Current and future shows
An Exhibition of Paintings
by Ken Russell and Moira Russell
3rd – 8th May 2013
Open Fri, Sat, Mon, Tue, Wed: 10am- 4pm.
Sun: 11am – 3.30pm
20 -30 September 2012
11am – 6pm
Most of my inspiration comes from the landscape around me, which I hope my paintings portray. My paintings are distinguished by bold colours, texture and dramatic contrasts. I like to paint abstractly dealing with colour relationships, texture and
movement. I don’t aim to create a specific landscape or place exactly, but aim to capture
5th until the 17th October 2012
open daily from 10am until 6pm
Resonate – a collective exhibition of new work in print, film and metalwork
Preview Evening 5th of October 6-9pm
Emma Macleod, Fiona Hermse, Jessica Crisp, Natalie Reid, Nicola Turnbull, Sarah Connolly
Resonate will draw together the work of six Edinburgh and Leith based visual artists & jewellers. Exhibiting together for the first time, each of the artists will create new work in response to their understanding of the theme ‘Resonance’ – both in its relationship with sound and its ability to, ‘evoke or suggest images, memories and emotions’
Ruth Addinall, Ian McPhail, Peter Sharratt
Sculpture, Painting, Mosaics, Ceramics
Open 12 – 6 (closed Mon)
1 – 14 November 2012
Small Palm On My Back An exhibition of Painting, Assemblage and Photography.
Fiona McGurk and Jacqui Irvine.
An exhibition embracing the element of chance. By relinquishing control, both artists allow chance happenings to create innovative, experimental work.
(images Flip (2012) Fiona McGurk. Ink, Japanese Shoji paper (30 x 42cm)
Snail Bite Drawing (2011) Jacqui Irvine Paper, card (0.28×0.20m)
1 -2 December OPEN STUDIOS 2012
Coburg House Art Studios
Christmas opening of the Studios at Coburg House. Meet the artist /makers and see the high quality and very diverse work.
16 – 29 August 2012
Power to the Portrait
Sylwia Kowalczyk, Sejin Moon, Claudine Quinn, and Simon Crofts
Four artists from Korea, Poland, Ireland and Scotland, living in Scotland, representing a multicultural Scottish photography scene, have diverse approaches to the still photographic portrait. These approaches include constructed images using body fragments and objects as a means of self-expression, through the use of cultural references and symbolism to explore gender relations, the expression of personal experience using portraits of others, and the expression of a personal existential state through portraiture.
Coburg House Art Studios
Visit the studios of nearly 70 artists/makers at Coburg House Art Studios during the Edinburgh Festival. Paintings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, wooden boxes, kilts, bags. Also exhibition in the gallery.
13 – 25 JULY 2012
Open daily from 11am-5pm
Preview night 12 July 6pm-8pm
First solo show by Edinburgh born and based artist Laura Gill, recently
graduated from Edinburgh University with MA (Hons) Fine Art. This exhibition
explores the timeless quality of the movement of the human figure.
9 June – 16 June 2012
11 am to 6pm
Art by the Water
Thirteen artists/makers from Coburg Art Studios are putting on this exhibition as part of the Leith Festival. Painters: Lynne Hanley, Margaret Ritchie, David Blakeley, Joy Arden, Adam Wallace, Georgie Muir, Charly Murray, Catriona Campbell , Karen Warner. Also James Donald ( textiles), Sandra Ogg (ceramics), Jackie Bell (jewellery), Catherine Aitken (textiles), Myer Halliday (ceramics)
18 – 23 JUNE 2012
Student Exhibition from Leith School of Art
6 July 2012 One Day only!
Kaz Robertson and Donna Barry
10 Years On
30 April – 9 May 2012
(Preview Saturday 28 April, 6pm – 8pm)
In this collaborative exhibition, Morwenna Kearsley and blind photographer Rosita McKenzie will present photographic works based around their interpretations of science and art.
Taking an abstract approach to the natural world, Rosita’s digital colour images suggest a subterranean world, deep under the sea in which fantastic, fluorescent creatures inhabit an otherwise dark environment. Morwenna’s work for this exhibition has focused on the traditional idea of recording the human species. Taking inspiration from 19th Century scientists such as Guillaume Duchenne she has produced a series of work that both reflects the aesthetics of that time and explores the relationship between photographic art and science.
(The photographs exhibited are accompanied by an audio guide, braille, large-print booklets and wall-mounted labels, making the exhibition accessible to the widest possible audience.)
12-22 May 2012
Meet me at the Coburg
A group exhibition of contemporary photography and illustration. Artists are Kim Cruickshank, Daniel Seex, Amy Muir and Anna Triston
25 May – 7 June 2012
12-4pm (Closed Sunday and Monday)
Preview Friday 25 May 6 – 8pm
When I left Edinburgh College of Art, the contemporary painters that most interested me were Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky and Alan Davie. If the way ahead was to be abstraction, these were the painters who seemed to have made it a vehicle complex enough to retain interest. Yet my paintings at the time were never purely abstract. In them I was using imagery derived from the shoreline of the Orkney Islands where I was brought up. Since then I have lived in cities and drawing inspiration from them has led me to a more directly representational style. But my interest remains formal. It seems to me that the western painting tradition is all about arranging imagery in a satisfying equilibrium. I believe it still gives scope for inventiveness and aesthetic stimulation.