A preview of the two new exhibitions opening at Talbot Rice Gallery in February 2017, the University of Edinburgh's public art gallery, including a series of recent acquisitions of work by Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) staff and graduates.
Between poles and tides
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.
Talbot Rice Gallery is inviting ECA students to submit a proposal for a piece of performance art in response to the themes emerging from the Between poles and tides exhibition. "THE INTERMEDIATE" open call will be give selected artists the opportunity to creatively intervene with the Gallery space for an afternoon during April with support from the Gallery team in the development and delivery of the piece.
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