Day: 28 April 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 we are friends with our utensils, where we want to spend time with them and nurture them’. www.pollycollins.co.uk Pictured: Stitched vessel and soft spoon, Britannia silver & bog oak

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 natural. www.warped-textiles.com

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 based on originals. He has some Neolithic ovens in his studio, keeping ancient craft traditions alive. www.orkneypottery.co.uk

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 for the time and continue to fit with contemporary styles. They are now available on furniture and giftware from Surface View. www.surfaceview.co.uk

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 year. I’ve been going since the ‘60s as a child, when my father set up the John Hall Venice Course for students taking a gap year (although it wasn’t called that then), which …

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Edinburgh | Mudo Art

On the row of the newly refurbished arches on East Market Street, Mudo Art has photography by Paul Cunningham and Don Munro, paintings and photography by John Dickson, paintings by Janet McCrorie and iron sculptures by Ratho Byres Forge.

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 some sustenance and recommended by our teacher who comes from Mumbai and a fellow dancer who comes from the Punjab we shimmied on down Dalry Road to Kebabish Original. On …

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