This Saturday sees the inaugural Big Craft Giveway, an event funded by Creative Scotland, which encourages people to make, enjoy, and share
Resonate is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of new work by five up and coming Edinburgh based artists and jewellers.
September marks the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Macmillan Art Show, this year being hosted by prestigious fine art auctioneers Bonhams at their Queen Street Gallery.
Pablo Picasso was a colossus bestriding the 20th century art world, but British collectors were slow to recognise his importance. The Tate didn't purchase a Cubist Picasso until 1949, decades after the artist's pioneering work in Cubism.
The debating chamber of the Scottish Parliament and various Committee Rooms are given over to a week of public discussions and debates on hot button issues such as sectarianism, whisky, the justice system, libraries in the digital age, sustainability, access to nature, and Scotland's place in the world as it approaches the referendum.
The Festival of Politics 2013 has still to be confirmed. It usually takes place in mid-August.
A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.
It is almost ten years since Jamie Primrose became a professional artist in 2003. It is a tough market with many talented landscape painters exhibiting their work in Scottish galleries.
Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.