Christmas Pop Up Art Exhibition

24-26 November and 1-3 December. Entry free. Kelvin Art Studio, 23A, Hamilton Park Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8DS.

For a limited time, Kelvin Art Studio is hosting a Christmas pop-up exhibition of works from bestselling artist John Wetten and printmaker Damian Henry. Both artists have unique and quirky styles.

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The Society of Scottish Artists Exhibition

19 November-14 January. Entry free. The Maclaurin Art Gallery, Rozelle Estate, Ayr, KA7 4NQ.

Scotland’s oldest and largest artist-run organisation is to hold its annual exhibition at the Maclaurin Art Gallery in Ayr. Entering its 125th year, the exhibition is showcasing 175 artworks including painting and printmaking, installation, moving image and performance pieces. There will also be work by 15 recent graduates from all five Scottish art schools, who received awards from the SSA earlier this year.

Flora and Fauna

18 November-23 December. Entry free. Project Ability Gallery, 103 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HD.

Project Ability’s 2023 winter exhibition, entitled Flora and Fauna, features nature-themed artworks from artists across their artistic programmes – Create, Aspire and ReConnect. The gallery walls have been filled with paintings, drawings and mixed media artworks covering everything from zebras and robins to mountains and sunflowers.\

The Unbearable Halfness of Being

18 November-17 December. Entry free. Cample Line, Cample Mill, Dumfries, DG3 5HD.

Artist Jumana Emil Abboud’s latest exhibition features a host of works including drawings, embroidered textiles, talismanic objects, wood carvings, video and neon light works. Abboud began developing this body of work in 2020.

Creative Silence Exhibition

21-24 November. Entry free. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG.

Exploring social isolation arising from the pandemic, ArtSquat explores whether the creative process needs silence or noise and company. Artists have used paintings and drawings that explore the concept of social isolation and how their own practices were redefined during the pandemic.

Legends in the Game

18-19 November. Entry free. Whitespace, 76 East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh, EH8 9HQ.

Local pals William Sherval and James Alexander McKenzie have put together this exhibition showcasing both of their different skills. Sherval is a figurative painter and McKenzie is an “experimental poet”. The former uses friends, relatives and strangers as the subjects for his portraits whilst McKenzie moves between poetry, performance art and theatre.

Early Eardley

18 November-16 December. Entry free, Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G3 6RF.

Joan Eardley is one of Scotland’s most celebrated artists and is perhaps best known for her depictions of Glasgow’s street children and of Scotland’s north-east coastline. But, this exhibition gives visitors the chance to see her early works, those for which she is lesser known but were produced at a formative point in her career.

Stage and Screen: Designs from the James L Gordon Collection

18 November-25 February. Entry free. Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 0RG.

For the very first time in Scotland, discover works on paper from the James L Gordon collection. It covers designs for theatre, film and television and offers a rare glimpse into this unique and personal collection. Some of the things to look out for include costume designs for British theatre productions from the 1900s as well as designs for British and American film and TV from the 1930s onwards.

A Walk into Town

18 November-17 December. Entry free. Art & Craft Collective, 93 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1QG.

Photographer and collectivist James Carter is showcasing an exhibition of photographs at the Art & Craft Collective in Edinburgh. It celebrates what Carter sees on walks into town from his home in Newington, with particular attention to abstract patterns, moody landscapes and odd things spotted on his travels.

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Collecting Scottish Women Artists at the Fleming Collection

22 November. Entry from £15. Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT.

From its founding in the 1960s, the Fleming Collection had the foresight to buy key works from artists including Joan Eardley, Anne Redpath and Elizabeth Blackadder as well as historical rarities. Join the Fleming Collection’s director James Knox as he offers insight into the challenges and triumphs of acquiring works by Scottish women artists.