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Design for Our Times

By Susanna Beaumont, 14.01.2022
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Drinking fountain by Mirrl as part of Design for Our Times at V&A Dundee from 3rd December 2021 to 19th June 2022. Image: Michael McGurk.

How can we challenge the use of time-honoured materials? Think anew about a product's life cycle? Re-imagine the discarded? Gain an insight into what inspires and fuels a designer's innovation? This new exhibition at V&A offers fresh thinking and innovative responses to urgent questions. Curator Susanna Beaumont writes about the impetus behind Design for Our Times and the featured artists, designers and makers working across Scotland today


My Favourite Scottish Work of Art: Neil Lebeter

By Neil Lebeter, 13.01.2022
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Nathan Coley, In Memory, 2010. Photography by Alan Pollok Morris. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland.

 The Senior Curator: Modern & Contemporary Art at Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales looks to the art of Nathan Coley for one of his favourites


Joey Simons – The Fearful Part Of It Was The Absence

By Neil Cooper, 07.01.2022
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Joey Simons, 'The fearful part was the absence', image credit Jack Wrigley.

Life’s a riot in Joey Simons’ new presentation, which forms the latest edition of Collective’s Satellites Programme of work by upcoming artists, provocateurs and other practitioners


What to Look Forward to in 2022

By Gemma Batchelor, 05.01.2022
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Lucy McKenzie, Untitled 1997 © Lucy McKenzie. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Cabinet London.

For a taste of what's to come in 2022 in terms of Scottish art and culture, we've put together a list of exhibitions that already have their place in our calendar, taking place across the country, from the Isle of Bute to East Sussex.


George Wyllie’s Centenary

By Jan Patience, 31.12.2021
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George Wyllie & the Paper Boat, Glasgow 1989. Courtesy the Estate of the Artist.

100 years ago today George Wyllie was born in Shettleston, Glasgow. Journalist and co-author of Arrivals and Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie, Jan Patience, writes about this creative and energetic artist’s extraordinary life and how ‘The Whys?sman’ continues ask questions from beyond the grave


The RSW’s 141st Open Annual Exhibition

By Susan Mansfield, 23.12.2021
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James Cosgrove, Taking A Longer View. Courtesy the RSW and the Artist.

Featuring some 350 paintings, from RSW members and non-members, the annual exhibition brings together some of the best painters in water-based media working in Scotland, Susan Mansfield takes a look at some of the exhibitors