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Homecoming

Homecoming

Has it been a month since I last popped in here for a curatorial chat? Is our summer well underway? Perhaps there is a more appropriate question when looking at Homecoming pictured here? Afterall, this is one of Diana's paintings which has emerged in the heat of this...

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre

It is June and we would have been preparing for the launch of Diana's second major solo exhibition Contemporary Fairy-Tale Magic. Initially scheduled for August as part of Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, it was supposed to take place at Scottish Storytelling...

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Curatorial Choices

Curatorial Choices

On my virtual curatorial visit to Diana's studio yesterday I was struck by the abundance of nearly quarter of a million works in the #artistsupportpledge Instagram inititiave set up by artist Matthew Burrows. Now, this is a sight to behold and wonder. Nearly quarter...

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The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

In the midst of the pandemic most galleries and museums threw open their doors to online visitors from near and far. Some even re-imagined the traditional open group exhibition format. Hulabhaig Gallery was one such gallery. With the partial easing of the lockdown and...

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#10WordLoveStories

#10WordLoveStories

It is Day 29 on 29 May 2020 in the lockdown countdown at #CreateToConnect. We have been following this challenge campaign initiated by 64 Million Artists and the challenge du jour is to write a love story in 10 words! It may be difficult to sum up the love story...

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Magic Realism

Magic Realism

Magic realism is one of the most powerful drives in Diana's current painting project about contemporary fairy-tale magic. Let's then go back to the source, to Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) – the Argentinian godfather of this literary genre which blends dream and...

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Millennium Clock Tower

Millennium Clock Tower

Once upon a time the millennium clock tower used to chime with Johann Sebastian Bach's music every hour at the National Museum of Scotland. Nowadays, silenced under the COVID-19 pandemic museum closure, it still echoes in our collective memories. Is there a better...

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Hospitality at its Best

Hospitality at its Best

Have you been following the new MEET THE MEMBERS Instagram series? It showcases the practice of artists-members of this worldwide network of over 1,200 creatives at the Society of Scottish Artists also known as SSA. Today, Diana's work has come under the SSA...

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