The main focus of Art North magazine is on the visual arts being made or shown in Scotland today, as well as the work of artists located elsewhere who demonstrate a clear connection with our thinking on ‘northerliness’. In particular, the magazine serves to highlight the cultural connections that exist between Scotland and her northern neighbours, but our focus is international and much wider than just that.
Art North | No.9
JOAN EARDLEY (1921 – 1963):
“Her life was one of many contradictions,” writes Peter Hill, “which may be why “some of our finest writers and art historians have penned their thoughts on her life and working methods.”
THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY:
Why I find Iman Tajik’s ‘The Dreamers’ to be problematic work, and why that really matters, by Ian McKay.
‘Guardians’ serves to reconnect the artist with her island home where “landscapes become mystical, and people are the keepers of mythology.”
DIOR DOES DOIG:
A collaboration between House of Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones and painter Peter Doig represents something of an art-couture curveball.
A CERTAIN RATIO:
Nicki MacRae has an innate ability to understand the narrative potential of Instagram. She knows how to tell visual stories that enthral and delight.
SPILT MILK GALLERY:
Lauren McLaughlin’s Spilt Milk Gallery, founded in 2018, was established to create an inclusive space for artists who are also mothers.
POP GOES THE WEAVER? CLARE HENRY SAYS NO!
“Archie Brennan is neither ‘Pop’ nor ‘unrecognised’, except in his home town,” says the critic and friend of the artist.
Alex Macdonald reflects on a unique online celebration of the shared island experiences of Scotland’s Northern and Western Isles.
Ian McKay catches up with the most recent maker to establish a knitting business on Fair Isle.
ET IN ORCADIA EGO: Former curator Rachel Boak highlights key works of art in the Orkney Museum – a survey that reveals a rich, varied and fascinating collection.
THE MALADY IS THE MESSAGE: Stacey Toner on Art & Health.
THE MUNCH MUSEUM: Miina Eskola is still waiting to get in.
INTERVIEW – PATRICIA HAY: The Black Isle artist from Canada.
EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN: Helen Glassford at Resipole.
DAVID KNIGHT & MARGARET UTTLEY: The artist couple and the Lewis landscape.
FIRST… I AM A FIGURATIVE PAINTER: Karen Strang goes for a walk with Rimbaud.
INGRID BUDGE: A photographer not afraid to push boundaries.
NADINE MILZNER’S ‘HOLDING’: An Instax-Foto Pietà Revealed.
MHAIRI LAW’S ÙRACHADH: Focus on a unique restoration.
CHARTING A NEW GEOGRAPHY: Déirdre Kelly’s cut lace maps.
INTRODUCING <FACETS>: Taking Fine Art to new audiences.
MAURICE AGIS REMEMBERED: The man who dreamt in colour.
BOOKS: Including ’Scottish Art’ Redux – that one essential text by Murdo Macdonald.
UHI STUDENT WRITING: Words from fine art undergraduates.
LECTURE NOTES: The University of the Highlands and Islands Degree Show 2021.
WRITER ON THE EDGE: Lorraine Thomson on our Mental Health during Lockdown.
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