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ECA Fashion Show 2012 – bursting at the seams with talent

Tickets are on sale now for the Edinburgh College of Art Fashion Show which celebrates the work of graduating students. Nine shows will take place across three days from 23 to 25 May with a highlight being a catwalk show in Edinburgh University's Playfair Library. The outfit above is the work of Louise Bennetts, shortlisted for the Nicole Fahri Award. In an extreme case of providing a creative environment f ...

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Fiona Purves: ‘Inkyface’

Here's a look at the bright and breezy work of Edinburgh based illustrator Fiona Purves. A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Fiona is drawn repeatedly to birds and to Paris as subjects although she has also produced the sweet 'Inkyface' above and the gorgeous Christmas cards below. We are delighted that Fiona is the latest artist to join us here at Avocado Sweet - her Christmas cards are available in th ...

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Nerine Tassie: dark woods and lonely seas

I have a great fear of and fascination for deep dark woods and these brilliantly brooding paintings by Fife artist Nerine Tassie capture that allure. Her bleak, unpeopled seascapes are equally appealing. Tassie, who is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, says her work is inspired by natural spaces and in particular, the impact of time and changing light within these spaces. Despite, or perhaps because o ...

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Sally Pring – Illustrator

Here are some examples of the hugely appealing, unfussy work of London based illustrator Sally Pring.  A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Sally has taken on many editorial and advertising commissions for clients such as  Time Out, Scottish Arts Council, Nokia and The Guardian. You can buy Sally's work from her website with signed silk screen prints starting at £120 unframed and £190 framed and digital ...

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