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Review: 'Sylvia Wishart: Orkney Drawings 1968–1977' and 'Frances Scott: Undertow'

By Greg Thomas, 26.03.2020
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Frances Scott. Undertow. Courtesy the Artist.

Two recent publications explore the connection between artist and the Orcadian landscape.


Fleming Wyfold Art Foundation enhances collection with acquisition of key work by William Gillies

By Susan Mansfield, 24.03.2020
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William Gillies. Sunflower. Courtesy the Artist's Estate.

A majestic still life by William Gillies is one of the most recent additions to the Fleming Collection. ‘Sunflower’, by William Gillies, is a still life painted in the 1950s, and fills a gap in the collection’s holding of Gillies’ work.


The Mackinnon Collection

By Blake Milteer, 20.02.2020
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Horatio Ross (1801–1886), Woodland Scene, c.1860s. The MacKinnon Collection. The National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.

As the run of the exhibition 'Scotland's Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection' at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is extended due to its remarkable reception, curator Blake Milteer outlines the scope and importance of this major Scottish photography archive and, along with industry colleagues, selects some favourite images from its vaults.


Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award Winner Announced

By Susan Mansfield, 15.02.2020
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Emma-Louise Grady. Dystopia Metaphoria, 2019. Courtesy the artist.

A young artist who paints ambitious large-scale abstract works has been named as the winner of the 2020 Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award.



Lucy McKenzie: Pleasure’s Inaccuracies

By Neil Cooper, 11.02.2020
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Lucy McKenzie, Map with Shells, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Daniel Buchholz. Photo by Kristien Daem

Sudbury Town Tube Station in London is set to be the striking venue for a large scale public art commission of permanent and temporary works by Glasgow-born artist Lucy McKenzie.



24/7: A Wake Up Call for Our Non Stop World

By Kathryn Lloyd, 03.02.2020
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Kathryn Lloyd reviews Somerset House’s show 24/7, curated by Dundee-based Sarah Cook.