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Greek statues: up and dressed and rocking some colour

Take a look at Leo Caillard's shots of statues done up like hipsters. The addition of t shirts, shades and trainers is strangely humanising and makes for an intriguing project which has gained the French photographer a great deal of attention. Another interesting new look at classical statuary comes from German archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann. He has used high intensity lamps, ultraviolet light and powdered ...

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Angus Ross: from potties to public art

Australian Vogue, The Sunday Times and The Guardian have all featured Scottish furniture designer Angus Ross and at the end of 2012 he exhibited in Chicago with Craft Scotland. Angus knew his career move, from designing products for Boots and Mothercare, including their potties, to furniture design was meant to be when he found premises in Aberfeldy that had been used as a wood workshop since 1880. Much of ...

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Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Summer Exhibition

The Fife Dunfermline Printmakers summer exhibition is on now at the Lochgelly Centre and runs until 14 August. All works are for sale. (Above) Untitled by Bill McKechnie and below, Every Cloud has a Silver Lining by Claire Yarrington. Above, The North Shore Anstruther by Clive Ramage and below, Found Affinity by Jai Llewellyn Below, Shutters by Thora Clyne If you are interested in becoming a member of the p ...

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Paper Aeroplane and Ziggy Sawdust pop up at Whitespace, Edinburgh this weekend

Two designers are celebrating the first birthday of their businesses with a joint pop up shop at Whitespace in Edinburgh. From 25 to 29 May 2013 designs by Fiona Purves (left) of Paper Aeroplane and Amy Dolan of Ziggy Sawdust will be for sale. Fiona is the owner of stationery business Paper Aeroplane. She uses her colourful and playful hand-drawn illustrations and lettering to create cards and prints. Throu ...

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Eyes as big as plates: stunning Scandinavian photography

Perhaps it's the compelling gaze of the older models that retain the dignity in these photographs taken for a series called 'Eyes as Big as Plates'. Not sure a younger person could carry off the twig hat with the same aplomb. Or perhaps the photography is just really good. Shot by Finnish photographer Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth, the series began as 'a play on characters and pro ...

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The Beatles First Album Cover by photographer Angus McBean: Auction today

Celebrated society and theatre photographer Angus McBean's collection of photos and memorabilia will be auctioned by Lacy Scott & Knight today at noon (12 April 2013).  His celebrity portraits included the cover of the first Beatles album,  actresses such as Vivien Leigh, Audrey and Katherine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and a very young Shirley Bassey (pictured below). During the 1930s he championed surre ...

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Scotland’s own version of cabin porn: The Bothy Project

Scotland is getting its own version of cabin porn with The Bothy Project. Primarily designed to give artists residency space in remote spaces around Scotland, the first bothy to be completed is now open to paying guests for part of the year.  It may feel remote but it is only four miles from Aviemore and is located near Inshriach House in the Cairngorms national park. Walter Micklethwait, who manages the ac ...

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Knit Your Own Scotland: Competition Time!

If you wake up tomorrow and decide to knit your country avoid the landmarks. Take it from two women who have tried. For them the Forth Rail Bridge proved to be a span too far but the Scotch pie, Tunnocks teacakes and Andy Murray turned out beautifully. Two costume designers, Jackie Holt and Ruth Bailey have published Knit Your Own Scotland with patterns for some of the best Scottish icons, ranging from a hi ...

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A Dog A Day by Sally Muir

Ok so I've  become even more of a dog-sentimentalist since I found out that the beloved Abby needs a hip replacement, but these beautifully painted portraits - posted daily on Facebook by artist Sally Muir - must surely bring a ray of pleasure to even the grimmest of mornings. Muir's Dog A Day project began on 19 February and will run for a year. The paintings are for sale with prices starting at £200. ...

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Fife’s Answer to Studio 54? Remembering The Kronk at Workspace

There's nothing more powerful than shared nostalgia and The Kronk disco stirs fond memories for many. The club ran from 1989 to 1992 in various venues in Dunfermline, eventually ending up in a nightclub called Banners in downtown Lumphinnans. By the time it reached the West Fife mining village, buses were travelling from all over Scotland to this notorious rave club. Now, Dunfermline artist Alan Grieve has ...

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