Future of folk summit

THE future of teaching and learning traditional music will be explored in a conference in Glasgow as part of the Celtic Connections festival.

The Pedagogies, Practices and the Future of Folk Music in Higher Education conference, which takes place at the Royal Conservatoire between January 18 and 20, will examine developments in folk and traditional music in higher education across the UK, Europe and elsewhere.

The session will be opened by Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture.

The Creative Conversation will be facilitated by Professor Gary West, presenter of BBC Radio Scotland’s Pipeline programme, and the panel will feature live music and discussion.

There will also be performances from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students, staff and international artists.

A delegate ceilidh at the National Piping Centre on January 19 will be an opportunity for guests to perform.


New Lanark competition

NEW Lanark, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, has announced the launch of a Textile Print competition to celebrate the opening of London’s Fashion and Textile Museum’s Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol exhibition at New Lanark on the 26 January.

The show traces the history of 20th century art in textiles and includes prints of work by Dali, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol.

The textile print should be an all-over repeat pattern on the theme of ‘Living and Working at New Lanark’.

The competition is open to the public, design students and designers.


Turner in January

THE annual display of watercolours by JMW Turner is on show at the National Galleries of Scotland until January 31.

The works were bequeathed to the galleries by the collector Henry Vaughan.

Vaughan stipulated in his bequest that the watercolours should be exhibited to the public all at once, free of charge, during January.

This has occurred at the galleries now for more than 100 years.


New Compass show

Josephine Broekhuizen: Seeing Things Grow is to be staged at the Compass Gallery in Glasgow next month.

The show will run from February 3 to 24 at the gallery in West Regent Street.

Josephine Broekhuizen, a pain exhibited in London, Edinburgh, throughout Scotland and regularly with Compass gallery.

Her work is influenced by her location on the Isle of Arran, overlooking the Holy Isle. Born in Holland, the artist originally studied as a vet.

She trained at the Academy for Visual Arts in Rotterdam (1977-81), then at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (1982-84).