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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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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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