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A POINT IN THE LANDSCAPE

Published: The Scotsman, 25 October 2012 INVITING artists to discuss their work on film is rarely a good idea. In The Diary’s experience, it usually either results in very good artists retreating into their shells and mumbling unintelligibly about what they do, or very bad artists holding forth pretentiously about the earth-shattering significance of their […]

MULLING OVER OUTDOOR ART

Published: The Scotsman, 18 October 2012 TO MULL, at the weekend, to visit an outdoor sculpture garden at Calgary, in the island’s perpetually breezy north-west corner. Established in 1999, Calgary Art In Nature (Cain) occupies a steep-sided woodland site above the self-catering accommodation and art gallery at Calgary Farmhouse, and is home to an ever-expanding […]

FOUR SEASONS: SHIVERING FOR HIS ART

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 24 September 2011 THE artist, musician and storyteller John Slavin is explaining what it’s like to paint outdoors on the Isle of Skye in the middle of winter. “Two hours and you’re actually physically shaking,” he says. For Slavin, though, there’s no other way to work. Like the members of the […]

FOUR SEASONS: BUY ART, GROW TREES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 17 September 2011 In a moment, I’m going to tell you about an online art exhibition that’s raising money for the very worthwhile Trees For Life charity, which aims to restore the once mighty Caledonian Forest to some semblance of its former glory. First, though, a word about this week’s gear […]

ARTS DIARY: “THAT BITCH, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN”

Published: The Scotsman, 16 June 2011 STUCK way out in the Atlantic, the uninhabited island of St Kilda is difficult to get to at the best of times, but in stormy conditions it can be downright dangerous. Nevertheless, a hardy group of artists made the attempt last week, despite howling winds and towering three-metre seas, […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE FINE ART OF SNOWBOARDING

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 October 2010 THIS week, Four Seasons has become hopelessly addicted to a mesmerising new snowboard film starring backcountry maestros Jeremy Jones and Xavier de Le Rue. It’s available for free online, so you can watch the best bits over and over again – and I’ve been doing exactly that, until […]

ART REVIEW: POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL

Published: The Scotsman, 9 June 2010 POLLUTION IS BEAUTIFUL INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE, EDINBURGH THE residents of Mississippi and Alabama would probably disagree, but when viewed through the lens of Stephen Lewis’s camera, pollution can indeed be beautiful. In this series of photographs, displayed over two floors at the Institut Français d’Ecosse on Randolph Crescent, Lewis […]

CANADA: WINTER OLYMPICS PREVIEW (Part 3)

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 January 2010 48 Hours in… VANCOUVER Friday, 6pm Check into the St Regis hotel in Downtown (www.stregishotel.com). 8pm Sample sushi at the Oysi Oysi Japanese restaurant on Alberni Street, (604 682 0011).

ARTISTS TAKE OVER CAIRNGORM

Published: The Scotsman, 22 October SKI resorts don’t usually offer much for the art lover – they tend to be functional, bland-looking places designed to make the process of getting up and down snow-covered hills as quick and as painless as possible. At Cairngorm Mountain near Aviemore, however, things are a little different. For the […]

High Art: Interview with Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Published: The Scotsman (Critique) 30 May 2009 His Earth From Above photos have reached 100 million people; his new movie, Home, could do the same YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND HAS A 10am audience with Prince Charles – the heir to the throne wants to pick his brain about global warming. First, though, he has an 8:40am breakfast […]