Museums and Galleries

Museums and Galleries

Spend three days (but no nights) in Capital’s many museums

BETWEEN tomorrow and Sunday, the largest ever Festival of Museums will celebrate Scotland’s culture and history with more than 140 events taking place across the three days.

Edinbrick - A LEGO Model Show

Edinbrick Lego show raises funds and fun

FROM Star Wars to Gotham City, local landmarks to the wild Wild West, there’s something to capture most imaginations at Edinbrick, the Capital’s first Lego Model Show, at Summerhall, this Saturday.

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Artist impression of a statue of a five metre high bear.

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Andy Scott to erect John Muir ‘bear’ statue in Dunbar

THE Scots artist who wowed the world with The Kelpies is now planning to erect a statue of a five metre high bear.

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Setting Sun by Duncan Shanks from the exhibition Winter Journey

175 years of the home of Scottish colourists

THIS month, The Scottish Gallery, Scotland’s oldest gallery and home of The Scottish Colourists, celebrates its 175th Birthday by showcasing significant new works in three landmark exhibitions.

Aaron Johnston sews the tapestry he made. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scottish Diaspora tapestry to go on display for first time

A UNIQUE tapestry chronicling the impact of Scots throughout the world has gone on display in its entirety for the first time, after being gradually enlarged by an army of volunteers as it travelled the globe.

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Rosalind Nashashibi would be the sixth graduate from Glasgow School of Art to win the Turner Prize.

Glasgow School of Art graduate up for Turner Prize

A Palestinian artist is in the running to become the sixth Glasgow School of Art graduate to win Britain’s most prestigious art prize.

Mine Girl was erected at the Scott Monument in the dead of night for the most romantic day of the year. Picture: PA

Mystery Mine heart sculpture reappears at City Art Centre exhibition

IT arrived mysteriously underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day – before being revealed as the ultimate act of love.

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Hugh Morrison examines an 18th century shield used by Highland clansmen.

Scottish art treasures to go on display in China

Dozens of historic Scottish paintings, photographs and historic treasures have been sent more than 5,000 miles away to go on display in the heart of one of China’s leading cultural attractions.

Edinburgh Sketcher tour

Edinburgh Sketcher exhibition to take place in Assembly Rooms

Join the city’s resident sketcher to capture the iconic beauty of the Assembly Rooms as he embarks on a one-off new tour to mark the venue’s 230th anniversary tomorrow.

The Terrace, Cassis by Samuel Peploe

Peploe painting goes under the hammer

A WORK by a famous Scottish artist is expected to sell for between £60,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in the Capital next week, at Bonhams Scottish Sale.

Structural Fiction by Andrew Henderson

All is not as it seems in surreal exhibition

LOCAL sculptor and artist Andrew Henderson has developed a surrealistic approach to his work thanks to a background in filmmaking and theatrical production design.

Artists are already bringing the former Leith Theatre building back to life for the first time in almost 30 years.

Artists to lead creation of new 'vision for Leith'

The Scottish Government is to fund a major project which will see artists lead the creation of a new blueprint aimed at transforming the fortunes of Edinburgh’s historic port area.

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Artist Susie Capaldi

Homecoming for artist Susie and her floral works

A TALENTED self-taught artist who has enjoyed success in the Middle East is returning to the Capital to seek recognition in her home town.

The White House in Craigmillar that has been converted from a pub into at art space. Picture: TSPL

9 of the best art deco buildings in Edinburgh

Contrary to popular belief, Edinburgh has never been a city prepared to stand still and preserve itself in aspic.

This was especially true between the wars when the art deco style first began to emerge. Worldwide, art deco was viewed as fresh and cutting-edge. It was a hip new style which scores of Scottish towns and cities were quick to adopt.

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A view looking across North Queensferry and the three Forth bridges. The Queensferry Crossing is due to open later this year. Picture: Finlay Wells

Photographer shares amazing pictures of Queensferry Crossing

When it was announced a new Forth bridge would be built, thousands of Fife commuters breathed a sigh of relief.

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Collections care officer Paul McAuley has a close look at architect Thomas Hamilton's design for the Burns Monument on Calton Hill.

Landmark exhibition to spell out A-Z of Edinburgh's history

It will feature more than 300 objects spanning 60,000 years, brought together for the first time to chart the history of the Scottish capital.

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Edinburgh's economy will be boosted to the tune of 10m by filming on Avengers: Infinity War.

Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
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Completed in 2005, Edinburgh Airport's control tower is one of the city's tallest buildings. Picture: TSPL

The top 15 tallest buildings in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH’S ancient Old Town boasts what are thought to be some of the world’s earliest residential ‘skyscrapers’.

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The former home of defunct wave power firm Pelamis is hosting its first temporary art exhibition. Picture: Chris Scott

Leith wave power plant reborn as Edinburgh exhibition space

A former wave power plant on Edinburgh’s waterfront has become home to one of the nation’s biggest art gallery spaces.

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Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

Artworks plan for Princes St Gardens makeover

A vast public art trail would be created in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle under plans put forward by the trust spearheading efforts to transform Princes Street Gardens.

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