Cathy Wilkes
8 July-2 September. Entry free. The Modern Institute, 14-20 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QN. 
This latest showcase from Cathy Wilkes represents her first presentation containing solely painting, an element which has often been part of the installations she’s produced throughout her career. With these installations, Wilkes has explored and reflected on her childhood in Northern Ireland and these new works encourage viewers to re-examine the everyday and its routines.


8-15 July. Entry free. Arusha Gallery, 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG. 
Featuring works from Jen Wink Hays, Danny Leyland, Connie Harrison, Ed Burkes, Rhiannon Salisbury, John Abell and Margaret Thompson is the latest exhibition at Edinburgh’s Arusha Gallery. Each work showcases the artists’ unique styles and techniques. Visitors can discover a variety of works from several renowned artists.


A Quentin Blake Summer: Illustrating Verse and Book Covers
8 July-17 September. Entry from £5. Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ. 
Enjoy two exhibitions under one roof celebrating the talent of Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s best-loved illustrators. Discover a selection of Blake’s sketches and illustrations as well as learning the story of how Blake’s unmistakable style has been grabbing the attention of readers for more than 60 years.


The nature of difference
8 July-30 September. Entry free. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9YL. 
This exhibition presents a series of 20 individual text works from Hephzibah Israel that move between the artist’s native language and Hindi and English. The works explore the nature of translation and what it means to navigate borders, informed by Israel’s own lived experience of being on the margins of multiple communities.


Repeat Patterns
8 July-15 October. Entry free. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG. 
The work on show in Repeat Patterns comes from Glasgow-based artists Helen de Main and Mandy McIntosh. Exploring themes emerging from research and conversations about feminism, the artists have addressed these issues through radical printmaking practices.

8 July-2 September. Entry free. Borders Textile Towerhouse, 1 Tower Knowe, Hawick, TD9 9EN. 
Artist Rachel Hunter lives and works in the Scottish Borders and her art is heavily influenced by the hills and shifting skies of the Tweed Valley. This exhibition showcases the artist’s most recent work, which has been created through a combination of print, collage and painting and inspired by hill shapes, field patterns and the subtle colours of the local environment as the seasons and skies change throughout the year.


Extinct Housewives: Women and the World of Work
8 July-19 August. Entry free. Halliwell’s House Museum, Market Place, Selkirk TD7 4BL. 
Explore the lives of Borders women in the world of work. This exhibition charts the complex journey women have taken in the world of work through objects and images from their collections. Discover how developments in legislation and technology opened up the opportunities women have today and how the stories are still unfolding.


Scotland Rocks 
8 July-30 September. Entry free. Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, TD1 3JS
The Scottish Borders have played an important part in understanding the earth’s history. This exhibition takes us in the footsteps of James Hutton and Charles Lapworth who both left a profound mark on modern geology.


Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham 
8 July-29 October. Entry from £20.50. Mount Stuart House and Gardens, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR. 
Delve into the fascinating history of comic books and trace how this form of storytelling has developed over time. The exhibition explores the evolution of comics and showcases works from a range of artists, writers and publishers from the UK to Europe and the USA.


When the Apple Ripens 
8 July-1 October. Entry from £8.50. City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE. 
Discover this major retrospective of one of the UK’s leading figurative painters, Peter Howson. Visitors can discover around 100 works, many of which have never been seen before in Scotland. The exhibition has been in the making since 2019 and staff at the City Art Centre have worked closely with Howson and his London representatives to bring it to life.