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Charles Avery

27 Nov 2008

‘Be not afraid,’ says Caliban in The Tempest, ‘the isle is full of noises that bring delight and hurt not.’ Charles Avery might disagree. For the Mull-born-and-bred artist, it was the sounds of the woods around Lochdon that got his childhood imagination…

Bob Dylan’s Art

22 Jan 2009

‘My father, who was plain speaking and straight talking had said, “Isn’t an artist a fellow who paints?” when told by one of my teachers that his son had the nature of an artist. It seemed I’d always been chasing after something, anything that moved – a…

LGBT Arts Festival Weekend

19 Mar 2009

CREATIVE FESTIVAL LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Edinburgh, Fri 20–Sun 22 Mar Scotland’s capital can lay proud boast to being the only city in the UK to have its own dedicated health and wellbeing centre for LGBT folks, which runs…

Mr Lautner Builds His Dream House

5 Mar 2009

With a new film and major exhibition celebrating his life and work, maverick architect John Lautner’s time may finally have come. Paul Dale looks back at the life of the man who shaped the look of US moviemaking’s hometown.

Artist Rooms: d’Offay Collection

5 Mar 2009

Outside of major retrospectives, the opportunity to see bodies of work by international artists doesn’t come along too often. This is what struck collector and dealer Anthony d’Offay when he first mooted the Artist Rooms project, which bears its first…

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Visual Arts News - Picture perfect

5 Mar 2009

The List are pleased to report that Washington Garcia has launched a new contemporary art gallery space in Glasgow. The already successful gallery will base itself beside the Glasgow Sculpture Studios and SWG3/Studio Warehouse in the Eastvale district…

Hitlist - Visual Art

5 Mar 2009

● Graham Fagen: Somebodyelse The Changing Room relocates to the Tolbooth and inaugurates the space with this compelling exhibition of portrait works by acclaimed Scottish artist Fagen. The Changing Room, Stirling, until Sat 11 Apr. ● Alex Pollard…

Sebastian Buerkner: Glove

5 Mar 2009

Having originally trained as a painter, Sebastian Buerkner became interested in animation while studying for his MA at Chelsea College and never looked back. This, his first exhibition in Scotland, provides a showcase for the artist’s bizarre visual…

Jimmy Robert: Grey Flannel Suits Any Man

19 Feb 2009

In an adaptation of Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut Piece’ for his show Figure de Style at London’s Cubitt Gallery last year, Jimmy Robert bound his torso in strips of tape, which were then ripped off by members of the audience. The performance didn’t stray too far…

Hitlist - Visual Art

19 Feb 2009

● Claire Barclay: Openwide Acclaimed sculptor Barclay uses a range of familiar materials, including leather, wood and metal to create beautifully balanced and crafted installations whose meaning is intentionally ambiguous. Fruitmarket Gallery…

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Poppycock

19 Feb 2009

An exhibition aimed at art lovers who like to keep their fingers pressed firmly to the pulse of up-and-coming talent, Poppycock showcases work by third year Drawing and Painting and Intermedia students at Edinburgh College of Art. The exhibition, which…

Georgina Porteous: 10.32am Airgold Place

19 Feb 2009

Georgina Porteous creates art from familiar objects which, when removed from their usual context, are rendered unrecognisable, causing the viewer to question their purpose. This exhibition of seven works includes a vaginal speculum chandelier…

Richard Demarco's countdown to 80

6 Feb 2009

The Edinburgh institution that is Ricky Demarco continues to blow like a hurricane through Auld Reekie. Marking the 40th anniversary of Telford College, Demarco has put on an exhibition, which opened last night, of items from his Demarco European Art…

James Houston - Cryptic Nights

5 Feb 2009

What happens to your average art school student in the six months after they graduate? A spell travelling? A job waiting tables to finance their next project? Probably not a flurry of media attention, more job offers than they know what to do with…

Claire Barclay: Pastures new

5 Feb 2009

Claire Barclay is safe inside the glass-fronted confines of Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery putting the final touches to her new show, Openwide, on the day we speak. Given the gallery’s smooth interiors, it’s a knowingly apposite title for two…

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Jonathan Owen

5 Feb 2009

Beyond their image of well-ordered conformity the great British suburbs have long been hotbeds of creativity, spawning restless youngsters who flee the semi-detached des-res leafiness to find the throbbing heart of the city. The London punk scene’s…

Scotland The Great - Homecoming

22 Jan 2009

Four skinny boys stare up at a mountain. The mountain stares back at them. The hairiest one throws his arms out and roars: ‘Does it not make you proud to be Scottish?’; the prettiest one looks up from his vodka bottle, and hurls back bile. It’s been…

Impressionism and Scotland

22 Jan 2009

This major collaboration between the National Galleries of Scotland and the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is a stunning showcase of some of the greatest names in Western art, including impressionists such as Monet, Manet, Renoir, Van Gogh and…

Karla Black

22 Jan 2009

The work of the Glasgow-based artist, who has several international solo shows and a place in last year’s Art Now exhibition at Tate Britain under her belt, is generating justifiable buzz at present. Her solo exhibition at Mary Mary features sculptures…

Underneath The Arches

8 Jan 2009

Glasgow’s Arches, as anyone who’s worked there will tell you, is the sort of place that doesn’t so much defy your expectations as consistently confound them. Audiences might marvel at the sort of building that can stage a theatre show, art exhibition…

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Karla Black - Material world

8 Jan 2009

If 2008 was a good year for Karla Black, 2009 is going to be even better. After several international solo shows and inclusion in Art Now at Tate Britain, the Glasgow-based artist is on the cusp of another busy 12 months. Solo exhibitions are in the…

Ines Gennuso: Theatre Sets

11 Dec 2008

‘I think in a lot of ways, there’s a very fine line between documentary and fine art,’ says photographer Ines Gennuso. ‘So much so that there sometimes isn’t even a line at all.’ The work of the 30-year-old Italian is a case in point. In this exhibition…

Gerhard Richter: Paintings

11 Dec 2008

Time is running out to catch the first retrospective in the UK for 20 years of Gerhard Richter’s work (his first ever exhibition in Scotland). The stunning show reflects the zeitgeist of Richter’s native Germany between World War II and the early Cold…

Treasured Places

27 Nov 2008

The centenary exhibition at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre features more than 180 modern and historical drawings and photographs from the collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). Treasured Places…

Open Field

13 Nov 2008

Artists’ residencies sound like wonderful things. Who wouldn’t appreciate the opportunity to go somewhere new and moon around with a paintbrush? Unfortunately, this is not the reality of most residencies. Instead, pressure is often piled on artists to…