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Bringing up Boys

Bringing up Boys

Is there a right way to bring up boys? Are we giving boys the tools they need to contribute to a gender-equal world? And how can we encourage them to identify damaging, learned behaviours without harming their self-esteem? These are some of the questions inscribed in...

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Collect Art Support Artists

Collect Art Support Artists

New support networks bypassing the museum and gallery gatekeepers have started re-defining the art world ever since the Corornavirus outbreak. Magnets for both emerging artists and their patrons, these networks have been proliferating on online platforms managed by...

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Life Drawing Live

Life Drawing Live

Did you join in from the 'comfort' of your lockdown the largest ever live, life drawing class on BBC 4 on 12 May 2020? You may have spotted Diana's vibrant drawing of the reclining nude figure as it was one of the uploaded works during the programme. See it pictured...

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Crying over Spilt Milk

Once upon a time an awful pandemic gripped the land. All artists, curators, mothers and children had to start homeschooling and working from home. Young children had to be sent on unnecessary quests to the kitchen or the garden, so that Mummy could have some peace in...

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Society of Scottish Artists

Society of Scottish Artists

The Society of Scottish Artists – this artist-led organisation founded in 1891 and run by artists for artists – is made up of over 1,200 members spanning every conceivable art practice. Diana has been a member since 2015 and have just updated her annual membership...

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Cycling to Isle of Lewis

Cycling to Isle of Lewis

With galleries and museums still closed, it is reassuring to see that a gallery can throw open its doors and re-imagine its traditional open group exhibition format. Hulabhaig Gallery is one such gallery which welcomes even those Edinburgh-based artists, like Diana,...

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Cycling in a Dream

Cycling in a Dream

The French art critic and writer Guillaume Apollinaire coined the term surrealism in March 1917. Some 100 years later artists still find this style that calls for the juxtaposition of uncommon imagery as if in a dream, irresistibly pertinent. It was exactly in 2017...

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A Grain of Sand

A Grain of Sand

Staying with the Sea World theme which often re-occurs in Diana's works, let's take advantage of the good Scottish weather (a rare occurence!) and head to the beach. No need to break the lockdown restrictions and venture too far for too long to reach the shore. Just...

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