April 28, 2016

Sister Art

Until recently, art history has traditionally been written as the story of one heroic male artist after another.

Oh, Vienna!

Few city names in the world are as evocative as Vienna. The birthplace of dynamic artistic and intellectual movements, the city of Haydn, Klimt, Freud, Strauss and a host of others (including Beethoven, who called Vienna home for the last 30-odd years of his life) was for a century or more the centre of European cultural life.

April 2016 – Polly Collins

A graduate in Jewellery and Silversmithing from Edinburgh College of Art, Polly Collins works mainly in sheet metal to create functional and ‘speculative’ objects, imagining ‘a world in which

April 2016 – Helen Robertson

Helen Robertson designs and makes jewellery inspired by traditional patterns of the knitters of Shetland, where she lives, creating modern pieces with a nod to the past.

April 2016 – Merlin Planterose

These stone-hammered bowls with handraised fine silver (pictured) are a trademark of Ullapool-based Merlin Planterose, who also has the Lady Grange Collection of jewellery inspired by St Kilda. www.merlinplanterose.co.uk

April 2016 – Warped Textiles

Textile designer Chantal Balmer of Warped Textiles creates cushions, blankets and soft furnishings in her signature geometric style often inspired by architecture and structural forms, whether man-made or

April 2016 – Andrew Appleby

The self-proclaimed “original Harray Potter” (it’s a place in Orkney), Andrew Appleby is an expert in the prehistoric pottery of the islands and his vessels are often

April 2016 – Lana MacKinnon

The late Scottish designer Lana MacKinnon rose to prominence in the 1940s and ‘50s as part of the Arts and Crafts movement. Her quirky, abstract designs were very advanced

Tour Guide – Charlie Hall

CHARLIE HALL IS A TOUR GUIDE WITH KIRKER HOLIDAYS, A LEADING CULTURAL TOUR OPERATOR “Italy is my specialist subject and I’m there about four months of the

Robertson Fine Art Opens in Edinburgh

Adding to their branches in Glenrothes and Dollar, Robertson Fine Art is now open for business in Hanover Street, where you can buy fine art by top selling artists such as Alexander Millar, Anna Razumovskaya and Ron Lawson.

Open Studios | Newcastle 2016

May 13 & 14
As part of The Late Shows, Newcastle’s annual arts extravaganza when venues stay open in the evening to welcome all-comers.

Open Studios | Fife 2016

May
Open Studios North Fife, East Neuk Open Studios and Fire Station Creative – Lots of Open Studios this month in Fife.

Dumfries & Galloway | Spring Fling 2016

May 28 – 30
One of the most successful open studios events is Spring Fling, this year in its fourteenth edition and the first under the new organisers, Upland.

Open Studios | Angus 2016

May 26-30
Now in its sixth year, Angus Open Studios features over 50 artists and designers in over 30 locations.

The Thrill Of The Grill

After an hour of Bollywood dancing : hand waving, beckoning and hip swaying at the Little Egypt Dance Studio in Dalry  https://www.littleegyptstudio.com   we needed