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A Handshake with Nature at the City’s Centre: The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in Edinburgh 

In the bright and populous hallways of Scotland’s National Museum, you suddenly step into a pitch black room. The glow of one hundred digital frames illuminates the composed space; large…

A Hind’s Daughter at the National Gallery

A bleak, skeletal winter’s landscape, expansive fields of cabbages, a young girl at work: Sir James Guthrie’s A Hind’s Daughter incorporates all the elements of the brutality of working country…

Artist Spotlight: Laila Ajjawi

Depicting peace and hope during times of tragedy Laila Ajjawi is a Palestinian graffiti artist who was born and raised in a Palestinian refugee camp outside of Irbid, Jordan. While…

Review: Photography Exhibition at the Himalayan Cafe

On 20 South Clerk Street, Himalayan Centre owner Reka Gawa, born in India and brought up in Denmark, makes her regional inspirations shine in Edinburgh’s grey and rainy winter. Among…

Rethinking the National Galleries: Lady Agnew of Lochnaw

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw is the most well-known John Singer Sargent painting in the National Galleries. Sargent was a prominent expatriate American impressionist painter, and it was this portrait that…

The art world’s anti-war message

Bob and Roberta Smith’s emphatic 1997 painting reads “MAKE ART NOT WAR.” But what about making art about war? With the wars and violence taking place across the world right…

Review: ‘Conversations with the Collection’ at the Modern One

Branded as a “new way to experience the nation’s collection,” Modern Art One’s ‘Conversations with the Collection’ is an example of the Scottish National Galleries’ interest in unfamiliar curatorial techniques.…

Review: ‘Your Art World’ at The National

Your Art World was curated for an audience of children to make the gallery space more accessible and a space they could relate to. However, I would encourage students to…