Discovering Degas: Collecting in the Age of William Burrell

24 May-30 September. Entry from £13.50. The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT

Get up close to the Burrell Collection’s holdings of 23 Degas masterpieces alongside 50 other works of art spanning painting, works on paper, and sculptures on loan from significant national and international collections.

From Latvia to Dunoon

18 May-18 August. Entry free. 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD

Dunoon Burgh Hall presents the work of Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins with 20 pieces on display that were created between 1975 and 2010. Now aged 85, Celmins creates exquisitely intricate works featuring oceans, night skies and galaxies, deserts, and her later series of spiders’ webs. The selection on display at Dunoon Burgh Hall features three unique graphite, charcoal and eraser drawings as well as intaglio and relief prints.

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25 May-14 June. Entry free. Upright Gallery, 3 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4HP.

This exhibition brings together two Scottish based artists, Charlene Scott and Roanne O'Donnell. Scott works primarily with the material and extraction of botanical pigments while O’Donnell limits herself to an exact set of materials using oil and cold wax as well as charcoal and graphite.

Tracing the Celtic Knot

11 May-31 October. Entry free. Groam House Museum, High Street, Rosemarkie, Highland, IV10 8UF.

Explore the creativity of Celtic art and its role in Scottish identity through artefacts from Groam House Museum’s nationally significant George Bain collection. Take a journey through Celtic art starting with the Pictish sculpture from early mediaeval Rosemarkie and travelling through the centuries.

Gordon Contemporaries

11 May-24 November. Entry free. Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ.

The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust has been supporting the arts, community and youth organisations in the North East for nearly 50 years. This exhibition features works from a selection of award-winning North East artists and provides an insight into their career paths and practice.

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Windswept Land

18 May-14 June. Entry free. Birch Tree Gallery, 23A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QQ.

Janine Baldwin and Eleanor Cunningham work in different locations but share the same passion for outdoors and nature. Cunningham is based in Dunbar while Janine is down in Scarborough and although both work in different mediums, their palettes compliment one another.

The Teardrop Explodes - A Paisley Pattern Exhibition

18 May-28 June. Entry free. The Art Department, 2-10 Causeyside Street, Paisley, PA1 1UQ.

The Paisley Pattern is a centuries old pattern that has been utilised worldwide and is one of the most recognisable motifs. In this new project, artists, community partners, artists, printmakers, photographers, weavers, textile artists, a dress historian and local heritage collections have been brought together to cover The Art Department head to toe in Paisley.

Awakenings: Six Foot Gallery’s Annual Spring Show

18-24 May. Entry free. Six Foot Gallery, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.

Six Foot Gallery’s spring exhibition features work from 27 artists that create across a diverse range of mediums and disciplines. Some of the works on display include sculptures, soundscapes, textiles, collage, video, woodturning, jewellery and many more.

Glasgow Blythswood Festival

23 May-9 June. Various prices see event website for details. Various venues across Glasgow.

Blending art, music, performance, exhibition, heritage and culinary delights is the Glasgow Blythswood Festival. Embrace art and sculpture with exhibitions in famed places including the National Piping Centre, Mackintosh at The Willow, Glasgow Art Club and many more.

The Narrative Line

18-31 May. Entry free. An Tobar Gallery, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, PA75 6RB

Bryan Angus is a visual artist inspired by the land and sea around him in Banff, North Aberdeenshire, and the rich history of the people who shaped the coast. Bryan creates art, exhibits and works on art projects with other artists. Their creative endeavours extend beyond traditional art spaces, encompassing the design and execution of artwork for commercial ventures in retail, visitor centres, book illustrations, and diverse industrial applications.