Scotland’s pioneers of marine science, including Edinburgh’s Charles Wyville Thomson, whose study of the marine environment pioneered oceanography. Explore the habitats and creatures of the deep sea. Visitors can also explore the equipment used by scientists to explore such a vast environment.