OPEN 2018 Exhibition - Royal Scottish Academy

Simply delighted to have two paintings in this exhibition, which continues at The Royal Scottish Academy until the 8th March 2018.  

Here are a few pictures from my visits to the show, and of my work in situ.


The SSA describe the show:

Two of Scotland’s leading arts organisations, the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland have joined forces for the first time to present an ambitious collaborative exhibition celebrating the best in contemporary and applied art.

Featuring established artists and makers based in Scotland and internationally and new artists, the exhibition is a unique survey of the diversity of contemporary and applied art being created today.

Set alongside a number of curated elements, the exhibition will present works by over 166 artists selected from an open call that attracted over 2000 artwork submissions from across the world.

For more information please see our dedicated exhibition website

OPEN – SSA & VAS Together 2018
29 January – 8 March 2018
Monday – Saturday
10am – 5pm
unday 12 noon – 5pm
Royal Scottish Academy The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Touch, by Esbat Collective - Opens 27/10/17

Esbat Collective October 2017

Preview 6-8pm Friday 27th October.

''That we exist through technological means shouldn't be news to anybody, but nor is our resistance surprising. Socrates the great luddite objected that the technology of writing would ruin the authentication of memory – plus ca change'' (Gary Zhexi Zhang)

“There is... no air tight divide between virtual and real, online and off” (Nathan Jurgensen)

Touch, curated by members of Edinburgh's Esbat Collective is an exploration of how contemporary art practice is affected by a cultural environment increasingly dominated by digital technology and online networks. Is art becoming lost in the virtual clouds, losing touch with the hands on spaces of studio and art gallery?

The traditional gallery is now just one space among many in which to discover and engage with art work. Some artists reject the gallery space altogether showing their work primarily via web communities such as Instagram, Vimeo, Reddit, etc. Even very traditional makers will showcase their work digitally in the first instance – possibly using image manipulation software – to present it exactly how they want it to be seen.

Encompassing film, objects, printing, painting and costume, 'Touch' is about these interfaces - between making and networking, between real and online community, between what is touched and what is caught behind a screen.
Esbat Collective is a group of women artists who came together for a group show in 2016. Forming a creative community based around studio practice and a shared artistic sensibility, many of them first met at ECA. This will be their 5th show together.

The artists are:
Tessa Berring, Fee Scroggie, Fiona Michie, Komachi Goto, Olivia Irvine, Mel Roy, Rachael Forbes, Caroline Fulton, Penny Forbes, Angela Wingate Burdon, Rosaly Johnston, Julie Louise Bemment, Rebecca Green, Antonia Dickson, Heather Craig, Carolann Alexander, Sarah Wilson and Mary Trodden.


RSA Open Exhibtion 2017

Delighted to have a picture included in the RSA Open Exhibition.  Open now, the exhibition runs until the 1 October 2017, in the RSA Lower Galleries. Open Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 5pm.

You can find more information here about the show. - RSA OPEN