Festival Exhibition - Frances Macdonald
Aug
2
to Sep 2

Festival Exhibition - Frances Macdonald

Frances Macdonald   

From her studio overlooking the Corryvreckan, Frances Macdonald has a clear view across the Sound of Jura to the north end of the island. She has lived at Crinan for 40 years. Frances paints vibrant and exciting seascapes and the Scottish Arts Club is pleased to host her in the Club Room for the Festival Exhibition.

Paintings by Frances Macdonald are in several important private collections at home and abroad as well as corporate collections including Fleming's Scottish Collection.  Frances Macdonald regularly exhibits at London's Portland Gallery and The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.

Preview Wed 2nd August 6-8pm

The Exhibition is showing until 2nd Sept Open to the public Tues - Sat 11am - 5pm

Craft Exhibition   A Cabinet of Curiosities     - Fiona Dean

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ClubFest
Aug
7
to Aug 26

ClubFest

August 7th - 26th 

For three weeks the Club is transformed into one of the most exciting venues on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a host of rich performances daily. Explore our Club Fest page to learn more.

All bookings are through the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office Outlets.

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On Masks, Sculptures by Teresa Hunyadi
Aug
11
to Aug 24

On Masks, Sculptures by Teresa Hunyadi

August 11th - 24th (Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am to 5pm) 

Teresa Hunyadi is a young sculptor whose work, primarily working with the material wood, is finely crafted, figurative, but with surprising twists and titles, which give the pieces profound meanings. She is originally from Austria, and studied Art, Design and Art Education at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna from 2010–2015. She followed this by six month in Japan, studying at the Institute for Sculpture, Joshibi University in Sagamihara. From 2015 to date, Teresa has been travelling for solo and group exhibitions abroad, whilst living in Edinburgh. She works here, and is a member at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. 

Her work has been exhibited in Japan, Austria, France, and Scotland. This year in Paisley (May–June), Caol Ruadh Sculpture Park Argyll (June–Sept) and The Scottish Arts Club is proud to host her exhibition during our ClubFest during Edinburgh Festival, from 11th – 24th August.  
Her website is Teresahunyadi.com where you can see her work and read more about her studies and awards. Teresa's work is highly professionally executed, unusual and fascinating, take this opportunity to see it while it is here!

Admission FREE

 

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Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards
Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards

Saturday October 14th, 6.30pm

Our annual awards night and dinner when the winners of our short story awards will be announced. This year includes £800 first prize for the overall winner of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition, and £100 runner-up awards for two finalists - chosen by celebrated author and Scottish Arts Club member Alexander McCall Smith . We shall also present the first Isobel Lodge Award for new Scottish writing, an award of £500 for an unpublished writer born, living or studying in Scotland who has entered the competition.

Always an exciting and popular event, ticket sales will be announced in September with preference given to the finalists and the short story readers. 

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Scottish Portrait Awards Members Preview
Nov
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Scottish Portrait Awards Members Preview

Wednesday November 1st, 6pm

Strictly club members only. No Guests. An opportunity to obtain a first view of the exciting Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition. This very private view is held before the winners of the £5000 Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art and the £2,000 Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography have been announced.  

During the first two weeks of November, members will have the opportunity to vote on the works that will win the popular Scottish Arts Club Members Awards. More details on the Members Awards will follow.

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Scottish Portrait Awards Public Exhibition Tuesdays to Fridays
Nov
7
to Nov 29

Scottish Portrait Awards Public Exhibition Tuesdays to Fridays

November 7th - 29th (Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 10.30am - 5pm)

The Scottish Portrait Awards presents an outstanding exhibition of contemporary Scottish portraiture. Open to the public daily from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, Tuesday to Friday only.  Please note that the Richard Coward SPA Photography exhibition is held in the Scottish Arts Club Dining Room and therefore viewing between 12.30 to 2 pm may be limited. 

The Scottish Portrait Awards, organised by the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust, presents the £5,000 SPA in Fine Art and the £2,000 Richard Coward SPA in Photography for works created by fine artists and photographers born, resident or studying in Scotland. More information at www.scottishportraitawards.org 

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Scottish Arts Club Garden Party
Aug
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Scottish Arts Club Garden Party

Saturday August 12th, 12 noon

Members £30 // Guests £35

The annual Scottish Arts Club Garden Party begins in the delightful Rutland Square Garden, and moves into the Club for a delicious meal and more entertainment. Dress ranges from the casually elegant to the utterly flamboyant. Hats optional!

Tickets are now on sale from the Club bar or over the phone.

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Fringe-In-A-Day
Aug
3
2:30pm 2:30pm

Fringe-In-A-Day

Thursday August 3rd, 2.30pm - 11pm

The Scottish Arts Club's eighth Fringe-In-A-Day preview of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world's biggest annual celebration of comedy, drama, song, music, dance and fun, will be held at the Club on Thursday, August 3rd from 2:30 to 11 pm. Over 20 acts will provide a taster and set the mood for the Fringe itself, which officially opens the following day.  

Performances will  take place in the Dining Room, the Club Room and the top floor Studio.

A £10-per-person admission charge at the Club entrance will be valid for the whole day. Lunch will be served as usual in the dining room before it is converted into a theatre, while bar, snacks and sandwiches will be available through the day. 

Come and enjoy a day, and evening, to remember.

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Festival Insights & Fringe Benefits
Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Festival Insights & Fringe Benefits

Thursday 27 July, 6pm

Is this a world-first?

