Almanac 2024

Almanac 2024

Julie Louise Bacon
Sat 15 Jun 2024   -  Sun 30 Jun 2024
Wed - Sun (11am - 5pm)
Julie Louise Bacon - Almanac 2024
_ Venue: Meadows Gallery

Almanac 2024 ce, presents new works by Julie Louise Bacon. The artist was born in South Shields and relocated to Edinburgh from Australia in 2022 to take up a role as lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art.

In the exhibition, print, video, watercolour and drawing works combine the rhythms of gesture, mechanical and digital processes to depict scenes of urban, geological, plant and technological life. 

The works were created in and around Edinburgh and on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides during an artist residency in 2023. They explore the distinctness of time embodied in the local and its entwining with the planetary.  

The exhibition takes its name from a centuries-old publishing form and shares with it a focus on the seasons and the correlation between events, phenomena and the larger forces of weather and time. In a context where globalisation has impacted on climate, diversity and temporal rhythms, the exhibition looks to the sense of life that emerges through the incidental, the experience of duration, and the liveliness of matter.  

Biography 

Julie Louise Bacon is an artist, curator and writer. Her work focuses on the interplay of sensory and social experiences of time and temporality. 

In 2018, while based in Sydney Australia, she initiated the arts research project The Habitat of Time, which considers the impact of unstable globalisation on collective life and perspectives on time.  

Julie Louise completed an MFA in Québec and a practice-based PhD in Belfast. She has worked as an independent curator and held directorship and curatorial roles in artist-led organistions and arts centres in Québec, England and on the island of Ireland. She is a Lecturer in Art at Edinburgh College of Art, Adjunct Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, and is based in Edinburgh. 

Event: Summer Solstice – Thursday 20th June (6 – 8pm). further details to follow.