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Review: Young Edinburgh Artists

The dark and long days of January have been brightened considerably by the brilliant white wall of the White Space Gallery and the plethora of artwork that was curated by the ‘Young Edinburgh Artists’, or YEA! for short, a collective of artists and curators founded by Issy Wanstall, Hugh Collins and Phoebe Potter. This was […]

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University hosts Lord Byron exhibition

The University of Edinburgh is currently displaying an invaluable collection of Lord Byron’s personal effects as part of their ongoing exhibition titled ‘Edina/Athena: The Greek Revolution and the Athens of the North, 1821-2021’, which is being hosted by the university’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  The exhibition is being held in remembrance of the […]

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INSERT ART HERE, is a digital performance collaboration with 14 artists across the world, organised by ECA intermedia students Tsitra Park @tsitrapark and Shawn Mark Nayar, @shawnmarknayar.  The big twist was that Artists were all exploring green screen technology and memorably morph suits. This collaboration with technology allowed artists to quite physically and literally engage […]

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ERROR 404 is a fit description for the situation all art students have been facing. With no access to studio spaces and limited resources, current graduates, and particularly final year students, have been facing extreme difficulties. Applying to Art school comes with the promise of studio spaces, networking and access to resources; however, for many […]

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Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Coming back with their first exhibition after lockdown, the City Art Centre offers a retrospective on the Scottish art scene in the 1920s. The exhibition mostly includes artworks part of the gallery’s collection reinterpreted under a new light. Moreover, it showcases, for the first time, the collection’s new addition Cecile Walton at Crianlarich by Eric […]

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Julijonas Urbonas, Planet of the People

The Lithuanian artist Julijonas Urbonas is no stranger to controversial art projects. In 2010 he created the now notorious Euthanasia Coaster, a hypothetical roller coaster that was designed to deliberately kill its passengers. The single-seated roller coaster that he conceives of initiates with a vertiginous 500 metre climb, intended to allow the recipient to contemplate […]