The Weight of Air and Memory

3 June-29 July, Entry free. Glasgow Print Studio, Trongate 103, G1 5HD.

The first major solo exhibition in the UK from Seher Shah has arrived at Glasgow Print Studio. The artist has works in the permanent collections of London’s Tate Modern, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris and has been working with Glasgow Print Studio since 2014 and some of those works are on display in this exhibition.


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Dante in Dunoon

3-11 June. Entry free. Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon,

PA23 7DD.

This week is the last chance for visitors to have the rare opportunity to see the art of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The exhibition has been years in the making with staff at the Dunoon Burgh Hall working with curators at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to bring Dante’s works to Scotland.


The Black Isle Collective

10 June-5 July. Entry free. Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL.

This latest exhibition from Compass Gallery introduces audiences to works from artists based in the Black Isle. The Black Isle collective are a group of six visual artists from the Black Isle in the Highlands and are brought together by shared inspirations. Their exhibitions provide an opportunity to create work that encourages dialogue between artists and viewers around a variety of different themes.


Dance in the Sacred Domain

10 June-27 August. Entry free. Collective, City Observatory, 38 Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Eh7 5AA.

Dance in the Sacred Domain is a new commission from Glasgow-based artist Rabindranath X Bhose that features work emerging from time spent meditating on bog land in Scotland. Visitors can discover a conceptual “bog” made up of fragments of writing, performance and sculpture inspired by how it feels to be contained in these murky, slow burning transitional spaces.



Opening 10 June. Entry free. Bute Forest, 14 Victoria Place, Port Bannatyne. Isle of Bute, PA20 OLH.

Reflecting on the ancient past and a possibility of a greener future is a collaboration of work from poet Andrea Dow, photographer Anthea Spivey and artist Grace Siregar. The creatives explore the environments they have grown up in and their hopes and fears for the future. Viewers are invited to bring their own stories and imaginations into the mix when exploring the works.


Pen Reid – Behind the Curtain

3-7 June. Entry free. Compass Gallery, 178 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RL.

Pen Reid “creates images which contrast the domestic spaces of nurture and security, painted with delicate and vibrant lively colour and pattern with other areas of dark, bolder brush strokes suggesting that behind the curtain there is a frustration of unspoken female longings”. This week is the last chance for visitors to discover her substantial body of paintings and drawings at Compass Gallery.

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Norman Gilbert: The Kaleidoscope Turns

9-25 June. Entry free. Arusha Gallery, 13a Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG.

Discover the work of artist Norman Gilbert whose art is often reduced simply to colours or shapes but which displays a masterful knowledge of colour theory and impeccable composition. The varying characters in Gilbert’s paintings are the people closest to him and his sons and wife feature heavily in the works on display at Arusha Gallery.


Monster Chetwynd

10 June-20 August. Entry from £16.50. Mount Stuart House, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR.

Known for her cheerful performative works that feature handmade costumes, props and sets, Monster Chetwynd in repurposing her existing work, Folding House, into a Moth Hub that will also be used as a centre for research into moths. Chetwynd also plans to extend the exhibition throughout the island by creating a parade and featuring performance work created by local students.


Chariots of Steam

3 June-3 September. Entry from £5. Scottish Maritime Museum, Denny Ship Model Experiment Tank, Castle Street, Dumbarton, G82 1QS.

Chariots of Steam celebrates the work of master model maker and West Dunbartonshire-born artist Lachie Stewart. The exhibition features seven meticulously built model ships including those built by Clyde Shipbuilders William Denny and Brothers including PS Caledonia as well as Ferguson Brothers’ NLV Pole Star and Flying Phantom.


I am home exhibition

3-11 June, Entry free. Saorsa Art Gallery, 8 Deanhaugh Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1LY.

Edinburgh artist Soo Burnell is showcasing a new collection of photography that turns her gaze, as well as visitors’, towards iconic buildings around the city. Exploring her love of architecture and symmetry, Burnell has also created stylised figures highlighting the scale and drama of the scenes she has created.

Charlotte Cohen