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The Art Market

By Susan Mansfield, 14.09.2021
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14th Century French Gothic Casket, sold at Lyon & Turnbull's 'Five Centuries: Furniture, Paintings & Works of Art' auction in May 2021, achieving £1,455,000 including premium. Image courtesy of Lyon & Turnbull.

While lockdown has created a mini boom for some in the Scottish art market, others have found the pandemic more challenging


Leading Modern British Art Expert, Alice Strang, Joins Lyon & Turnbull

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Alice Strang of Lyon & Turnbull with a work by Samuel John Peploe

Alice Strang has joined fine art auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull as a Senior Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Art


Victoria & Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour

By Carly Collier, 10.09.2021
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Sir Edwin Landseer, Queen Victoria at Loch Laggan, 1847

With a new exhibition at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Gallery exploring Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s love of watercolour painting, curator Carly Collier takes a closer look at the queen’s passion for the art form


Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge

By Susan Mansfield, 09.09.2021
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North! The First Landing Site, Afternoon Drifting Fog, the Spring Equinoctial Ice Flow--The North Atlantic Ocean, L'Anse aux Meadows Natural Historic Site, the Northern Peninsula, the North-Most Point of the Isle of Newfoundland and the Site of the First Known European Contact with the New World, Canada, 1998. Gelatin silver print. Long loan in 2019. © Thomas Joshua Cooper.

Intrepid photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper offers audiences a glimpse of some of the world’s most extreme and remote locations in this fascinating new exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery


Dame Elizabeth Blackadder DBE RA RSA RSW RGI (1931 - 2021)

By Susan Mansfield, 01.09.2021
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Elizabeth Blackadder, Flowers and Red Table, 1969. The Fleming Collection. Ⓒ The Artist's Estate. All Rights Reserved 2019/Bridgeman Images.

Elizabeth Blackadder, who died last week, a month short of her ninetieth birthday, was one of Scotland’s most distinguished artists


Naturally It Is Not

By Greg Thomas, 27.08.2021
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Alaya Ang, Okra, Screenshot 2021-02-15 at 23.59.21. Courtesy the artist.

A duo of exhibitions at the Edinburgh Art Festival, Christine Borland’s In Relation to Linum and Plotting (Against) The Garden, a collaboration between Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha, dig down into the cultural and symbolic value of horticulture. Greg Thomas visits Edinburgh’s Sculpture Workshop and Royal Botanic Garden