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Art Culture

Summer Art Guide: the best offerings in Edinburgh and beyond

Tired of having your head in a book? Desperately wanting summer to make an appearance? Well, keep a firm grasp on that biro and enjoy a healthy moment of procrastination, as it is time to compile your post-exam ‘must visit’ list. For any of you lucky ones finishing early, Subodh Gupta’s ‘Invisible Reality’ at Hauser […]

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TV

Art history explosion on BBC Four: Renaissance Unchained and Botticelli’s Venus

Really excellent art history documentaries are few and far between. Equally, attention spans are not what they used to be. Last Tuesday we were given an art history overload when the BBC aired two shows consecutively. For the first hour, much-loved art critic Waldemar Januszczak led us on a rather bizarre journey in the first […]

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Art Culture

BP Portrait Award 2015

Scottish National portrait Gallery: until 28th February   The BP Portrait Award returns to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery after exhibiting in its London counterpart and includes the works of its three winners and other notable contestants. Once again the judges of this year’s Portrait Award favoured works that emulate photography on an almost unbelievable […]

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Art Culture

Edinburgh students show creative courage in 2015

Edinburgh is a city filled with exciting creative opportunities and already this year students have shown great imagination and willing. From organising the fashion show to setting up small businesses, students continue to inspire their peers with their great entrepreneurial flare. A most notable example is Rail, a gallery and pop up shop on South […]

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Art Culture

Reality within abstraction

Step into the exhibition and you enter the fast-paced world of post-war debauchery. The Canadian artist Stan Douglas is fascinated with identity and the relationship between past and present. Here, in Fruitmarket’s first room, Douglas poses as a press photographer, setting his elegant images in the 1950s when in reality they were completed just three […]