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EXHIBITIONS Burnside Gallery & Frames (Selkirk) Kirkcudbright Galleries Sun Gallery (Newburgh) City Art Centre, Arusha Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Dovecot Studios, Torrance Gallery, The Life Room (Edinburgh) Annan Museum Gymnasium Gallery (Berwick-upon Tweed) Perth Creative Exchange
AUCTION Leith School of Art
FESTIVALS Glasgow International, Edinburgh International Festival, Glasgow Jazz Festival
THEATRE King’s Theatre, Festival Theatre (Edinburgh) Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow)
STRANGE PHENOMENA ALIEN ART? Did Old Masters and ancient artisans depict visitors from outer space?
ART & TRAVEL AMSTERDAM Capital of the country with the world’s highest art activity per capita
IMAGE ANALYSIS ANATOMY OF A PAINTING Nicolas Poussin, The Triumph of Silenus, c.1636 (National Gallery, London)
CRAFT & DESIGN ALL THAT GLITTERS Scotland’s jewellery makers are real gems
ART MATTERS STILL LIFE POSTHUMOUS PORTRAITS
ART BOOKS READ ALL ABOUT IT Marcel Duchamp Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
PHOTO-SPREAD SCOTTISH NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS A selection of the 2020 winners

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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.

Aberdeen artist duo Bibo & Brian Keeley, 'Breathe'

UNFIX Number Six: Innovating Online

The international art festival UNFIX is now in its sixth year, bringing together a wide range of artists’ personal responses to the pressing current issues of climate change and the pandemic.

Eva Rothschild, 'Peak Times', installation (detail)

Countdown to GI Glasgow International Festival 2021

One of the UK’s largest visual arts festivals, GI Glasgow International, is underway for its ninth edition with over 70 exhibitions and events showcasing work by over 100 artists in over 30 spaces across the city and online.

Cooking Sections artists portrait, Photo Ruth Clark

Pandemic Brings New Faces to Turner Prize 2021

The list of 2021 Turner Prize nominees consists entirely of collectives who have helped to ‘inspire social change through art’ and who have continued to work in the community throughout the pandemic.

Performing Arts

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

SNJO in Full Flow as Rivers of Art and Jazz Meet

Review: The first of four virtual live pieces from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) brings a crisp and soulful jazz to the sweeping 12th-century arches of Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral.

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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.
Laurence Broderick

Wildlife in Bronze

Working in bronze and stone, Isle of Skye-based Laurence Broderick draws inspiration for his figurative and abstract work from the female figure and wildlife.

Skye Weavers

The Beauty of Pedal Power

Using bicycle pedal-powered looms in a small weaving shed next to an old croft house, Skye Weavers produce a variety of wool and tweed products.

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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*, 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.

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.

The Boy is Back in Town

Bonn lost its most famous son to the allure of Vienna. Now Bonn is taking him back. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born in Bonn

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.

A Truly Essential Architect

Architect Louis Kahn’s international reputation and broad fascination with science, mathematics, history and art are illustrated in a new book of photos.

Escaping to Modernism

Designed by famous architects, many modernist buildings all over the world are open to visit or even for overnight stays.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper