Beck’s Futures
has included two Modern Institute artists, Sue Tompkins and Richard Hughes, on its 2006 shortlist. They join Olivia Plender (who has collaborated with Edinburgh organisation Cell 77) among 13 artists nominated for the annual contemporary art prize. Work by the artists, who are all under 35 and working in the UK, will appear in a touring exhibition, which opens in Glasgow on 8 April. This year’s judges are Jake and Dinos Chapman, Gillian Wearing, Cornelia Parker, Martin Creed and Yinka Shonibare. The public are also invited to vote. The winner, who receives £20,000 will be announced on 2 May.

Sue Tompkins
has also been selected for Open Frequency, an online platform for emerging British artists.

Richard Hughes
is one of 75 international artists to be included in the Turin Triennial. Hughes has three installation pieces at the new Italian festival, which is spread over three spaces. Also exhibiting are Ryan Gander and Takashi Murakami. Until 19 March.

The Tate
is hosting another triennial of new British art. German curator Beatrix Ruf has included Scottish artists Peter Doig, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Luke Fowler, Douglas Gordon and Lucy McKenzie in her selection. Tate Britain 1 March-14 May.

Peter Doig
has been listed for the Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night in New York . The Edinburgh-born artist’s paintings were selected by curators, Chrissie Iles and Phillippe Vergne, for their magical realism. Doig’s work will be shown alongside over 100 international artists such as Rodney Graham, Richard Serra and Jim O’Rourke at the prestigious festival, this year inspired by the English title of Francois Truffaut’s 1973 film La Nuit Americaine . 2 March-28 May.

Something Haptic
is taking the long-haul to Melbourne, Australia for the Next Wave festival. The artists’ collective will show its Mind Games prject in the Conical Gallery as part of the festival in March 2006. The project, which is centred around the theme of empire, takes Melbourne’s 2006 Commonwealth Games as its inspiration.

Heart Fine Art
has opened a new space in Waterloo Place, Edinburgh. A purveyor of historic and contemporary artists’ books and prints, it showcases vintage avan-garde material collected and made by established international artists. It is currently showing a selection from its holdings of fluxus artworks and ephemera.

Tobias Sternberg
is this year’s artist-in-residence at the Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh. The Stockholm-born artist graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2005. Sternberg began his new residency in November 2005 with The Gallery is Temporarily Open due to Unnecessary Refurbishment —an exhibition of permanent alterations to the gallery space. ‘I will renovate the gallery according to your needs but not according to your wishes.’ Sternberg states.

Glasgow International
is finalising its 2006 programme. Embracing local and international talent, the contemporary visual arts festival, now in its second year, has already recruited Ross Sinclair for CCA, Chloe Piene, Fikrit Atay and Stephen Sutcliffe for Tramway, with more to be confirmed for the city-wide initiative. 19 April-1 May.

Mary Mary
the Glasgow gallery set up by Sara Barker, Hannah Robinson and Harriet Tritton in March 2004, had its last exhibition (Meiro Koizumi’s films) at the Alexandra Park Street venue in December 2005. Robinson has set her sights on a March 2006 relaunch in a new space, which will act as a representing gallery and will see her collaborating with Nick Evans and Karla Black.

Janice McNab
invited fellow artists Hanneline Visnes and Renato Galante to Vienna to show work as part of Hotspots, Sammlung Essl’s group show. McNab acted as co-curator, framing Visnes and Galente as part of an Amsterdam ‘scene’ usually inaccessible or unknown to museum. visitors. The show ran as part of the Emerging Artists series 11 November 2005-29 January 2006.

Cabin Exchange
is launching its annual weeklong art event with a 24 February deadline for proposals. Applicants are invited to conceive an art installation inside its 10ft by 8ft storage containers, to be sited on the streets of Glasgow. Collaborating with Glasgow School of Art, Cabin Exchange 2020 explores three areas of the city and will hit the streets 17-23 April.

Saul Robertson
won second place in the BP Portrait Awards 2005, and was awarded £6,000 for his self-portrait ‘The Universe’. The Glasgow-based graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, will show his work alongside first prize-winner Dean Marsh at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Until 12 March.

Jacqueline Donachie
won the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award on 10 November for her installations, sculpture and public works. The Glasgow-based artist changed a vacant site into a balloon factory for the House of Fun 2001. She is currently reseraching mytonic dystrophy, a genetic disorder, as part of the Sciart award she received in 2003. Donachie and the other winners (Michael Landy, Factotum. Clio Barnard) will receive £30,000 each, spread over three years.

transports artists and their work from earlier transitstation events in London and Berlin to Edinburgh. Fifty four artists from across Europe collaborate in a 24 hour non stop visual event featuring video, live art, installations, fashion, electronica, classical music, poetry, dance and physical theatre. Organised by Aaron McCloskey, Rosemary Strang, Dagmar Glausnitzer-Smith (artistic director) and Charles Ryder (lead curator) it takes place on 4-5 February at Ocean Terminal shopping mall in Leith.

has announced a new residency exchange programme with Quebec’s Conseil des Arts et des Lettres (CALQ). The annual exchange of a Scottish and Quebecois artist focuses on contemporary sound design where the selected resident will work with new technologies to form music, sound installation or audio art from April to June. The Scottish candidate will receive $7,500 and accommodation. The CCA will announce the successsful recipient in MArch 2006.

Corn Exchange Gallery
opened in Edinburgh’s Leith on 3 February. Run by Caroline Alexander the gallery is housed within the original 1863 Corn Exchange building in Leith. Its inaugural exhibition is a solo show of work by London-based photographer Florencia Durante. 3 February-16 March.

Kill Your Timid Notion
returns to DCA for its third annual programme of live experimental music, performance, visual art and film. The three-day festival runs 17-19 February and features Justine Montford’s interactive sound workshops and Derek Lodge’s specially constructed social space.

Anna-Lisa Drew
used Edinburgh’s central Mosque as the centre for a new photography workshop for the Festival of Middle Eastern Sprirituality and Peace 6 December 2005-1 February 2006. Local women used photography to explore their day to day lives and spiritual beliefs. The outcome is exhibited at Bristo Square Chaplaincy 10 February-10 March.

Alexander Heatherington
has been on residency over recent months at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. Heatherington was MAP’s first commissioned artist in Issue 1.

Creative Scotland Awards
has announced its shortlist of 22 artists. Up to ten will receive bursaries of £30,000 at a Glasgow ceremony in March. Visual artists on the list include Toby Paterson, who hopes to use the money to fund a ‘new body of work developed from an architecturally focussed series of journeys through Eastern Europe’. Graham Fagan is also nominated. The illustrious list of previous beneficiaries includes Steven Campbell and Valerie Gillies.

Body Parts
is back for its second year. Edinburgh’s three day performance art festival created a furore last year when Beagles & Ramsay announced plans to fry and eat black puddings made from their own blood, but were banned from the act in New York. The programme for this year’s festival—a collaboration between the Royal Scottish Academy and Scottish Society of Artists—features artists from Norway, Belgium and the UK, including FOUND, Scot Bronwyn Platten and Gillian Taylor, who plans to investigate violence as entertainment and as a reality. 17-19 February.