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How Jimmy Boyle went from violent gangster to leading artist

When Jimmy Boyle was convicted of killing a fellow Glasgow gangster in November 1967, few could have predicted the transformation he would undergo in prison.

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Video: Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott on his influences

Glasgow sculptor Glasgow sculptor Andy Scott is the man behind some of Scotland’s most impressive public art, or as he likes to put it: “I make big beasties”. is the man behind some of Scotland’s most impressive public art, or as he likes to put it: “I make big beasties”.

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Claire Barclay with one of the sculptures in Yield Point at Tramway in Glasgow PIC: John Devlin

Art reviews: Between The Poles and Tides | Kate V Robertson | Claire Barclay

Part lament and part homage to Glasgow’s industrial heritage, Claire Barclay’s show at Tramway is a melancholy triumph

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Syrian refugees to work on Huntly art project inspired by Middle East conflict

Syrian refugees to work on Huntly art project inspired by Middle East conflict

Syrian refugees in the north-east of Scotland are to join forces with a Damascus-born artist for three months to create a new body of work inspired by the conflict in the Middle East.

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Dovecot apprentice Ben Hymers and master weaver Naomi Robertson.

Dovecot tapestry studio celebrates century of apprentices’ craft

When the two master weavers who had set up the pioneering Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh were killed a century ago in the First World War, they didn’t just leave behind an irreplaceable loss in their families’ lives.

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Sir Edwin Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen. Picture: National Museum of Scotland

Paul McCartney’s Monarch of the Glen painting could go on display alongside original masterpiece

It was a commission for Paul McCartney’s Kintyre hideaway that led to the Beatles’ most memorable album cover.

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How Charles Rennie Mackintosh shaped Glasgow

The design influences of Charles Rennie Mackintosh have sunk tendrils deep into Glasgow’s cultural identity over the course of 100 years.

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Joan Eardley: ‘the grand lady of Scottsh art’

While her name may not be first on the list of prominent Scottish painters, Joan Eardley carved out a niche for herself in 20th Century Scottish art.

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Mystery behind Banksy style sculpture solved

The mystery of the Mine Girl sculpture which popped up underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day, has been solved as the ultimate act of love.

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Mysterious ‘Banksy’ sculpture pops up at Scott Monument

A mysterious sculpture at the Scott monument left tourists and residents perplexed when it was placed at the Scott Monument on Valentines Day.

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The overall winner of Andrey Karlovs assassination by Mevl�t Mert Alt1nta_ by Burhan Ozbilicis. Picture: AP

‘Controversial’ image of Turkish assassin wins Photo of the Year

Standing with his left arm aloft, his right cradling the pistol with which he has just shot Andrey Karlov nine times, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş screams “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria.”

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Work to start within weeks to turn 'birthplace of Welly boot' into new arts quarter

Work to start within weeks to turn 'birthplace of Welly boot' into new arts quarter

It is a final remnant of a once thriving industry that supported more than 8,000 jobs and was responsible for the production of the Wellington boot, the modern motor car tyre and the first traffic cone.
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Inverleith House was closed down suddenly by bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in October.

Botanics art gallery to reopen for summer exhibition after outcry

The Royal Botanic Gallery in Edinburgh is to reopen its art gallery for a major summer exhibition in the wake of a campaign over its sudden closure backed by Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.
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Souffleur by Sean Cailfield

Art reviews: Sean Caulfield: Firedamp | Archipelago | Process and Possibilities | The Print Show

Sean Caulfield’s world seems on the brink of self-destruction, but a vestige of hope remains, while at Summerhall, artists are liberated by being away from the mainstream

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The new-look Burrell Collection is due to reopen in 2020.

City council earmarks £33m for Burrell Collection overhaul

Glasgow City Council is set to plough £33 million into a long-awaited overhaul of the Burrell Collection over the next three years.

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‘Whale penis’ sculpture in Kirkcaldy ‘falling to bits’

‘Whale penis’ sculpture in Kirkcaldy ‘falling to bits’

An “iconic” piece of artwork, created to welcome people to Kirkcaldy, is “falling to bits” just two years after being installed on the town’s Esplanade.

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My Life in Clothes/Becca Flory

My Life in Clothes - Becca Flory of Nu Blvck

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Katia Kameli: The Lion, mask study for Stream of Stories, paper and cardboard, 2015. Courtesy of the artist. Part of Forms of Action at CCA

Art reviews: Forms of Action | Oliver Laric

Just before Christmas, events in my family came to earth with a bump. My daughter fell when ice skating and fractured her wrist. It was a minor break and easily mended, but as a regular club swimmer she was out of the water for over a month. A person who is used to being afloat became landlocked, and oddly estranged from her strong and efficient self.

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Scots artist Eduardo Paolozzi’s forgotten film to be shown in Bo’ness

It is a rarely-seen film featuring the celebrated Scottish sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi in his only screen role.

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Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects to mark 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town

Special effects are to light up the official residence of Nicola Sturgeon and the former home of Sir Walter Scott as part of a spectacular celebration marking 250 years of Edinburgh’s New Town.

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