Visual Arts Reviews

Catch up on all the latest exhibition reviews across the Scottish art scene and further afield.

RSW Aine Divine, Life in Colour

RSW Paints a Colourful Scene

Review The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW) 141st Annual Exhibition brings together the work of RSW members and other artists who responded to the call for open submissions. Artmag went to the launch.

Lubaina Himid, ‘Jelly Moulds for Liverpool’, acrylic paint on jelly moulds, 2010

Lubaina Himid: a Full House at the Tate

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.

Albrecht Durer, 'A Lion', gouache on parchment, 1494

Dürer’s Journeys: a Short Haul of a Long Legacy

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.

Maryam Yahia, 'African Glimpse', draped sculpture, photo Ian Dodds

Understanding the Misunderstood at Summerhall

Review: Edinburgh’s Summerhall’s Out of Sight Out of Mind is an ambitious multimedia exhibition showcasing artworks by more than 100 exhibitors who have lived experience of mental health issues.

Abi Palmer, Crip Casino (2018 - ongoing), installation detail

Observatory Acts at the Collective

Review ArtMag attends the launch of Acts of Observation at the Collective, a group exhibition challenging how disability is represented and discussed. 

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Checking the Weather with Alison Scott at Collective

Review: As part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, Collective has commissioned a new installation by artist and writer Alison Scott, who immersed herself in the history of weather prediction as part of an open-ended research-led project.