DRAWN TO EDINBURGH
Fri 28 Jul – Mon 28 Aug
An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. Its theme is a sense of place and what makes Edinburgh unique. The first strand comprises a variety of styles and approaches to illustrating iconic buildings, reflecting the inspiration the city brings to young learners finding their place in their new home. The second highlights the University of Edinburgh’s unique collections, with drawings ranging from beautiful shells from the Galapagos Islands brought back by former Edinburgh student Charles Darwin, to the original Penicillin mould discovered by former Rector Alexander Fleming.
Featured artists; Victoria Rose Ball, Teri Po, Rosie Corfe, Saskia Cameron, Peony Gent, Katy Wiedemann, Ailsa Johnson, Eve Marx
A KIST IN THYME
A modern take on the cabinet of curiosities
Wed 6 Sep - Sat 7 Oct
Story-led art created as part of a collaboration between two primary schools, community elders and storyteller/artist Amanda Edmiston. The exhibition contains photographs and several hand written framed pieces chronicling the project and the stories used, plus the Kist itself - a wooden box full of herbal elements, stories and creations made by the children and influenced by the 'cabinet of curiosities' popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Funded by Tasgadh - Small Grants for Traditional Arts and developed using the Tobar an Dualchais archive.
Sometimes the Centre's exhibition space is not accessible to the public because of a private function booking.
Please call +44 (0)131 556 9579 to check.