One of Cumbria's most famous faces has hit out at cutbacks to artistic and cultural centres in the county.
Lord Melvyn Bragg, who was born in Carlisle and grew up in Wigton, believes the government is ignoring the social and financial benefits of the arts.
When will this government understand that the arts are not only beneficial for people and a source of great pleasure... they make money?"
A sketch by LS Lowry of a Scottish Borders landmark has been sold for £35,000 at auction in London.
The Bear Gates achieved twice as much as auctioneers estimated when it went under the hammer at Christies.
The signed pencil drawing shows the entrance to Traquair House near Innerleithen.
The exhibition is taking place at Colin Allen's former home. His family are putting paintings and family photos on show for the first time.Read the full story ›
A star attraction at this weekend’s free-to-attend Environmental Art Festival Scotland is the unusual wooden sphere set afloat on the loch in front of the medieval Morton Castle near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
The "Urchin", which was shipped up specially from Mid-Wales for this weekend’s free public arts event in Dumfries and Galloway, is described as a “floating inhabited sculpture” or a “contemplation chamber”.
Created by Jenny Hall and Tabitha Pope of Craftedspace, it allows wet-suit clad festival-goers to spend time out on the water rather than just wandering the margins.
The two-day celebration of the art and the environment starts today and includes many eye-catching and highly unusual performance and visual art events.
More than 30 paintings by Scottish artists are going on display at Paxton House in the Scottish Borders.
The artwork is on loan from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.
Works by celebrated eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Scottish artists Sir Henry Raeburn, William McTaggart and Sir William Allan can be enjoyed alongside modern paintings by the renowned Scottish colourists Samuel John Peploe and George Leslie Hunter, and artists with local connections to the Borders, Anne Redpath and Sir William Gillies.
The Picture Gallery at Paxton is the largest private gallery ever to be built in Scotland.
An art exhibition is displaying the work of a Peebles woman who took her own life.
Evie Douglas was 21 when she died in November last year.
Her mother, Freda Douglas, has put on the exhibition of her daughter's work, to highlight the illness she had.
The art includes self-portraits, photographs and videos of Evie dancing.
Freda wants people to be more open about depression.
Evie was a former pupil at Peebles High School, and taught dance lessons in the town.
A new £1million art space developed from an old open cast coal mine in Dumfries and Galloway has opened to the public.
Crawick Multiverse, near Sanquhar, is situated on a 55-acre site. It was created by reknowned artist Charles Jencks, and as Lori Carnochan reports, it's already proving a hit.
A new artwork, which cost £1 million to produce, opens in Dumfries and Galloway today.
The Crawick Multiverse is a 55-acre "cosmic landscape", inspired by themes of space, astronomy and cosmology.
It was created by American architect Charles Jencks, and funded by the Duke of Buccleuch.
It opens to the public today with a traditional summer fayre, including a treasure trail and art competition, and stalls selling local produce.
Mosaics featuring creatures from myth and legend are among the artwork on display at a visual arts show in Dumfries and Galloway.
Kate Anderson, who has a studio near Kirkudbright, is one of 94 artists from the region showcasing work at the 13th annual Spring Fling.
The event, which runs from May 23 to 25, is a showcase for everything from paintings, original prints, photography and sculpture to jewellery, cabinet making, glassware and textiles.
Last year it attracted around 13,400 visitors, more than half from outwith the region and overseas, and contributed around £1.4 million to the local economy.
Kate Anderson said:
It’s lovely to welcome people to the studio and talk to them about mosaics and how they are made. It’s an ancient tradition and one that has a long history in so many parts of the world, people really seem to enjoy discovering how it’s done in the present and more about its past.