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ARTS NEWS
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 Opera, Jazz, Chamber Music, Skiffle, Trad Folk
IN FROM THE MARGINS
A new residency programme for refugee artists
ART & TRAVEL
Oslo New museums put it on the art world map
CRAFT & DESIGN
Hand-made for you and your home Quality crafts by members of Applied Arts Scotland
ART BOOKS
Read all about it!
IMAGE ANALYSIS
Anatomy of a painting
PHOTO-SPREAD
The Power of 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.
Graham Wands, 'RRS Discovery'

Summer Selected at Gallery Q Dundee

The Summer Selection at Gallery Q in Dundee is an eclectic mix of paintings and prints by fifteen gallery artists, joined by gallery newcomer Theo Crutchley-Mack.

Quercus Pods by invited artist Angus Ross

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.

Eric Ravilious, 'Commander of a Submarine Looking Through a Periscope'. Photo © www.foxtrotfilms.com

Eric Ravilious: Artist on the Frontline

Review: A new film about English artist Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) is an insightful, balanced and ultimately touching portrait of a fascinating talent who has remained relatively unknown.

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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.

Hetty Haxworth, 'Spring Tide II', woodcut

Glasgow Hosts Auction for Ukraine War Victims

Around 100 Scottish artists, including David Mach, Barbara Rae, Adrian Wiszniewski and Ken Currie, have donated works for sale in Artist Aid Ukraine – a fundraising exhibition to support victims of the war in Ukraine.

Petal Pincher Stem Vase by Bowbeer Designs

Tea Green Pops-Up Again for 2022

Dundee-based Tea Green showcases Scotland’s most talented independent artists and designers at pop-up events planned for June and July.

Performing Arts

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

Kamal and Reita in 'Lotus Beauty', image Hampstead Theatre

A Skin-Deep Look on the South Asian Women of Southall

Review: A Southall beauty salon is the setting for an examination of life in mid-1960s London for South Asian and Sikh women, in Hampstead Theatre’s production of Tamasha theatre company’s ‘Lotus Beauty’.

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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.

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.

Cairn Mini-Rolltop Bag in Forest/Sand/Scree 

Fernweh UK’s Scottish Inspirations

Inspired by the colour palette of the Scottish landscape, Laura Sherriffs of Fernweh UK uses traditional heritage materials to make waxed canvas and leather bags.

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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.

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.

The Feather-light Touch

This remarkable survey of the avian kingdom celebrates the beauty of the feathered creatures throughout art, history, ornithology and culture.

Revisiting Rosetti’s Women

This beautiful gift book features traces the artist’s engagement with mythology, history, literature, biblical subjects and modern life in his portraits of women.

A Window onto a Victorian Speciality

A beautifully-illustrated guide to the world of Victorian stained glass, its manufacturers and designers, showing how artists and craftsmakers relearned a lost medieval art.

Registering Art’s Losses

This book follows ten cases in the dark side of the global art market – next to drugs and arms, the most smuggled commodity in the world.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper

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