Contemporary Protest & the Visual in Belarus

Background For the first time in perhaps a decade, tensions are stirring in Belarus. The country is approaching a general election on August 9th, in which the incumbent President Aleksandr Lukashenko, in power since 1994, is facing his stiffest challenge for many years. Aleksandar Lukashenko addresses the Belarusian National Assembly on 4 August (BBC) Lukashenko … Continue reading Contemporary Protest & the Visual in Belarus

Mladen Miljanović at the WorM, Aberdeen

It's really exciting to see Mladen Miljanović's first Scottish exhibition come together at The WorM in Aberdeen- it opens this coming Thursday at 1800hrs. I have written a new long essay on his work which you can download and read here! The show runs until mid-March.    

Groundwork Weekender in Milton Keynes

I spent last weekend at the Groundwork weekender in Milton Keynes, organised by the artist / curatorial collective, Tracing the Pathway. Groundwork set itself up as a three day event involving artists, performers, researchers, writers to respond to the environment of Milton Keynes through a carefully curated series of projects and events, and to leaven … Continue reading Groundwork Weekender in Milton Keynes

Captured State : New Art from Macedonia

It's a busy week next week in Edinburgh, as Friday night sees the opening of an exhibition that has been a long time in the making; the arrival of six contemporary artists from the Republic of Macedonia for the exhibition Captured State. Macedonia is not a country with a high profile contemporary art "scene", unlike … Continue reading Captured State : New Art from Macedonia

Lecture in Edinburgh on British Realism Exhibition 2 October

I am very much looking forward to my talk at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh soon- looking at apsects of Patrick Elliot's show on British realism in the inter-war years. It's been a while since I was last at the gallery and the talk also provides an opportunity to look again at material … Continue reading Lecture in Edinburgh on British Realism Exhibition 2 October

3 Generations of Women Artists :Horsecross Art Space, Perth, 8 March

  This coming Wednesday, there will be a rare opportunity for gallery visitors to engage with contemporary video art from Bosnia-Herzegovina at the Horsecross Arts Space in Perth. Highlights of the afternoon will be a showing of six video works by key artists currently active in BiH: the works of Adela Jušiċ, Lana Čmajčanin, Irena … Continue reading 3 Generations of Women Artists :Horsecross Art Space, Perth, 8 March

Archipelago, Summerhall, Edinburgh

  Opening at Edinburgh's Summerhall in January, a show of contemporary Scottish art entitled Archipelago, runs until the 17th March. David Blyth contributed two rooms full of new print works, The exhibition also features the work of painter Derrick Guild, from Perth, and Dunfermline’s Alan Grieve. Alan Grieve’s work at the entrance to ArchipelagoThe exhibition … Continue reading Archipelago, Summerhall, Edinburgh