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The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer

The newest exhibition at the City Art Centre, The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer, does not disappoint. The paintings are gorgeous, the curation and layout are carefully considered, and the space is big and bright. With clear themes of light, femininity, family, and the home, the exhibition is comforting and revitalizing. This first-ever […]

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In conversation with the Edinburgh Collective

The Student recently sat down with Nathaniel Cartier and Fraser Macdonald, the co-founders of the Edinburgh Collective, a network of creatives living in the Edinburgh area. They are attempting to put up a mural at the Bruntsfield Links public restrooms.  Q: So, in your own words, what is the Edinburgh Collective? What are you trying […]

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The end of the creative genius?

Women artists in Italy, 1960s-1970s lecture by Prof. Giovanna Zapperi – Université de Tours, chaired by Dr Angela Dimitrakaki feminist and Marxist lecturer at Edinburgh Coinciding with international women’s day Prof. Zapperi proposes a revised historical approach criticising the hegemonic erasure of women and subaltern subjects from Italy’s post-war art context. In approaching feminist history, Zapperi […]

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Family ties:

Artwork of the week: ‘Doris Zinkeisen’ (1929) analysed by her great-granddaughter The image I have in mind when I think about this painting is a recurring one of my mother who, year after year, would drag me and my siblings to the National Portrait Gallery in a desperate attempt to entertain us while making her […]

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Unique and Inspiring: St Margaret’s House

For this edition I wanted to bring St. Margaret’s House, one of Edinburgh’s most important but lesser-known galleries, into the spotlight. Regularly holding impressive exhibitions as part of an innovative wider mission, St. Margaret’s House is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh. So I undertook the hour-long walk from Marchmont to the dark side […]

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The Leith Banksys: street art and gentrification in Edinburgh

This month has seen the mysterious appearance of yet another alleged ‘Banksy’ piece nestled in the heart of Leith. Tucked away as it is from The Shore, Bernard Street is easily missed for those of us who live further South, but since May it has played home to one ‘Banksy’ already: an EU/Brexit inspired twist […]

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Owen Normand’s The Cut at Leith School of Art

The Leith School of Art is currently exhibiting BP Portrait Award winner Owen Normand’s show entitled The Cut. All of Normand’s work tends to explore “the bittersweet awareness of impermanence”, inspired by concepts in Japanese aesthetics. Whilst Normand’s last exhibition, Moving On, was about Mono no aware, a concept which illustrates how something becomes more […]

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Nihad Alturk & Renee Rilexie at St Margaret’s House

Almost every child is familiar with the story of the boy who lost his shadow and had to chase after it until it was sewn back on. My visit to the recently-ended Nihal Alturk & Renee Rilexie exhibition at St Margaret’s House reminded me of this obscure tale, of the shadow that does not mirror its […]