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Keeping you in the picture A round-up of the best exhibitions and events across Scotland
SIX OF THE BEST
Top picks Dates for your diary
PERFORMING ARTS
Live & online Theatre, Film, Folk, Classical, Opera & Dance
SUBJECT MATTER
It’s official: ‘Visual art does not sit within the core programme of the International International Festival’
ART & TRAVEL
Germany’s industrial heartland transformed through art
CRAFT & DESIGN
Hand-made for you and your home Quality crafts by members of Applied Arts Scotland
ART BOOKS
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IMAGE ANALYSIS
Anatomy of a Masterpiece
PHOTO-SPREAD
The world’s best space photography

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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
Sandy Moffat, 'Milne’s Bar', 2021

Reading MacDiarmid at The Line Gallery Linlithgow

In the centenary year of the first appearance in print of Hugh MacDiarmid, The Line Gallery in Linlithgow explores the work and life of the great Scottish 20th-century poet and political pioneer.

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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.

Leila Riszko (Assistant Curator at the National Galleries of Scotland admires the artwork 'Two Forms in Echelon', 1961, bronze. Image Neil Hanna Photography www.neilhannaphotography.co.uk

Edinburgh Art Festival 2022 Has So Much to Show

The 18th edition of the Edinburgh Art Festival brings together over a hundred artists in 35 exhibitions throughout the city, complemented by an online programme and newly-commissioned artworks, many of them already featured on this website.

Olga Krasanova (Invited Artist, Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop), 'A Warrior'

Pittenweem Arts Festival Returns to Harbour

One of the biggest regional events of its kind in the UK, the Pittenweem Arts Festival is back with over a hundred artists and makers from across Britain showing in almost eighty venues.

Performing Arts

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

Image Jess Shurte

Herbie Rides Again at The Playhouse Edinburgh

Review: Impossible to describe in anything other than modern-legendary terms, enduring jazz pianist Herbie Hancock visits the Edinburgh International Festival with a set including glowing career highlights.

Image Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

A Burning Dance Through a Life

Review: Physicality and humour combine with technical accomplishment in Alan Cumming’s one-man journey through the life of poet Robert Burns.

John Scofield at Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Assembly Hall. Image Greg McVean

Raising the Standards: John Scofield in Edinburgh

Review: Edinburgh’s Jazz & Blues Festival presents the stellar veteran jazz guitarist John Scofield and his trio, reworking standards from his native America, by Leonard Bernstein, Neil Young, Jimmy Webb, and The Grateful Dead, among others.

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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.

Through the NutMeg…

NutMeg Glass is a range of contemporary, hand-blown functional glassware designed and made by Edinburgh-based Meg McGregor.

Bold, Primitive and Natural

Using traditional methods of wood-turning, hand-carving and pyrography, Kirsty Dalton of Edinburgh-based Primitive Woodland makes wooden homewares and jewellery.

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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.

Georgia on Our Minds…

The American artist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Pissarro: Portrait of a Revolutionary

Illustrated by beautiful reproductions of Pissarro’s work, this new consideration focuses on his role in the revolutionary Impressionist movement of the 1870s and his strengths as a unifier and champion of other painters.

Doubilet’s Undersea World

This first major book in two decades by the pioneering underwater photographer dubbed the ‘Audubon of the sea’ offers a rare glimpse into the exquisite beauty of the oceans which cover over 70 percent of our planet.

Life Through a Very British Lens

This compelling social and cultural history of Britain since the second world war shows how photographers and photo-artists have documented the country over the last 70 years.

Signature Style

The influence of the typography and graphic arts periodical Signature has long been overlooked – while few people nowadays will have read it, no journal has greater claim to have stimulated the taste that became British neo-Romanticism in the mid-20th century.

In Graphic Detail: the Life of Mark Rothko

The trend for graphic biographies continues with this story of Rothko’s life and attempt to decode the visual language he invented, which puts his immersive colour field paintings among the most recognisable works in modern art history.

In the Beginning There Was Art

This fully-illustrated, panoramic world history of art from ancient civilisation to the present day explores the remarkable endurance of humankind’s creative impulse.

London’s Twentieth-Century Girls

Determined women artists such as Helen Sutherland, Margaret Gardiner and Myfanwy Piper helped to change the course of British art in the middle of the last century.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper

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