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Opps/ Things to check out/ Scotland

Adding events and opportunities to attend or visit, focusing on craft in Scotland. Trying to group together things that  are either similar to the work I do or what I aspire to. Dark, macabre, Gothic, rebellious, large body adornment/jewellery/accessories/clothing. […]

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Cassia Dodman, Agitating The Cusp, 2017. Courtesy; artist. Photo; Donald Butler.
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Tendency Towards: new artist-run initiative for Aberdeen

Alongside the launch of its first curated programme, this week Tendency Towards opens its inaugural exhibition – an interdisciplinary showcase of graduate artists from four Scottish art schools. Richard Taylor finds out more about this new artist-run initiative in Scotland’s ‘Granite City’.

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The Moors

Much of my recent art has been about the graffiti, shadows, reflections and gritty periphery side of urban areas and cities. It is also about how all these aspects blend with the corners of my thoughts – both conscious and […]

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Protestors outside Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, on 23 October 2016. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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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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Willie Sullivan at Free Market symposium, Market Gallery, Glasgow, 17-19 May 2017. Photo: Chris Sharratt
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Free Market thinking: arts, organising and alternatives to neoliberalism

Market Gallery’s recent Free Market symposium – supported by an a-n Artist Led Bursary – brought together thinkers and doers to discuss issues around ‘cultural resources in crisis’ and was in part informed by the Glasgow gallery’s own precarious situation. Chris Sharratt reports on three days of thinking beyond the usual.

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Rachel Maclean pictured at  Chiesa di Santa Caterina where her film, Spite Your Face, 2017, is being shown. Photo: Patrick Rafferty; Courtesy: Scotland + Venice
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A Q&A with… Rachel Maclean, Scotland + Venice artist

For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.

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Hew Locke, On the Tethys Sea (2017), and Susan Pui San Lok, Untitled (Pavilion), (2017), Installation view, Diaspora Pavilion, 2017 Venice Biennale. Photo: Binita Walia
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Venice 2017 review: Britain at the Biennale – from Phyllida’s folly to the Diaspora Pavilion

The UK’s presence at this year’s Venice Biennale is particularly strong, with Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures at the British Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s new film for Scotland + Venice, James Richards’ sound and film work representing Wales, and the new Diaspora Pavilion reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of UK-based artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.

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Thomson and Craighead. Courtesy: the artists and Look Again festival, Aberdeen
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A Q&A with… Thomson & Craighead, video and internet artists

London and Scotland-based artistic duo Thomson & Craighead have created a new generative moving image work for the Look Again festival in Aberdeen. They talk to Jack Hutchinson about the impact of the internet on our lives and how splitting their time between rural and urban areas has benefitted their practice.

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Sea Marks by Rhona Taylor
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Sea Marks

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  • Venue:
    Patriothall Gallery
  • From:
    May 06, 2017
  • To:
    May 14, 2017
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Jim Lambie,  Sun Visor, 2014, 56x76 cm, pigment print with spray paint addition in a varied edition of 50. Courtesy: Glasgow Print Studio
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Pictures of… five decades of printmaking

An exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio presents over five decades of prints from the organisation’s archive, and includes work by 52 artists spanning screenprinting, lithograph, etching and much more.

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RSA Award Winners. Left to right: Delia Baillie RSA (exhibition convenor; James Knox (Director of the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation); Jasmine Summerton; Sam Drake ; Clara Hastrup; Camille Bernard; Luke Vinnicombe; Felix Carr; Kirsty Wallace; James Howden Boyle; Doug Stevens; Megan Hampton; Claire Connor (kneeling); Jonathan Piper; Lucy Wayman; Oliver Beetschen; Diane Percy Chorafa; Callum Kennedy (kneeling); Fergus Low; Elspeth Tayler; Robbie Miller; Tamara Richardson; Douglas Connell (Trustee of the Stevenston Trust); Rachel Simmonds (Chairman of the Friends of the RSA. Courtesy RSA
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RSA New Contemporaries award winners announced

22 awards totalling over £40,000 have been presented at the opening of the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh, which showcases works by 2016 graduates form art and architecture schools in Scotland.

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