This year’s Celtic Connections programme promises a vibrant mix of lively in-person concerts, intimate-scale filmed sessions, an exciting digital programme and a number of talks and exhibitions, in all involving more than 500 artists.
Review: Mohammad Barrangi’s exhibition ‘Anything is Possible’ at Edinburgh Printmakers delivers on the promise of its title by guiding the viewer in a world of magic and fable.
Review: Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid has become a mainstay of British contemporary art, and the subject of a new exhibition at London’s Tate Modern.
Review: A peerless draughtsman, Albrecht Dürer was a widely-travelled documenter of contemporary European subjects in a time of plague; his journeys and legacy are examined at London’s National Gallery.
Review: In the Round is the first major exhibition in the UK of Angelica Mesiti, leading us on a journey linking the ancient and historical to the present-day.
Review: Edinburgh International Festival’s warm welcome back to the performing arts continues with Neu! Reekie! for a night of poetry, film and banter, rounded-off by a set by Scottish pop music royalty Edwyn Collins.
Review: Whitechapel Gallery is showing the largest exhibition yet of painter Eileen Agar, articulating the crucial role that she played in the development of European twentieth-century culture.
Review: Closing 4th July, Glasgow’s Kelvingrove hosts the first posthumous display of the work of Edinburgh-born artist Carol Rhodes, showing alongside a newly-commissioned installation by France-Lise McGurn.
Art in the Garden 2021 at New Hopetoun Gardens in West Lothian features original outdoor art installed in twenty display gardens throughout July and August.
Review: The artistic, design and cultural achievements of one of the world’s greatest historic civilisations are brought to a modern audience at the V&A London’s ‘Epic Iran’ exhibition.
Review: Two large-scale pieces at The Pipe Factory in Glasgow’s Barras by internationally-exhibited Brazilian artist Ana Mazzei are her first at a UK public institution, and a highlight of Glasgow International Festival.
Review: An inclusive exhibition and events space and coffee house, The Alchemy Experiment is open and hosting art exhibitions, providing a platform for artists and creatives to exhibit their work.
Review: An exhibition at London’s V&A looks at how Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ critiques (and copes) with the Victorians’ changing cultural, political, and industrial context.
Review: British-Ghanaian artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s impressive retrospective at Tate Britain represents real shades of identity through fiction.
Review: ‘Upside Down Mimi’ is Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s first foray into animation and large-scale sculpture, set in the beautiful grounds of Jupiter Artland.
Review: A return to home turf for Glasgow artist Jim Lambie, having mounted major exhibitions of his work across the world in recent years.
Review: Reclaiming the Body is currently showing at VOMA, the Virtual Online Museum of Art, which launched last year, claiming to be the first entirely online art museum.
Review: In an online discussion hosted by The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, author Dr. Priya Atwal examines the often-overlooked Sikh Empire (1799-1849).
Review: The 195th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Academy is available to view entirely online: Artmag picks seven highlights from a showcase of around 600 works.
Review: A recent online discussion about the life and work of photographer Robert Blomfield, lead by members of his family, is a revealing, touching and affectionate tribute.
Review: Available to view until 6th February, Celtic Connections’ Transatlantic Sessions are a long-standing high point of Glasgow’s folk and roots music festival – this year online, but the performances nonetheless sparkling.
Review: A thought-provoking and challenging collection of moving-image works, available to watch online via LUX Scotland’s website.
Review: Lee Robertson’s online show is an inspired and affectionate depiction of her native cityscape.
Review: Tatha Gallery’s antidote to shorter and darker days, emphasising positivity and inspiration.