Sarah Stewart : Spring Fling 2018

Sarah Stewart is one of 84 artist/makers opening their studios for visitors between 26-28 May. Sarah is based in Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town and her recent work engages various forms of printing with some images based on typewriters and their workings. Go to http://www.spring-fling.co.uk/ for profiles of other artists and makers featured in this year’s Spring Fling.

Denise Zygadlo : Prints and Drawings

Denise Zygadlo lives and works in Scotland. Her work includes drawing, printing, performance and installation. Trained in printed textiles, Denise worked with several design studios, notably Jenny Frean Associates, now First Eleven, before moving from London to Dumfries in 1980. She shows regularly with the Scottish Society of Artists as a professional member and has had two solo exhibitions. The relationship between the body and cloth is the main focus of her work and Denise explores this through drawing and collage, incorporating transfer images of photocopies of her own wrapped body. She is currently focusing on larger works on linen. Working with movement and performance, Denise has developed her work through collaboration with dancers, musicians and a film-maker to produce Wrap, an installation and performance piece, in 2014.

Denise will be exhibiting at the Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, at the end of 2018 and at the MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar, in 2019.

David Claerbout : Artist’s Talk

David Claerbout is one of the most acclaimed and innovative artists working in the realm of moving-images today. His oeuvre exists at the intersection of photography, film and digital animation and poses questions about the passage of time and how images construct realities. Approaching the increasingly sophisticated virtual worlds we now confront, Claerbout highlights the profound changes taking place in our culture, which sees capitalism and cutting-edge technologies collude to remake visual perception. Characterised by restraint, his work constitutes a careful and meditative space from which to engage with these issues and contemplate the nature of what we see.

Claerbout’s work is shown internationally, with upcoming exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz (July 14, 2018) and Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (September 20, 2018). His solo exhibitions include, Schaulager, Basel; MNAC, Barcelona (2017); Städel Museum, Frankfurt; KINDL, Berlin (2016); Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2015); Marabouparken Konsthall, Sundbybert, Sweden (2015); Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (2014); Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany (2013); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2012); SFMOMA, San Francisco (2011); WIELS, Brussels, Belgium (2011); De Pont museum of contemporary art, Tilburg, The Netherlands (2009); Pompidou Centre, Paris, France (2007).

The School of Art Friday Lectures is a public series of talks by leading national and international artists and thinkers. The School of Art’s practice-led research embodies and critically reflects upon new registers of contemporary art, whilst rearticulating processes and practices associated with established artistic media.

The Friday Lectures are free and do not require booking to attend (seats available on a first come basis).

Rachel Maclean : Spite Your Face

Commissioned for the Venice Biennale in 2017, Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face returns to Scotland at Talbot Rice Gallery for its UK premiere.

Referencing the Italian folk-tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, ‘Spite Your Face’ (2017) advances a powerful social critique, exploring underlying fears and desires that characterise the contemporary zeitgeist. Set across two worlds – with a glittering, materialistic and celebrity-obsessed upper world, and a dark, dank and impoverished lower world – the lure of wealth and adoration entices a destitute young boy into the shimmering riches of the kingdom above. Written in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, and during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the story is steeped in the political flux and uncertainty of our time. Shown as a perpetual 37-minute loop with no definitive beginning or end, ‘Spite Your Face’ raises issues including the abuse of patriarchal power, capitalist deception, exploitation and the destructive trappings of wealth and fame, all in Maclean’s typically direct and acerbic style.

Following the monumental staging of the work for Scotland + Venice in the deconsecrated Chiesa di Santa Caterina in Venice, Spite Your Face is reframed for the Georgian Gallery of Talbot Rice. The room’s iconic grand interior, reminiscent of the opulent upper world depicted in the work, is augmented with a navy carpet, gold fabric and luxurious cushions. Viewers are invited to sit, lie and reflect in the light of the monolithic portrait-format screen.

