Wednesday , 22 January 2020

Tag Archives: art

RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow


  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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Bullying in Education – Never Answer For Your Being

Stuart Russell BEM BCA |

  My name is Stuart Russell and in light of anti-bullying week, I thought I would share my own homophobic bullying story that earlier this year led me to appear on BBC Radio Scotland. My story was part of the Scottish LGBT Equality Report with the Equality Network, an article in the Times Educational Supplement and the TIE (Time for Inclusive ...

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The Fine Art of Fashion – Ilona Royce Smithkin

Ilona Royce Smithkin

  Ilona Royce Smithkin is a Polish-born painter, performer and fashion muse based in New York. At 95 years old, Ilona is inspiring the world through her positive attitude to life, style and creativity. She is involved in many creative projects, including “Advanced Style”, created by Ari Seth Cohen. The project celebrates New York fashion and aims to prove that both ...

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The Edge of Arabia – Ahaad Adulaziz Alamoudi


  Ahaad Adulaziz Alamoudi is a Saudi Arabian artist who grew up in England. In this interview she discusses her religion, her heritage and what inspires her artwork. Growing up in the UK has greatly influenced her artistic concepts.   What does the Mud in “Ana” (me) represent? The Mud represents human beings. In my artwork I want to portray the ...

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Forgotten Artists – Robert & Robert

The Two Roberts. Photograph: Baron/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

History is packed with homosexual heroes; unfortunately not all make the history books. Robert Colquhoun was a Scottish artist, described by friends as “openly gay at a time it was illegal to be so”. Colquhoun was born in Kilmarnock in 1914 and grew up to win a scholarship, attending Glasgow School of Art. This is where he met his partner ...

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Kaleidosculpture – Jud Bergeron


Jud Bergeron, My Pal Foot-Foot (pile), 2013. (Mark Wolfe Contemporary) Jud Bergeron is a sculptor based in San Francisco. He works in a variety of styles using many colourful, exciting materials but generally gravitates towards permanent materials, such as bronze and steel. His work has been exhibited throughout museums across America and continues to captivate attention from private collectors worldwide.   What is creativity to ...

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Artist of Merit – Natalie J Wood

Natalie J Wood with her Arts In Fife Award 2015

Natalie J Wood is a designer and ceramicist working in Scotland. She recently graduated from art school with a degree in three dimensional design and this year won the first annual Arts In Fife Award. KaleidoScot’s Stuart Russell recently spoke to Natalie about her creative work and found out more about three dimensional design. Tell me a bit about your ...

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Flee the City – Nikolai Tolstyh

Nikolai Tolstyh

We catch up with Nikolai Tolstyh who is a Russian artist and craftsman who is re-defining the art of the stencil. Nikolai uses photography to capture detailed paper silhouettes within nature. His work often depicts animals in their natural environments. I spoke to Nikolai about his work and influences.   KaleidoScot: What inspires your work? I am always looking for inspiration in nature. The colours, ...

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Scotland’s Stuart Russell on space programme shortlist


  Scotland’s Stuart Russell has been named among the 30 Elite Shortlisted for the Kruger Cowne Rising Star Programme. The Rising Star Programme, which launched at the One Young World Summit 2014 in Dublin, aims to catapult one undiscovered leader into space – and into the global spotlight. Taking their search to the next stage, the initiative’s creator, Kruger Cowne, ...

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Making Music of Nature – Bartholomaus Traubeck

Bartholomaus Traubeck

Bartholomaus Traubeck is a German artist born in 1987. He explores patterns within nature and creates inspiring installations. In this interview, Bartholomaus talks all about his beautiful artwork – specifically the musical piece, Years. Can you describe your work, what interests you creatively? I look into the inner workings of things, be it media, music or natural phenomena. Trying to understand ...

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