Situated: Place, Art, Collection

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Situated: Place, Art, Collection is an art exhibition curated by students in our MScR in Collections and Curating Practices, in partnership with the University's Centre for Research Collections and the Travelling Gallery.

Situated transports artworks from the University Art Collection, along with aspects of their environment, to sites across the Lothians. This unique opportunity to see "behind the scenes" of a major Scottish art collection asks: How does art create a sense of place? Where do we normally see art? And what is the role of an art collection?

The exhibition opens on Monday 10th February at 3pm, outside the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh. All are welcome to the opening reception, which will be held from 5pm - 7pm at the Lounge Bar at Teviot Row House. At 6pm, composer and musician Carla Sayer will perform original compositions and improvisations inspired by the exhibition and its themes of place and collection.

Between 10 - 21 February the exhibition will tour around Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian

  • Thursday 13th February - Gorebridge Beacon Hunterfield Road EH23 4TT 10am - 4pm
  • Monday 17th February - Drumbrae Library Hub 81 Drumbrae Drive Edinburgh EH4 7FE 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 18th February - Ratho Library 1 School Wynd Ratho EH28 8TT 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 19th February - North Edinburgh Arts 15a Pennywell Court EH4 4TZ (tbc)
  • Thursday 20th February - The Ripple Project 198 Restalrig Road South EH7 6DZ
  • Friday 21st February - Haddington tbc

Are you interested in studying Collections and Curating Practices - MSc by Research at Edinburgh College of Art?