Art comes in many shapes and forms, this year Scotland has seen everything from garden sheds to ground-breaking photographic images. 2016 has been a celebratory year in Architecture, Innovation and Design bringing together elements throughout Scotland including the wooden framed box of a view, Loch Lomond. There is still so much to see before the year is out! Here’s what not to miss in the world of Scottish art in Scotland.
Events and Attractions To Discover Scottish Art
Battle of Jutland – Dazzle Ship
The Battle of Jutland took place in the North Sea off the coast of Denmark’s Jutland Peninsula. The last naval battle of WWI in spring of 1916. The naval vessels were painted in the “Dazzle” style, camouflaging with glaring geometric styles. Making it difficult for the enemy to decipher the distance, direction and speed the vessel was traveling. The Dazzle Ship was re-created as part of the WWI Centenary Art Commissions. The Dazzle Ship can be seen until early next year in the Port of Leith, Edinburgh.
The iconic 3 metre statue created by artist Rob Mullholland, was installed on the bank of Loch Earn at St Fillans in Perth and Kinross. The thousand mirror sculpture was commissioned by the Four Seasons Hotel and stands in the east corner of Loch Earn.
Festival of Architecture, Innovation & Design
2016 has been a celebration of Architecture, Innovation & Design across Scotland, with a number of events taking place such as the Cake fest. The Cake Fest was a huge success bringing both together amateur and professional bakers. The cakes were a work of art! There are still many events taking place, including the finale taking place on the 18th & 19th November in Dundee. Not to be missed!
The View from Here
The view from Here exhibition opened on Saturday 29th October – 30th April 2017. Part of the Season of Photography 2016 which can be seen at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The exhibition brings together 70 key landscape images from over the course of 175 years, in the earliest days of the medium to present.
The 70 carefully selected works on show this autumn will explore not only the theme of landscape but also the evolution of photography—from original calotype negatives and salted paper prints of the 1840’s to the large-scale digital format prints of today.
See some of the rarely seen photographic images from around the world in the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery. It is part of a continuing series of photographic exhibitions (including Lee Miller & Picasso and Ponte City) in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Gallery, named after the renowned American photographer, is supported by a very generous donation from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. The Gallery is the first purpose-built photography space of it’s kind in a major museum in Scotland.
I hope I have inspired you to get out and enjoy some of the great Scottish Art.
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