THE ARTIST studio group Wasps is marking its 40th anniversary year with a special exhibition.

The shows, entitled 40/40 Vision, will feature work from sixteen Wasps galleries and artist residencies.

It will be held as the inaugural temporary exhibition at the £3.2 million Kirkcudbright Galleries, which opens on 9 June.

The Kirkcudbright exhibition is being curated by Ian and Claire Cameron-Smith.

The exhibition will include paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture, digital art, jewellery, ceramics, and furniture.

Among the pieces at the exhibition will be Crossing Point, a large collage by Janie Nicoll from the Wasps centre at South Block in Glasgow.

Audrey Carlin, chief executive of Wasps, said: “The exhibition is a great way to mark the end of a 40th year which has seen so much progress and in which we have laid the foundations for an even more ambitious and vibrant future.

“There is so much creative talent in our studios in every part of Scotland."

THE Doune the Rabbit Hole has confirmed the first artists on its 2018 lineup.

Its three stages include Levellers, Atari Teenage Riot, Akala, This is the Kit, Big Country, The Beat and The Orb.

Levellers play their only Scottish date at Doune the Rabbit Hole to celebrate their 30th anniversary.

Berlin-based digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot perform their only UK festival date as they prepare to release their sixth studio album this summer.

New Yorker Greta Kline, daughter of Hollywood stars Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates, will take to the stage with her band Frankie Cosmos.

The festival takes place at Lake of Mentieth, Stirling, from July 13 to 15.

THE Proclaimers have announced three extra Scottish shows in August.

They will take place at Ayr Town Hall on August 2, the Queens Hall in Dunoon on the 3rd and the Corran Halls in Oban on August 4.

In 2015 and 2016 The Proclaimers toured extensively around the world with 150 shows including their 6th appearance at Glastonbury, T In The Park, and their first concert at the Sydney Opera House.

They will now record their 11th studio album in Spring 2018 for release in August on Cooking Vinyl, and head back out on tour from the Summer with 48 dates across the UK this year.