17 February-2 March. Entry free. 13A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG.

A new collection of ceramic offerings from artist Rosie McLachlan is on display in Arusha Gallery. Discover urns, shrines and spirit houses that have been fired in the subterranean tomb-like anagama kiln, an ancient type of wood-fired kiln that was brought to Japan from China via Korea in the fifth century.


Sewing Conflict: Photography, War and Embroidery

17 February-12 May. Entry free. Street Level Photoworks, Trongate 103, Glasgow, G1 5HD.

Jenny Matthews’ work deals with issues of dispossession and human rights, with a particular emphasis on the lives of women and girls. This solo exhibition showcases a series of photo quilts she has been making since 2020. Each photo has been printed onto cotton linen, stitched together and embellished with embroidery on material most often sourced from the countries in which the original images were made.



17 February-27 April. Entry free. Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee, DD1 4HN.

All of the artworks, artefacts and specimens on show in Un-Earthed have come from the University of Dundee’s museum collections. It explores the ways in which we have explored, recorded and exploited the land and how artists in Scotland have responded to these themes over the years.


Trees Sing for Joy

17 February-27 April. Entry free. Peebles Library, Museum and Gallery, Chambers Institute, High Street, EH45 8AG.

Three local artists working in paint, clay, wire and wood celebrate their love for trees and the natural world in this exhibition at Peebles Museum and Gallery. Discover the works from Val Ferguson, Stella Fulton and Hannah Jefferson that explore the theme of nature.


Homestead Exhibition

17 February-30 March. Entry free. Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG.

Homestead features a collection of new work from Out of the Blueprint artist-in-residence and illustrator Lauren Cory that explores themes of identity, change and belonging. Inspired by retro video game graphics, the artist creates hand-drawn pastel landscapes that blend the cosy, nostalgic comfort of home with a sense of something bigger on the horizon.


Getting There

17 February-4 March. Entry free. Creative Stirling, 44 King Street, Stirling, FK8 1AY.

Getting There is an exhibition showcasing the achievements of Creative Stirling – an art charity’s mission is to empower individuals through the transformative power of art, culture and community. This latest exhibition celebrates their collective achievements and showcases the diverse and collaborative youth projects.


The George War Collection: Images of Old Maryhill

17 February-11 May. Entry free. Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24

Explore 1970s Maryhill through the eyes of a local man. The late George Ward used his trusty cameras to document and immortalise the buildings and characters which were integral to Maryhill and Glasgow – many of which have since disappeared. Discover old 35mm photographs of streets and canal landscapes, as well as pieces of street furniture that Ward salvaged from depots and skips in the hope that “maybe someday someone will be interested”.


Botanical Art and Sculpture

17-25 February. Entry free. Scottish Ornithologists Club, Waterston House, Aberlady, EH32 0PY.

This exhibition at the Scottish Ornithologists Club presents work by members of the Scottish Society of Botanical Artists alongside sculptures by Ellen McCann. The SSBA promotes and encourages botanical art in Scotland and for this display, the artists took their inspiration from plants found in the wild in Scotland.The paintings are accompanied by ceramic sculptures from McMann, also inspired by plants.


Then and Now: 100 Years of Visual Arts Scotland

17 February-13 March. Entry free. Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL.

Showcasing work from the finest contemporary artists across Scotland and beyond, this exhibition showcases 242 artists and over 300 artworks ranging from ceramics and sculpture to paintings and photography.



17 February-30 April. Entry free. Rothes Hall, Glenrothes, KY7 5NX.

Photographer Jim Duffy realises a dream 50 years in the making by opening his first exhibition. The 75-year-old grandfather worked as a portrait photographer but is only now opening his first show. His retirement has allowed him to re-ignite his passion for photography and has used technology to get creative with colour and form. Discover these new works coupled with some of his more traditional landscape and portrait work in his first ever public exhibition.


Charlotte Cohen