Honorary Degree for Sheila Fleet TAGS: | | | As you may have noticed from our blog and Twitter posts over the past couple of weeks, we’ve had a few exciting graduations happening at the University of Edinburgh. Here’s …Continue reading →

A secret agent exposed… TAGS: | | | As I am told by every taxi driver who ever gives me a lift home, Edinburgh’s Fountainbridge area is famous for being the childhood home of Sean Connery. But, you …Continue reading →

‘The object of art is to give life shape’: Festival of Museums Fun! TAGS: | | | | | | On Saturday we hosted a talk and create workshop at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) with Drawing and Painting Lecturer Joan Smith. This was to celebrate the 1940s for the …Continue reading →

Casting in Retrograde TAGS: | | | | Deborah Marshall is a final year Sculpture student at Edinburgh College of Art. Deborah discusses her work for the ECA Degree Show 2014, which investigates the Cast Collection.  Casting in Retrograde – a diptych, …Continue reading →

Blood, Sweat and Photoshop – Preparations for the Degree Show TAGS: | | Tiina Lilja is a final year Painting student at Edinburgh College of Art. Earlier this year, we acquired two of Tiina’s paintings for the University Art Collection as she was …Continue reading →

Alan Davie 1920 – 2014 TAGS: | | | We were very sad to hear the news about the death of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) alumnus and fellow, Alan Davie. The close connection between Davie and ECA over …Continue reading →

Boris Bućan – Printmaker TAGS: | | | | Our post today comes from Natasha Russell, Graduate Studio Assistant in Printmaking at ECA. Recently we spent a couple of hours piecing together and marveling at a stack of 18 …Continue reading →

Dusting for prints… TAGS: | | | | | We all like to pretend that no-one touches the things in museums. Fact is, like it or not, people do. We have been working with ECA Postgraduate student Morgan Kinne …Continue reading →

Exhibition Archive: The Model (22/11/13 – 9/12/13) Edinburgh College of Art TAGS: | | | The Model, curated by Gordon Brennan (Head of Painting) and Neil Lebeter (Art Collections Curator), brought together models from across University Collections; ranging from Geology, Veterinary Science Anatomy, Music and …Continue reading →

‘The Art Student’ Cartoons for Movember! TAGS: | | | | | Today our volunteer Neasa found some interesting cartoons that include some unusual depictions of moustaches in the ECA ‘The Art Student’ magazines from 1950, 1951 and 1952. We hope you …Continue reading →

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Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and...
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