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Visual Art

Creative Christmas gifting: Own Art and be merry

If you're thinking of moving away from the traditional gifts of socks, fragrances and soap on a rope, but are not quite sure what to do for the art lover in your life, we have a suggestion. Own Art.

Sonica: pushing the boundaries of art and sound

Sonica is a year-round programme of events dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, punctuated by a biennial autumn festival in Glasgow. Since its conception in 2012, Sonica has presented more than 400 events, including performances, installations, exhibitions and screenings by over 180 artists from six continents, reaching over 50,000 people. (...)

Narrative: Jenni Fagan on rehabilitation through art

A new exhibition of artwork from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes and community justice services in Scotland is being curated by acclaimed author and poet Jenni Fagan. We spoke to Jenni to find out more about the project.

We Have Met Before: unlocking the shared history of the Caribbean and the UK

The Caribbean and the United Kingdom share a deep and complex history. Now, that shared past is being explored in We Have Met Before: a group exhibition organised by the British Council and the National Gallery of Jamaica.

Dundee Urban Orchard project aims to grow creativity and sustainability

Dundee Urban Orchard (DUO) is a city-wide art and horticulture project, which aims to build and care for small-scale orchards in Dundee. It aims to develop new artistic practices, which will speak across communities, and seeks to address global environmental challenges on a local level.

Shaping young lives and minds: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Schools Programme

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s Schools Programme is now in its fifth year, and the initiative is stronger than ever. We caught up with ESW's Irene Kernan and Debi Banarjee, who told us more about the project.

The People's Bank of Govanhill

Glasgow-based visual artist Ailie Rutherford and her community project The People’s Bank of Govanhill aims to explore new and alternative forms of local currency for Govanhill, inviting members of the community to re-imagine the local economy and re-define notions of value, worth and distribution.

Artists from Scotland making waves at major international events

Scotland is a distinctive creative nation connected to the world. We take a look at artists from Scotland who are presenting work at major international events and other venues this summer.

Transformation through Silence Awareness Existence

Contemporary painter Marissa Stoffer tell us about the work created during a month-long residency in the Finnish countryside that will be exhibited as part of the Syn Festival in Edinburgh from Thursday 9 March until Wednesday 22 March.

Learning disabilities no barrier as Midlothian artist collective gets creative

A new exhibition of weird and wonderful costumes and humorous, made-up slogans has been created by a group of artists, some who have learning disabilities. We spoke to the group to find out how they've found the ideal conditions for creativity.