A retrospective of paintings by award winning Edinburgh artist Anna Somerville, including recent works painted at her studio in Summerhall. Somerville’s bold style and dramatic compositions deliver immediate intrigue and draw you into painterly landscapes of colour and expression that are emotionally charged, visceral, whilst poignant and sentimental.
Diana Zwibach’s works are filled with semi abstract figures presented in different situations. She identifies links with artists such as Francisco Goya and Picasso, and the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, with her creations similarly depicting passion, violent and political happenings, and the liberation of the human spirit. Zwibach also explores the role women have played in her
The Perception opening night commences with a music performance by Azadeh, prize giving ceremony, talks by various speakers, a drinks reception and finally a special first view of our exhibition for the public. The prize for most promising submission is £1,000 plus an acquisition award, in the form of a guaranteed purchase of an artwork
David Rushton – Berlin 1989 I was visiting Berlin when those on the Western side had started chipping away at the wall’s concrete. By November 1989 we were relatively free to travel between east and west. My photographs were taken to contrast the activity and jubilation on the Western side of the wall. There are
The exhibition tells the tale of Europe’s 20th century as a dramatic story oscillating between freedom and tyranny, democracy and dictatorship.
This exhibition focuses on artworks by George Wyllie which, through questioning, attempted to keep the balance by giving a “nudge to establishing equilibrium”.
One of Iceland’s best-known contemporary artists, Birgir Andrésson’s work uses conceptual strategies to explore aspects of Icelandic culture and national identity. Raised in a home for the blind as the sighted child of blind parents, Andrésson was particularly attuned to the relationship between language and perception. With the four large painted works THE NORTHERNMOST NORTH/THE
Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps are a collaborative duo who have been working since 2002 to produce art in response to the invasion of Iraq. Their practice has evolved to confront power and war across the globe. This August, they will perform DEMO TALK, an artists’ talk that transforms into a physical demonstration of the methods
Artists Kevin Harman, Tim Sandys, Louise Gibson, Kenny Watson, Steve Earl Weber and Shane Jezowski and others will be exhibiting large neon and sculptural works throughout Summerhall.
Antonio O’Connell is a Mexican installation artist and architect who creates extensions and intrusions into buildings using recycled materials and items from a building’s past. He is fascinated by the contrasting characteristics of architecture, exploring the dichotomy of function through the ephemerality of his structures. These structures reflect the reality of a contrasting world –
Re-Sounding is a new work by American-born, London based artist Susan Hiller. Concerned with unearthing the forgotten or repressed, Hiller is one of the most influential British artists working today. This new video combines sound frequencies and visual patterns translated from radio waves emitted by the Big Bang with a series of eye-witness accounts of extra-
I am a lucky man because I was taught as a student by the likes of the Post Painterly Abstractionist Patrick Heron, the British Cubist Keith Vaughan, and the Master Etcher Norman Ackroyd. Although I have maintained printmaking, I became from the mid nineties forward, a sculptor. However, the colour filed painting of Heron has
Featuring interactive games designed for Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, FAILE BÄST Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Edinburgh 2014 invites visitors to take a turn with specially programmed video games and pinball machines or play a round of psychedelic foosball. This Edinburgh installation marks the first ever showing by the artists in Scotland. In a second exhibition
This is the first British exhibition by influential avant-garde artists Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge since 2003, featuring the European premiere of major works from their Pandrogyneproject. Featuring explicit images of the artists’ bodies, religious iconography and the British Royal Family, the works are often uncomfortable; challenging the status quo through their visceral, occasionally shocking
This exhibition celebrates Caroline McNairn’s (1955-2010) year spent painting in Russia and Ukraine. This was the culmination of an historic cultural exchange between Scotland and the former USSR organised by Andrew Brown, director of Edinburgh’s 369 Gallery and Baroness Smith, then chairman of the GB-USSR-Friendship Society. McNairn’s painting was profoundly influenced by this cultural intercourse,
444 Archives is an installation based on photographic artwork. As the title of the work indicates, 444 Archives is a collection of 444 photographs of 444 publicly registered repositories in the Greater London area. Each photograph is stored in one of the 444 archival boxes that make up the work. Each image is preserved inside
The heritage shared by Poland and Scotland is a visible and integral part of Scotland’s historic environment. This exhibition will use podcasts, film, photography and text to help you discover the stories of the places, events and people that connected our two nations.
This year’s Edinburgh College Creative Arts end of year show is bigger than ever. It runs from 4th June until the 18th July and is part of the wider ‘Let’s Glow’ festival showcasing work from all areas of Creative Industries at Edinburgh College.
Berlin-based Stefan Roloff is an artist known for his pioneering digital pieces; his installation works with video create environments that reinforce the message of his politically committed films.
Shows two aspects of the artist’s work: contemporary portrait heads in bronze and plaster, plus a selection of pieces inspired by the work of Amnesty International,