David Claerbout : Six Major Works

David Claerbout is an internationally acclaimed video artist, known for his subtle manipulation of images and their not-so-simple construction. This exhibition presents six major works from the past 10 years. ‘Radio Piece (Hong Kong)’ (2015) and ‘Travel’ (1996 – 2013) demonstrate Claerbout’s engagement with the possibilities of new imaging technologies and the changing parameters of represented space. ‘The Quiet Shore’ (2011) offers images of a sandy beach in Brittany known for its strong tides and the villas that inspired Hitchcock’s house in Psycho. Focusing on a single captured moment in time – a group of people occupied by something and uncanny glass-like waters – it speaks to the history of photography and suspense. ‘Long Goodbye’ (2007) impossibly bridges two different temporalities, whilst ‘Cat and Bird at Peace’ (1996) provides a restrained commentary on expectation, also recalling Claerbout’s only other solo exhibition in Scotland in 2005. Claerbout’s newest work, ‘The Pure Necessity’ (2016) enters a world of animation that is familiar to many of us. In it he has painstakingly re-animated the animals that are portrayed by the much-loved characters in Disney’s 1967 film The Jungle Book. Removing their human characteristics, Claerbout offers us a series of naturalistic encounters with the animals. David Claerbout presents a thorough experience of an artist whose work can mesmerise and beguile. It concludes Talbot Rice Gallery’s year long season of film and is curated to coincide with the homecoming of Rachel Maclean’s vivid Scotland + Venice installation, Spite Your Face.

Morven Macrae : A Stitch and Line

Sat 20 Jan 2018 – Sat 17 Feb 2018

Summerhall
Venue: Basement Gallery I
An Exploration of Line by Garvald Edinburgh Artists

A line joins two points- what happens between these two points is where the creativity occurs.

Following on from last years’ successful show at Summerhall, Garvald Edinburgh are delighted to present an exhibition of work by 9 artists each exploring line in their own unique way. Presenting work on paper and canvas and in textiles and ceramics we invite you to draw your own lines between the diverse artworks created by the artists.

Moving on from the origins of traditional sewing the artists from the Weaving and Textiles studios explore the stitched line in a variety of creative ways. Each artist has found a process which suits them and shows their individuality in mark making.

Nicholas Trayner’s intricate embroidered and ceramic depictions of plant life feel alive and still growing whilst Nathan Logan’s colourful cities bustle with layers of built up swatches of fabric. Kirsteen Bailey exhibits an intimate series of hand-stitched abstract meanderings inspired by water and are distinctly different to Callum Smiths geometric pieces which he created whilst free-styling on the sewing machine. Sammie Garvie’s rich felt works almost glow, hinting at jewelled worlds and hidden gardens.

The artists from the Art and Design Studio show works which complement the textiles and ceramics pieces. James Alison uses his stitch-like drawn line to create a series of fantastical bird drawings whilst Nathan Reid creates slightly disconcerting views in his linear depictions of Edinburgh. Nils McDiarmid’s colourful canvasses show his skilled use of line to create plane and form whilst Tracy McGovern, fresh from exhibiting at Hidden Door Festival, uses her confident line to bring more Good Old Scottish Folk to life in ceramics.

Jacob Kerray : The Great White Hope

Sat 18 Nov 2017 – Sun 14 Jan 2018
Summerhall
Venue: Corner Gallery

Firstly I would like to thank the good people at HUBLOT and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

*Tears in my eyes*.

Well, Tony (Schiavone) before I start talking about the Art: At a point in time when the nation needs a national hero, I’m gonna start it out tonight in Los Angeles, California and most importantly H.O.L.L.Y.W.O.O.D, as much as I don’t like you people being part of our business, I’m gonna turn on you ton­ight like you’ve never been turned on before you little perros.

Now, I’ve heard about my challengers, they are great athletes, competitors but in the words of many: “They are not Jacob Kerray” and not ready to be Jacob Kerray. Not nearly ready to be dressed in custom made from head to toe! Versace all over! They are not ready to challenge the Golden Stallion! Not ready to wear a 5000 dollar tie and 10000 dollar alligator shoes! And to say Tony, what time is it? Well, well Jacob, there are so many diamonds around your HUBLOT we can’t tell what time it is! They are not ready for my kind of life. Not ready to get out of my private jet airplane and hear all the women say “OOhoo! There goes Jacob Kerray Professional Artist” Oh and ladies, I’ll be staying at the Marriott Hotel tonight Room 293. Woooo™.

