Issue 206
Winter 2018/19

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Jan 21, 2019

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A fresh Palette in Portobello

IT'S PASTURES new for Edinburgh Palette, the umbrella arts charity currently based at St Margarets's House in Meadowbank. After ten years of calling it home, this thriving independent arts complex, home to a diverse range of creative individuals, businesses, crafters and community organisations, was facing an uncertain future after landlords sold its base to developers Drum Property Group for a reputed £15million… read more>>

Diary of an (earnest) late developer

'SERO, SED SERIO' – Late but in Earnest – is the motto of Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland's only adult residential college that I attended for a year in 2000/01… read more>>

Editorial Comment

FOR A MAN who built so little, Charles Rennie Mackintosh has, on the whole, been well served by those who owned his buildings… read more>>

Border intelligence…

IF ARTISTS ARE the bellwether of change, then perhaps this exhibition, rather than Banksy's recent shenanigans with shredded canvases at Sotheby's, presages the end of the road for the multi-million pound art industry. In which case, you heard it here first!… read more>>

Newcomer on the Dundee waterfront

JUDGING BY the long queues of people waiting to get into the V∓A Design Museum in Dundee, Kengo Kuma’s new building, hovering like a huge silver, brown and black ribbed spaceship on the edge of the River Tay, is a great success… read more>>

The "artists' town" remembered

AS THE 'ST IVES of Scotland,' Kirkcudbright was famous for its artists' colony and, by the first half of the 20th century, had attracted well over 50 artists of repute. Although many were incomers, local individuals also joined the colony, like John Halliday. Encouraged by artists, Cecile Walton and E A Taylor, the young Halliday took up art seriously, studying at Glasgow School of Art. It was chiefly through his original efforts that Kirkcudbright's new gallery, which opened this summer, came into existence and the work of the colony, some 600 paintings and artworks, eventually found a permanent home… read more>>

Turning over some new leaves

DURING THE last week of November, Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh will be hosting the seventh Annual exhibition of the Edinburgh Society of Botanical Artists (ESBA)… read more>>

Historical Histories of Mull

WHEN COLIN Macintyre was a young boy growing up on the island of Mull, he had no idea how the island would later become his green card to the wider world… read more>>

A life less secret – if still surreal

ONE MORE book to add to the shelf occupied by that world-famous eccentric and extraordinary artist who is Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). This latest one includes a massive amount of intriguing material previously unpublished, beginning with the births of his grandfather and his father in Cadaqués where the young Dalí grew up and where he eventually lived and had his studio at Port Lligat… read more>>

When one gallery door closes…

AFTER EIGHTEEN successful years, the Fisher Studio & Gallery in Pittenween, Fife, is sadly closing its doors. Owners John and Jan Fisher both trained at art school in the 60s and before their gallery venture, had been successfully selling their work in galleries all over Britain… read more>>

Memories of Edinburgh's 369 – I

DURING November and for much of December, some of the best Scottish contemporary art by women is showing at Summerhall in Edinburgh: four large rooms of paintings by female artists, who exhibited at the 369 Gallery during the 1980s. Sheila Mullen, Lys Hansen, Margaret Hunter, Joyce W Cairns, the late Caroline McNairn, Carole Gibbons, Pat Douthwaite, Fionna Carlisle, Lil Neilson and June Redfern, to name a few… read more>>

Cold Blast from the north. The world's first link column?

Right! So here we go. A new type of on line column for Artwork! And possibly the world! A link column, in which various issues are not only written about but illustrated by various links to the internet… read more>>

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