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Edinburgh’s Chilean community solidarity protests

On Thursday afternoon, the Edinburgh Chilean community came together in Bristo Square to show their solidarity with the protesters in Chile. With 21 confirmed deaths and many more people missing, international concern regarding the situation in Chile is increasing rapidly. The Student spoke with Lucia Castillo, one of the event’s organisers, who explained that the […]

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Defend Rojava Demonstration: Scottish solidarity with Kurdistan

Last Sunday, the small but not insignificant Kurdish community in Edinburgh came together for the ‘Defend Rojava’ demonstration. Attendees aimed to protest Donald Trump’s removal of US troops from Syria and display their solidarity with the YPG and the Kurdistan mission as a whole. A small but vocal group formed outside the Scottish National Gallery on […]

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Contemporary Art in Edinburgh: Disjointed and Unsupported

In the lead-up to this edition, the art section has been conducting various interviews across Edinburgh, investigating the nuances of Edinburgh’s standing as a place for contemporary art. We have come into contact with a wide spectrum of views and positions on the topic — academic, managerial, curatorial, and artistic — in an attempt to […]

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Donald Provan: Snowbound, Open Eye Gallery

Nestled in amongst the bustling streets of New Town, Open Eye Gallery presents a small exhibition of snowscapes from Edinburgh artist Donald Provan. The exhibition is situated in a large room of an old New Town house, equipped with a fireplace and bay windows, creating a spaciousness and presence of natural light that is sadly […]

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Introducing Sylvia Plath for International Women’s Day

Content warning: suicide mention and mention of mental illness Sylvia Plath remains today one of the most influential and noteworthy women in literature, her fiercely emotional poetry holding a disconcerting mirror up to readers and the society in which they live. Plath was born in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts and went on to study at […]

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Hymn to the Muses

Aayushi Gupta’s Hymn to the Muses exhibition presents photographic depictions of the nine muses of Greek mythology, said to be the source of artistic inspiration and the bearers of the knowledge represented in poetry, song, and myth. The exhibition consists of nine photographs, each focusing on a different model representing a particular muse. With this […]

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Torture by Andres Serrano, Stills

Stills, a modest photography gallery just behind Waverly station, presents a small collection from Andres Serrano’s Torture series. Serrano is an acclaimed photographer frequently attracting attention in the art world for his use of controversial images to address problematic social, political, and religious structures; his infamous piece Piss Christ being the most notable example. For […]

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Growing Up with Books at the Museum of Childhood

Growing Up with Books is an exhibition in Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood, displaying a brief but beautiful history of children’s literature. The exhibition is situated in a small, dimly lit room at the back of the museum, setting up the aura of mysticism that is apparent immediately upon entering. The exhibition is aesthetically stunning, centring […]