The latest news from The Scottish Art Scene

Here's our 104th magazine featuring “Surge” at Patriothall Gallery. 2nd to 10th September. You are also invited to the preview this Friday 1st September 6-8pm, where you'll receive a warm welcome. This week sees the launch of Surge, an exhibition bringing contemporary and experimental art by established and emerging Dumfries and Galloway artists and makers to Edinburgh. Dr Tina Fiske a retired lecturer in Contemporary Art and Curating at the University of Glasgow said: “Some of the works feel like arrivals, others departures. Collectively, they speak of Dumfries and Galloway as an increasingly dynamic context for practice.” Helena Ward, Creative Scotland’s Creative Industries Manager, added: “Developed by emerging arts agency, Upland, this, their first exhibition, offers a strong opportunity for rurally-based artists to show new experimental work to a national audience.” I’m sure, once you have read our magazine you’ll have a better understanding of what they are bringing to Scottish art and its future.