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Arts News Exhibitions: Gairloch Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Goldfinch Gallery (Comrie, Perthshire), RGI Kelly Gallery (Glasgow), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art & Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh), Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Gallery Q (Dundee), Solo Gallery (Inverleithen), Coast Art (Dunbar) PLUS Win a ticket to an online screening during the French Film Festival!…Scottish Opera goes digital…Scottish Jazz Awards…Lyon & Turnbull’s latest live online auction
Craft & Design Hand-made for you & your home Jewellery, glass, ceramic, furniture & textiles
Art & Travel Dublin From the 9th century Book of Kells to a Turner prize-winner
Art Books Read all about it! Life Meets Art: Inside the Homes of the World’s Most Creative People…The Hidden Apartment & Other Stories…Light and Love…The V&A Book of Colour in Design…Godlis Streets…Dangerous to Show: Byron & His Portraits
Sculpture From wood, wax and MDF to slate, clay and gold leaf sculptors have used a variety of unusual media to push the boundaries of their craft.
Quote-Unquote ‘Art is the highest form of hope’ & other quotes by artists
Photo-Spread From Antwerp to Zurich silent, sculpted figures fixed high on walls have been following the goings-on below for years.
Marketplace Original art & posters for sale!

Art News Exhibitions: Maisie & Mac (Cupar), Tatha Gallery (Newport-on-Tay), Arusha Gallery (Edinburgh), Aberfeldy Gallery, Scottish Society of Architect Artists (St Andrews), Glasgow Gallery, Resipole Studios (Argyll), Dock Street Studios (Dundee), Granary Gallery (Berwick-upon-Tweed) Reopenings: Stills (Edinburgh), An Talla Solais Gallery (Ullapool) – & much more! Craft & Design Hand-made for you & your home – Furniture, pottery, textiles, glass, jewellery & keepsake boxes Art & Travel London: New exhibitions on Artemisia Gentileschi, the Impressionists, J.M.W. Turner, Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman & more PLUS Be an artful lodger – London hotels for art-lovers Photo-Spread Featured photographers Richard Davenport & Richard Lakos Marketplace Original art & posters for sale!

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Adrian Wiszniewski - Reading French, ink and acrylic on paper/card
Adrian Wiszniewski – Woman on Yellow, Courtesy of Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Gilly Semple - Study in Brown
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites
Nadine Carruthers - All My Favourites

Lisbon | Affordable Art

In November 2013 Lisbon won the best City Break on a Budget category at London’s World Travel Market, the largest annual convergence of travel industry professionals, the third time the Portuguese capital has taken the accolade in the last five years.

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Venice | Grand Tour

We have Attila the Hun to thank for Venice. When his rampaging hordes entered Italy in the 5th century AD upon the collapse of the Roman Empire, the good citizens of the northeast plain took refuge on a hundred or so flat, marshy islands out in the lagoon at the edge of the Adriatic Sea.

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Paris | Perfect Ten

You’ve shuffled with the hordes through the Louvre, been scandalized by Courbet’s ‘L’Origine du Monde’ in the Musée d’Orsay and toured the Centre Pompidou to the point of exhaustion.

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May 2015 – Namon Gaston

Midlothian-based Namon Gaston designs and makes award-winning furniture for noted international manufacturers and private clients, who are encouraged to visit his workshop and see their piece in progress. www.namongaston.com

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May 2015 – Araminta Campbell

Scottish textile designer and weaver Araminta Campbell has a collection of tweeds inspired by the Scottish landscape and used to line her range of limited edition handbags in soft Scottish leather. www.bespokescottishtweed.com

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May 2015 – Nielanell

Shetland-based Nielanell combine inventive knit with artistic inspiration to create hand-made, limited edition pieces in exclusive colours – with little chance of running into someone wearing the same as you. (Photo: Angus Bremner) www.nielanell.com

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May 2015 – Moody Monday

Eliza Kesuma of Moody Monday produces hand-printed, contemporary wallpaper, fabrics and homeware for residential and commercial interiors, combining traditional screen-printing methods with hand-drawn illustration and computer-manipulated imagery of modern life. www.moodymonday.co.uk

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May 2015 – Shirley Paris Jewellery

This ‘Adonis’ diamond man’s ring with squared shank and contrasting matt and polished detail by Shirley Paris Jewellery of Larkhall is the result of over 30 years’ experience creating quality, bespoke jewellery for all occasions. www.shirleyparisjewellery.co.uk

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May 2015 – Edinburgh Fine Furniture

Edinburgh-based furniture maker and restorer Dave McIlloney of Edinburgh Fine Furniture trained at the prestigious Chippendale International School of Furniture in Gifford, East Lothian. A second generation cabinet-maker, he says: “I love the individuality of wood – how a distinctive pattern or burr can be made into a feature in a unique piece of furniture.

