Masters Festival 2014

Masters Festival 2014

© Gareth Easton Photography

The Edinburgh College of Art Masters Festival is currently happening in the Sculpture Court and surrounding studios at Lauriston Place, as part of this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival. Continue reading

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Edinburgh International Culture Summit

Scottish Parliament, image by Kieran Lynam (bit.ly/scottishparliamentimage), used under a Creative Commons license

Scottish Parliament, image by Kieran Lynam (bit.ly/scottishparliamentimage), used under a Creative Commons license

For the past three days I have been attending the 2014 Edinburgh International Culture Summit, “Culture – A Currency of Trust” at the Scottish Parliament. I left the summit this morning feeling both a sense of loss (that the community that had evolved throughout the summit’s duration was disbanding) and a sense of hope and purpose. Continue reading

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Little Sparta

Little Sparta

Little Sparta. Image by Ergonomik (bit.ly/littlesparta) used under a Creative Commons license

It is twenty years since Ian Hamilton Finlay gifted his extraordinary garden at Stonypath, South Lanarkshire to the Little Sparta Trust, who has continued to make its riches available to visitors and researchers. Continue reading

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Scotland Can Make It

To Jim Lambie’s Poetry Club in Glasgow’s West End last night to contribute to an event hosted by the design and curation outfit Panel, directed by the talented Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan. In tandem with the Commonwealth Games, Panel had commissioned a number of Scotland-based artists and designers to produce a limited run of six souvenirs for the Games, in a collection called Scotland Can Make It. Continue reading

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