Orson Welles was one of the dynamos of the 20th Century. He reinvigorated theatre, did the some of the most daring radio of his times, and made a number of the best films ever made.
LIFE DURING WARTIME is a survey of paintings exploring themes of military, social and political conflict around the world dating from the artist’s appointment as the Imperial War Museum’s official artist for the Gulf War of 1990-91.
‘Kurt Schwitters has left the building’ explores what’s saved with art-work, what might be salvaged or re-built in reconstructing its stories and how these stories sustain or possess a legacy.
UZ Arts presents the work of 14 UK based artists who have been resident at Sura Medura in Sri Lanka over the winter of 2017/2018. The programme includes performances, installations, video and visual arts.
McDowell founded the inter-disciplinary Troubled Image Group of artists* formed in 1970 in Belfast. Out of it came Art & Research Exchange and other groups up to Bbeyond. It included the Irish members of the FIU founded by Joseph Beuys and Heinrich Boll. This showing is from the artist’s collection.
Rarely can a single year be described as an era. That is how we think of 1968. Romantic and heroic for the left, vilified and derided by the right, with majority opinions somewhere inbetween, 1968, half a century old lingers on in our social memory as a momentous revolutionary date in cultural history, of valiant protests demanding equality and freedoms, confronted by state repression on both sides of the Cold War.
Kate Clayton, Wanda Zyborska, Norma D Hunter and Sarah Kent perform in the film The Magpies Nest, part of XSexcentenary’s NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T series of actions for Buzzcut performance festival, Govan, Glasgow (April 2017), documented by Beth Chalmers.
Edinburgh People is a photographic journey through the lens of an Edinburgh taxi driver. Using his black taxi as his mobile studio, Walls frames an ode of his city.
The world’s foremost performance art group is Bbeyond, from the most fertile region for performance art, Northern Ireland. This exhibition curated by Summerhall will document Bbeyond’s history in Ireland and internationally, following on from the powerful exhibition of 200 hundred drawings, installations in our 2017 programme and performances by Prof. Alastair MacLennan and Prof. Sandra
Suzanne Taylor was born in Edinburgh and studied psychology at Glasgow University. She later
obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art from The Academy of Art University, San Francisco and a Masters in
Fine Art from Glasgow School of Art.
The exhibition showcases the work from Edinburgh College’s School of Art and Design Higher Education Graduating students 2018. The exhibition this year is bigger than ever, bringing together the combined talents of the HND year 2 students from 3D Design, 3D Animation, Computer Art & Design, Contemporary Art Practice, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design, Illustration
Artist and musician Fritz Welch presents CRYSTALLINE CHRYSALIS CRISIS in Summerhall’s Machine Shop – a bunker-like area in the former veterinary school, housing its defunct metal-lathe, responding to the space’s architectural and interior features. Utilising the privately-owned art centre’s inherited and personal furniture in-conjunction with sculptural installation, which includes wall drawings, videos and sound works, Welch will attempt to
Visual Arts Scotland in association with Summerhall are delighted to present the work of eighteen of the hottest emerging talents on the Scottish Art scene. Since its inauguration in 2015 our Graduate Showcase has celebrated the finest emerging artist graduating from art schools in Scotland, exhibiting their work in the prestigious RSA galleries in Edinburgh.
Using Tintoretto’s creative presence and the atmosphere engendered by his great masterworks, studying their subtlety and responding to them with drawings and paintings of his own, Pulsford attempts to re-live Tintoretto’s experience of inventing them.
Married for 51 years, Dawson and Liz Murray share a great passion for plants and have spent the twenty-one years since they moved to Fife designing a beautiful garden which provides a constantly changing source of inspiration for their work. Although sharing a studio, their work on the theme of the garden is very different and extremely individual in interpretation.
Exhibition Launch with live performance – Friday 4th May, start time 6pm. Art of Balance – this exhibition will feature physical stone stacks, photography from internationally renowned land-artists, drawings and film – with live stacking from Sterling Gregory (USA), Manu Topic (France), Travis Williams (USA) and James Craig Page (Scotland). Traditional pebble mosaics by Joel
Using robotic devices to simulate living animals, ‘P’eng’s Journey to the Southern Darkness’ brings lifelike characteristics to lifeless animal bodies. The sophisticated mechanism of each automaton contain within them a notion that life can be simulated by art and science. By blurring the line between the animate and the inanimate, these inventions embody a philosophical
A selection of works forms a brief retrospective on the incredible career of Marta de Menezes. The concept of identity and a dichotomy between the natural and the artificial are recurrent themes in Marta de Menezes’ practice. Beginning with ‘Immortality for Two’, the first collaborative work with her partner Luis Graça, which explores the reciprocal
Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr Well-known bioartists Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr (The Tissue Culture & Art Project) present their landmark work ‘Pig Wings’ (2000). Advances in tissue engineering, xenotransplantation and genomics promise to render the living body as a malleable mass. Questioning the effect of these powerful technologies on the body and society, Pig
Synthetica, a special contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, will showcase the work of established international artists working in the field of bioart, including renowned artists Marta de Menezes, Oron Catts, Ionat Zurr, Tarsh Bates and Ting-Tong Chang. Through works derived using the tools, techniques and