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Franki Raffles at Gallery Malmo

By Neil Cooper, 27.01.2023
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Install shot of Franki Raffle's work with Gallery Malmo. Photo courtesy Joseph Wilson.

Gallery Malmo presents works by the pioneering social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, aptly displayed in a former supermarket in North Edinburgh. Neil Cooper reviews.

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Maud Sulter: Scots w’Afro

By Susannah Thompson, 19.01.2023
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Maud Sulter, Scots w'Afro, 2002. The Fleming Collection. Ⓒ The Estate of Maud Sulter

Professor Susannah Thompson discusses one of our recent acquisitions

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Prosthetic Aesthetic

By Greg Thomas, 09.01.2023
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Andrew Gannon, Impressions, installation view, Fruitmarket Warehouse, 2022. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Tom Nolan.

Andrew Gannon’s new exhibition in the Fruitmarket Warehouse works against and through conceptions of disability as difference to present sculptures of otherworldly intrigue based on prosthetic limbs. Greg Thomas reviews.

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James McBey’s Revival

By Susan Mansfield, 09.01.2023
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James McBey, Dawn, The Camel Patrol Setting Out, 1919.

Interest in James McBey is starting to grow, with a recent exhibition at The Fine Art Society and a major show planned at Aberdeen Art Gallery opening in February, along with a new biography by Alasdair Soussi, published at the end of 2022. Susan Mansfield meets with Soussi, author of Shadows and Light: The Extraordinary Life of James McBey to discuss the fascinating story, practice and significance of this long-overlooked 20th century Scottish artist

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Arthur Melville’s Grave Restored

By Neil Cooper, 19.12.2022
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Arthur Melville, The Highland Glen, c. 1893. Watercolour on paper. The Fleming Collection.

Melville's grave in rural Surrey has been restored after the discovery of a broken headstone

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Scotland’s Transnational Heritage: Legacies of Empire and Slavery

By Beth Williamson, 13.12.2022
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Scotland’s Transnational Heritage: Legacies of Empire and Slavery, Edinburgh University Press, 2022. Edited by Emma Bond and Michael Morris. 272 pp. 25 illus.

New publication from Edinburgh University Press brings to focus the legacies of empire and slavery in Scotland’s heritage and re-thinks the way transnational histories of Scotland are being told today, through contemporary case studies and expert contributions from museum professionals, academics and creative practitioners. Beth Williamson reviews.

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