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New Jock McFadyen exhibition to open at City Art Centre

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The City Art Centre is proud to present 'Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures' a two-floor exhibition of works by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen RA, whose impressive career has spanned over four decades. Timed...

New Sculptures plus £1m creative spaces set to be unveiled at Marchmont House

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Due to be unveiled next month at the spectacular 18th-century Marchmont House in the Borders, will be new studios and workshops plus two specially commissioned sculptures.More than £1 million of private money has been...

At The Queen’s Gallery – Eastern Encounters – four centuries of paintings and manuscripts...

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Despite her huge interest in the subcontinent, Queen Victoria never visited India.The Queen’s son, Prince Albert Edward, undertook a very successful tour in 1875/76 – and indeed it was partly as a result...

‘Modern Masters Women’ – Exhibition to open at The Scottish Gallery

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Despite having always been integral to the institution of art, many women artists have found opposition in the narrative of art history, and have continually faced difficulty in gaining recognition.'Modern Masters Women' at Edinburgh’s...

A virtual tour round Edinburgh’s Museums and Galleries

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A new initiative allows you to view Museums & Galleries Edinburgh's collections online.Edinburgh’s culture leaders and front of house staff at Museums & Galleries Edinburgh have highlighted some of their personal favourites from the...

At the Royal Scottish Academy: New Contemporaries 2020

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Sometimes one theme dominates New Contemporaries, the Royal Scottish Academy’s annual selection of the best work from Scottish art schools’ graduate shows. This year, however, many issues are addressed, from very personal meditations on...

A nip and a print, landlord

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It’s 3.10pm on a dreich Saturday afternoon. We’re in a city centre pub packed with punters escaping the arctic weather and driving rain.In one corner is a large TV set showing Sky Sports' afternoon...

At The Queen’s Gallery – Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

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Artists’ sketchbooks are frequently more interesting than the finished product. Preparatory drawings and notes give us a fascinating insight into inspirations, thoughts and ideas, and how these have been developed over time.And if...

At the City Art Centre: Beneath the Surface

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In a recent interview, Fife-based painter Michael Craik talked about seeing the works of abstract artists James Turrell and Ellsworth Kelly for the first time. They gave him, he says;‘an early jolt that made...

Edinburgh Art Fair 2019 – where live music and painting will collide

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Edinburgh Art Fair 2019 will feature SHAMANIC - the collective made up of acclaimed Russian artist Maria Rud, iconic punk rock legend, Fay Fife of the Rezillos and Martin Metcalfe, the frontman of Goodbye...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2019 : the creators behind Night Walk for Edinburgh

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In one of Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s first collaborations, a suspended TV monitor shows George’s feet jumping up and down. We hear the sound of his feet thumping on the floor, the...

Swim in Colour at Jupiter Artland: Joana Vasconcelos and Trisha Brown

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Jupiter Artland introduces its newest spellbinding artwork, a fully functional swimming pool. Pressed into a previously unexplored area of the sculpture park, Gateway, appears like a fluid flower in a kaleidoscope of drizzled colours....

At The Queen’s Gallery: Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs

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In January 1901 Queen Victoria died. Emperor Nicholas II of Russia wrote to Edward VII;‘…how deeply we all feel with you the terrible loss you have sustained. My thoughts are much with you and...

Breathe in the Mythic Decay at Jupiter Artland – Daniel Lie: The Negative Years

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I could smell the manure before I saw Daniel Lie’s remarkable work at Jupiter Artland. As I followed the scent up the sculpture park's drive I finally saw the small mountain of horse droppings....

Damian Callan: Moving Images – a new exhibition at UNIONgallery

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How many people can say that their lives were changed by a swimming pool?A few Olympic swimmers? The participants in a strange water-based romance?Not many artists, I imagine – but for Damian Callan a...

At the Fine Art Society this month

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The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh has an exhibition of Scottish landscape paintings by Victoria Orr Ewing (b.1962). Her pictures are often of remote crofts and unsullied vistas of Galloway, the Highlands and the west coast of...
Union Gallery - Christmas Exhibition

UNIONGallery Christmas Exhibition 2018

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The UNIONGallery, Drumsheugh Place, has launched its Christmas exhibition with a fabulous selection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics, all of which would make excellent gifts. Owner and manager Alison Auldjo and her partner John Downie...

Last chance to buy work from artist Julie Galante

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Edinburgh-based artist Julie Galante is selling her work for only two more days.   Julie specialises in cityscapes, landscapes, and figure paintings. She works primarily in oil, acrylic, and mixed media techniques which combine layers of...

At The Queen’s Gallery: Charles II: Art & Power

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In our 21st century world, we shape our images online. Our social media are laden with carefully ‘curated’ pictures of our holiday destinations, our pets, our children and even our Sunday breakfasts. ‘Look!’ we...
Art on walls at Summerhall

At Summerhall: Visible Girls: Revisited and Invisible Spaces*****

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What makes a space invisible? Perhaps it is behind a door, on the other side of a wall, or even under the sea. Perhaps it is in plain sight, a place that is so...

Jupiter Artland’s ORBIT Youth Council needs YOU!

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 Do you want to get involved in the art world? Do you want to make a difference to your community? Do you have something you want to say? Do you want to be...

Arusha Gallery: New Exhibitions

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The festivals may be behind us, there may be a chill in the autumnal air, but hibernation is not an option for Edinburgh’s art scene. On Tuesday Arusha Gallery previewed three new exhibitions, each...

New art show opens this month at Water of Leith Café

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A new art show will open later this month on 24th August 2018 at the Water of Leith Café in Canonmills.Abstract Mythology, is an exhibition of small format highly textured and vibrantly coloured acrylic paintings by...

Celebrate the words and music of Scotland with The Saltire Society

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The Saltire Society will host a series of free events celebrating Scottish music and poetry during this year’s Edinburgh Festival. The performances will take place throughout August at The Saltire Society headquarters just off the Royal Mile and will...

Glitter Defiance at Jupiter Campout Romanti-Crash!

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 Romance at a festival is more than just a drunken kiss in a soggy tent when Jupiter Artland gets involved.  It’s a chance to dissect marriage with glittery absurdity and reconstruct the parts into...

Bonhams’ Asian Art Sale, 11th July 2018

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Bonhams next Asian Art sale will take place on Wednesday 11 July at 22 Queen Street Edinburgh starting at 11 am and will feature Japanese, Chinese and Indian and Islamic Art. The selection includes...

Junk Art Challenge launched by Young Scot

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Aspiring young artists are being challenged to take part in an ambitious art project to design three sculptures made of recycled materials.The sculptures will be showcased at the Year of Young People 2018 space...

Cadell sells for record price at Sotheby’s

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This week a new auction record was set for FCB Cadell the Scottish Colourist at Sotheby's in Bond Street, with works from the Harrison Collection selling for a total of £4.5 million.His painting Reflection...

Architecture Fringe 2018

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Scotland may appear to have a quiet architectural history, but with the ancient castles, haunted townhouses, and unique parliament (whether you like it or not, it is definitely unique) how could this country not...

Art – Narcissus : Rachael Bibby – Jamie Watt

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Narcissus: Rachael Bibby and Jamie Watt Whitespace Gallery, 1-7 June 2018The ‘Narcissus’ exhibition at the Whitespace Gallery is a collaborative project between the artists, Rachael Bibby and Jamie Watt and the art historians, Maro Psyrra and Davide Boschi. Taking...

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