Ian Sclater, Editor and Writer
Ian Sclater is the Editor of Artmag, the largest circulation art magazine in Scotland and Northeast England. Along with a thorough knowledge of the domestic art, craft and design scene, he has travelled extensively researching and writing about international art. He has visited hundreds of art museums and independent galleries in some 30 cities in 20 countries.
Ian has worked over four decades in the publishing, marketing and advertising industries in the UK and USA and has written extensively for consumer and trade magazines, newspapers and websites on a wide range of topics, including art and culture, travel, hotels, food and beverage, conferences and media. He currently lives in Edinburgh.
Camilla Baier, Web Site Editor and Social Media Manager
Camilla is a German/Brazilian Journalism and Film Studies graduate who lost her heart to Scotland while studying here. Growing up in Berlin there was no way around her becoming a culture enthusiast given the innumerable exhibitions, festivals and shows that are constantly going on.
After having lived in Mexico, Brazil and Belgium, she is now based in Edinburgh – a city that easily satisfies the need of a culture lover. She has worked at international and national events of different nature, such as the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and, more recently, the Bridge of Allan Contemporary Arts Festival.
As a prime example of the “always on generation”, Camilla relentlessly canvasses the internet for all things new and exciting in the art world. Having a knack for social media, she merges her journalistic abilities with her passion for the arts as “the social media guru” and web editor for Art Mag.
Enjoy the most: Traveling; Exploring a place by throwing away the city map and just getting lost in little wynds and alleyways – that’s how you find all the hidden gems that make a place special.
Vivien Devlin, Arts and Travel Writer
Vivien Devlin is an arts and travel writer in Edinburgh, specialising in hotel and restaurant reviews, city guides, and features on touring Scotland, Highlands and Islands, food and drink as well as cruising adventures from the Hebrides to circumnavigating the world by ship. She also loves to review Art galleries, theatre and dance year round and a diverse range of performances, exhibitions and literary events during the Edinburgh Festivals.
Books include I Spy Edinburgh (for children) and “Edinburgh and East Coast Scotland,” a travel guide book to Edinburgh, East Lothian, Scottish Borders, Fife and Perthshire. This is a foodie and cultural journey highlighting the best places to stay and eat what to see and do, heritage and leisure. Vivien is chair of the Judges of the Scottish Hotel Awards, (now in its 14th year) and regarded as the Oscars of the Scottish hospitality industry.
Andrew Etherington, Artmag blogger/ NE England
Andrew Etherington is the Curator and Gallery Manager at Gallagher & Turner’s recently re-launched exhibition space (http://gallagherandturner.co.uk), curating selling exhibitions by David Hockney, Craigie Aitchison and Norman Cornish, alongside working on projects with the Laing Art Gallery, fine art publisher MHW Publications and a number of independent artists.
Previously, Andrew worked for almost 10 years at University Gallery & Baring Wing, Northumbria University, organising selling exhibitions by national and international artists, and coordinating touring exhibitions of work by William Kentridge, Keith Vaughan and Peter Lanyon among others.
Adam Barclay, Artmag Blogger/ Edinburgh
Adam is a Scottish psychology graduate whose mind has always really belonged to the arts. An Edinburgh native, his experience and knowledge of the Scottish art & craft scene is greater than his age would suggest. Growing up around artists, writers and exhibition designers ensured that creativity became a way of life from very early on.
After time spent studying in America and travelling the globe, Adam is coming home to re-immerse himself in Scottish art as the regional blogger for Edinburgh, a city he knows like the back of his hand. He has experience working throughout the city in several different spheres, including time spent at Dovecot Studios, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Birlinn Publishing ltd., as a Royal Mile Red Jacket tour guide.
Adam enjoys nothing more than getting out on the streets of his beloved city and enjoying its unique atmosphere.
Malcolm McGonigle, Food and Culture Editor
Malcolm has written extensively about food and culture for over twenty years contributing to many Scottish magazines, newspapers and publications. He now splits his time between attending theatre, opera, dance and music productions; eating in top Scottish restaurants, and writing for TV and radio. It’s a tough gig but somebody’s got to do it.
His recent big hits include episodes of children’s TV spy drama ‘MI High’, scriptwriter on Radio Scotland comedy show Des Clark Exposed and writer for the smash BBC panel game ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’. It won a BAFTA. Malcolm has also been a freelance contributor to the List Eating and Drinking Guide for fifteen years. He currently lives Glasgow’s west end where he makes full use of the dynamic cultural landscape and excellent eating spots.
Carol Byers, Artmag Blogger/ Borders
Carol Byers, has worked within the international media scene for the last 25 years, having worked in the UK, The Middle East and Australia creating and managing PR strategies for major clients. She paints in oils as a hobby and loves to discover and promote the creativity of others. Back home in Selkirk, in the Scottish Borders, she uses her writing skills to help others discover the treasure trove of creative talent to be found in the region.