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Dublin

Since Ireland’s ‘tiger economy’ hit the buffers a few years ago, Dublin’s art world has also suffered. However, this has not dampened the artistic spirit, and Irish artists have continued to produce quality work, resulting in a backlog which galleries are keen to move, often at favourable prices.

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March 2015 – Vinella & Krupa

Edinburgh-based Vinella & Krupa use oil painting and pyrography (a wood burning technique to etch intricate patterns) to give new life to old furniture with Art Nouveau-inspired illustrations, from Gustav Klimt’s ‘Sleeping lady’ or an Edinburgh landscape on tables to scenes from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ on a chair. They also teach courses on how to

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March 2015 – Lara Scobie

The dynamic interplay between shape and pattern is explored by Lara Scobie in her hand-built and slip-cast vessels, such as her tilted vases (pictured). Lara marks the surfaces with abstract patterns subtly inspired by plants and nature as well as the work of artists such as Miro and Lucien Day. www.larascobie-ceramics.com

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March 2015 – Catherine MacGruer

Highlands-based knitted textile designer Catherine MacGruer has a range of luxury, double-sided wool blankets inspired by mosaics in Barcelona. Entitled Tiles, the collection features bold patterns and brightly coloured designs in Merino wool, one of the softest wools available, naturally anti-allergenic and fire resistant and a breathable fibre which provides warmth without causing overheating. 150x150cm,

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March 2015 – Spectrawax Lighting

Ken Parsons of Borers-based Spectrawax Lighting makes limited edition Tiffany-style lamps and lampshades using a wax and resin laminate he invented himself which has a virtually indefinite life span. Lit by low longlasting fluorescents which use about 80 per cent less energy than conventional bulbs, these ‘antiques of the future’ glow with an abstract, kaleidoscopic

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March 2015 – The Blazing Blacksmith

Jim Whitson of The Blazing Blacksmith in Peebles creates individually designed, hand-forged gates, railings, furniture and sculptural pieces for homes or gardens which are always sympathetic to the setting. A combination of traditional methods and innovative metalworking techniques give shapes a fluidity and grace reminiscent of the natural forms which inspire much of his work.

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March 2015 – Bole the Gallery

Richard Kennedy of Bole the Gallery in Argyll creates ornamental pieces using mainly British hardwood from environmentally sound sources and, where available, wind-blown wood and driftwood. He says: “Working with nature rather than against it, flowing line, form and proportion are paramount to my design. Inspired by the simplest of things, the shape of the

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March 2015 – Mackenzie Leather

Combined skilful saddlery and classic British case and bag making, Mackenzie Leather Goods has developed a timeless look. Owner Simon Harvey Potts started as an apprentice at the company and is now a master of the trade. Each Mackenzie product is hand-made in Edinburgh from the finest Italian leather and may well outlive its owner.

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March 2015 – Frances Teckkam

Working in natural fibres, including vintage and some upcycled yarns, Frances Teckkam creates hand-made, wearable fabrics and garments with a personal and contemporary twist. Her designs are influenced by the historical use of patterns around the world to decorate everyday objects and surroundings. www.craftscotland.org/profile/2226/frances-teckkam

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March 2015 – Caroline Finlay

These cufflinks by Caroline Finlay are from her range of silver and enamel jewellery inspired by the patterns and textures of the shoreline. Each piece is hand-made using traditional techniques combined with experimental ideas and finishes to give a fresh, spontaneous feel. www.carolinefinlay.co.uk

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March 2015 – Two Skies Design

The Two Skies Design jewellery company sources gems only from mines that its own staff are prepared to go down. Other materials include Scottish green marble, which is collected by free-diving to the seabed and Lewisian, sourced from one of the most ancient rocks in the world in the Outer Hebrides. www.twoskiesdesign.com

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March 2015 – Julia Cunningham

Using simple sewing techniques, Julia Cunningham designs and makes contemporary, quirky products from scrap fabrics such as tartan, tweed and printed linen locally sourced in the Scottish Borders. The results are simple, sculptural and exciting. www.julia-cunningham.co.uk

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March 2015 – Lorna Hewitt

Based in Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios, jeweller Lorna Hewitt can either work closely with a client to create their dream piece of jewellery or remodel clients’ pieces of old gold or platinum jewellery and incorporate them into something more wearable and still in keeping with the sentiment and nostalgia of the original metal. www.lornahewitt.com

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Barcelona | Best of Barca

In the Raval district a few blocks from the city’s Gothic centre is the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA). Taking up one side of the Plaça dels Àngels (Angels’ Square), the gleaming, white, modern building, with its ground to roof glass facade flooding the interior with light, stands in contrast to the surrounding traditional architecture and narrow streets.

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Ouseburn Open Studios

Ouseburn Open Studios

Returning for the second year, the Spring Ouseburn Open Studios offer a glimpse into the working world of over 200 artists and designer-makers who make the Ouseburn Valley the creative heart of Newcastle. Mar 29, www.ouseburnopenstudios.org

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