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Mr McCollum goes to New York (and Chicago): cool urban photography

Brilliant Fife photographer Kevin McCollum is back from an enviable trip to New York and Chicago bringing back with him not the usual collection of selfies and naked knee shots but these stunning images in both colour and black and white. New York really is the city equivalent of Kate Moss - no matter the advancing years nor the decadence, it has just so many looks and seems hardly able to take a bad shot.. ...

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Small but deadly: Abigail Goldman’s micro crime scenes

A former crimer reporter with the LA Times, Abigail Goldman, draws on her professional experiences to create these tiny, detailed recreations of real life crimes scenes. The works, according to the artist, explore the dynamic between 'what's funny and what's ghastly'. See more of her Dieoramas here. ...

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Claudia Massie: Roadkill

Giving new meaning to the term 'still life', artist Claudia Massie has taken roadkill as the inspiration for her new exhibition at The Ruthven Gallery, Auchterarder. Her fine paintings, done in haste before the smell becomes too off putting, feature animals and birds who have met untimely ends on the roads near Massie's rural Perthshire home. The exhibition begins tomorrow and runs until 16 November. ...

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Environmental Art Festival Scotland, this weekend in Dumfries

Set in the rolling countryside of Dumfries and Galloway this weekend in the first Environmental Art Festival Scotland, an impressive series of art and performance events which seeks to establish the region as a centre of environmental art. For tickets and more information, click here. ...

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Peter Liversidge in Edinburgh – fly it up the flagpole, see if it’s art

Until 1 September you may spot white flags fluttering over the Edinburgh rooftops, each bearing a simple message of welcome: hello. The flags are the work of Peter Liversidge, the artist famous for beginning each of his projects - from the simple and achievable to the utterly preposterous - with a proposal typed up on an ancient manual typewriter. Liversidge's Flags for Edinburgh project, which invites anyo ...

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Tell your story at The Real Bothy Project in Fife

Claire Lamond, Andrew Lennie and Alan Grieve are the artists behind the Real Bothy Project. Travelling through Fife this summer, they have been inviting people of all ages to ‘grab a bothy brew and join in the bothy banter’, continuing a long association of artists with the wild shelters of Scotland. They say, 'traditionally, the bothy is understood as an egalitarian environment, a space for exchange. a pla ...

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Artist Ann Oram: Inspiration from Fife to Tuscany

For Lowry, the industrial landscape inspired his matchstick men. For Hockney it was the swimming pools of California and for Banksy, gritty urban backdrops. For Scottish artist Ann Oram a diverse series of places have been the spur for her work. For the time being, the place is Fife - not the East Neuk which is the usual choice for artists - but the picturesque Logie Estate in Crossford near Dunfermline. Be ...

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The beautiful game: Jamie Edwards’ illustrations of football grounds

Such a simple and brilliant idea - a stylish picture of your favourite football ground that fits in with the decor of your home. Football fan and artist Jamie Edwards explains how he came to create this series of pictures: 'As a football fan and landscape artist I was always disappointed by the lack of original ‘football art’. Imagery surrounding the game is increasingly produced under the guise of ‘merchan ...

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Craft Scotland Summer Show at The White Stuff Edinburgh

Craft Scotland's summer exhibition gets under way on Friday at The White Stuff, George Street in Edinburgh. The best of Scottish craft will be on display and there will be an opportunity to meet the makers. The exhibition runs until 26 August. Featured image is of ceramic birds by Jo Walker, the stools above are by Jo Black and the silver bowl below is by Kathryn Hinton. Textile above is by Cally Booker, br ...

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Nothing is set in stone: a skateboarder paints the city

Skateboarder Robbie Hamilton has drawn on his fleeting and ephemeral view of the built landscape to create this fantastic series of paintings for a new exhibition - Passing Places - at the Old Ambulance Depot Edinburgh 25-28 July. The Duncan of Jordanstone student says, 'I wanted to capture the skater's obsessive response to the constantly changing urban environment as well as featuring 'unlooked at' archit ...

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