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Art Culture

History of Art A Level Axed to Much Disappointment

History of Art: a posh girl’s soft subject or invaluable cultural education? This question seems to be on the mind of many in the art world this week after the news that the A Level in the subject is to be axed. This troubling decision has been made by AQA, the last exam board in […]

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Art Culture

Inspiring Impressionism

The National Gallery on the Mound: Run Until 2nd October Edinburgh’s National Gallery on the Mound has been host to the hugely popular Inspiring Impressionism exhibition this summer that was host to flocks of visitors during the Fringe. The exhibition is described as an “ambitious display”, encompassing over one hundred key artworks by the three […]

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Fringe Theatre

Alice

The much-loved and well-known children’s tale of Lewis Carroll has been transformed into an eclectic performance of circus, dance and acrobatics by the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club. The show begins with simple projections of the original illustrations by John Tenniel to set the scene, as the excellently timed soundtrack, which ranges from the classical […]

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Art Fringe

Bildraum

Summerhall this August is, as expected, host to the weird and wonderful of visual arts, music, theatre and dance. Bildraum (meaning image space) is but one part of this. This visual art performance has been devised by the artistic partners Steve Salembier and Charlotte Bouckaert, the duo making up the Flemish artistic collaboration Atelier Bildraum. […]

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Art Fringe

Art to Discover

This August, while taking a pause from all those comedy and theatre shows, or while fighting you’re your way across the Royal Mile, take refuge amidst some visual art on display in every corner of the city. While the big names of Impressionism and Surrealism take over the National Galleries, smaller venues and pop ups […]

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Art Culture

Oil giant finally ends the tarnishing of Tate’s title

Earlier this month it was revealed that BP, the oil industry giant, would end their sponsorship of Tate. It has been described by BP as decision based purely on business, unaffected by the years of campaigning against the alliance by fossil-fuel free advocates. To many, however, this seems dubious. BP first became a sponsor of […]

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Art Culture

Together in a Room

The Collective, Until 24th April Katie Schwab, a Glasgow based artist, has work displayed at the Collective as part of the Satellites Programme. Working for this platform for emerging artists, Schwab’s exhibition Together in a Room is the culmination of research into the politics of design, housing and education. The small gallery on top of […]

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ESAF showcases a week of collaboration in arts and performance

The Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) is back for the second year running, bringing an assortment of arts and events to Edinburgh. The festival was established last year as Scotland’s first student-run arts festival, bringing together education institutions across the city and enabling young artists to show off their talents with their own multi-media creations. […]