Art & Culture Blog

Our Art Bloggers are continuously reviewing exhibitions, openings & festivals up and down the UK for you.
Read about their impressions here and be inspired to venture out into the art world yourself.
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Africa in Motion Festival I Glasgow & Edinburgh

Oct 27- Nov 5

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  The primary aim of the festival is to offer audiences in Scotland the opportunity to view the best of African cinema from across the continent. [more]

Paul Nash | Laing Art Gallery

Until January 14

Paul Nash is on tour straight from Tate Britain, and continues a run of powerful shows bringing some of the biggest names in twentieth century art to the North [more]

Glasgow Print Studio | CUT

Until September 17

An original and very interesting display of modern and contemporary woodcut prints is available to view at the Glasgow Print Studio. [more]

Critics are Wowed by Lyceum Shows

Artistic Director David Greig’s barnstorming season at the Lyceum has been rewarded with a flood of nominations for the prestigious Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS). Five productions from the last year have pulled in 15 different nominations including Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, Best New Play, Best Director and Best Production – giving the [more]

The Late Shows 2017

The Late Shows Various venues across Newcastle and Gateshead Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 Times vary between venues Tyneside is famous for a few things. Like stottie cake, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and that bloke from The Police. But none of those are quite as much fun as The Late Shows, the annual after-hours [more]

Narbi Price: This Must Be The Place | Vane

May 11 – July 1

Price is well established in the North East art scene and his painterly canvases have been a local favourite for years, with his work appearing all over Newcastle, as well as in Berlin, Milan, Basel, New York and London to name a few. [more]

Glory on Earth | Lyceum | Edinburgh

May 20 – June 10

Continuing their season of adaptions and brand new plays the Lyceum hands Artistic Director David Greig the directorial reins in this reimagining of the clash between Mary Queen of Scots and radical cleric John Knox. [more]

Newfoundland | Ruthin Craft Centre

April 29 – July 16

The exhibition, partly inspired by Saumarez Smith’s formative trip to Newfoundland, Canada, consists of jewellery work created from found objects, detectorist finds and odds-and-ends from internet sellers. [more]

The Oregon Project | Tent Gallery

Until April 22

The result of a collaboration between the artist, Keith Salmon, and Microsoft’s experimental technology centre, The Oregon Project is a new stage in creating truly accessible art. [more]

Love it Deerly: Sir Edwin Landseer – “The Man and the Monarch”

On 17 March 2017, it was announced that Landseer’s famous Deer was now in public ownership to remain in the permanent collection at the National Gallery of Scotland. To celebrate this achievement, an exhibition entitled “The Man and the Monarch” is on display throughout April at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh. [more]