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ANATOMY OF A PAINTING ANALYSING A MASTERPIECE Canaletto’s The Bacino di San Marco on Ascension Day
ARTS NEWS
EXHIBITIONS Morningside Gallery (Edinburgh), Flat Cat Gallery (Lauder), Gallery Q (Dundee), Harbour Arts Centre (Irvine)
PLUS Digital theatre from An Tobar (Isle of Mull)…Art competition winners for upcoming Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibit
ART & TRAVEL BLUE HEAVEN The French Riviera has been home to Picasso, Leger, Matisse, Bonnard, Chagall and many others
CRAFT & DESIGN HAND-MADE FOR YOU & YOUR HOME Basketry, ceramics, glasswork, jewellery & furniture
ART CRUISES ALL AT SEA Some cruise ships are floating art galleries
ART BOOKS READ ALL ABOUT IT! Skye Through an Artist’s Eye…El Anatsui: Art And Life…The Fife Arms…Street Art Africa…Abandoned Churches…A Year in the Art World: An Insider’s View
ARTSPEAK HUH? Talk about giving art a bad name…
PHOTO-SPREAD THE ART OF NATURE Satellite images of the earth

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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
Georgie Young, 'Hedgerows'

Small is Beautiful at Morningside Gallery

Edinburgh’s Morningside Gallery continues its exhibition programme with its annual Small Paintings Exhibition, featuring over 300 unframed paintings no larger than 25 x 25cm

James Elder Christie, 'Tam O'Shanter', Paisley Art Institute Collection held by Paisley Museum, Renfrewshire Leisure

Paisley Museum’s Burns Connection

Currently undergoing a major redevelopment, Paisley Museum holds the largest single collection of works by artist and Robert Burns enthusiast James Elder Christie, including an oil painting of a scene from Tam O’Shanter and many illustrations of Burns’ poetry. 

Daisy Alderson, 'TJ'

Facing Lockdown Together In Tapestry

Works submitted for a competition by amateur and professional artists have been selected a new exhibition based on people’s experiences of the Covid-19 lockdown, will be on show at the new home of the Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels later this year.

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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.

Juno Calypso, 'Milk', photographic print on paper

Lyon & Turnbull Edinburgh’s Modern Scottish New Year

Edinburgh sale room Lyon & Turnbull’s winter programme of auctions restarts on 20 Jan 2021 with Modern Scotland: A Private Collection of Scottish Art, followed by Contemporary & Post-War Art featuring The Ski Sale on the 27th.

Gertrud Arndt (attr), 'Study on colour at Bauhaus Weimar', probably circa 1924

Sotheby’s Bauhaus Pioneers Auction

Bidding now open: Sotheby’s is staging an online auction from a collection that includes the leading lights of the Bauhaus design school, whose influence continues to shape art and design thinking 100 years on.

Hippfest - Filibus, The Mysterious Air Pirate

St Andrews Fair Saturday’s Silent Film Highlight

An online screening of a classic silent thriller with live musical accompaniment is one of the highlights of Scotland’s St Andrew’s Fair Saturday – part of a unique cultural global event aiding good causes everywhere.

Performing Arts

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

An Tobar presents Strange Rocks by Oliver Emmanuel

An Tobar Plays Again Online

An Tobar on the Isle of Mull is repeating two plays first presented last October as part of its Emergence season which were staged and filmed for a digital run.

Celtic Connections

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival has announced its full programme of top-quality online events with renowned performers.

Screenshot of The King's Theatre Edinburgh 360deg Tour

View the King’s in 360 Degrees

Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre has published its first interactive walk-through allowing you to explore front and backstage of the historic venue.

Field Music, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, 01 02 20

Glasgow Makes the Connection Online

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival is set to go ‘digital-first’ in January, with a full programme of top-quality events with renowned performers, set to be announced on 2nd Dec.

Edinburgh International Festival 2020, 'My Light Shines On'

Over One Million Arts Lovers Embrace My Light Shines On

Review: In a defiant response to the Covid crisis, Edinburgh International Festival brought together a comprehensive collection of major performances on its YouTube channel from a variety of premier international and Scottish artists, together with major national commissions and special light installations in the Festival’s regular venues across the capital.

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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.
Mairi Brown

Mairi Brown’s Got It Sewn Up

A graduate in printed textile design from the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels, Edinburgh-based Mairi Brown illustrates images and designs using free motion embroidery,

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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.
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*, Irish art 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.

Paul Cezanne, ‘The Saint Victoire mountain with large pine’, 1886-87 (The Phillips Collection, Washington DC)

Cezanne Country

Home to the artist Picasso called “the father of us all”, Aix-en-Province is a Provencal favourite of art-lovers.

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.
Textiles of India

An Ancient Asian Textile Journey

A lavishly illustrated book taking the reader on a journey throughout the Indian subcontinent to explore the history and traditions of its textiles.

The Power of the Flower

An exploration of the ways in which artists and image-makers have employed floral motifs throughout history.