Art review: Margaret Hunter at Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr

Margaret Hunter trained in Glasgow but was made in Berlin. There she forged a distinctive style based around the female form, which is fascinatingly explored in this retrospective exhibition

Brenner by Michael Sailstorfer at Jupiter Artland PIC: Ruth Clark

Art review: Michael Sailstorfer, Liz Magic Laser and Marco Giordano at Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland’s unstuffy approach to art makes it a great place to see new work

Installation shot of Nazhad and The Bell by Hiwa K, Hospitalfield, Arbroath

Art reviews: Hiwa K at Hospitalfield, Arbroath | Richard Wright at Modern Institute, Glasgow

One of the most talked about works at the Venice Biennale in 2015, Nazhad and the Bell by the Iraqi artist Hiwa K gets its first UK showing here, ­having been spotted by the team from Hospitalfield who curated Graham Fagen’s ­Biennale show for the same year. Two films run side by side: in Nazhad’s scrap yard in Northern Iraq, old armaments are melted down to make metal ingots; in Northern Italy, these same ingots are used to make a beautiful, decorated bell. Even shown without the bell itself – which is considered too fragile to transport – the work is full of resonances.

Amazing aurora seen over the sky above John O'Groats on Sunday. Picture: SWNS

Northern Lights captured in stunning photo in Caithness

This stunning image shows spectacular scenes in northern Scotland as the Northern Lights illuminate these rugged coastal cliffs.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Unicorn Experience gives youngsters the chance to meet Pumpkin the magical pony/unicorn

Capturing unicorn magic

A mum has started her own business making children’s fairytale fantasies come true and giving them the chance to meet a real live unicorn.

Watching our Artillery Fire on Trones Wood from Montauban, 1918,
 by Muirhead Bone

Art review: Alastair MacLennan, Muirhead Bone & Rudolph Von Ripper at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Summerhall’s summer shows address conflict in an echo of the Edinburgh Festival’s original aim to heal the wounds of war

Downie makes the new Forth crossing look magisterial

Art review: Kate Downie: Anatomy of Haste| Festival 2017

Traditional landscape painting, setting out to evoke the beauty and splendour of the natural world, sometimes struggles to define itself in the modern world. This is not an issue which bothers Kate Downie, an assured painter of the post-industrial world and of the infrastructures people impose on the landscape to make it work for them.

View from Market Street, Aberdeen Harbour, 2015 by Sue Jane Taylor at the National Museum of Scotland

Art reviews: Daughters of Penelope | Charlotte Barker | and per se and | Age of Oil

From rugs to woven reeds, the Daughters of Penelope at Dovecot Studios celebrates weaving in all its forms, while the Age of Oil at NMS charts the inexorable decline of the fossil fuel

Festival of Photography to launch in Inverness. Pic: Neil Hanna/TSPL

International Festival of Photography launches in Highlands

A NEW festival is set to bring work by acclaimed photographers to the north of Scotland.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's Manuscript of Monte Cassino comprises a giant foot and matching hand and ankle. 
Picture: Greg Macvean

Paolozzi sculpture forced to relocate over construction work

With its big foot and an outstretched hand, it is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and popular works of public art, created by the celebrated sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

An installation image of 

Plaform 2017 at the Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art. Picture: Jonny Barrington

Edinburgh Art Festival reviews: Kate Davis | Ross Little | Stephen Sutcliffe | Platform 2017

Gender and economic inequality are at the heart of two fascinating shows at the Edinburgh Art Festival

The immersive gallery: 

Future Play

Events review: FuturePlay

Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Riding high over the Amazon, my glasses have steamed up. The virtual reality crowd, it seems, don’t typically cater to heavy-breathing older folks with varifocals.

Edinburgh festivals
"Tottenham Court Road Central line mosaic" by Eduardo Paolozzi. Picture: Contributed

Paolozzi’s Tube mosaic designs to be sold at auction

An iconic design by a popular Scots pop artist which features on the London Underground is to be sold at auction.

En Route, by  Glasgow Girl Katherine Cameron. Courtesy of Archives and Collections at the GSA

Heirs of Glasgow Girls in line for royalties windfall

They were a trailblazing circle of artists whose influence and popularity has grown over the years.

Colonel Doherty and the Officers of the 13th Light Dragoons, 1855, by Roger Fenton at The Queen's Gallery. Picture: Royal Collection Trust

Edinburgh Art Festival reviews: Roger Fenton | Josef Koudelka | Douglas Gordon | New Edition | Fault Lines

The horrors of war are evident in Roger Fenton’s powerful portraits from the Crimean War at the Queen’s Gallery, while Douglas Gordon indulges in an expensive one-liner

Guardian Angel (Lori) by Graham Rich

Art review: Graham Rich, Paul Furneaux and Anna S King, Pittenweem Arts Festival

The invited artists at Pittenweem Arts Festival all deliver beautiful and throught-provoking work, writes Duncan Macmillan

Guardian Angel (Lori) by Graham Rich

Art review: Graham Rich, Paul Furneaux and Anna S King, Pittenweem Arts Festival

The invited artists at Pittenweem Arts Festvial all deliver beautiful and throught-provoking work, writes Duncan Macmillan

A dragon sculpture was Zoe Walker's contribution (with Neil Bromwich). Picture: Neil Hanna

Town planning pioneer celebrated in new art creations

When Toby Paterson was installing his new work for The Edinburgh Art Festival in Chessels Court, off the Canongate, he overheard a tour guide trying to explain Patrick Geddes. “How do you do that?” he muses. “Well … he was a sociologist and botanist and pioneering town planner, and kind of an anarchist …”

Edinburgh festivals
The refurbished exterior of the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. The building is due to reopen in time for the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's birth in June 2018. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s restored Willow Tea Rooms revealed

It is the only surviving tearoom designed in its entirety by one of Scotland’s most internationally acclaimed architects and a throwback to an Edwardian era of grandeur when Glasgow was the second city of the empire.

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