Henry Kondracki
4-19 November. Entry free. The Academicians’ Gallery, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

Artist Henry Kondracki grew up under the influence of the American movies and cartoons that he would see in the cinemas around the city each week. Kondracki taught himself to draw and had his first exhibition when he was 17. The works on display in this exhibition are synonymous with the city of Edinburgh and combine observed experience with memories of his childhood.

Near and Far
4-5 November. Entry free. Coburg House Art Studios, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET. 

This exhibition comes from good friends Sarah Anderson and Nicola Coutts and has brought together a collection of paintings and works on paper that celebrate Scottish landscapes and flowers. The pair have been friends for over 25 years and have both been inspired by the countryside around Newton Stewart, where they grew up. 

Originally opened in 1900 as a lemonade factory, the Albion Business Centre is now home to around 50 craftspeople, artists and other small businesses. Over the weekend, 20 studios are opening their doors to give the public an exclusive insight into a variety of creative spaces. Set across three buildings, visitors can discover all sorts of art from glasswork, ceramics and fine art to jewellery and printed textiles. 

Voices from the Granite Industry
4 November-14 April. Entry free. Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, 
AB10 1FQ. 

From ancient quarries to iconic buildings, this exhibition provides insights into how the Granite City earned its name. Local workers have shared their memories of quarrying and a short film brings to life objects from the city’s collection. 

This exhibition charts the complex journey women have taken through the world of work, using objects and images from the museum’s collection to highlight this. Covering 19th-century bondagers through to textile mill workers and the rise of the housewife in the 1950s, it explores how developments in legislation and technology opened up the opportunities women have today and how the story is unfolding. 

Wasps Open Studios
4-5 November. Entry free. The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ. 

The Briggait is opening its doors to the public providing rare access to the many artists, makers and creative industries who now work there. Visitors can engage with a vast cross-section of Glasgow’s creative community including jewellers, painters, illustrators and installation artists. 

Picture Hooks Emerging Illustrators
4 November-3 December. Entry free. Scottish Storytelling Centre, 34-35 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR. 

Rediscover the magic of picture book illustration at this exhibition from Picture Hooks. Explore artwork from five emerging children’s book illustrators and their acclaimed mentors. Visitors can soak in the colours and characters that make picture books so powerful for any age. 

Craig Campbell Exhibition
4-25 November. Entry free. Tolbooth Stirling, Tolbooth Jail Wynd, Stirling, 
FK8 1DE. 

Artist Craig Campbell has focused on “music icons” and produced a show that celebrates the greats of the music industry. Campbell is mostly known for sporting images and portraiture and has worked professionally for over 40 years but this exhibition focuses on musical icons. 

4-12 November. Entry free. Glisk Gallery, 113-115 High Street, Burntisland, KY3 9AA.
In the first in-person exhibition of Fife Contemporary’s Materialise programme, visitors are invited to immerse themselves in a world where artistry meets conscious design. Each designer has been working over the last year to develop their practice, resulting in a collection of captivating works. 

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Jo Sunshine
10 November. Entry from £3. The Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ. 

Jo Sunshine is a partially-sighted artist who creates wax drawings on colour paper as well as murals. Those works will be showcased at the Pentagon Centre. Twin Atlantic, local artists, improvisers and clowns will be at the event to make it an unforgettable evening. 
Charlotte Cohen