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The Accursed Share

By Neil Cooper, 31.03.2023
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Sammy Baloji, 'Untitled', 2018-2023. Installation view. ‘The Accursed Share’ 2023, Talbot Rice Gallery. Courtesy of the artist and Talbot Rice Gallery. Photo: Sally Jug

If money makes the world go round, its out of control axis is addressed at a historical and global level in this urgent and expansive new group show at Talbot Rice Gallery. Neil Cooper reviews.


Scale Model Memories

By Greg Thomas, 23.03.2023
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Willie Sutherland, Exhibition install photo. Credit: Elaine Livingstone.

Willie Sutherland is a self-taught Glasgow artist who began his career at 50. A new exhibition of paintings at Greenock’s Beacon Arts Centre offers buoying allegories of healing and self-knowledge. Greg Thomas Reviews.



The Must-See Artists at the RSA New Contemporaries 2023

By Susan Mansfield, 23.03.2023
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Blythe Plenderleith, Bed of Hails (Jeopardy), Courtesy of the RSA

The graduates presented in this year’s RSA New Contemporaries show - the class of 2021 - were arguably those who suffered most disruption to their studies under covid, but there can be no doubting the boldness and ambition of their work. This is evident in much of the work selected for this show by 57 artists from Scotland’s five art schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Elgin. But there is also much thoughtfulness and maturity. We pick out some of the highlights.


Poor Things

By Neil Cooper, 17.03.2023
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Dean Kenning Renaissance Man, (2017) Kinetic Sculpture

Fun and games aplenty are to be had in this group show of sculptural works by twenty-two artists, brought together by Emma Hart and Dean Kenning at The Fruitmarket as a collective show of class-conscious strength. 


Peploe, Madonna and Kirkcaldy Galleries

By Neil Cooper, 16.03.2023
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Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist (1520) courtesy of Kirkcaldy Galleries

Neil Cooper takes a look at the 'Tate Gallery of Scotland' and discovers many treasures within Kirkcaldy Galleries impressive art collection


Alison Watt – A Kind of Longing

By Gemma Batchelor, 15.03.2023
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Alison Watt, Frances, (2022) Oil on canvas 76 x 62 cm Copyright The Artist Photo: John McKenzie

A rose, a feather, a cabbage leaf, the skull of a goat; these are just some of the objects painted by Alison Watt as part of her continued fascination with the eighteen-century Scottish portrait paint Allan Ramsay (1713-1784). Gemma Batchelor Reviews.