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5 4 3 2 1: MA Fine Art Exhibition, ECA

This year the Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) not only celebrates the opening of its entire site but also celebrates experimentation with project spaces and buzzing pop up exhibitions throughout the college. One such show is curated by students of the MA Fine Arts (MAFA) programme, with ninety students installing a piece of their artistic […]

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Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography

There is something unavoidably alluring about amateur photography. Is it the eye of the photographer, or is it the photographic eye of an ordinary observer? A camera picked up unintentionally to steal stories from the everyday of society – stories that eventually may or may not be told. One such observer was Robert Blomfield, a […]

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Tremble Tremble and At the Gates, Talbot Rice Gallery

The phenomenal experience of Jesse Jones’ Tremble Tremble begins at the edge of darkness – one which consumes the spectator into a phantasmagorical womb of the Giantess. Like a spectre, a performer floats around the Georgian Gallery, and with her so does our attention; sometimes it is caught by a bell, or an illumination and […]

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369 Remembered – The Women, Summerhall

Either the art world is facing a crisis, or it has been in crisis for a fairly long time and we have just started talking about it. Every year from art colleges throughout Scotland, graduates are spilling out degree shows to exhibit some of their best works. All these graduates passionately hope for their works […]

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Collected Shadows: The Archive of Modern Conflict

“It is the people in the photographs that drive the spectacle and engage us with the diversity of their humanity,’’ says Timothy Prus, the curator of Collected Shadows. 200 photographs, drawn from the extensive collection of an organisation called the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC), and hung in a salon style manner, invitingly wait in […]

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Culture Theatre

The Match Box

Frank McGuiness’ dramatic monologue The Match Box explores the pain of losing those closest to you, and the isolation that ensues. Unfortunately, Jane Coulson’s interpretation falls flat by failing to hit the required emotional punches despite the desperately sad subject matter. Sal (Coulson) begins with a story from the character’s childhood, whilst lighting a match […]

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The Lovers

Fleur Darkin and Jemima Levick’s minimalist yet sensual adaptation of Marguerite Duras’ The Lover leaves us with a nostalgic chill down our spines breathing an air of abandonment, for a love than can never be. This play is a tragic tale relating Marguerite Duras’ youth in Vietnam, where, at the age of fifteen, she fell […]

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Fractal Paisleys at Embassy Gallery

Fractal Paisleys is a bizarre collaborative exhibition showing at the Embassy Gallery for the second half of this month. You enter the exhibition through a dark ‘cave of forgotten dreams’ installed by Jessy Jetpacks modelled on the Chauvet caves in France. The primitive atmosphere is further enhanced by supporting music from Benny Woo, who composed […]