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Warhol works leave US for first time to come to Scotland

A unique and priceless selection of the works of Andy Warhol have been brought out of America for the first time for an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. It is also the first time any Warhol works have been exhibited in a Parliament building. The cultural coup came about through negotiations between the Dunfermline based Carnegie UK Trust and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh as part of the ...

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Prisoner Michele Caira’s art featured in Cupar Arts Festival

The excellent Cupar Arts Festival has just got underway and runs until 17 October. An impressive list of interesting visual arts events has been put together, including a man wondering around town dressed as a pig, handwriting cut into the town's park grass and video projections onto buildings of people immersed in water. There are lots of live music performances and family activities too. Also featured is ...

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Doreen le Marinel: from Clydebank to Left Bank…

Artist Doreen Le Marinel, chic and charming in person and the creator of these sophisticated, tender and deeply feminine works, seems quintessentially French. She hails however from Clydebank, moving to France with her French husband more than 20 years ago. Le Marinel, who is self taught, is inspired by the work of Klimt, Schiele and the sculpture of Camille Claude and exhibits regularly in Brittany where s ...

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Andy Murray mug for your tea

Still haven't bought your souvenir to celebrate Andy Murray's victory at Wimbledon? Here's a stylish commemorative mug by designer Gillian Kyle and illustrator Clare Forrest. 'Andy Murray' was so popular he's sold out but is back in stock 23 September. Other 'Local Heroes' include Robert Burns, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mary Queen of Scots and Alexander Graham Bell. Gillian, who is known for her range of T ...

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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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