THE Glasgow Art Club is to show Shipyard, a solo exhibition exploring contemporary shipbuilding by Lachlan Goudie.

It will open to the public at the 185 Bath Street institution on11 May.

Shipyard draws on hundreds of images Goudie created at Scotstoun, Govan and Rosyth over a seven year study between 2009 and 2016.

Around 70 artworks document the construction of naval vessels – the Type 45 Destroyers and the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Lachlan Goudie, born 1976, is following in his father’s footsteps as a painter himself as well as writing and presenting the BBC television series The Story of Scottish Art (2015) and presenting a BBC documentary celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (2018).

He is currently a judge on the popular BBC television series, The Big Painting Challenge.

He said: "Shipyards are awe-inspiring places… the sublime sense of scale and energy, the furious and relentless pace of component panels being assembled into towering monuments of steel.

“There is noise, there is chaos and fire, there’s a visceral sense that you’re part of a vast, industrial organism that will spit you out of the way, unless you watch your step.

"As an artist, you hardly want to blink for fear that you’ll miss a bizarre, unworldly juxtaposition of shapes, colours, pipes and scaffolding.

"It has been a great privilege to document the extraordinary work of the Scottish shipyards and the character, openness and identity of the people that make everything happen."

Entry to the exhibition is free.

MORE than a dozen films will be part of a Basque movie festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The films include documentaries to experimental animation, and a retrospective featuring films from three generations of artists, from the 1970s to the present.

Basque Spring: Focus on Basque Country is a programme organized by the cultural platform CinemaAttic with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.

In collaboration with LeithLate, CinemaAttic will present a Basque pintxos (food) and films crawl in Edinburgh on 28 April.

Basque Spring: Focus on Basque Country is supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute and it is part of the umbrella project #ScotlandGoesBasque, an artistic and cultural programme in which leading Basque creative talent will take part in different events and festivals until October.

The Glasgow School of Art’s silversmithing and jewellery artists in residence are to have two exhibitions showcasing their work in the coming months, one in Scotland and one in Australia.

From 26 April to 4 May the work of the seven jewellers and silversmiths will be shown in the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, in an exhibition hosted by ‘Welcome Home’.

From 3 September to 5 October 2019 the work will then be shown in Melbourne, Australia in an exhibition hosted by Craft Victoria.

Each year the GSA offers international silversmithing and jewellery graduates the opportunity to spend a year as artists in residence.

This year’s groups of seven designers come from Scotland, Europe and Australia.

They are: Andrew Fleming (Scotland), Rachel Hardie (Scotland), Caitlin Hegney (Scotland), Astrid Jaroslawsky (Germany), Ailsa Morrant (Scotland), Adrienn Pesti (Hungary) and Michelle Stewart (Australia).