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Our Top Picks for 2020

By Rachael Cloughton, 01.01.2020
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Iman Tajik, Can You Hear Me I, 2015 Ⓒ Iman Tajik

What we’re looking forward to in the year ahead…


The Fruitmarket Gallery announces plans for reopening in 2020

By David Pollock, 19.12.2019
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Reaich and Hall visualisation of the new Fruitmarket building on Market Street. Courtesy Reiach and Hall Architects.

Edinburgh’s centrally-located contemporary art gallery the Fruitmarket has announced details of its planned reopening following an extensive refurbishment which will see the venue double in size to incorporate the footprint of the former nightclub premises next door.


Turner Prize Split Four Ways

By James Knox, 04.12.2019
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Oscar Murillo, installation Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary. Photograph by David Levene

The four artists nominated for the 2019 Turner Prize, Oscar Murillo, Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Helen Cammock, will share this year's award after forming a collective and asking the judges not to choose any of them as a single winner.


Scottish Artists in an Age of Radical Change: 1945 to the 21st Century

By Bill Hare, 03.12.2019
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Eduardo Paolozzi, Newton Measuring the World, bronze Ⓒ Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2019

Art Historian Bill Hare reflects on compiling his new collection of essays and interviews written over the last 30 years, many published in The Fleming Collection’s Scottish Art News magazine.


Mary Cameron: A Life in Paint

By Helen Scott, 29.11.2019
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John Brown Abercromby, Mary Cameron in her Studio, 1899. Private Collection. (Photo: Eion Johnston)

This winter the City Art Centre is staging a major retrospective on the Edinburgh painter Mary Cameron (1865-1921). Curator Helen Scott explains why the exhibition - the first dedicated to the artist in over a century – is long overdue.


Katie Paterson: Past, Present and the Future Library

By Neil Cooper, 21.11.2019
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Katie Paterson, All the Dead Stars, 2009 Photo © MJC Installation view Tate Britain, 2009

Katie Paterson’s universe is expanding. This is evident from Future Library: a century unfolds (2019), the Glasgow-born cosmic explorer’s new 26-minute film commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland. The film provides the spiritual heart of the final edition of NOW, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s sextet of group-based exhibitions designed to show off the best of living artists working in Scotland’s creative diaspora.