Visual Arts Reviews

Mark Shields with his portrait Late News Final (Square)

Scottish Portrait Awards 2019

Touring until 24 May Review

The winners of the Scottish Portrait Awards 2019 were announced on Wednesday 13th November at Edinburgh’s Scottish Arts Club, at a gathering attended by ArtMag.

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Enchanted Forest 2019

The Enchanted Forest, Pitlochry, Perthshire

3 Oct – 3 Nov Review

A world-renowned, multi-award winning event set in the magical Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest has been captivating audiences for 18 years with its pioneering sound and light shows.

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Aberdeen Art Gallery: Re-Opening

From 2 Nov Review

Aberdeen Art Gallery‘s long-awaited re-opening will take place on 2nd November, following a once-in-a-lifetime transformation, and Artmag was invited to be among the first to be shown around the new space.

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Gen Harrison - Letterpress Post Card

Upright Gallery, Edinburgh: Dialect

Until 15 Nov Review

Artmag attended the opening of Upright Gallery’s intriguing exhibition of works interpreting the rich spectrum of British regional dialect, through the medium of letterpress.

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Jim Lambie, 'Sun Visor', 2014, Archival pigment print with spray paint

RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow: The TURNER

1 Oct – 2 Nov Review

The Royal Glasgow Institute’s Kelly Gallery brings together work from Turner Prize nominees and winners who have, at some point, trained at Glasgow School of Art. Artmag attended the preview.

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Victoria Crowe Reflected Contemplation (2008)

City Art Centre, Edinburgh: Victoria Crowe, 50 Years of Painting

Until 13 Oct Review

The City Art Centre presents the first-ever major retrospective of Victoria Crowe as part of the 2019 Edinburgh Art Festival. Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting gathers over 150 works from private and public collections, taking up three floors of Edinburgh City Council’s largest exhibition space.

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Cryptic, Below the Blanket

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Cryptic, Below the Blanket

Until 25 Aug Review

Cryptic presents Below the Blanket, a sensory series of visual, sonic and kinetic installations. Featuring new work from visual artists and composers who have all spent time in residence at Flow Country, part of The Peatland Partnership’s Flows to the Future Project (led by RSPB Scotland) at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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ECA Festival Exhibition

Edinburgh College of Art: Summer at ECA exhibition

Until 25 Aug Review

Summer at ECA is a programme of free exhibitions and events, taking place mostly on-site at the ECA campus at Lauriston Place. This includes the ECA Festival exhibition of postgraduate work and forms part of the Edinburgh Art Festival programme.

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Joana Vasconcelos, Gateway

Jupiter Artland: Joana Vasconcelos, Gateway

Until 25 Aug Review

The latest permanent commission by Jupiter Artland owners Nicky and Robert Wilson, Gateway is an intricately-designed informal swimming pool, enclosed within a formal, landscaped garden, set in a private area within the 100-acre estate of Scotland’s five-star attraction sculpture park.

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