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Modern Two art gallery to close indefinitely

Modern Two, one of the two galleries at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, is closing until further notice.  The National Galleries of Scotland is facing an unprecedented crisis in funding, according to their Director-General Sir John Leighton. Speaking at Holyrood in September, he said: ‘Already, before the events of recent months, we were […]

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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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Alison Watt’s A Portrait Without Likeness

Alison Watt’s A Portrait Without Likeness is a new exhibition that feels uniquely contemporary while simultaneously drawing inspiration from Allan Ramsay’s famous eighteenth century portraits of his wives and series of sketches of women’s hands. This fusion of past and present creates a discombobulating yet intriguing experience. Although the exhibition has its weaknesses, the paintings […]

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Thomas Joshua Cooper: At The World’s Edge

The air is fraught with freezing cold, the landscape desolate in American photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper’s Settling Freezing Fog, The Artic Ocean, Sea Ice, Sastrugi and Melt Lakes, The North Pole 90°N, 2007-2008. Despite the harsh weather conditions, there is a sense of tranquillity in lands untouched by human development.  Cooper’s works prompt deeper questions about the […]

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ISAAC JULIEN: Lessons of the Hour

National Gallery Scotland, Modern One. Until October 10th 2021 Fredrick Douglass asked: What is a slave to the fourth of July?  The most photographed American in the 19th century, yet frequently forgotten by history, Douglass was born into slavery, became a free famed orator, novelist, statesman, philosopher, intellectual and freedom-fighter.  International acclaimed artist Isaac Julien creates […]

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Top 5 Edinburgh Art Galleries to Visit This Freshers

Even as a history of art student, getting into Edinburgh’s art scene can be overwhelming, with so many galleries dispersed throughout the city. But after doing a grand tour of all the galleries, here is the final five-stop art stroll through the city that you will be able to do this freshers (art is the […]

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Turner in January

  The new year is the best time to start thinking of this year’s summer escape. The joyful Christmas period has passed leaving behind a grey, sludgy January in its wake with promises of gales and drizzle. With divine timing, or a promise made over a hundred years ago, JMW Turner (1775 – 1851) brings […]

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Richard Demarco and Joseph Beuys | A Unique Partnership

“A Unique Partnership” examines the artistic camaraderie of two great names in the post World War era. Joseph Beuys, a prestigious German artist and lecturer and Richard Demarco, a Scottish patron and champion of the arts. The exhibition is a detailed showcase of Beuys’ years in Edinburgh during the early seventies, documented in a combination […]