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ART NEWS
Keeping you in the picture – a round-up of April exhibitions and events across Scotland
OPENINGS
Upcoming exhibition openings at a glance
CRAFT + DESIGN
Makers and Designers, selected from Craft Scotland
SUBJECT MATTER
See who’s celebrating their anniversary this year
ART + TRAVEL
Bodø in Norway hosts its largest ever cultural project
Tartu: Estonia’s second city plans over 1,000 events as a European Capital of Culture
PHOTO-SPREAD
Edinburgh’s streets have been brightened by public art
ANATOMY OF A PAINTING
René Magritte, The Human Condition (1933)
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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
From 'Please Leave a Light On'

The Light of Return at Dunoon Burgh Hall

Dunoon Burgh Hall is hosting a new exhibition marking Scotland’s centuries-old ties with Europe, alongside an exhibition showcasing the outstanding Argyll Collection.

William Hanna Clarke, ‘The Shepherdess’, photo private collection, image © the copyright holder

A Combined Legacy at Kirkcudbright Galleries

A new exhibition at Kirkcudbright Galleries celebrates the talents of painter William Hanna Clarke (1882-1924) and his great-niece Alison Kinnaird MBE, an internationally-renowned glass artist and musician.

&Gallery Edinburgh Goes Wide Open

Edinburgh’s &Gallery is displaying its first open call exhibition DEBUT, showcasing the work of thirty-eight artists working in various media.

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Arts Events

Continually updated calendar of events near you and online, including art fairs, auctions, open studios, museums openings and charity events in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Performing Arts

Join us as we highlight the news and reviews from the world of music, opera, dance theatre and film.

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Adrian Wiszniewski - Reading French, ink and acrylic on paper/card
Adrian Wiszniewski – Woman on Yellow, Courtesy of Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites
Craft & Design
Discover a trove of talented makers and designers from jewellery, textiles, furniture, ceramics, glass, mosaics, and much more -all handmade for you and your home.

Rachel Ashcroft

Rachel Ashcroft, known as Woman of the Woods, makes unique wooden furniture and objects using responsibly sourced timber from her local region.

Danna Finnigan

Multidisciplinary designer/maker Danna Finnigan of Silenzio makes a wide range of hand-made products.

Lynne Hocking

Scientist and hand-weaver Lynne Hocking creates sculptural textile objects which give physical form to scientific concepts and data.

Image Gabriela Silveira

Cecilia Stamp

Cecilia Stamp designs and makes graphic, contemporary jewellery with an understated palette.

Avesha DeWolfe

Avesha DeWolfe of Spiral Tide Pottery captures the movement of the sea in the glazes, forms and textured details of her functional ceramics.

'Goose Flock'. Image Kim Ayres Photography

Jay Rubinstein

Jay Rubinstein makes imaginative wooden mobiles using natural, laminated veneers to minimise wastage.

Charlott Rodgers

Skilled in traditional making methods and techniques, Charlott Rodgers investigates the creative applications of glass and ceramics.

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Art & Travel
Artmag writers travel the world to create handy guides to the best galleries and museums in all the top cities and regions – for art-lovers who love to travel.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Image Einar Aslaksen © Astrup Fearnley Museet

Where Art & Travel Come Together

Love art? Love travel? Then you’ll love ArtandTravelGuide.com, your guide to 600+ galleries in 70+ cities in 20+ countries – and counting!

Radiating onto Augustusplatz, the Gewandhaus Hall’s vast interior mural, 'Gesang vom Leben' (Song of Life) by painter Sighard Gille is the largest contemporary painting of its kind in Europe. Image Punctum / Leipzig Travel.

Absolute Classic

Few places can rival Leipzig in eastern Germany for the title of Europe’s ‘City of Music’.

Francis Bacon’s studio in the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Photo: Perry Ogden Collection © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS

Works in progress

From the 9th century Book of Kells to a Turner prize-winner*, art in Dublin continues to impress.

Work by the British abstract painter Sandra Blow (1925-2006)

Be an Artful Lodger

After a day of gallery-hopping, you can continue your art experience at some of London’s top residences.

The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson showed a representation of the sun in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in his 2003-04 exhibition The Weather Project. Photo- Tate Photography © Olafur Eliasson

Bright Future

Exhibitions dedicated to Artemisia Gentileschi, the Impressionists, J.M.W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman and others put a shine on the London gallery scene.

Art Books
We suggest titles for your very own art library with reviews of the latest releases from the niche to the grand, prestigious coffee table versions, covering all aspects of international art, craft and design.

Art=

Exploring 6,000 years of art history through 800 artworks from the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, this impressive book examines how artists see the world and inspire each other with common themes, sensibilities, materials and techniques.

Tam Joseph: I Know What I See

Bringing together paintings and sculptures from over 40 years of work, this is the first major publication to provide an extensive survey of the work of Dominica-born British artist Tam Joseph.

Louise Moillon

Part of the Illuminating Women Artists: Renaissance and Baroque series, this book reassesses the importance of the painter of still lifes and occasional genre paintings within the context in which she was working.

Ceramic Artists on Creative Processes

Twenty-five of the world’s best ceramic artists explain the creative processes behind their work, what inspires them, how they stay fresh and creative and what distinguishes their work from that of other ceramic artists.

William Blake’s Universe

Sometimes seen as an eccentric figure or lone genius, William Blake (1757-1827) was a poet and artist of boundless imagination, even prompting one 21st century critic to proclaim him ‘far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced’.

Magnum Magnum

Since its founding in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson and other photographers, the legendary co-operative Magnum Photos has chronicled the people, cultures, events and issues of our time.

100 20th Century Shops

This celebration of architecturally significant shops which shaped Britain’s shopping habits encourages us to appreciate the built heritage of our beloved high streets at a time when the retail landscape is rapidly changing.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper

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