Borders Art Fair

26-27 March. Entry by donation. Borders Events Centre, Border Union Showground, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS.

The Borders Art Fair returns this weekend after forced cancellations due to Covid. The fair will feature works from more than 70 artists, makers, galleries and studios including Greenlaw sculptor Frippy Jameson and Edinburgh artist Wendy Helliwell. There will also be a mini indoor food village.

Climate Change - The Plastic Age

26 March-17 April. Free. Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasgow, G3 7DN.

Artist Gail McGregor-Mason has created a piece of artwork, on display at the Mitchell Library, highlighting the global challenges affecting the world’s oceans, seas, and coastlines. She's used plastic, metal and glass which found their way from all over the world to the beaches of Skye.

Coming into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs of Glasgow

26 March-4 March 2023. Free. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG.

This exhibition celebrates the work of amateur photographer Eric Watt whose passion for amateur photography led him to spend his free time on the streets of Glasgow, taking images of the city and its people. On display are some of his most striking images from the late 1950s through to the 1990s, showcasing the evolution of Glasgow over the years.


26 March. Free. Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Kelly Gallery Douglas Street, Glasgow, G2 4ET.

This exhibition has been curated by Sam Ainsley, Sharon Thomas and Thyme James. On display is an array of works by artists created for International Women’s Day. The exhibition is intergenerational and features work from Helen Emily Davy, Daisy Richardson, Karen Strang, and many more.

Hornel: From Glasgow to Japan

26 March-19 June. Entry from £8.50. Pollok House, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G43 1AT.

After being closed for nearly two years, the gallery at Pollok House has reopened with an exhibition on artist Edward Atkinson Hornel and his trips to Japan in the 1890s and 1920s. As part of the exhibition, 16 original works have been brought from Broughton House in Kirkcudbright to Pollok House, many of them being exhibited in Glasgow for the first time. Alongside these works will be items from his extensive photographic collection, following the evolution of his painting styles throughout his life – showing how his work was shaped by his encounters in Japan.

Personally I Would Never Do That

26-29 March. Free. South Block, 60 Osborne Street, Glasgow, G1 5HQ.

This debut solo exhibition from Susie Rose Dalton, winner of the Leith School of Art Wasps Award 2021, showcases her new work. Dalton’s award winning artwork Flare will also be on display, alongside her other works which take a playful and sensitive approach to exploring the space between fixed states of being.

Reset Glasgow

26-31 March. Free. Skypark, 8 Elliot Place, Glasgow, G3 8EP.

Photographer and journalist Laura Coventry presents a photography exhibition capturing the effects of the first lockdown. In April 2020, Coventry headed into Glasgow to photograph the eerily empty city centre which looked as if someone had hit the reset button on the city – giving rise to the exhibition’s title.

STILL LIFE: Photographs and Poems from Lockdown

26 March-17 April. Free. Sogo Arts Gallery, 86 Saltmarket, Glasgow, G1 5LD.

For two years, Henry Bell and Angela Caitlin documented the pandemic in Glasgow through poems and photographs. The pictures and poems offer a glimpse into the grief, fear, solidarity and even the moments of joy that the pandemic brought to Scotland.

A Token Gesture

26 March-3 April. Free. Inspace City Screen, Bayes Centre, Potterrow, Edinburgh.

For anyone who has ever wondered what on earth and NFT is, this exhibition is for you. A Token Gesture is an exhibition and research project to introduce, explore and critique new public interactions and ownership of digital art via non-fungible tokens (or NFTs). Two Scottish based artists Sasha Belitskaja and Cameron “Gingey” have collaborated to create a system where anyone can generate a unique piece of digital art.

Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes

26 March-2 April. Tickets from £5. St Giles Cathedral, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RE.

This stunning installation is arranged to give new life to the cathedral by embodying our resolve to be kind to our fellow humans. This installation is German artist Michael Pendry’s first in Scotland. Les Colombes has previously appeared in cities all over the world and is bringing its magic to Edinburgh this week.

Charlotte Cohen