At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Bad Entertainment #TheUNTITLED

A fascinating new exhibition at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has taken a year to create and aims to reveal the creativity unleashed when groups of young people around Scotland are given the chance to make the type of contemporary art they themselves would like to see. With no formal training but some guidance and enthusiasm provided by the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Bellany, Elsie Inglis and The Scottish Women’s Hospitals

From today at Holyrood there is a new exhibition featuring paintings by the late John Bellany in an exhibition about the Scottish Women’s Hospitals alongside video and a new poem by Scots Makar Liz Lochhead. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

At the Scottish National Gallery – Landscapes from the Lunde Collection

Five paintings by the celebrated Norwegian artist Peder Balkehave been added to an existing long-term loan from the distinguished private collection of AsbjörnLunde to the Scottish National Gallery. Thomas Fearnley: More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Bellany exhibition at Holyrood opens soon

Some of the final works by renowned Scottish artist John Bellany will go on public display for the first time. The Scottish Parliament is to host an exhibition exploring the role of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals. John More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 21st, 2015

At the Scottish National Gallery from New Year’s Day – Turner in January

In keeping with a long-standing tradition now stretching over a century, New Year’s Day at the Scottish National Gallery will be marked by the opening of Turner in January: The Vaughan Bequest, an annual display More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 19th, 2015

National Galleries of Scotland will have an international flavour in 2016

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS LEAD NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND’S EXHIBITIONS IN 2016 The work of a hugely influential forerunner of the Impressionists, 400 years of artists’ self-portraits, and the story More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Baby Elephant takes up position at ‘Binns Corner’

Edinburgh’s West End has welcomed an exotic new resident as part of a drive to establish the city’s ‘plinth’ for public art. Baby Elephant, by Scottish sculptor Ronald Rae, has been installed on the corner More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Calum Colvin – Jacobites by name

The 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite Rising will be marked by two fascinating new displays at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this winter. A key player in the rising, John Erskine, 6th Earl of Mar, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

At the City Art Centre – William Gear 1915-1997

A major retrospective exhibition opens at the City Art Centre this weekend. Featuring around 120 works spanning his colourful career and coinciding with the centenary of his birth, William Gear 1915-1997: The More...

By Reader On Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Artlink – Castaway Heads at Western General Hospital

Come along to the Gallery at the Western General Hospital between 12 and 2pm on Friday 23rd October, to see a new display of work created by two of our visually impaired clients. Castaway Heads is a collection More...