Now to you people of Edinburgh, you dared to not buy all my paintings and acknowledge me as the bona fide genius and certified stud that I am! For that my friend you have aroused a great lion in Jacob Kerray, you made it clear to me that I must beat you.
Now the whole world knows I live in the BIG house in the BIG side of town and I’ve got a BIG BIG yacht! So don’t worry about having to leave the country when I embarrass you, you can all be my gardeners, I’ve got a BIG BIG garden and you can use those intellects to push my lawn mower.

To be The Man you have to beat The Man and right here, right now, I am THE MAN. Woooo™.

New works by Glasgow based artist Jacob Kerray.

Burns Unbroke

25 January – 10 March 2018
Summerhall

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival offering diverse creative responses to Robert Burns. Featuring over 30 visual artists, an Alternative Burns Night, a Flyting competition, a tailor made programme of music as well as children’s performance and workshops as well as a series of Whisky Masterclasses with Arran Whisky.

The title of Burns Unbroke was inspired by the epigram which prefixed Robert Burns’s first publication in 1786.

The simple Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire.

Eric Hildrew : Collective

It’s all change for Collective this week as we say goodbye to our temporary gallery unit. Since the first exhibitions by Karen Cunningham and Goldin+Senneby in the winter of 2013, the cabin has been the setting for many memorable exhibitions and events.

The Collective team are now taking up residence on the City Observatory site before we open it to the public next year.

Whilst there is plenty of building work still going on, we have reached a number of exciting milestones in our construction and restoration project. All the buildings are now sealed from the elements with new glazing and roofs are wind and water-tight. Sometimes framing a view can enhance it. The floor-to-ceiling windows in our new restaurant overlooking the city and the Firth of Forth now augment what was already a jaw-dropping panorama.

In the City Observatory and Transit House traditional lath and plaster has been applied and is slowly drying out. Our team of apprentices from St Mary’s Cathedral have completed their restoration of the original stonework and in the next few weeks the scaffolding cloaking the Observatory will be removed. We can’t wait to share the site with you and will keep you posted on our opening date.

Lee Gershuny – Reflections of a Constant Monk

A modern monk as he, or sometimes she, makes a pilgrimage across central Scotland and explores the mysteries of life and love. Reflections of a Constant Monk is a joyful and highly original show that combines performance, music and poetry. It takes audiences on a quest to discover a little more about themselves and their place in the universe.

The monk comes from the imagination of award-winning Scottish-based New York playwright and poet Lee Gershuny. It is presented by Edinburgh’s Elements World Theatre and the performers are all aged 50 to 70.

The sense of fluidity, not least in gender, marks out Reflections of a Constant Monk as being very much a contemporary piece of work. Yet there’s a timelessness in the questions it addresses like whether life has purpose, why bullies get away with trampling the weak and why we always seem to be on the brink of catastrophes of our own making. Gentle and funny, poignant and intelligently observed, Reflections of a Constant Monk is full of parables, insights and questions but refreshingly free of firm conclusions.

Gershuny is joined on stage by an accomplished cast consisting of Robin Mason, music composer and director, James Bryce on keyboards and Peter Galinsky on clarinet.

