Hello, I’m Johnny Cash
23 September-23 October. Entry free. Falkland Estate, KY15 7AF. 

Enjoy a fantastic exhibition about the special connection between Johnny Cash and the UK. Learn about the singer’s Scottish ancestry and his homecoming visits. As well as listening to his best loved songs, you can watch music videos and films and embark on a virtual exploration of the Lands of Cash. The exhibition features special contributions from the House of Falkland School, Freuchie and Falkland Primary Schools as well as local artists. 

Go Figure
23 September-5 November. Entry free. Fidra Fine Art, 7-8 Stanley Road, Main Street, Gullane, EH31 2AD. 

A lifelong fascination with portraiture prompted Gullane-based gallery owner Alan Rae to invite eight artists to create new work focusing on the human head. The idea for the exhibition came about last year while Rae was watching the hugely popular portrait artist of the year and the result is a fascinating insight into the many ways in which artists approach the human face and figure. 

When the rocks were soft
27 September-29 October. Entry free. 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG. 

Artist Claire Partington now based in London, has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Virginia A Groot award in 2018 and her work is held in collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the museum of London, the Seattle Art Museum and the Reden Weiss Collection in Germany. Her latest show marks her second exhibition at the gallery. 

All Mortal Greatness is but Disease
23 September-11 February. Entry from £9. Scottish Maritime Museum, Harbour Road, Irvine, Ayrshire KA12 8BT. 

The title of this exhibition is taken from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and explores how industrial whaling pushed some species close to extinction and in the Antarctic alone led to the killing of nearly 1.6million whales between 1900-1960. Visitors can explore audio installation, photographs, artworks, artefacts and textiles drawn from the museum’s collection that focus on Scotland’s substantial contribution to the industry. 

Falkland Art Trail 
30 September-1 October. Entry free. Various venues throughout Falkland. 

Artists and makers in Falkland will be exhibiting throughout the village. There are paintings, ceramics, woodwork, jewellery and felted pieces on display across the weekend for visitors to discover and purchase. 

Glasgow’s 1988 Festival: How Did The Garden Grow?
23-29 September. Entry free. Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow, G20 8YE. 

Enjoy a fascinating celebration of the city-changing event that was the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the festival, relive fond memories and discover a wealth of surprising facts about the event that transformed how Glasgow is seen and sees itself. Visitors can understand the creative team’s vision, design and delivery process and enjoy private, original footage of the festival.

A Quiet Fire
29 September-28 January. Entry free. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE. 

In her work, Malawian artist Billie Zangewa creates intricate figurative collages from hand-stitched fragments of raw silk that challenge historical stereotypes and perceptions used to objectify and exploit Black women. Alongside new work commissioned specifically for this exhibition, there is also a collection of earlier works that reflect the artist’s work and practice over the last 12 years. 

Edinburgh Shoreline – 100 Species Exhibition
23-24 September. Entry free. The Heart of Newhaven Community, Leith, EH6 4HY. 

Come and meet 100 species created by local people at Edinburgh Shoreline’s exhibition. Restoration Forth is a community-led project to restore seagrass meadows and native oysters in the Firth of Forth and their latest project aims to showcase the importance of creating a better habitat for the 100s of species that live in the Forth. 

Multiple Exposures
23 September-November. Entry free. Thomson Learning Centre, V&A Dundee, 1 Riverside Esplanade, DD1 4EZ.
A photographic display that explores the use of light, form and space in the built environment. The debut collection of photographs by Graeme Hutton covers multiple subjects including architecture where light and form are captured in ways that enhance the users’ experience of buildings. 

23-28 September. Entry free. The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ. 

A selection of recent ceramic work from artist Aleksandra Zawada. The exhibition showcases the shift in the artist’s practice away from a predictable path. Zawada currently works with one-off hand-built ceramic sculptures that seem to be at odds with the times they are made in.