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Making art for the digital age

Originally Submitted 8th February 2022 “Imagine walking into the National Gallery,” a digital artist recently told me, “with a bunch of people who’d never even seen a painting before. Auction off the artwork to them. What they’re happy to pay won’t depend on preconceptions they had coming into the gallery, but on what they like, […]

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Review: Farah Saleh’s Gesturing Refugees

This participatory interpretive dance experience will stay with me for a long time. The piece affected me in ways I am not yet aware of; there were many subtleties in the show that participants passively accepted during the performance but were laced with meaning. For example, participants were asked to practice whistling at the start, […]

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Review: Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s photographs of Glasgow

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the city of Glasgow is exposed in a joyous and sensitiveway. The amateur Glaswegian photographer Eric Watt was nearly unknown before this exhibition and its companion book, Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs of Glasgow, written by Isobel McDonald and Alison Brown. The exhibition displays a selection of […]

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RE KNEWED Exhibition January 2022

“We are the Edi Gallery Society, a relatively new society at Edinburgh University that is centred around hosting Art Exhibitions, promoting student artists, and allowing students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Art world. Most recently we have hosted our second (and biggest yet) exhibition ‘RE-KNEW-ED’ which showed over 50 different artist works […]

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Review: Through the Female Gaze – women and work in Italy since the 1950s

According to Laura Mulvey, the world is perceived through a male gaze: a gaze that frames femme presenting individuals and women as sexual objects independently from the gender of the person looking. Scholars thus wondered whether the emancipation of a female subject in art could be achieved through the mediation of a female gaze. I […]

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A unique collaboration: fashion and Eddie’s seafood market

This article was originally submitted on the 28th March Final year fashion student at ECA Isabelle Taylor, she/her, @is4belle.t, is working towards their graduate collection, on show in London Fashion Week June 2022.  In my quest to be sustainable and innovative, whilst taking advantage of the natural resources available in the coastal city of Edinburgh, […]

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Studio Interview with Intermedia artist Jamie Spillett

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March Jamie Spillett (he/they) is a final year Intermedia BA student specialising in photography, sound and installations. His research is concerned with queer identity, masculinities and representation in media. @jamiespillett Can you explain a bit about your intermedia art practice? I started this year really interested in queer […]

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Review: Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show 2022

This article was originally submitted on the 25th March On Saturday the 19th of March, Edinburgh’s own eclectic cultural milieu assembled at The National Museum of Scotland for the long-anticipated ECFS 2022 show. And, after a two year Covid induced hiatus, the show did not disappoint. Under the direction of chairwoman Poppy Howard-Wall, the Renaissance […]