I spent several days at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018. There was so much to see.
I’ve already written articles about three exhibitions, Liberty Art Fashion and Fabric at Dovecoat Studios, Green Man by Lucy Skaer at the Tablot Rice Gallery and Joana Vasconceol’s Gateway at Jupiter Artland,But I wanted to highlight more of the venues which were part of this art festival.
There was lots on at the Edinburgh College of Art. The MA Postgraduate Show was only on for one week.
Rhubaba Gallery and Studios, in Arthur Street, around half way down Leith Walk had a sound installation All in a Day’s Work by Andrea Zarza.
Further down in Leith was Andy Cumming’s Adam Lunklater: Mythopeia, based on the artist’s research into mythology and the occult.
A couple of miles east in Newhaven, was the Hemispheric Phases exhibition at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, based on a six month exchange between Scotland and Argentina.
The Open Eye Gallery in the new town was exhibiting work by the Scottish artist John Bellany.
Confusingly some art exhibitions were not part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, but part of the main festival. I’d read about one these, Paperwork 5 at the Edinburgh Ski Club.
On my walk back to the car from the Ski Club, I was really glad that I spotted the Six Women in Glass exhibition at Converge
I attended a free Saturday morning workshop at the Partriothall Gallery in Stockbridge, based on the It Is Incredible How Much Happiness We Sometimes Share Together by the Slip Collective. I didn’t see this exhibition mentioned in the Edinburgh Art Festival programme, but knew about it as I am on the Patriothall mailing list. The workshop participants took a walk along the nearby Water of Leith to collect some flora to use for printing fabric. Below is my piece.
It illustrates that it’s a good idea to look out for exhibitions and events which may not be part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, but take place during the same period.