Burns Unbroke : Ciara Dunne

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival, offering new interpretations of the work of Robert Burns. The project‘s innovative visual arts programme features over 30 visual artists and includes newly commissioned work by four Scottish based artists. The focused programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night, spoken word performances, children’s performances and a tailor made programme of music.
Burns Unbroke opens on 25 January 2018 and the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks. The majority of performance events will be focused around the opening weekend.
burnsunbroke.co.uk

Burns Unbroke : Ross Fleming

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival, offering new interpretations of the work of Robert Burns. The project‘s innovative visual arts programme features over 30 visual artists and includes newly commissioned work by four Scottish based artists. The focused programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night, spoken word performances, children’s performances and a tailor made programme of music.
Burns Unbroke opens on 25 January 2018 and the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks. The majority of performance events will be focused around the opening weekend.
burnsunbroke.co.uk

Burns Unbroke : David Mach

Burns Unbroke : David Mach
Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival, offering new interpretations of the work of Robert Burns. The project‘s innovative visual arts programme features over 30 visual artists and includes newly commissioned work by four Scottish based artists. The focused programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night, spoken word performances, children’s performances and a tailor made programme of music.
Burns Unbroke opens on 25 January 2018 and the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks. The majority of performance events will be focused around the opening weekend.
burnsunbroke.co.uk

Burns Unbroke : Calum Colvin

Burns Unbroke is a new contemporary multi-arts festival, offering new interpretations of the work of Robert Burns. The project‘s innovative visual arts programme features over 30 visual artists and includes newly commissioned work by four Scottish based artists. The focused programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night, spoken word performances, children’s performances and a tailor made programme of music.
Burns Unbroke opens on 25 January 2018 and the visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks. The majority of performance events will be focused around the opening weekend.
burnsunbroke.co.uk

Michael Dawson : EXIT FROM COALTOWN

Sat 25 Nov 2017 – Sun 07 Jan 2018
09:0017:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:0017:00 (Sat), 11:0016:00 (Sun) (during the café opening hours)

_ Venue: The Library Gallery
2016 winner of the RSA Open Exhibition award Summerhall Prize. An exhibition of new and recent work by Edinburgh based artist, Michael Dawson.

Michael produces vibrant works on paper, wood, mdf and canvas in an expressionist style. Intense and energetic, rich in vivid colour and heavily covered in text, stencils and bursts of texture, the works are primarily concerned with a universal experience filtered through his life.

He suggests dichotomies, wealth Vs poverty, primitive Vs sophisticated, integration Vs segregation, justice Vs injustice and inner Vs outer experience.

Whilst the majority of his work evidently references pop, expressionism, outsider art and design elements, he has developed a language of his own. He harnesses the energy of appropriation producing poetry, drawing and painting which marries text and image, abstraction and figuration and historical information mixed with contemporary critique.

Contemporary culture, history, geography, political and corporate worlds, word play, social commentary and music all get put into the art blender too. Michael’s work has no set agenda, theme or literal subject matter — it is informed by what he is passionate about, what makes him angry and what makes him joyous. It is an intense feast!

Paul Robertson and David Rushton : Conceptual Art 1966-1975

The first of three exhibitions by David Rushton at the MERZ Gallery spanning the years 1966 to the present. This first exhibition focuses on work undertaken at Coventry College of Art and the Statements and Analytical Art groups and work in Art & Language up to 1975. The MERZ Bothy was also completed on 20th October as an artists residency and to celebrate Kurt Schwitters’ architectural intervention at the MERZ Barn in Elterwater, Cumbria in 1947.

Noam & Rachel Libeskind : The Laniakea Supercluster at Cosmic Collisions

MERZ Studio, Sanquhar

Cosmologist Noam Libeskind and artist Rachel Libeskind worked together to represent the Liniakea Supercluster at the Cosmic Collisions exhibition at MERZ in Sanquhar. Son and daughter of the architect Daniel Libeskind they are exhibiting alongside their father who is showing designs for the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University. From the Ogden Centre Carlos Frenk has installed two galaxy making machines which are a fun way to learn how galaxies form. The exhibition also features new work by landscape artist Charles Jenks with his designs and resin panels reflected on a larger scale in this year’s new work installed at the nearby Crawick Multiverse. The exhibition runs through to 10th September and is accompanied by a series of talks titled Cosmic Conversations at A’ the Airts, also in Sanquhar. For further details go to crawickmultiverse.co.uk and our Facebook Page facebook.com/MERZ-Workshop-188102691652257/.

