A series of new and recent sound installations, photographs and paintings by the Turner Prize-winning Scottish artist Susan Philipsz will be the centrepiece of a major exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh this autumn.

Five rooms by Philipsz will feature in the second instalment of NOW, a programme of contemporary art exhibitions which has taken over the ground floor of the Gallery’s Modern One building.

Philipsz’s work will be shown alongside paintings by Kenyan-British artist Michael Armitage, a newly commissioned installation featuring sound and sculpture by Glasgow-based artist Sarah Rose, photographs by French artist Yto Barrada, a video installation by Iraqi-Kurdish artist Hiwa K, and a display pairing nineteenth century dolls with drawings by Glasgow-based artist Kate Davis.

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Susan Philipsz was born in Glasgow in 1965 and won the Turner Prize in 2010, which was the first time a sound work was nominated.

The development of radio has long since been a source of inspiration for Philipsz, as illustrated by a group of large-scale black and white photographic prints, each of which depicts sections of the salvaged remains of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s floating laboratory, the Elettra.


Creative Scotland has announced details of £1.7m in funding awards to 49 youth arts projects across the country, supported through the CashBack for Creativity Programme.

The programme aims to tackle inequality by "removing barriers to access and provision of arts and creative experiences for young people" aged 10-24.

CashBack for Creativity is funded by the Scottish Government through the CashBack for Communities programme which redistributes the proceeds of crime to benefit young people.

Activities include workshops in film-making, including editing, storyboarding, and directing; musical production and recording sessions to develop skills with instruments, writing music, recording, editing and mixing; experience in radio, TV and photography.

There will also be dance, theatre, circus workshops including script writing, choreography, prop making, lighting and stage design funded by the programme, among others.


The Burning the Circle prehistoric fire festival at the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) Brodick Castle grounds will take place on September 23.

The fiery spectacular starts at 7.45pm and visitors and locals are invited to see celebration of Arran’s prehistory.

The festival centres on two replica prehistoric structures – a timber roundhouse, built with volunteers and run by the local team of NTS rangers for educational events, and a circle of wooden posts up on the hill behind the castle with views across Brodick and the Firth of Clyde. These wooden structures are both based on prehistoric archaeology around Machrie Moor, on the west coast of Arran.

During the week before, archaeologists from Northlight Heritage and the University of Glasgow will work with National Trust for Scotland Thistle Camp Volunteers to build further timber structures inspired by prehistoric sites on the Isle of Arran.