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Calum Colvin | Dalziell + Scullion | Urban-Suburban | Victoria Crowe

Calum Colvin and Victoria Crowe share a talent for fusing disparate elements into a satisfying whole, finds Duncan MacMillan Calum Colvin: Magic Box Edinburgh Printmakers ★★★★ Dalziell + Scullion: Tumadh: Immersion Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh ★★ Urban-Suburban City Art Centre, Edinburgh ★★★★ Victoria Crowe: Real and Reflected Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh ★★★★★ Binocular rivalry is the phenomenon …

Art Festival August 25, 2014

Genesis P-Orridge on love, Jesus and pandrogyny

Imagine a married couple so devoted they undergo extensive cosmetic surgery to try to look identical, blurring the lines between gender. Welcome to the world of conceptual artist and muscian Genesis P-Orridge, whose explicit and fascinating exhibition at Summerhall charts the creation of a ‘Pandrogyne’. By David Pollock [Genesis P-Orridge at Summerhall. Pictures: Malcolm McCurrach] …

Art Festival August 5, 2014

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh Art Festival

The Fringe and Book Festival may have come and gone, but the Edinburgh Art Festival continues until Sunday (1 Sep), with some exhibitions running even longer.  Milo McLaughlin takes a look at what’s still on offer. [Peter Liversedge – Flags for Edinburgh] Commissions There’s a chance you’ve already noticed one or two of the Edinburgh Art …

Art Festival August 28, 2013

Flying a cultural flag: Edinburgh Art Festival celebrates 10 years

With 27 venues from Summerhall to the Old Ambulance Depot, and ten specially commissioned exhibitions, the Edinburgh Art Festival is going from strength to strength as it celebrates its tenth year. By Duncan MacMillan MANY years ago, I managed seriously to annoy the then director of the Edinburgh International Festival, John Drummond, with an article …

Art Festival August 20, 2013

Art Festival: Complaints Choir | Michael Nyman | Gregor Schneider

The Art Festival’s Complaints Choir is huge fun, but Summerhall’s much-hyped Gregor Schneider show is too much like a ghost train ride, writes Moira Jeffrey [The Complaints Choir] Get your flyer out of my face!” “Please don’t beg us too see your show.” “If you own the dog, then you own the sh**”. When my …

Art Festival August 17, 2013

Art review: Edinburgh Art Festival highlights

Edinburgh Art Festival Scotsman review: A selection of shows, including Krijn de Koning, Peter Liversidge and Witches and Wicked Bodies, reviewed by Moira Jeffrey. [Witches and Wicked Bodies at the Edinburgh Art Festival] Krijn de Koning: Land ★★★ Edinburgh College of Art Peter Liversidge: Flags for Edinburgh ★★ Various flagpoles, Edinburgh Witches and Wicked Bodies ★★★★ Scottish …

Art Festival August 6, 2013

Poster campaign marks Edinburgh Art Festival start

Some of Edinburgh’s most celebrated artists, writers, pop stars and footballers are to feature on thousands of advertising posters, postcards, badges and even beer mats for the city’s festival season, writes Brian Ferguson. [Picture: Phil Wilkinson] Writers Sir Walter Scott, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh, and musicians The Bay City Rollers, The Proclaimers and The …

Art Festival August 1, 2013

Michael Nyman calls the shots in new exhibition

The painstaking recreation of a silent film classic is proving to be Michael Nyman’s unfinished symphony, writes Claire Black [Nyman has vowed to bring his camera to Edinburgh to take more footage from within his forest of screens. Picture: Ian Rutherford] I won’t blame you if you think I’m exaggerating when I tell you that …

Art Festival July 30, 2013

Edinburgh ‘complaints choir’ to sing at festival

By BRIAN FERGUSON One is the controversial transport project that has been the bane of the lives of the people of Edinburgh. The other is the world’s biggest arts festival which doubles the population of their city every August. [Edinburgh’s much-maligned trams project is expected to be one of the choirs’ main gripes] Now it …

Art Festival July 7, 2013