GLASGOW WOMEN'S LIBRARY
Vanessa Baird: I get along without you very well
Until 25th February 2023
Vanessa Baird is one of Norway’s leading contemporary artists, whose rich drawings and paintings are imbued with a deep, essential kind of storytelling that feels both individual and universal.
She draws on a wide range of references from her own lived experience as well as Scandinavian and contemporary folklore and literature, as well as her proud Scottish heritage.
For this exhibition, Baird is exhibiting a new series of works made in response to the Library and its archive.
THE HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY, GLASGOW
Elizabeth Price: Underfoot
Until 16th April 2023
Underfoot is an exhibition of new work by visual artist Elizabeth Price. It takes as its point of departure the archives of Glasgow-based carpet manufacturers, and in particular those of the renowned firms of Stoddard and Templeton Ltd, now held in the University of Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections.
The two-screen video work at its centre, UNDERFOOT, adapts archival imagery and digital animation to express the dynamics at work within the organisation of knowledge in a library building. The exhibition continues Price’s practice of questioning how archives represent, or fail to represent, social history and experience.
CITY ART CENTRE, EDINBURGH
Glean: Early 20th Century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland
Until 12th March 2023
This ground-breaking exhibition presents the work of fourteen pioneering women photographers and filmmakers working in Scotland during the early 20th century.
These women present different accounts of Scotland, covering both rural and city places and communities. The exhibition shows the breadth of their photography and filmmaking, mapping new narratives about women's work and the history of photography in Scotland.
The exhibition is a partnership project with Jenny Brownrigg, Exhibitions Director at The Glasgow School of Art.
THE MCMANUS, DUNDEE'S ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Are you Sitting Comfortably?
Until 12th February 2023
Works on paper are vulnerable to light, which can cause them to fade if exposed for long periods. At this time of the year natural light levels are so low that it's an ideal opportunity to show works on paper, including prints, drawings and watercolours.
Inspired by Scotland's Year of Stories, this year's winter works on paper display celebrates storytelling in art. Drawn from the city of Dundee’s diverse collections, the selection of works span four centuries and explore mythology, religion, literature and everyday life, with stories for everyone to delve into.