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John Byrne ‘s Christmas card for the First Minister unveiled

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Artist John Byrne has created a Christmas Card for the First Minister in 2017 which is cheeky as well as festive, and dates back to his own boyhood in Paisley. ‘Say It With A Kiss!’...

John Byrne National Drawing Competition

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The fourth annual John Byrne National Drawing Competition has been launched today and young Edinburgh artists are urged to enter.Since the launch of the competition in 2014, thousands of pupils have submitted their artwork...

Long Live The King’s! Ambassadors announce pledge to support £25 million regeneration.

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The Festival City Theatres Trust has announced a number of high profile Cultural Ambassadors for the capital campaign to transform the King’s Theatre Edinburgh and, by extension, invigorate the Tollcross environs.John Byrne, Andy Gray, Bill Paterson, Ian...

Alba wins John Byrne National Drawing competition

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Alba Cooke Ribes who is a P5 pupil at Hermitage Park Primary School has won the John Byrne National Drawing Competition beating thousands of others who entered.She attended the award ceremony at Paisley Museum...

Thursday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Someone Was Singing: World War One in Poetry and Song.  In association with the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh Reads presents poet Alexander Hutchison and singer/musician Wendy Carle Taylor for an evening of poetry (contemporary and historic) and song commemorating those...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2014Edible Gardening Seasonal Advice: drop in to find out how to grow your own food and take a look around the productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project Team. 1-3pm, Demonstration...

The Edinburgh Reporter talks to artist John Byrne

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John Byrne is a prolific artist and he has a new exhibition at the Bourne Gallery which opens tomorrow morning. Dead End isEarlier today The Edinburgh Reporter had a lot of fun with Byrne...

John Byrne selling ‘cheap’ at Bourne Fine Art

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John Byrne is everywhere. Go to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and you will see the  exhibition of his work featuring portraits of his children and self-portraits too. An exhibition of new works by Byrne...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 30 JUNE 2014Continuing: GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. Venues include the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art One, Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery and Collective Gallery, with...

John Byrne at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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A stunning new exhibition of portraits by one of the UK’s most versatile and accomplished artists has opened the summer season at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.Born in Paisley in 1940, John Byrne has...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014Love in a Library: pop-up opera in association with Edinburgh International Festival, featuring songs from Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Quilter & Gershwin.  2.30-3.30pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place.  Free, no booking required. (THIS...

The King’s Dome Commission

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A launch event is being held at the King's Theatre in May to show off the photographic display of how the new dome was created. Over the course of 35 days in the summer of...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 to feature over 100 artists

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 11TH EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 31 JULY – 31 AUGUST 2014 Sometimes overlooked by those seeking more traditional Festival fare of music and theatre nonetheless the Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe REVIEW Portrait Gallery Tickling Jock by Night ****

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Did we all learn something new about the wonderful John Byrne this evening? Probably not. But Byrne in conversation with fellow Scot AL Kennedy was a hot ticket and the surroundings of the Scottish...

John Byrne to feature in new exhibition at the Portrait Gallery in 2014

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National Galleries of Scotland announce Summer 2014 exhibition of portraits by John Byrne. A new Scottish National Portrait Gallery exhibition set for summer 2014, will present a broad range of portraiture from across John Byrne’s...

VIDEO – John Byrne’s new dome at the King’s Theatre

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We met up with John Byrne this morning and talked to him about working on the domed ceiling to produce the new design called ALL THE WORLD"S A STAGE [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0FuQfEVciY] 

John Byrne’s new dome for The King’s

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Commissioned by the Festival City Theatres Trust as part of a major restoration and refurbishment of the King’s Theatre, ‘All the World’s a Stage’ depicts a swirling celestial scene, where a black harlequin carries the sun through...

John Byrne to redesign the ceiling at the King’s

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 BYRNE TO LIGHT UP THE KING’S DOMEThe Festival City Theatres Trust has commissioned renowned Scottish artist John Byrne to redesign the domed auditorium ceiling of the King’s Theatre as part of the building’s ongoing...

Triptych of Portraits wins The John Byrne Award

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 This has been a busy week for Edinburgh based artist, John Byrne. On Tuesday he was a nominee at the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, this morning he officiated at the opening of The...

2011 John Byrne Award launched today

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This morning on Calton Hill, John Byrne, the Scottish artist and playwright launched the award that shares his name.  He  stood on a soapbox as if preaching which was a fearsome sight in itself! ...
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