Wasps' Autumn Programme sees the return of much loved Open Studios events, dozens of exhibitions including exciting installations for Glasgow's COP26, and the biggest line up of markets we have ever held.
Click to download the programme brochure for Sep - Dec 2021, and see below for further detail on each exhibition and event.
Small-scale abstract sculptures, inspired by Modernist architecture.
Michele Marcoux, Olivia Irvine, Linda Rosalia Gateley - StoryForms, 15 October - 31 October, Patriothall Gallery | Exhibition
Patriothall Open Studios, 27 - 28 November, Patriothall Studios and Gallery | Open Studios
Richard Goldsworthy - Highlight, 3 December - 27 January, Patriothall Gallery | Exhibition
Goldsworthy exposes, highlights and celebrates materials and processes creating contrasted objects with a delicate balance between his input and the material’s own voice.
STOP.START. brings together Rowena Comrie’s exuberant ‘alla prima’ paintings and Sarah Kudirka’s ‘trashed canvases’ – bold and colourful paintings made in markedly different ways.
This work interrogates histories of abstract gestural painting and examines the artist’s frank relationship to landscape. The intimacy and scale of the paintings demand a slow examination of the surface’s subtle tones and forms.
Gillian Morris – Transitions - Recovery and Repair from Crisis: A Visual Account of Mental Distress, 15 - 24 September, Hanson Street | Exhibition
The materiality of this work stems from the generational involvement of Morris’ family in the manufacture of linen. This exhibition centres on the artist’s own identity in addition to the family’s long held engagement with adult mental health.
Sharon McKay - PERVASIVE ENIGMAS, 24 September - 21 October, South Block | Exhibition
McKay is a storyteller of relationships, culture, conflict, conformity, religion, law, politics, slavery, sexuality, survival, music and dance. The works derive from the artist’s personal travel and cultural experiences.
Rhona Taylor - Spectrums, 29 September - 28 October, The Briggait | Exhibition
South Block Shop, 22 October - 16 January, South Block | Buy & Sell
Scottish Civic Trust - My Place Exhibition, 29 October - 22 November, South Block | Exhibition
This two part exhibition celebrates Scotland’s places and people by showcasing community-led built environment projects and young people’s photos of the built environment.
Alan Gignoux, Curated by Chloe Juno and Jenny Christensson - Bruised Lands, 31 October – 12 November, The Briggait | Exhibition
Mining fossil fuels ravages the land, poisons local environments, and accelerates global warming. Alan Gignoux’s photographs in Bruised Lands document the damage.
Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich - The Encampment of Eternal Hope, 1 - 29 November, The Briggait | Exhibition
‘Encampment of Eternal Hope’ is an expanding and evolving artwork that operates as a field laboratory or live site for cross disciplinary collaboration. Bringing together experts in diverse fields including ecology, economics, and the arts through a symbolic sculptural installation - part tent, part plant, part garden – that seeks out alternative approaches to future living in response to the environments it inhabits while reflecting on a wider global context.
Louise Scott - PLANET, 1 - 19 November, Hanson Street | Exhibition
A series of photographs depicting the planet Earth’s various environments, from the ocean to the city, through a fish eye lens.
PIMPAM - BACKSP!N, 24 November - 13 December, South Block | Exhibition
The second in a series of exhibitions, BACKSP!N is an exhibition inspired by table tennis, designed by artists across Scotland. The exhibition is also a silent art auction, with all proceeds going directly to the DTTC, a registered charity in Scotland.
Parade Artists - Christmas Showcase 2021, 27 November - 11 December, Hanson Street | Buy & Sell
Siri Black, Marion Carré, Libby Odai - New Forms of Togetherness, 1 December - 6 January, The Briggait | Exhibition
The Goethe-Institut and Alliance Française Glasgow present an exhibition from artists of their residency, offering new approaches to the increasingly central topic of AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Wasps Artists & Makers Winter Market, 11 - 12 December, The Briggait | Buy & Sell
Harriet Selka - Bones, 17 December - 8 February, South Block | Exhibition
An autobiographical collection of works by a painter and photographer who beat cancer as a child. Bones is stripping back the flesh of outside perception.
Helge Skodvin - FLOW Photofest "On the Railings" presents: A Moveable Beast, 6 September - 2 October, Inverness Creative Academy | Exhibition
Humorous and thought provoking work on the anthropocene and our relationship with nature. Documenting the removal of exhibits from the Bergen Natural History Collection.
Jacqueline Briggs - Circus Artspace: NOTICE, 4 - 31 October, Inverness Creative Academy | Exhibition
Briggs has been working with Syrian families through the Highland Migrant & Refugee Advocacy to create one of three commissioned billboards across the city.
Inverness Creative Academy Open Studios, 27 - 28 November, Inverness Creative Academy | Open Studios
Wasps Artists & Makers Winter Market, 27 - 28 November, Inverness Creative Academy | Buy & Sell
Kirkcudbright Wasps tenants exhibit works in this group show celebrating the 10 years since the opening of the building as artist studios.
Susie Johnston’s solo show Momentum at Wasps Perth Creative Exchange reflects an art practice which bridges the disciplines of painting, sculpture, and installation.
Kate Bell - Little Malaise, 6 - 30 October, Perth Creative Exchange | Exhibition
In our culture of unrealistically high expectations, this extended-media installation explores malaise and inadequacy and crucially, how we might transform these feelings and accept ourselves.
Roberta Pederzoli, Ceri White, Susan Hutchison - PERTHSHIRE THROUGH A PRISM, 3 - 29 December, Perth Creative Exchange | Exhibition
Aspects of Perthshire nature and culture are represented in this exhibition through different artistic media: paintings, ceramics and jewellery.
Wasps Artists & Makers Winter Market, 4 - 5 December, Perth Creative Exchange | Buy & Sell
St Mary's Mill Doors Open, 2 -3 October, St Mary's Mill Studios | Exhibition
An exhibition of 8 artists and the work they produced during lockdown.
Wasps Perth Creative Exchange Artists, 10 September - 31 October, gallery.wasps.scot | Digital
Unearthed - Wasps Artists, 22 October - 16 January, gallery.wasps.scot | Digital
A digital exhibition of Wasps artists addressing environmental issues through their practice.