Celebration of Edinburgh Women Across the Years This International Women’s Day

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh curators have taken the opportunity to shine a light on a selection of outstanding women from Edinburgh’s past.   Five pioneering women, whose lives are reflected in the city’s history collections, have been chosen. The respective choices of History Curators Victoria Garrington and  AnnaContinue reading “Celebration of Edinburgh Women Across the Years This International Women’s Day”

Digital Exhibition Shows Unique Perspectives of Edinburgh in Art

A new digital exhibition has opened thanks to Museums & Galleries Edinburgh.  Featuring 22 works from the City’s Collection of Scottish art, regarded as one the country’s finest, and housed in the currently closed City Art Centre (CAC), the exhibition is entitled Edinburgh: Our City. The exhibition offers a chance to explore Scotland’s capital throughContinue reading “Digital Exhibition Shows Unique Perspectives of Edinburgh in Art”

Artist Pete McKee Offers Music Lovers Chance to Appear in New Exhibition

Sheffield artist Pete McKee is inviting music lovers to create an imagined LP album cover, or a version of their favourite one, for inclusion in his new online exhibition that goes live on Thursday 25th February. In a celebration of the art of the LP record sleeve, and under the stupendous title of Thud CrackleContinue reading “Artist Pete McKee Offers Music Lovers Chance to Appear in New Exhibition”

Edinburgh New Town Gallery Arusha Starts New Online Store

Arusha, the Dundas Street art gallery that opened in 2013, has started a new online store where a bespoke and exclusive curated selection of publications, limited edition prints and art objects are available for purchase.   The contemporary art gallery, that runs an annual programme of exhibitions, events and fairs, both nationally and internationally, includingContinue reading “Edinburgh New Town Gallery Arusha Starts New Online Store”

Sonic Artworks by Eight Scottish Artists Ready to Be Beamed Out This December

Glasgow based arts producing house Feral, run by  Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle, is behind a new project called My Own Private Audio. Eight artists from the worlds of theatre, performance, spoken word and sound art from such as Katy Dye, Leyla Josephine, Alicia Matthews, Mac McGregor, Peter McMaster, David A Pollock, Gudrun Soley SigurdardottirContinue reading “Sonic Artworks by Eight Scottish Artists Ready to Be Beamed Out This December”

First Retrospective of Edinburgh Artist John Henry Lorimer Scheduled

John Henry Lorimer was born in Edinburgh on 12th August 1856 and trained at the Royal Scottish Academy under William McTaggart and George Chalmers, exhibiting his first oil painting when he was just 17. He spent his summers in Fife and winters in Edinburgh but also frequently visited Paris, where he spent several months trainingContinue reading “First Retrospective of Edinburgh Artist John Henry Lorimer Scheduled”

Cartoon Artist Pete McKee Paints in New Style for 2020

Sheffield born self-taught artist Pete McKee, whose signature style has attracted a worldwide following, has changed tack in 2020. Influenced by working class life and comic books, he has depicted many musical greats such as David Bowie, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, McKee has shifted away from his trademark styleContinue reading “Cartoon Artist Pete McKee Paints in New Style for 2020”

Dive in to Dovecot’s Merry Market this December

 Midway through this coming advent, Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios, whose building was formerly home to the auld toun’s Victorian public baths, will present Merry Makers Market. The Yuletide event will feature work from twenty designers and makers, that offers a chance to buy gifts while supporting the local creative community whether it’s textiles, homeware, skincare, jewelleryContinue reading “Dive in to Dovecot’s Merry Market this December”

Inventory Project Launched by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh

Museums & Galleries Edinburgh, that has over 200 monuments and 13 venues across the Capital, aims to give citizens of Edinburgh a renewed sense of connection to its objects and their stories through a new three year project named Auld Reekie Retold.  The newly launched project will see the recording and cataloguing of the collection ofContinue reading “Inventory Project Launched by Museums & Galleries Edinburgh”

Scottish Artist Gets Centenary Exhibition at Dovecot

Alan Davie was a Scottish painter, jeweller and musician born in 1920 whose interest in jazz and spirituality informed his approach to painting. Widely admired and respected by fellow artists, he was appointed CBE in 1972 and elected a Senior Royal Academician in 2012, just two years before his death in Hertfordshire in 2014. InContinue reading “Scottish Artist Gets Centenary Exhibition at Dovecot”