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: 

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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 …”

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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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'Palm House' by Bobby Niven

Art review: Edinburgh Art Festival – The Making of the Future: Now

By making use of some of Edinburgh’s lesser-known spaces, the new commissions at this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival put the city at the heart of the show

Picture: Julie-Artacha

Tim Cornwell on Canada Hub, celebrating 150 years of the Federation

This being Edinburgh in August, there’s a lonely figure in a pigtail, drumming and chanting loudly to the sunset in the New Town garden below my rented room.

Denny in Stirlingshire won in 2010 after initial victor John O'Groats turned down the award. Picture: Jane Barlow

Carbuncle Awards that honoured ‘dismal Scots towns’ scrapped

For nearly two decades, it has been the prize no one has wanted to win - a badge of shame pinned on Scotland’s post-industrial towns and their much-derided architecture.

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An osprey caught on camera by Bill Doherty. Picture: Supplied

Photographer reveals how he captured stunning osprey pictures

AMATEUR wildlife photographer Bill Doherty has revealed how his hunting background when a youngster has helped him capture some of the most amazing pictures of ospreys in Scotland.

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The gallery has attracted almost a million visitors. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Queen’s Gallery director wants more Scottish visitors

The director of the Royal art collection has urged more Scots to visit the Queen’s Gallery at Holyrood Palace.

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Each of Colvins interventions offers a new perspective on works in the gallery space, using symbolism and metaphor, replica and similitude; where an artists studio becomes a space inhabited by Bonnie Prince Charlie

Art review: Calum Colvin: Museography

The new V&A, looking like a stranded ship on the shorefront in Dundee, follows the success of DCA. The city has invested hope and resources in both. But the deeper motivation of such projects is usually not art but economics: the hope that art will bring people and people will bring money.

The 70th anniversary curtain-raiser will be staged over two nights in St Andrew Square.

Festival offers sneak preview of St Andrew Square spectacular

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Festival have given a sneak preview of their spectacular opening event which will transform on the city's most prestigious spaces this weekend.
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Spray, 1940 by Harold  Williamson is part of True To Life at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Picture: � Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth

Art review: True To Life: British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Far from being an artistic cul-de-sac, British Realist painting between the wars was imaginative and original

Douglas Gordon at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Picture:  Neil Hanna

Art interview: Douglas Gordon – ‘I love the Flaxman sculpture of Burns, but I had to break it’

Douglas Gordon’s destruction of Robert Burns at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is an act of love, admiration and possibly envy, finds Susan Mansfield

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St Andrew Square will be transformed for the two-day curtain-raiser for the Edinburgh International Festival.

Transformation of New Town square for Edinburgh Festival show revealed

Computer-generated images have been released showing how a New Town square will be totally transformed for the 70th anniversary curtain-raiser of the Edinburgh International Festival.
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The Wallace Monument. Picture Michael Gillen

Revealed: Scotland’s tallest buildings

Scotland may not boast the tallest buildings in the world, or even in the UK, but that’s not to say we can’t stack ‘em high.

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