All three Directors of the world’s most prestigious Festivals together on the same stage!  Don’t miss your opportunity to hear Fergus Linehan, Shona McCarthy and Nick Barley give us the inside stories on the 2017 Edinburgh International, Fringe and Book Festivals.  Tickets at £15 per person must be purchased in advance to secure your seat.

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Chinese Brush Painting
Jul
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Chinese Brush Painting

Tuesday July 25th, 6.30pm

Six places are available for a taster evening of Chinese Brush Painting at the Club at a cost of £15 per person. At this time we are trying to gauge interest before booking the tutor. The event cannot take place unless at least 10 people book before 14th June so please get in touch with the office soon if you are interested.

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A Potter, a Painter, and a Poet
Jul
19
2:30pm 2:30pm

A Potter, a Painter, and a Poet

Wednesday July 19th, 2.30 -4.30 pm

A Film Screening, Discussion and Display, with Paul Tebble, Anne Gilchrist, Alan Rice and Sitar Rose

We are extremely excited to host this remarkably talented collection of artists, all exceptionally gifted in their fields of work, to present their beautiful collaboration, 'A Potter, a Painter and a Poet'.  This event will be FREE but please sign up on the sheet in the lobby so that we are aware of numbers.

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Syrian Evening
Jun
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Syrian Evening

The Scottish Arts Club is holding a cultural event - a Syrian Musical Evening with authentic food and music

£15.00 (with part of the proceeds being donated to Syrian families)

The Scottish Arts Club has a long history of celebration of the arts in its widest definition - from painting, sculpture, literature, music, craft and much more. Creative arts can transcend all cultures and we are committed to advancing the creative art of minorities who may not have a public forum for their work.

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Agents of Change, Scots in Poland 1800-1918
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

Agents of Change, Scots in Poland 1800-1918

Members and Guests are invited to join the Polish Consul General to celebrate the recently published Polish edition of Club Member Mona McLeod’s superbly detailed book.  Mona will talk about the work that went into the first edition, and then the journey that took her to Poland for the celebration of the publication of the Polish edition. Mona is a graduate of Edinburgh University and has lived in England, Scotland, France and Switzerland.  Lecture tours have taken her to The Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Canada and the USA.

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Italian Wine Tasting and Supper
Jun
23
6:45pm 6:45pm

Italian Wine Tasting and Supper

A fabulous evening is expected as we welcome a representative from Appellation Wines to guide us through the tasting of six top quality Italian wines, followed by a rustic two course Italian dinner from Chef Steve Morton.  Ashton Cobb was hoping to make the tasting, but sadly is unable for family reasons.  However, he is sending a substitute who is young, but has a wealth of experience. 

Tickets £30

Purchase tickets for you and your guests at the Club Bar or over the phone.

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Thomas Podd of Sotheby's
Jun
14
2:30pm 2:30pm

Thomas Podd of Sotheby's

On Wednesday June 16th Thomas Podd from Sotheby's will be joining us for lunch and is happy to give us a talk immediately afterwards on the lasting heritage of Scottish Victorian painters, many of whom were Members and founder Members of our Club. His official title at Sotheby's is Specialist, Scottish Art (British and Irish Art post 1850).   His talk will last only 20 minutes or so but he will gladly take questions. 

Thomas spent six years at Bonhams before joining Sotheby’s as a specialist in British Art. During his time at Sotheby’s Thomas has led the growth of the Scottish Art sale and has played a key part in its ever increasing success. In 2016 Thomas was responsible for overseeing the Scottish pictures in the ground breaking sale of David Bowie’s art collection which set numerous world record prices for Scottish artists and helped bring Scottish Art to a wider global audience.

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Goodbye Bechstein
Jun
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

Goodbye Bechstein

As announced at the AGM in April, our dear old Bechstein has reached the end of its life as a recital piano.  It will be retired to a domestic setting and a replacement has been identified.

Six young pianists from St Mary’s Music School will join us for lunch and then play from 2.30 until 4pm.  Club Member David Lyle will then take over and we are looking for a team of skilled pianists from the Club to help play out our dear old Bechstein.

Why do we need a new piano?  Click here for the full report.

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Visit to Artists' Book Archive at Dean Gallery
Jun
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Visit to Artists' Book Archive at Dean Gallery

There are 4 places left on this trip organised for Club members to visit the collection of artist books held at the Dean Gallery (Modern Two) on Thursday 8th June, at 3pm. This is a unique opportunity to see a part of the National Galleries collection that is not on regular display.  Under the guidance of Kerry Watson, Librarian, we will discover a range of books from early examples by William Blake to recent acquisitions from contemporary artists.

The visit is free, open exclusively to Club Members, to book a place email or phone the Club.

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Musical Miscellany
Jun
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Musical Miscellany

A Sunday concert at the Club, featuring Feargus Hetherington on violin and Liam Paterson on piano, performing compositions by John McLeod, Iain Matheson, Gareth Williams, Eddie McGuire, Rory Boyle, Feargus Hetherington, Stuart McRae and James MacMillan. 

Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 students) on sale at the Club bar.

Wine and canapes will be served during the interval. We are grateful to the William Grant Foundation for assisting with the costs of this concert. A Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust event

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A Feast of Retro-Fashion
Jun
3
2:30pm 2:30pm

A Feast of Retro-Fashion

On display will be Retro fashion items created by Scottish Arts Club members hand painted shirts and much more. Vintage clothes for both fashionable ladies and discerning gentleman and a talk on Sustainable Fashion. There will be nostalgic music with refreshments, savoury and sweet treats to keep you in the retro mood.

Dress Code – Relaxed (although retro fashion would be fun)

Entrance £10

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