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Five Scottish artists you should know

2nd June 2024

A dive into Scottish art history through five artists. The visual arts have a rich history in Scotland yet, despite living and studying here, one might still find themself at a distance from the culture. As a brief entry point to this dense, beautiful, and varied world of art, here are five Scottish artists that ...


Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran’s ceramic idols come to Tramway

13th March 2024

Idols of Mud and Water at Tramway presents Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran’s work in his first solo exhibition in the UK Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran’s art is a much-needed antidote to the gloom of winter in Glasgow. Idols of Mud and Water, his installation currently on display at Tramway, is an amalgamation of colourful, eccentric sculptures within ...


An artist that marked me: Artemisia Gentileschi

26th February 2024

Artemisia Gentileschi’s 1620 painting Judith Slaying Holofernes is still as relevant as ever I am a trans man; however, speaking of my relationship with femininity seems to still be relevant as a result of performing it for almost as long as I’ve been conscious. As a teenager, I too have given in to truly believing ...


An artist that marked me: Gustav Klimt

19th February 2024

A dive into the multisensory work of Gustav Klimt Hospital stays form part of my life. Just recently, more than a year ago, I had a relapse and had to recover from my illness. Looking back, it was a confusing time for me. I was torn between feelings of contempt and sadness. What do you ...


An artist that marked me: David Hockney

5th February 2024

The story of an artistic obsession that began in the GCSE art classroom David Hockney, a British artist focusing on pop art, modern art and cubism, is my artistic god. You will probably recognise him through his recent portrait of Harry Styles in the now iconic fluorescent yellow and red cardigan. To many, this piece ...


Portrait of a Scottish Artist: Alasdair Gray

10th February 2022

Writer Jackson Harvey warmly discusses his experience with the esteemed Glaswegian artist and writer, Alasdair Gray. I went to get on the subway at Hillhead and held up a queue at the gate. Dead ahead of me was this quote, “ALL KINDS OF FOLK”. It had “Birds of Paradise”, “Lucky Dogs” and “Head Cases”, each ...


Portrait of a Scottish Artist: Joan Eardley

28th December 2021

Joan Eardley’s paintings resonate with countless Scots due to the exploration of the country’s conflicting dualities in her work. Joan Eardley (1921-1963) produced some of the most significant works in the history of Scottish art during the mid-20th century, splitting her time between painting the street children of Glasgow’s East End and the wild sea ...


SWG3 and UofG reveal new public art mural from graffiti artist Peeta

17th November 2021

Italian artist Peeta won an international competition supported by SWG3 and had his piece revealed and displayed at the James McCone Smith Learning Hub. The University of Glasgow this week unveiled their new stunning mural in the James McCune Smith Learning Hub.  The futuristic artwork, designed by Italian artist Peeta, was the result of an ...


The crypto-art craze

3rd May 2021

Unpacking the art world’s latest debate – who knew Nyan Cat was worth £430k? “But you know, if this becomes a bigger thing, I’m moving to the countryside to grow sunflowers,” my artist friend told me as we were discussing the recent $69m (£50m) Christie’s sale of a JPG file. “Holy fuck,” wrote Beeple (aka ...


Review: We Could Be Friends by Lloyd’s House

29th March 2021

Glasgow-based artist Lloyd Ledingham of the Kundalini Genie and Supercloud goes solo with a dreamy debut of lilting lo-fi ballads recorded in isolation. Writing in the deepest throes of 2020, Lias Saoudi of the Fat White Family suggested that “it would be an understatement to say that a lot of people in music are bricking ...