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The Unreturning

When the staging of a play is minimal and the cast small, every part of the production must be engaging in order to succeed. The Unreturning achieves this with ease. Playwright Anna Jordan’s impressive piece in collaboration with Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth depicts the varying struggles of four men coming home from three different […]

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Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

To leave an exhibition more impressed with the person behind the artworks than the artworks themselves might not be what an artist desires, but such is the effect of City Art Centre’s Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye. Throughout his life, Lucas’ work was largely ignored by the Scottish and Edinburgh art world, and this […]

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TWENTY at Ingleby Gallery

Ringing a doorbell and being let in by a friendly individual is more of what someone could expect from a hospitable friend than an art gallery. This is New Town’s Ingleby Gallery, recently opened as a celebration of 20 years exhibiting in Edinburgh. Situated on the upper level of the gallery, the anniversary’s companion exhibition […]

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Acts of Dis Play

When an exhibition is introduced as aiming to “unsettle the convention of the ‘explanation’, to foster an empowering, uncertain and open series of encounters”, it can go one of two ways: be rich in meaning and ideas, or have very little meaning at all. Entering Rob Kennedy’s Acts of Dis Play, you are struck first […]

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History Machines: Donovan and Siegel

Perhaps you’re reading this on paper, or maybe you’re reading this on a screen. A lot of significant things have happened over a significant amount of time, to get you to this very insignificant event. Picture a series of minds evolving idea after idea, a series of hands building machine after machine. These people have […]