Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sweat Art at 10-woman show

Tiree Mind Breath 30 by Patti Lean Paint, sweat & ink on canvas 10-woman show at the RGI Kelly Gallery The saying that creative genius is ‘2% inspiration and 98% perspiration’ takes on a tangible form at a new exhibition the RGI … Continue reading

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Retro note in delicious Glasgow apartment

I wrote this feature for Scotland On Sunday‘s At Home mag (27.4.12) In Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name, we meet Three Sisters who are dissatisfied with their existence in turn-of-the-century Russia. Quite the opposite of 21st century Scottish … Continue reading

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Louise Welsh interview in Newbooks magazine by Heather MacLeod

Scottish writer Louise Welsh has a new novel out this summer. Find out all about The Girl on The Stairs in my interview with Louise in the latest edition of newbooks mag. Also newly published by Wild Wolf, Myra Beyond … Continue reading

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Boomerang Babies & Disco Biscuits

We are family Suddenly I’ve gone from ‘single woman/one Govan cat’ household to three daughters, son-in-law and three cats, one of whom is Demis Roussos in fur; all this in a two bedroom flat. It’s like Little Women on disco … Continue reading

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Culture at Crinan

  Moorings, Argens Minervo by George Devlin which can be viewed at the Crinan Exhibition RGI on Tour A sure sign that summer has arrived, on canvas at least, is the annual exhibition of RGI’s works at the Crinan Hotel, … Continue reading

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Kildonan Clearances App Launches

Kildonan Clearances App launches                   The Cameron family pictured in under a peat stack in Kildonan in 1905. My grandmother Daisy is on the extreme front left in white pinny. CLEARANCES TRAIL … Continue reading

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When Kim met Alec

Artist James McDonald’s solo show features work inspired by controversial poetry book     INTAGLIO SHORES-New Prints & Paintings by James McDonald   12 – 23 June RGI Kelly Gallery 118 Douglas Street Glasgow G2 4ET www.royalglasgowinstitute.org Join us for the … Continue reading

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Elastic Tango in Glasgow

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Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 not 1976

Lovely pic in today’s Herald on Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697 project, but the seven witches were executed in 1697 not 1976! Liz Gardiner of RWH 1697 said that while they are delighted to get any publicity, we hope that Paisley’s … Continue reading

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