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My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: James Holloway

By James Holloway, 02.12.2021
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Stanley Cursiter, Princes Street on Saturday Morning, 1913. Private Collection. © Estate of Stanley Cursiter.

Previous Director of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and current Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation Trustee looks to a 20th century great for his favourite Scottish work of art.

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The Rise and Fall of the Early 20th Century Scottish 'Monochromists'

By Graham Fitzpatrick, 30.11.2021
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Sir David Young Cameron, Ben Lomond, 1923. Courtesy Campbell Fine Art. (Another version is held by the Fleming Collection).

Work by early 20th century Scottish printmakers once commanded prices equivalent to the then average price of a house, with demand for black and white realism far outstripping that of the artists' peers; the Scottish Colourists. How the tables have turned, writes Graham Fitzpatrick.

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Jumbie Soundscape

By Greg Thomas, 29.11.2021
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Ashanti Harris, An Exercise in Exorcism, Gallery of Modern Art, 20 November 2021. Image courtesy of the Artist.

A new performance by multi-media artist Ashanti Harris with dancers Jessica Paris and KJ Clarke-Davis delves into the animist philosophies of Guyana and Glasgow’s legacies of slavery. Greg Thomas reviews.

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Film Reels and a Waterwheel

By Neil Cooper, 25.11.2021
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Historic Tower Mill Waterwheel, Hawick.

A new permanent installation by Uist-based filmmaker Andy Mackinnon brings Hawick's history to life

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Labour and Liberation

By Greg Thomas, 23.11.2021
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Howardena Pindell: A New Language at Fruitmarket. Photo by Tom Nolan.

Howardena Pindell’s work overlays conceptualism and Black activism, forging connections between the two across a series of thrilling and disturbing works. Greg Thomas explores a half-century of creativity at the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh.

 

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Edinburgh: A Tapestry Powerhouse

By Susan Mansfield, 18.11.2021
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The 2021 Cordis Prize for Tapestry at Inverleith House. Photo by Michael Wolchover.

Two major new tapestry exhibitions opened in Edinburgh this month; The Cordis Prize at Inverleith House and Tapestry: Changing Concepts at the City Art Centre. Susan Mansfield explores the city's role in progressing, celebrating and challenging preconceptions about the medium within contemporary art

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