Art



Translating artworks into the language of gastronomy

28th February 2021

 Artistic appetizers at the Uffizi Gallery. Although various forms of technology have increasingly been applied by cultural heritage institutions, the Covid-19 pandemic has sent them further into the digital space where all of us, whether we like it or not, are living at the moment. Among many galleries and museums worldwide, the Uffizi Gallery in ...


UK government proposes law for protection of all statues

22nd February 2021

Examining why this legislation would be problematic. Over the past year, the Western world has seen many examine the sentiment and impact of statues in our societies. How we define, display and recite our heritage has thankfully taken on new significance, especially in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. However, despite the criticism ...


Project Ability: adapting throughout lockdown

4th February 2021

Hailie Pentleton explores the work of Glasgow-based Project Ability, a visual arts organisation. This past year has been an especially tough time for disabled people. When the first lockdown was imposed, many found themselves unable to leave the house because of shielding measures, relying on loved ones to drop-off shopping when delivery slots were scarce, ...


Looking behind the pollution at Katrina Cobain’s Plastic Bag Museum

1st February 2021

Books Editor Sofia Stephens reflects on the visual and cultural significance of plastic bags. When I think about plastic bags, I think about pollution: turtles suffocated by straws, dolphins choking on carrier bags, a more realistic version of Finding Nemo where Dory is permanently disfigured by a plastic net. I do not, for instance, think ...


Gorbals street art: Your space or mine

14th January 2021

 Interview with artist Molly Hankinson Your space or mine is an initiative organised by Jack Arts. The main aim of this itinerant project, which has seen the participation of nine cities across the UK, is to bring art to the streets through poster campaigns, transforming the urban landscape into a free and inclusive outdoor art ...


Exploring Glasgow’s green spaces

15th December 2020

A guide to some of our locale’s loveliest outdoor parks and walks.  If Covid-19 has shown me anything this year, it’s my newfound adoration and deep appreciation of outdoor spaces – specifically those with an abundance of trees and the ambience of flowing water. Between stressful uncertainties of online classes, deadlines, jobs, and various other ...


Slow culture works at the Ubiquitous Chip

10th December 2020

Poetry installations: blending whisky with verse. An exciting medium to present poetry and explore the passage of time has arrived at Ashton Lane’s Ubiquitous Chip, but just like the process of whisky making, it will take time for the full impact to be revealed.  Glengoyne Distillery has rebranded as a company with an “unhurried” attitude ...