To view the archive covering Cosmic Collisions and earlier exhibitions go to merz.gallery.

GET CREATIVE TAKEOVER

Grow Wild invited young people aged 12-25 to apply for funding to produce creative works of art to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants. Visit Summerhall this June to see how successful applicants interpreted the brief through different artistic mediums from poetry to embroidery, sculpture to steel band music…

To find out more about Grow Wild’s Get Creative takeover, click here;
growwilduk.com/content/get-creative-takeover-events

Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Opening times: Sat 24 Jun 2017 to Sun 09 Jul 2017 11:0018:00 (not open on Mondays)
Venue: Sciennes Gallery

Alistair Richardson : Welcome To The (Loving) Machine 2017

Jamming from 20th till 25th May in the WhiteSpace Art Centre 76 East Crosscauseway Edinburgh

Come along to Alistair Richardson’s exhibition of programmed musicians digitally conducted. A fascinating performance where the computers really are in charge.

Alistair has worked as a programmer for IBM laboratories and worked with Trusthouse Fortie as programmer and hard core assembler.

There will also be a CGI film projection running alongside the musical performance created by Alistair.

Thorunn Bara : Light, Land, Latitude 2017

Venue: War Memorial Library, Summerhall

Two Scots and an Icelander exhibit together, inspired by the wilderness landscapes of the North. SANDI ANDERSON focuses on the light and momentary glimpses. THORUNN BARA takes the bio-colonisation of the island of Surtsey as her starting point to consider the relationship between art and science in the natural world. MARY WALTERS concentrates on an emotional response to the seeming solidity of geology, rendered almost visibly fluid by the forces of the elements.

On Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May Mary will have an additional pop-up exhibition with tea and cake in SUMMERHALL STUDIO 301 where further Iceland research material/sketchbooks/drawings and other developmental work will be on show and sale.

Sandi Anderson – Light, Land, Latitude 2017

_ Venue: War Memorial Library, Summerhall
Two Scots and an Icelander exhibit together, inspired by the wilderness landscapes of the North. SANDI ANDERSON focuses on the light and momentary glimpses. THORUNN BARA takes the bio-colonisation of the island of Surtsey as her starting point to consider the relationship between art and science in the natural world. MARY WALTERS concentrates on an emotional response to the seeming solidity of geology, rendered almost visibly fluid by the forces of the elements.

On Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May Mary will have an additional pop-up exhibition with tea and cake in SUMMERHALL STUDIO 301 where further Iceland research material/sketchbooks/drawings and other developmental work will be on show and sale.

Mary Walters – Light, Land, Latitude 2017

_ Venue: War Memorial Library, Summerhall
Two Scots and an Icelander exhibit together, inspired by the wilderness landscapes of the North. SANDI ANDERSON focuses on the light and momentary glimpses. THORUNN BARA takes the bio-colonisation of the island of Surtsey as her starting point to consider the relationship between art and science in the natural world. MARY WALTERS concentrates on an emotional response to the seeming solidity of geology, rendered almost visibly fluid by the forces of the elements.

On Saturday 27th May and Sunday 28th May Mary will have an additional pop-up exhibition with tea and cake in SUMMERHALL STUDIO 301 where further Iceland research material/sketchbooks/drawings and other developmental work will be on show and sale.

Michael Barr : Hostipitalidade

14 April – 6 May 2017
Talbot Rice Gallery

Based on a story that a live female puma once roamed Talbot Rice’s Georgian Gallery in 1827, Glasgow-based artist Michael Barr recently undertook his own ‘residency’ in the university’s Old College Quad. Mirroring the duration of the puma’s stay, Barr made approximately thirty performative interventions over a six month period, each lasting several hours. His costume, leaving only the eyes uncovered, was loosely informed by physical descriptions of the puma, but developed more fully from Barr’s interest in the uncanny. Unexplained and silent, these performative actions presented an unyielding, ambiguous ‘otherness’ to a public audience, allowing Barr to variously – even simultaneously – occupy positions of authority and vulnerability.

