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A Q&A with… Rabiya Choudhry, painter of “joyous, demented expressions”

For her show at Glasgow’s Transmission gallery, Scottish artist Rabiya Choudhry presents selected works from a six-year period including paintings, printed fabrics and a neon window sign in tribute to her dad. Jessica Ramm asks where her vibrant but troubled paintings come from and what it means to fly solo at this important artist-run space.

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Glasgow School of Art sprinkler system was ‘weeks away’ from being installed; MSPs ‘very concerned’ by Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding application process

In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: Gallery owner arrested for installing protest sculpture outside pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma; German triennial bans then re-invites Scottish band who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement; plus Saudi prince donates $10 million to the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin.

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In Brief: Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for new gallery; Creative Scotland reinstates five organisations after backlash over cuts

News briefing with national and international stories, including: Not Surprised call for boycott of Artforum over handling of Knight Landesman harassment allegations; artists sign letter objecting to prototypes of Trump’s border wall being called art; temporary export ban placed on works by Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

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Ugly rumours: why Edinburgh’s Inverleith House has yet to be ‘saved’

When Inverleith House closed to the public last year, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh said it no longer intended to use it as a gallery for contemporary art. Now, as it hosts its first exhibition since the closure, Regius Keeper Simon Milne has said reports of its demise were just a “rumour”. Neil Cooper takes issue with this rewriting of history and cautions that the fight to truly save this renowned Scottish art gallery is far from over.

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