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You are what you eat – vitamin supplements aren’t the solution

For several decades vitamin supplements have been praised as a miracle cure against anything and everything. Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling was one of the pioneers to follow his manifested belief that vitamin supplements in high doses would protect the human body against all kinds of illness. This theory, published in 1970, has long since […]

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Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance at Modern Two

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art praises Dame Paula Rego as “one of the most important artists living in Britain today”. The current exhibition ‘Obedience and Defiance’, open until the 19th of April 2020, invites visitors to get to know the unique and singular artwork of a woman whose work was described by Sir […]

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Richard Goldsworthy: Graduate in Focus at Edinburgh Art Fair 2019

Richard Goldsworthy presents ‘Graduate in Focus’ as part of last weekend’s Edinburgh Art Fair, held at Edinburgh Stock Exchange. As a young boy, Richard Goldsworthy knew that he wanted to become a sculptor. He graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2019, and a couple of months later he presents his works at the […]

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Design in a Sustainable Scotland at Dovecot Studios

Last Thursday, Dovecot Studios welcomed visitors to a discussion on Design in a Sustainable Scotland. The event was linked to their current exhibition Our Linen Stories which runs until the 25th of January 2020. Moderator John Ennis started the evening by declaring that the aim of the event was to awaken thoughts of “those positive […]

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Nihad Alturk & Renee Rilexie at St Margaret’s House

Almost every child is familiar with the story of the boy who lost his shadow and had to chase after it until it was sewn back on. My visit to the recently-ended Nihal Alturk & Renee Rilexie exhibition at St Margaret’s House reminded me of this obscure tale, of the shadow that does not mirror its […]

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The Power of Art: An Outsider’s Perspective

I am still able to remember my very first encounter with art when I was nine years old. The parents of my best friend took me with them to an exhibition of the artist Claude Monet in Wuppertal, Germany. Now, almost ten years later, I have to admit that I am able to count the […]

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Ade Adesina: Aurora at The Academicians’ Gallery

The Royal Scottish Academy introduces Adesina’s exhibition “Aurora” as follows: “Focusing on the effects of climate change, deforestation and energy consumption, Adesina’s ecological-minded, monumental linocuts, woodcuts and etchings approach the limits to which the medium of printmaking can be pushed.” Adesina himself outlines his work as a commentary on the changing world, and this is […]