A NEW exhibition of paintings by Scottish landscape painter Rose Strang is on show at the Whitespace gallery in East Crosscauseway, Edinburgh until July 20.

The work follows her recent residency on the Isle of Harris and takes inspiration from a journey around the island from sunrise to sunset, depicting the varied landscape.

Strang has exhibited in numerous public galleries around the UK and abroad, including the Royal Scottish Academy, City Art Centre, National Museum of Scotland, and commercial galleries including the Open Eye Gallery, Sutton Gallery, Gallery Ten and Flaubert Gallery in Edinburgh.

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THE FULL programme has been announced for Sonica 2017, Cryptic's biennial festival of visual and sonic art from around the world.

The Glasgow festival is to host the Scottish premiere of Dear Esther Live, an event blurring the boundaries between video game, ghost story and interactive theatre set on a virtual Hebridean island. It will also see the world premiere of Mark Lyken's new film shot during a natural disaster in Taiwan.

The festival will feature more than 40 artists from across 14 countries and run from October 26 to November 5. The programme boasts 13 UK premieres, four world premieres and eight Cryptic commissions.

Lyken's new film Taifeng and the Motorway Saint was filmed during a typhoon in Taiwan.

Collisions, at the CCA, explores the invasion of Western technology and culture on the Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the Pilbara desert, one of Australia’s sparsest, most remote outback territories.

The Megaphone Project, by Australian-based Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey, will fill the Kelvingrove Bandstand with bright red megaphones of different shapes and sizes.

The festival opens in spectacular style with the UK premiere of the unique underwater concert AquaSonic at Tramway on October 26 and 27.

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A UNIQUE collection of Asian art and antiquities amassed by Stornoway-born "super-collector", Colin Mackenzie, is to become the centrepiece of a festival devoted to the links between the Western Isles of Scotland and India.

Collector Extraordinaire, which opens on August 12 at Museum nan Eilean, Lews Castle, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, features thousands of unusual items from the world-famous Mackenzie Collection.

Colonel Mackenzie, who was born in Stornoway in 1754 and died in India in 1821, left his job as a customs officer at the age of 29 to join the East India Company. He eventually becoming the first Surveyor General of all India.

Mackenzie is buried in a cemetery in Calcutta and now, almost two centuries after death, for the first time elements of his collection will be displayed together under one roof in Stornoway.

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