(c) Stephen Park; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Project Update:
• Last year, amongst recent acquisitions displayed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, I was very much taken with a painting by Alistair Park, his Female Nude (1959). The Public Catalogue Foundation will now publish my short article on the artist online later this month (update to follow). Illustrated here is another of Park’s paintings, Blue Little Man (1962).

Exhibitions of note visited recently:
• Linder’s show at Dependance, Brussels. The artist has collaborated with fashion house Maison Margiela on this exhibition, which is titled An Absence, A Presence, A Mood, A Mantle. The show continues until 11th July. Details can be found on the gallery website: http://www.dependance.be/

• Whilst in Brussels I also visited The Jewish Museum, which has a wonderful exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, continuing until 24th August:

• Just opened at The Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, is Real Painting, a group show co-curated by Deb Covell and Jo McGonigal. Amongst the artists shown are Simon Callery, Angela de la Cruz and Finbar Ward. Details here: http://www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/event/real-painting/

Fraser Taylor:
• The artist’s show Shadowed Valley is currently at the Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland, and continues until 19th July. Details here: http://www.shetlandarts.org/shadowed-valley/
• Fraser will also show at The House for an Art Lover in Glasgow next month:

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Image: Alistair Park, Blue Little Man, oil on canvas, 1962. Collection: City of Edinburgh Council

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