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Christian Newby: ‘Boredom> Mischief>Fantasy>Radicalism>Fantasy’

Collective, a contemporary art space on Calton Hill, re-opened on May 13th with the exhibition Boredom>Mischief>Fantasy>Radicalism>Fantasy by artist Christian Newby. Featuring a large-scale tapestry inside the City Dome and a complementary newspaper, it is the perfect way to get back into experiencing art within an exhibition space and outside of our screens. The exhibition features a nine-metre-wide […]

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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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Art under the stars: Collective at the City Observatory

Atop the beloved Calton Hill sits the newly restored City Observatory, new home to Collective, an Edinburgh-based arts group committed to supporting contemporary work by artists who are at a pivotal stage in their development. The walled hilltop site once housed pioneering Enlightenment astronomers who fulfilled the vital role of timekeeping for the city by […]

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North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20

Is glass natural or man-made? Where is the division between human-manipulation and the processes of nature? This collection of glassworks from North Lands Creative Glass, an art centre from Caithness in the northeast of Scotland, questions the limits to which glass can be stretched while exploring the nature of the material itself; how it plays […]

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Sustain, Sustain

Little appears to relate the sculptural materials to one another, but a broader look sees their connection with industrial materiality and natural resources that the artist is so interested in.