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Jyll Bradley-Pardes: A Review

As an oil painter almost invariably restricted to the two-dimensional plane, I generally operate on a different frequency from the world of large-scale installation and sculpture. So, when I heard about the opportunity to see and review Jyll Bradley’s commission for the Fruitmarket Gallery’s new warehouse space, I figured it was time to dip my […]

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New Arrivals From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville

The (free!) exhibition that opened at the Scottish National Gallery Modern One this weekend displays their newest acquisitions spanning 110 years, hence the title New Arrivals: From Salvador Dali to Jenny Saville. The new arrivals are displayed across the entire ground floor of the neoclassical building, and with the exhibition remaining open until 2023, the artworks […]

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The harmony and cacophony of ‘In the Round’

Sofia Cotrona reviews Talbot Rice Gallery’s new solo exhibition by Angelica Mesiti Talbot Rice Gallery welcomes the first major UK exhibition of artist Angelica Mesiti, In the Round. It is an immersive show, characterised by video and sound installations that present both past works and new commissions, alongside the inclusion of artefacts from the University […]

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Moyna Flannigan’s ‘Matter’

The magic of an art exhibition is that it is like a gig, only you control how long the set lasts. The artist relinquishes control once the artwork is completed, and this is where the audience gets involved: art is an offering to the viewer to be seen as long as the viewer is interested. […]

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Sekai Machache ‘The Divine Sky’

Sekai Machache’s exhibition The Divine Sky is hosted by Stills Gallery, a small exhibition space hidden amongst the shops and cafes on Cockburn Street, ideal to those who wouldn’t travel purely to see a gallery. To access The Divine Sky you had to walk through an exhibit called The Nature Library. The rationale of this exhibition was to connect people to […]

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Frank Walter ‘Music of the Sphere’

In 1965 the eccentric and brilliant artist, writer, sculptor, and philosopher Frank Walter boarded a vessel departing from his homeland Antigua bound for England. Due to improper papers and a mental breakdown, Walter was unable to gain access to the UK and was instead held in his cabin. From these days of incarceration came the creation of Walter’s ‘spool’ paintings; oil paintings on biocomposite materials in a circular shape each measuring about 22cm in diameter all of which are untitled. These never seen before works as well as […]

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Karla Black at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Ethereal and suspended both in time and in the gallery space, Karla Black’s exhibition of abstract sculptures inaugurated the reopening of the Fruitmarket Gallery after almost two years of renovation to annex the adjacent space of the Warehouse. Fruitmarket Gallery and Karla Black last collaborated in 2011 to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale, the […]

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‘A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting’: Making art Out of Climate Change

In conversation with James Clegg, assistant curator of Talbor Rice Gallery Like most Scottish galleries and museums, Talbot Rice Gallery is on the dawn of reopening after a year of closure. Talbot Rice saw the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for a brand-new exhibition: The Normal, a collaborative exhibition showing how the work of twelve […]