Edinburgh

Field of Light: Bruce Munro

Field of Light: Bruce Munro

Bruce Munro: Field of Light Field of Light, by Bruce Munro, made its debut appearance in Scotland this month. Best known for immersive large-scale light-based installations inspired largely by his interest in shared human experience, his interactive  optical fibre  installation has been set up in Edinburgh’s St Andrew’s Square and will remain there until 27th April […]

Metaphorical Living Dream: Clare E. Saunders

Metaphorical Living Dream: Clare E. Saunders

Metaphorical Living Dream: A Collection of Work  is the latest exhibition by Edinburgh-based artist Clare E. Saunders. Saunders’ work is inspired by the Surrealist and Pre-Raphaelite movements.   Incorporating a wide range techniques including collage, mixed media, drawing and painting, her work focuses on themes of beauty and intrigue. Saunders confesses to being excited by […]

Face to face with the wildlife: Alexis Southam jewellery

Face to face with the wildlife: Alexis Southam jewellery

Alexis Southam, Silver Stag Necklace I was ambling through Stockbridge Market in Edinburgh today and thoroughly enjoying the delicious smell of handmade cuisine bubbling and cooking away in the open air (I might, just might have sampled one or two dishes…), when I came face to face with the wildlife: otherwise known as the jewellery of Alexis […]

High Tea for Six: The Roadkill Tea Party

High Tea for Six: The Roadkill Tea Party

Fondant fancies will never be the same again…   Roadkill Tea Party.  Not three words you’d expect to hear in that order. Or at all.   And especially not at Christmas. When I walked into the  Union Gallery  last weekend, it felt like I had  fallen down the rabbit hole. To say that this exhibition […]

Movember with added Scot Street Style at Harvey Nichols

Movember with added Scot Street Style at Harvey Nichols

    Movember came with added Scot Street Style to Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh last weekend. Every November, men all over the world are encouraged to sport the  finest beards and moustaches for Movember, to raise awareness of men’s health issues. To show support for this great cause, the commercial and the creative worlds  joined […]

Pop, Power and Politics

Pop, Power and Politics

Parliament and pop art may seem like unlikely bed fellows, but Scottish Parliament is hosting a free exhibition of more than forty Andy Warhol works of art exploring the themes of power and politics. Including Andy Warhol’s ‘Flash – November 22, 1963’ screen prints about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and his portrait of Scots-American philanthropist […]

Friends of the Graveyard

Friends of the Graveyard

  I had a brilliant day out at Edinburgh’s Doors Open Day when I was treated to a guided tour of the Calton New Burial Ground.  In 2010, this graveyard, along with four others in Edinburgh’s World Heritage site, was placed on the World Monument’s Watch List, and identified as a site of international importance that […]

An Eye on the World: A Retrospective

An Eye on the World: A Retrospective

There are some fantastic exhibitions coming up at the Dovecot studios this year and the one I am most excited about kicks off at the end of the month. Hands up if you’ve heard of David Peat. No? Well, you’re in for a treat. Peat was a Scottish film-maker and photographer.  His passion was recording […]

Dazzled at Dovecot

Dazzled at Dovecot

  Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery Exhibitions is dedicated to showing the best of contemporary designer jewellery.  Organizing  four exhibitions a year in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and Manchester,  they show work in a wide range of materials from gold and silver to paper, plastics and textiles. Committed to showing the work of young makers at the point […]

Of Witches and Wicked Bodies

Of Witches and Wicked Bodies

  The Witches’ Rout (The Carcass), often attributed to Agostino Veneziano Witches and Wicked Bodies is an exploration of how witches and witchcraft have been depicted by artists over the past 500 years, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and William Blake, plus pieces by 20th century artists such as Paula Rego and Kiki […]

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