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MAGAZINE 09: CREATIVE SPACES Inspired by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s plans to create an international centre for contemporary sculpture, three artists have been invited to explore the notion of creative space within ESW’s existing premises. The artists will particularly focus on relationships between individuals, objects and activities in public spaces. ■ Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 551 4490, 15–30 Aug, free. 5QUESTIONS
One of the most influential of contemporary abstract painters, Callum Innes is a former winner of the Jerwood Prize and was also shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1995. As he gears up for an exhibition of new work at the Ingleby he takes on our Q & A 5 words to describe your show at the Ingleby Come and see for yourself. 4 visual artists who should be better known than they currently are Isabel Nolan, Anna Barriball, Massimo Bartolini, Iran Do Espírito Santo. 3 shows in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival programme that particularly excite you? Eva Hesse, John McCracken, Agnes Martin. 2 artists that have been a particular influence on your work Fontana, Vermeer. 1 word that sums up how you feel about making art Light. ■ Callum Innes, Ingleby Gallery, 556 4441, until 19 Sep, free.
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✽✽ Milestone Wonderful exhibition, which delves into the philosophies and sources of sculpture, in accompaniment to a compelling live stone-carving project, which will develop as the month progresses. See review, page 78. Edinburgh College of Art, 221 6000, until 30 Aug (not Mon), free. ✽✽ Peter Blake: Venice The man who was there at the birth of British pop art brings his enjoyable collection of 20 screenprints inspired by the Italian city to Scotland for the first time. Edinburgh Printmakers, 557 2479, until 29 Aug (not Sun/Mon), free. ✽✽ Nashashibi/Skaer: Our Magnolia The two Glasgow School of Art graduates collaborate on a film work, which explores the shadow Thatcher’s reign cast over later generations, particularly her campaign in the Falklands. Doggerfisher, 558 7110, until 26 Sep, free. ✽✽ The Discovery of Spain Major exhibition, which proffers a coloured selection of chapters from an intriguing art historical narrative as well as presenting some seriously affecting works of art. National Galleries Complex, The Mound, 624 6200, until 11 Oct, £8 (£6). ✽✽ The Creative World of Alan Davie A magnificent celebration of the life and career of one of Scotland’s best-loved artists. See review, page 78. Fruitmarket Gallery, 225 2383, until 25 Oct, free. ✽✽ Hot Box The Glasshouse in the grounds of Lauriston Castle becomes the backdrop to some fine contemporary works by local artists. See feature, page 77. Lauriston Castle Glasshouse, 07506 697130, 21-29 Aug, free. For venue addresses see index page 88.