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Keeping you in the picture – a round-up of December exhibitions and events across Scotland
Highlights of Artmag’s monthly picks
Upcoming exhibition openings at a glance
Makers and Designers, selected from Craft Scotland
The best gifts for the art-lover in your life
Geneva’s museums cover the history of art
The Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather Photographer of the Year competition
Our pick of the latest art reads
Dieric Bouts, The Triptych of the Holy Sacrament (better known as The Last Supper), 1464-68
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Visual Arts
Catch up on all the latest exhibition news and reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.
Ann Ruddy 'Two Lemons', oil

Ann Ruddy at Larks Gallery, Ballater

Larks Gallery in Ballater in Aberdeenshire features Ann Ruddy, who studied Graphic Design in Edinburgh, painting still-lifes and landscape at her Perthshire base.

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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.

3D2D’s Festive Buzz Times Three

Known for curating a range of quality work by a talented mix of artists and craftmakers, over this year’s festive season 3D2D Events will be presenting three fairs, in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dalkeith.

Euan McGregor PAI, 'Gourock Outdoor Pool', acrylic on board

EAF Makes its 2023 Return to O2 Academy Edinburgh

Established in 2005, EAF – Edinburgh Art Fair – returns to O2 Academy Edinburgh, displaying original art and design from around the world, alongside talks, demonstrations, art groups and live music.

Design by Louise Forbes

Tea Green’s Festive Kick-Off

Tea Green’s November showcases of Scotland’s most talented independent artists and designers will be at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Glasgow’s Burrell Collection.

Performing Arts

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

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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.

Donna Barry

Edinburgh jeweller Donna Barry is inspired by her love of flowers, foliage and the repetitive patterns found in nature.

David Robson

Yellow Broom

Highland-based design duo Yellow Broom create a unique range of hand-crafted lighting.

Clare Dawdry

Exploring infinite possibilities in form and functionality, ceramicist Clare Dawdry makes useful, well-crafted bowls, mugs, vases and jugs.

Genna Delaney

Using recycled precious metals and ethically sourced rare gemstones, jeweller Genna Delaney produces architectural pieces inspired by rock formations and textures found in nature.

Helen Miles

Helen Miles

Helen Miles designs and makes mosaics for interior and exterior spaces using a range of materials, from Italian glass to found materials.

Photo: Shannon Tofts

Lara Scobie

Working in porcelain, ceramicist Lara Scobie hand-throws her vessels then decorates them with a combination of inlay and sgraffito, a painting technique also used for pottery decor.

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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, your guide to 600+ galleries in 70+ cities in 20+ countries – and counting!

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.

Hockney: A Graphic Life

David Hockney’s exceptional life and career are traced here in an exuberantly colourful graphic novel format.

The Drawings of Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh believed that drawing was the ‘root of everything’, and this is reflected in over 1,000 works he created during his short and tragic life.

Street Art by Women

This book brings together the personal experiences, dreams, cultural tastes, struggles and samples of work by over 50 female graffiti artists, street artists and female muralists

Abstract Art

Since the early years of the 20th century, Western abstract art has fascinated, outraged and bewildered audiences.

Berthe Morisot

A detailed and highly personal account of the life and works of the most influential female impressionist painter.

Scottish Art

What makes Scottish art Scottish? Part of the excellent World of Art series, this now classic book explores the distinctive characteristics of Scottish art over the centuries.

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Velvet Easel Gallery, Artist, Garry Harper

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