Art gallery breezes in to city square

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AN art gallery chain is to take over St Andrew Square for an interactive event during the Fringe.

Breeze, which owns four art galleries in Scotland, will host demonstrations by a range of contemporary Scottish artists, while visitors will be able to plant a colourful handprint on an iconic “Cow Parade” cow before it is sold for charity.

Live Art at the Festival, which begins on Friday, is the brainchild of Breeze founder Bob Corsie, who said: “We are all about making unique art accessible to the public and engaging people with the processes artists go through in creating their works.

“This is going to be a lot of fun and the perfect way to help anybody connect with art.

“Where better to do it than in the heart of Edinburgh during the biggest arts festival in the world?

“It’s a real coup for us that we were able to get into St Andrew Square because this end of town will be buzzing this year, with the newly reopened Assembly Rooms and the relocated Spiegeltent on George Street.”

Proceeds from the cow sale will be donated to children’s hospice charity CHAS.