Opening Doors and Climbing Stairs at Fountainbridge Library

Fountainbridge Library, Dundee Street, Edinburgh is a rare example of modern Scottish architecture. Designed by John A. W. Grant (1886/7–1959) it was built between 1937 and 1940. It opened as a state-of-the-art library during the…

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Autumn is in the Air!

As September proceeds, there is a definite feel of Autumn in the air. Bessie MacNicol (1869-1904) captures the season’s warm sunshine and the turning of leaves from green to copper in Autumn of about 1898.…

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Edinburgh College of Art 2020 Graduate Show

I was delighted to be asked to respond to Edinburgh College of Art’s 2020 Graduate Show. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it is taking place on-line this year. The students and their teachers have made…

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‘Lockdown Loved Ones’ for The Fleming Collection

It’s great to see that my feature ‘Lockdown Loved Ones’ for the Fleming Collection, based on their holdings of modern Scottish art, has been published. Living under lockdown has meant that we are spending more…

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