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SSA | VAS OPEN at the RSA

The Royal Scottish Academy is full during my visit; not necessarily with people, but with art of impressive quality and exciting variety. With colourful and expressive content covering every available space, the neoclassical grandeur of these 19th Century exhibition rooms is tempered to feel welcoming and even a little playful. The exhibition is the annual […]

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Culture Literature

What is the role of radicalism in Edinburgh’s literary scene?

The buzz of interested brains, the engagement and undivided attentiveness of open minds is palpable in the audience at Assembly Roxy on the bustling third day the Radical Book Fair 2019. In its twenty-third year, the book fair is thriving, with this year’s theme of ‘Radical Hope’ guiding a programme packed full of empowering content […]

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Claire Barclay’s Skiffing at the ECA

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) this week hosted acclaimed Scottish artist Claire Barclay and her mixed-media exhibition Skiffing, an event marking the end of her ten-month printmaking residency at the college. Barclay, who is based in Glasgow and known widely for her abstract prints and environmental sculpture, took up the residency at ECA in Autumn […]

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Talbot Rice Gallery’s Late Night Opening

With the start of a new academic year the excitement of creative possibility buzzes around campus, and for those of us new to the city and so too for students already attuned to the frantic pace of Welcome Week the chance to gather together and share a focal point of creative community is one much […]