Japanese fan of Glasgow band Camera Obscura creates artwork for cancer charity

It promises to be a coming together of one of Scotland’s most revered bands and one of its most distant fans, all for a good cause.

Neil Baxter has led the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland for the last 10 years.

Scottish architecture chief quits days after revolt was revealed

The figurehead for the architectural profession in Scotland has quit his job suddenly - days after a damning open letter calling for an overhaul of his historic organisation.
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Frozen unicorn in George Street. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scotland’s history to be told in stunning ice sculpture display

This stunning unicorn sculpture is part of an ice installation to go on display in Edinburgh.

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Leonardo da Vincis "Salvator Mundi" on display at Christie's in New York, TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Leonardo da Vinci painting of Christ sells for record $450m

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci has sold for a record 450 million US dollars (£341 million) at auction, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.

A view over Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. One of the shortlisted FutureTown design envisages a new waterfront walkway built to encourage more leisure activities. Picture: TSPL

Scotland’s Towns Week 2017: FutureTown design shortlist unveiled

A shortlist of imaginative designs with the potential to transform 11 communities across Scotland has been revealed ahead of the third annual Scotland’s Towns Week.

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Win tickets to the Edinburgh Art Fair

The Edinburgh Evening News has teamed up with the Edinburgh Art Fair to offer our readers 25 pairs of tickets to this weekend's event.

Children playing in the snow at Eaglesham. The village in East Renfrewshire was the location of Scotland's first conservation area in 1968. Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

Conservation areas: 50 years of protecting Scotland’s built heritage

Eaglesham is today recognised as one of the finest examples of a planned village anywhere in Scotland. Its smart 18th century cottages were laid out on the orders of the Earl of Eglinton, a visionary local landowner, and remain in high demand among commuters working in nearby Glasgow.

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Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

Leith Theatre rebirth and Ross Pavilion vision in running for Creative Edinburgh Awards

The reopening of the neglected Leith Theatre building after 30 years is to compete with multi-million pound plans to replace the Ross Bandstand at Edinburgh’s annual creative industries Oscars.


Everything you need to know about the Edinburgh Art Fair

We all know Edinburgh loves an arts festival, and for the past 12 years its had its own art fair to add to the ever-growing roster. Providing a platform for both emerging and established artists, the Edinburgh Art Fair (EAF) brings together galleries from around the world in the city and is now the largest annual event of its kind outside London – exhibiting 3,500 original works from more than 500 artists, and attracting 13,000 visitors who make more than £1 million-worth of purchases.

Detail from Venus, 1988 by Calum Colvin at the Fine Art Society, Edinburgh

Art reviews: The Vigorous Imagination at the Fine Art Society, Edinburgh and Roger Bilcliffe Gallery, Glasgow | Adrian Wisniewski at Glasgow Print Studio

Thirty years ago, The Vigorous Imagination at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh was a landmark show. Broadly, the artists involved were a generation: the oldest, Joseph Urie, was born in 1947; the youngest, Stephen Conroy in 1964. Nevertheless, they were not exactly a group or a movement, but a pretty heterogenous bunch. What they did have in common, however, apart from attracting art critic Clare Henry’s eye, for it was she who selected the show, was ambition. It was expressed in many different ways, but the common factor was some kind of figuration, narrative even, in work that was generally pretty physical and that definitely ran counter to current fashions.


AUDIO PREVIEW: Christmas at the Botanics at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - full details revealed

IT'S beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where work is underway this week to transform it into a spectacular new festive landscape lights trail.

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Why everyone should buy at least one piece of art for their home

Edinburgh Art Fair gives everyone a chance to buy art for their home, something which everyone should do – no matter budget available - according to these artists and gallery owners

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Ten Scottish artists to follow on Instagram

Meet the Scottish artists making their mark on Instagram.

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Why buying a piece of art is an ideal present for your partner

If you’re struggling to think of a Christmas present for your other half, then why not consider buying some artwork?
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A design for a Royal Observatory that was never built. Picture: RIAS

Leader comment: What Edinburgh should learn from Playfair’s genius

So Edinburgh, a city designed as if by “enlightened angels” in the words of the cultural critic Jonathan Meades, could have been even more beautiful.

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Makeover for world's first Carnegie library named Scotland's best building

A multi-million pound expansion of the world’s first Andrew Carnegie library has earned it the coveted title of Scotland’s building of the year.

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The "Book of Hours". Picture: V&A

Garter and pistol among items to be displayed at V&A museum

A 500-year-old prayer book, a Jacobite garter and a Highland pistol will get starring roles alongside a pair of “wellies” and Dennis the Menace in Dundee’s new V&A Museum of Design when it opens next year.

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Seven Tears, a sound installation by Susan Philipsz at NOW

Art review: NOW, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

The latest NOW show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art builds a compelling and thoughtful show around the work of Susan Philipsz

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Saltmarket from Bridgegate, 1868  1871 by Thomas Annan. Picture: National Galleries of Scotland

The early images that show how Scotland pioneered photography

During the 19th century, the new art form of photography gave people the ability to capture images in a revolutionary way.

Marnier 9 by Kelly Richardson PIC: Ruth Clark

Art reviews: Kelly Richardson at Dundee Contemporary Arts | Sue Tompkins at The Modern Institute, Glasgow

The first Scottish exhibition by Canadian artist Kelly Richardson takes its title from a 2005 book about climate change by Tim Flannery. Therefore we learn early on, if we read the handout, that there is an environmental thrust to this body of work. Richardson’s audio-visual installations look like landscapes created for science-fiction films. This show brings together three large-scale moving tableaux. Shown on big screens in a blacked-out space with surround-sound, they signal to us that we are entering the realm of cinema (this show has been programmed in partnership with the Discovery Film Festival), though without action, characters or plot. They are more like landscape paintings set in motion.

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