The links between creativity and mental wellbeing are long established, but complex. Some of the participants in this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival talked to Susan Mansfield about what making art means for them
Markéta Luskačová, whose extraordinary work is currently on show in Edinburgh, is just one of a number of pioneering women photographers who are at last being recognised for their achievements. Susan Mansfield finds out more.
Director of Edinburgh Art Festival Kim McAleese spoke to Susan Mansfield about the changes she has made, and how she hopes to make the Festival stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Nicola Benedetti’s first programme for the Edinburgh International Festival reveals a determination to make concerts more accessible, but she must be careful not to alienate the faithful.
While women now outnumber men by 2:1 in art schools, opportunities are far from equal in the art world. Susan Mansfield looks at two exhibitions addressing the gender gap.
As Dundee prepares to host the first ever Art Night to take place outside London, we ask if 24 hours in June can pave the way for a new way of experiencing contemporary art.
In a world which would rather forget the Covid-19 pandemic, artists are playing an important part in creating spaces to remember. Susan Mansfield spoke to three of them.
Both adored and derided, tartan appears everywhere, from kitsch souvenirs to haute couture. As V&A Dundee prepares to showcase it in a large scale exhibition, Susan Mansfield looks at its enduring appeal to artists and designers.
Susan Mansfield explores how the boundaries between craft and art are becoming blurred.
Who are the names to watch out for in 2023? Susan Mansfield spoke to artists, curators and makers we are likely to hear more about in the coming months.
After two years of disruption, actors, singers, dancers and musicians are happy to be back on tour – most of the time! Susan Mansfield heard about the highs and lows of life on the road.
The 2022 Turner Prize exhibition has been unveiled at Tate Liverpool. But is Britain’s most famous art prize losing its shine? Susan Mansfield put the question to Tate director and chair of the Turner jury, Alex Farquharson.
As ‘outsider art’ goes on permanent display for the first time in one of Scotland’s top museums, it poses important questions about who faces barriers to the art world today. Susan Mansfield finds out more.
As Glasgow Museums repatriate a record-breaking number of objects to other countries, Susan Mansfield asks what it means for the future of other museums.
Susan Mansfield looks at the shifting place of visual art in the galaxy of Edinburgh festivals and asks if it is valued as much as the performing arts.