Barr’s exhibition creatively documents this ‘residency’ and the story of the puma, evading direct representations in order to preserve the resonance of the performative encounter. The costume will be displayed alongside a new etching of Barr in the Quad, historic images of the puma and a sculptural monument. A new video installation develops a critical strand of Barr’s practice, centred on the notion of ‘hospitality’. Deriving from an interest in Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida’s writings on ‘otherness’, the video will blur the lines dividing the figure of the ‘host’ from that of the ‘hostage’, and situate Barr’s performative work somewhere in these muddy waters. Questioning different power structures and those moments where generosity and threat become difficult to distinguish, the exhibition rubs up against colonial histories and scratches at the surface of our contemporary political landscape.

Charles Jencks : The 2017 Solstice Lectures, Town Hall, Sanquhar

The Solstice Lectures run each Summer in late June in Sanquhar’s Town Hall.

Featuring a panel of international scientists with an interest in the scale, origins and nature of the universe, this year’s panel is being coordinated by exhibition curator Tim Fitzpatrick and Carlos Frenk of the University of Durham.

Running from the evening of Friday 23rd June through Saturday 24th Carlos’ keynote lecture will be followed with contributions by major figures on Saturday, including Noam Libeskind.

The work of Noam and Carlos will also feature alongside that of Daniel Libeskind (Noam’s father) and Charles Jencks in an exhibition titled COSMIC COLLISIONS. This is taking place at the MERZ gallery in Sanquhar from 23rd June till 7th September.

On 24th June Charles will unveil his latest contribution to the nearby Crawick Multiverse and between 23rd June and 7th September there will be numerous ‘Cosmic Conversations’ running at A’ the Airts, the arts and literary centre in Sanquhar.

In addition the MERZ exhibition, Crawick Multiverse and Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Little Sparta at Dunsmyre feature in a Bus Tour running throughout August under the auspices of the Edinburgh International Art Festival.

Further information will appear as available on:

facebook.com/MERZ-Workshop-188102691652257/
facebook.com/crawickmultiverse
facebook.com/A-the-Airts-Community-Arts-Centr…/…

Charles Jencks & Daniel Libeskind : Cosmic Collisions at The Ogden Centre, University of Durham

The architects/artists Charles Jencks and Daniel Libeskind will be exhibiting COSMIC COLLISIONS with the cosmologists Carlos Frenk and Noam Libeskind at MERZ Gallery, Sanquhar from June 23rd till September 7th.

Carlos Frenk is organising this year’s Solstice Lectures at Sanquhar Town Hall over the evening of Friday 23rd and throughout Saturday 24th June.

Charles Jencks is launching his new Cosmic Collisions element to the nearby Crawick Multiverse on the 24th June.

The MERZ exhibition and installation will run till 7th September while the Crawick Multiverse remains open all year round.

Further information will appear as available on:
facebook.com/MERZ-Workshop-188102691652257/
facebook.com/crawickmultiverse
facebook.com/A-the-Airts-Community-Arts-Centre-595178620623135/?fref=nf

Kate V Robertson : Object(hood)

In the last two decades there has been a breakdown of the traditional distinction between a subject and an object, with an increasing focus on the ‘thing’ as a mediator in both human and non-human relationships. In this ambitious exhibition by Kate V Robertson, this contemporary way of thinking is manifested by a large sculptural cabinet that emanates moving-images and spoken word derived from eight unique things from the University of Edinburgh’s collections. Also including creative written responses, Object(hood) echoes encounters between these things and writers, academics and the artist, allowing fascinating historical artefacts to physically connect with the ripples of meaning they have engendered.

Featuring one object each week, the exhibition will reinvent itself around the history and innate properties of the selected things. They include: a brain coral, a Gandharan sculpture fragment, a large mannequin head cast by Eduardo Paolozzi, an anatomical eye model, a Bersag Horn, a large conch trumpet, the figure of Mercury and a death mask of Isaac Newton.

Click here to see the different objects as they appear in collections – updated weekly.

