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Thresholds – Roddy Simpson

Thresholds is a series of lyrical, black and white photographs, taken between 1994 and the present, by Roddy Simpson, a photographer, photo-historian, writer and lecturer who lives in Linlithgow. His engagement with, and exploration of, place, means the locations stretch from his home area of Linlithgow across Scotland, […]

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The Angel that Troubled the Water: exhibition – review

The Angel that Troubled the Water: exhibition – review

Linlithgow’s Line Gallery has opened its seventeenth Christmas exhibition, The Angel that Troubled the Waters, as teasing a title as ever might be imagined for a Christmas show. Perhaps, however, it refers simply to the several portrayals of angels – by Martin Williams, Marjorie Crooks and Hephzibah Kilbride […]

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Photographs by Siljes Elizabet Thorin: review

Photographs by Siljes Elizabet Thorin: review

The Line Gallery in Linlithgow is briefly exhibiting the photography of one of its owners, Elisabet Thorin.  The exhibition, running until 20 November, has recently returned from Da Gadderie in Lerwick where it was part of the Lines of Connection exhibition. Many of the photographs were shot […]

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Postcards from the Line

Postcards from the Line

Postcards from the Line is the unique exhibition now running (until 4 November) at the Line Gallery in Linlithgow’s High Street.  The concept is simple: the pieces exhibited include nothing bigger than A6, nothing framed and no glass, may be in any medium or on any theme and […]

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Philip Guston: Late Paintings at Inverleith House

Philip Guston: Late Paintings at Inverleith House

The Festival exhibition at Inverleith House (the erstwhile Gallery of Modern Art, but you’re showing your age if you remember that) is Philip Guston’s Late Paintings. The exhibition, the first ever of his work in a Scottish museum, shows nine major paintings by the Canadian born but […]

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Dieter Roth: Diaries – at the Fruitmarket Gallery

Dieter Roth: Diaries – at the Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery’s ambitious Festival exhibition, Dieter Roth, Diaries,running until 14 October, reviews the work and the intellectual tradition of one of Germany’s great late-twentieth century artists.  The Fruitmarket Gallery has also produced a major new publication, Dieter Roth: Diaries, to accompany the exhibition. Dieter Roth (1930-2012) saw himself as […]

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Masterpieces of Mount Stuart

Masterpieces of Mount Stuart

Mount Stuart on Bute, the home of the Marquesses of Bute, is a massive Gothic revival mansion built on a site long associated with the Stuart family.  The Masterpieces of Mount Stuart (running until 2 December 2012) in the Scottish National Gallery on the Mound features nineteen of Mount […]

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Being Colourful

Being Colourful

Edinburgh City Arts Centre’s Festival exhibitions (running until 14 October) combine two inspired, integrally related collections.  The Scottish Colourists, Inspiration and Influence, explores, largely from the City’s own collections, the origins and developments of the Colourist movement; and A Life in Colour provides a panorama of the […]

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Mapplethorpe comes to Linlithgow

Mapplethorpe comes to Linlithgow

  American photographer, Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989), was not only one of the iconic artists of the twentieth century but a standard bearer for artistic freedom and free speech in the US.  A new exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work, collated by ARTISTS ROOMS, is currently on view in the […]

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The Ladies of the Line

The Line Gallery in Linlithgow has a new exhibition running until 8th June and it is headlined by a local artist. Colin Wilson was born in Falkirk but has spent of his life in Linlithgow.  A graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Colin blurs the […]

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