Leith School of Art Summer Show 2016*****

How many exhibitions have you been to where a student rushed to make you a cup of tea? How often have you been thanked for coming? One of the many joys of Leith School of Art is the warmth of its welcome; its late founders, Mark and Lottie Cheverton (who opened the school in 1988), specifically intended to provide students with more support and care More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 17th, 2016
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At the Scottish National Gallery – Rubens and Company

The greatest Flemish artist of the seventeenth century, Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), will be at the centre of the exciting new display of master drawings at the Scottish National Gallery this summer. Rubens More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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At the Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Out of their Heads : Building Portraits of Scottish Architects

From this weekend at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) some of Scotland’s most stunning buildings and the achievements of the country’s most distinguished architects will be celebrated. The innovatively-presented More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Edinburgh Art Festival – Prepare to be dazzled

Down in Leith Dazzle Ship Scotland has arrived. MV Fingal has been preserved by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust. She was built in 1963 in Glasgow and worked as a support ship for the lighthouses from Oban and Orkney. More...

By Reader On Sunday, April 10th, 2016
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Freddy Fabris First Worldwide Exhibition

Burgeoning Edinburgh art gallery Urbane will proudly host the first European exhibition of a new suite of work by internationally renowned photographic artist, Freddy Fabris this month. The Renaissance Series by More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
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Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie acquired by Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A hugely significant portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie by the greatest Scottish portrait painter of the eighteenth century has been acquired by the Scottish National Portrait Gallery thanks to the AIL (Acceptance More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Our Dynamic Earth has ‘Space’ for you this Easter

Lucie Broadfoot, aged 3, from Edinburgh, discovers what it’s like being an astronaut at Our Dynamic Earth along with Dynamic Earth’s Emma Dawson. This Easter, space the final frontier is the theme for More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Leith School of Art Easter Exhibition honours ‘silent’ heroes of the air

The Leith School of Art Easter Exhibition highlights the sacrifice and courage of a Norwegian airman who escaped Nazis to fight for freedom during the Second World War. The exhibition to honour the sacrifice of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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David Bowie painting sold in Edinburgh

A self-portrait by the late David Bowie was sold today by Lyon & Turnbull for £22,500, which was seven times the original estimate. The new owner is in films but wished to remain anonymous. He seemed happy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
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Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Schools Arts Award winners announced

    Katie Corrie from Linlithgow Academy, West Lothian, collected the “Chairmen’s Chalenge” special award at the Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Schools Arts Awards. Her photograph More...