The Herald: The door that creaked by Anna RockeThe door that creaked by Anna Rocke (Image: Anna Rocke)
2-22 December. Entry free. 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG.
Discover a new collection of works from Anna Rocke on display at Edinburgh’s Arusha Gallery. Rocke’s interesting artworks explore rooms and hallways in a fascinating way. She utilises unusual colour palettes to bring her images to life and create an almost eerie feeling to some of her works.

Making Waves
2-23 December. Entry free. Upright Gallery, 3 Barclay Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4HP.

Artists have been representing water for centuries – from Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus to Hockney’s A Bigger Splash to name a few. In the summer, artist book makers were invited to submit artworks on the theme of water. 42 artists were selected and more than 80 books are being exhibited on the theme.

The Printmaker’s Art
2 December-25 February. Entry free. Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

Experience the pioneers who have made their mark on printmaking in the last 500 years. Take a journey from Albrecht Durer in the 15th century right through to contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili and discover how artists have pushed the boundaries in both subject and technique through screen printing, etching, engraving and more.

In Reflection, Shimmer
2-16 December. Entry free. The Common Guild, 21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow, G3 6DF.

The final instalment of Corin Sworn’s project brings to an end a series of public events and long-form collaborative research into human interrelationships with technology, cloud computing and datafication. Each instalment has been designed to explore new technologies in emotive, imaginative and playful ways and this latest showcase is no different.

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Wednesday is Cobalt blue, Friday is Cadmium red
2 December-10 March. Entry free. Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow, G1 3AH.

Glasgow-based artist Sam Ainsley is hosting her first major exhibition in the city for over 30 years. It arrives on a wave of interest in her work since her solo show in 2017 at An Tobar, Tobermory. In the last 12 months alone she has had solo presentations at the Royal Scottish Academy, Leeds Arts University, and is included in the major Tate Britain group show Women in Revolt!

Small Frame, Infinite Canvas
6-22 December. Entry free. South Block, 60-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5QH.

Digital artist and coder Tim Murray-Browne has reworked AI through glitch, coding, mysticism and personal memory. Discover a series of expansive physical prints as well as an interactive installation that are the culmination of three years of research into creative AI.


Idols of Mud and Water
2 December-21 April. Entry free. Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE.

Sydney-based artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran is hosting his first institutional solo exhibition in the UK and Europe. Nithiyendran draws from historical figuration as well as contemporary influences to create exuberant ceramic sculptures inspired by global histories of figuration, religious iconographies and contemporary culture.

The Herald: A Walk into the Wild by Cara FraserA Walk into the Wild by Cara Fraser (Image: Cara Fraser)
2-5 December. Entry free. SaltSpace, Axiom Building, 54 Washington Street, Glasgow, G3 8AZ.
This solo exhibition from Cara Fraser highlights the global extinction crisis and the importance of saving endangered species. Fraser uses art as a form of activism to bring attention to the global extinction crisis and hopes to make viewers aware of the rapid loss of species and to highlight the list of endangered species that have influenced her work.

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Fever Dreams
2-3 December. Entry free. Kayleigh McCallum Art & Illustration, Studio ⅓ Millworks, Field Road, Busby, G76 8SE.

Join artist and illustrator Kayleigh McCallum for the exhibition of her new collection of 12 paintings. It is her first collection in two years and she has been working on it for the duration of 2023. Discover some never before seen prints and original paintings at the artist’s studio.

George Farrow-Harkins Exhibition
2-31 December. Entry free. Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE.

Alongside screenings of the films George Farrow-Hawkins has produced between 2018-2023, learn more about the process for the stop motion films he has created over the years and take a look at the dioramas and model figures from the films.