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OPENINGS
Upcoming exhibition openings at a glance
ART NEWS
Keeping you in the picture – a round-up of May exhibitions and events across Scotland
New WIN!
A pair of tickets to Potfest Scotland at Scone Palace, Perth, plus a £100 voucher to spend on a piece of work at the show
PHOTO-SPREAD
German photographer Elena Helfrecht’s unsettling work
CRAFT + DESIGN
Hand-made: Makers and Designers, selected from Craft Scotland
SUBJECT MATTER
Art’s new philanthropists
ART + TRAVEL
Bruges Triennial: Medieval city meets contemporary art
ANATOMY OF A PAINTING
Edgar Degas, L’Absinthe (1875-76), Musee d’Orsay, Paris
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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.

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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.

As part of an initiative called Emerge, which helps nurture emerging artists and makers in the region, ceramicist Lorna Phillips will demonstrate how to use local clays.

Spring’s Big Fling Returns

Scotland’s largest open studios weekend Spring Fling this year sees a record-breaking number of participants, with over 100 artists and craftmakers.

Justin Stuart Art (venue 16 - Village Hall Marquee), 'Fish and Landscape', copper

Ancrum’s Where the Art’s at

Art at Ancrum is a relaxed and friendly event featuring almost forty artists and makers based in and around the Borders village.

Performing Arts

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

To all the artists out there!

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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.

Steven Graham

Steven Graham of In Glass specialises in painted stained glass panels and kiln-formed and cast sculptural glass.

Anne Clare Graham

Jeweller and silversmith Anne Clare Graham works with precious metals and precious and semi-precious stones.

Juliet Macleod

Juliet Macleod makes wheel-thrown porcelain embellished with painterly marks and abstract patterns.

Hannah Louise Lamb

Jewellery designer Hannah Louise Lamb creates bespoke pieces which capture life’s personal stories.

Lizzie Farey

Lizzie Farey trained in basket-making before specialising in sculptures for the wall or table.

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh creates scarves with hand-dyed and hand-screenprinted silk and wool under the Tessuti Scotland label.

Rachel Ashcroft

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

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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.

Caspar David Friedrich: Infinite Landscapes

Marking the 250th anniversary of the painter’s birth, this luxurious exhibition catalogue offers glimpses into the mystery of Friedrich’s largely posthumous popularity as well as the latest research into his training and techniques.

Outside In: Exploring the margins of art

How can a creative person with no arts engagement or formal training, perhaps with mental health issues, a disability or experiencing difficult social circumstances, find a way into the art world?

The Book of Colour Concepts 1686-1963

From the 17th century to the advent of the digital age, colour theories have been illustrated with opulent wheels and globes, painstakingly collated polychrome charts and meticulous diagrams.

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.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper

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