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The Courtauld bring RES|FEST to Dundee

By Neil Cooper, 19.11.2019
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V&A Dundee looks set to come alive this month as it hosts the latest edition of a two-day ‘festival of art historical research’. RES|FEST x Dundee is a quick-fire compendium of talks, performances and participatory events that aims to put the audience at the centre of the gallery experience, and have them experience as much art as possible in an engaging environment.


The Intriguing Story of Glasgow’s 'Lady in a Fur Wrap'

By Neil Cooper, 18.11.2019
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Lady in a Fur Wrap Ⓒ CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

One of art’s great mysteries is on the way to being solved following the initial finding of a four-year research project focusing on one of Glasgow Museums’ most famous paintings.


The National Galleries of Scotland cuts ties with BP

By David Pollock, 13.11.2019
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BP Portrait Award at Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Photo: National Galleries of Scotland / John McKenzie

Amid increasing concern among patrons and activists about private funding of the arts from fossil fuel companies, the National Galleries of Scotland has this week announced that this winter’s edition of the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh will be the last one it hosts.


Aberdeen Art Gallery

By Susan Mansfield, 01.11.2019
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Interior gallery ⒸAberdeen Art Gallery 2019

Almost five years after it closed its doors, Susan Mansfield takes a sneak peek at the multi-million pound redevelopment of Aberdeen Art Gallery ahead of its November reopening


Modern Scottish Art at Abbot Hall Art Gallery

By Chelsea Eves, 30.10.2019
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20th century Scottish painting catalogue, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, August 1963 ⒸAbbot Hall Art Gallery

In August 1963 Abbot Hall Art Gallery presented the exhibition 20th Century Scottish Painting. It was conceived and organised by Helen Kapp, the gallery’s inaugural director, who wished to stage “a good exhibition of modern Scottish painting [long] overdue in England”. The practicalities of organising such an exhibition were aided by the gallery’s proximity to the Scottish boarder and the relationships forged with artists whose work the gallery had already acquired.


Iman Tajik wins Glasgow International Bursary Award

By David Pollock, 21.10.2019
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Iman Tajik, The Lighthouse, 2015 Ⓒ Iman Tajik

The Glasgow-based Iranian artist Iman Tajik has been selected as the recipient of the Glasgow International Bursary Award of £3,000, for a work entitled ‘Bordered Miles’, which will form part of next spring’s GI2020 art festival.