Kate V Robertson gained an undergraduate degree and Masters of Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art. She has exhibited nationally and Internationally, including exhibitions for Glasgow International, BALTIC 39, Eastside Projects and David Dale Gallery. International exhibitions include venues in

New York, Berlin, Nice, Frankfurt and Lausanne.

Robertson lives in Glasgow, is a member and director of Glasgow Sculpture Studios and is represented by Patricia Fleming Projects.

11 February – 8 April 2017
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Stuart Fallon : Between poles and tides

New Acquisitions from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection
David Batchelor, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ilana Halperin, Jessica Harrison, Fabienne Hess, Daniel Hughes, Daisy Lafarge, Jonathan Owen, Katie Paterson, Isobel Turley, Luc Tuymans, JL Williams

Including three tattooed Doulton figurines, a set of clocks that tell the time of every planet in the solar system, a sculpture created over ten months in a French cave and a large gazing leopard projected over the main Gallery space, Between poles and tides is a dramatic display of work recently acquired by the University of Edinburgh. It features work by established artists, recent graduates and works connected to the Talbot Rice Gallery programme.

Actively building its contemporary art collection since 2012, the University of Edinburgh has been strategically acquiring works that reflect and feed the breadth and depth of its teaching, learning and academic community. Ensuring public access to this collection, Between poles and tides demonstrates the quality and diversity of these new acquisitions. Formally and conceptually dynamic, the exhibition includes sculpture, painting, printmaking, video and poetry; whilst exploring ecology, cosmology, politics and geology. Reflecting a cross-section of contemporary artistic practice, it includes works concerned with appropriation, materiality and the act of collecting itself.

11 February – 6 May 2017
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Paul Nesbitt : 30 years of exhibitions at Inverleith House

Inverleith House is currently closed to the public. PLEASE ENSURE IT RE-OPENS TO SHOW GREAT CONTEMPORARY ART !!!

Inverleith House was designed in 1773 by David Henderson and built for Sir James Rocheid (1715-1787) as his family home and centre piece of his estate in 1774 at a total cost of £4,109. Around 1820 a part of the Inverleith estate was sold to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). The house was gifted to the Crown in 1877 together with the surrounding land for the purpose of extending the activities of RBGE and for the enjoyment of the public. After restoration work following a fire, Inverleith House became the official residence of the Regius Keeper (director) of RBGE. From 1960 it housed the new Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which in 1984 moved to the building of the former John Watson’s Institution in west Edinburgh. On 4 December 1970 the house was listed as a historic building. Since 1986 Inverleith House has been used as an exhibition space by RBGE.

Vukasin Nedeljković : Asylum Archive

As Asylum seekers are increasingly under threat we show this from Art in Ireland TV.

Garter Lane Arts Centre is delighted to present Asylum Archive, an exhibition of photography, artefacts and found objects created by visual artist and researcher Vukasin Nedeljković. Asylum Archive is directly concerned with the everyday realities of asylum seekers in Ireland, drawing on Nedeljković’s personal experience of being an asylum seeker and living in direct provision centres throughout Ireland.

Thu 9 Feb – Sat 8 Apr
Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

Craft Scotland in partnership with Visual Arts Scotland : Fly 2016

The Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh

3 – 27 December 2016

Visual Arts Scotland held their annual exhibition, FLY, launching on Saturday 3 December in the stunning upper galleries of the The Royal Scottish Academy Building on the Mound in Edinburgh. For 2016/17 they formed new exciting partnership with Craft Scotland, strengthened existing relationships with the art colleges, and as always extended an open invitation to all practicing artists – emerging and established, applied and fine artists, working in large scale or small, to demonstrate the level of talent out there via their open submission.

VAS were delighted to be partnering with Craft Scotland to bring together the first in a planned series of media specific showcases over the next few years to shine a spotlight on a different craft discipline each year.

VAS and Craft Scotland celebrate a mutual ambition to exhibit quality craft in a venue fitting of its stature, and in context alongside works of fine art.