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Is it just a bunch of wank?

CW: Sexual Content A student at the ECA has been the latest victim in a long history of artistic censorship: that is one way of looking at the controversy that has recently arisen at the Edinburgh College of Art. An alternative narrative could see the dispute between Maciek Kosc (he/him) and the school as a […]

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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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Paradigm Lux at Tent Gallery

The first collaborative exhibition of Tim Betton and Louis Lisle took place at the Tent Gallery in Evolution House this week. Both artists are fourth year painting students at Edinburgh College of Art and their immersive exhibition, Paradigm Lux, stretches well outside the traditional boundaries of the medium yet retains the painterly concerns of space, […]

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SSA | VAS OPEN at the RSA

The Royal Scottish Academy is full during my visit; not necessarily with people, but with art of impressive quality and exciting variety. With colourful and expressive content covering every available space, the neoclassical grandeur of these 19th Century exhibition rooms is tempered to feel welcoming and even a little playful. The exhibition is the annual […]

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Illustrations by Jonathan Gibbs at the ECA

Jonathan Gibbs is a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and his artistic practice involves illustration, painting and printmaking. He has exhibited his work at The Curwen Gallery, Open Eye Gallery, Society of Wood Engravers and St. Jude’s Prints, and now his work stands in the Sculpture Court of the Edinburgh College of Art. The […]

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Looking back at a semester of Art

This semester has seen an outstanding array of exhibitions and arty events around the city; as the days have grown darker and the air cooler, our artists have stood their ground and ceaselessly provided an abundance of content for our art writers to cover. The University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery has this semester seen […]

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Claire Barclay’s Skiffing at the ECA

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) this week hosted acclaimed Scottish artist Claire Barclay and her mixed-media exhibition Skiffing, an event marking the end of her ten-month printmaking residency at the college. Barclay, who is based in Glasgow and known widely for her abstract prints and environmental sculpture, took up the residency at ECA in Autumn […]

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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 […]