Exhibitions

Anima 2017

Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March

“The saviour of the world is you”

In 2016 Anima started as a collaboration between Basia Mindewicz and David Mola. We have been using symbology of orthodox iconography as a creative source of inspiration, focusing on the meditative process of art making.

In Anima 2017 our aim is to express the inner power hidden in people. This time the result of the research and investigation comes in the shape of sculptural pieces and art installation.

No Woman is an Island

Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March.

An exhibition of paintings, handcrafted prints and other artwork by Rona MacLean, Aileen Grant and other women artists.

‘No Woman Is An Island’ is an annual exhibition. In this, its fifth year, the exhibition features work by Gillian Murray, as well as regulars Aileen Grant, Cat Outram and Rona MacLean. Several other women artists and makers are in support. This Edinburgh-based network of women artists and makers meet on a regular basis for sketching and to develop their work.

The main focus of the exhibition will be new and recent work by the exhibition organisers, Rona and Aileen, who are painters and printmakers. Landscape and nature are at the heart of their practice: Rona will be showing new screenprints on her favourite theme of trees, along with mini-landscapes and allotment paintings. Aileen will be presenting a collection of hillscapes from the west coast of Scotland with a distinctly orange theme. She will also have new landscape photopolymer prints on show.

Watershed

Saturday 25 March - Saturday 8 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March.

Solo exhibition by Lynn Ahrens

This is an exhibition of  figurative paintings which embody in themselves the situations they are in, which revive current concerns with cultural memory and myth.

Unstill Life - Alan McGowan

Saturday 15 April - Sunday 23 April
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibition and Book Launch: 22nd of April
5-6pm Artists Talk.
6-8pm Book Launch and exhibition.
7.30pm Musical performance by “Sink”, videos, short films and projections.

What if stillness in the life room is only a context, like silence is to music?

Alan McGowan’s expressive life paintings explore the relationship between our perceptions, the movement of life all around and the attempt to encapsulate it in the language of paint. “Unstill Life” is both an exhibition of paintings and the launch of a new book of McGowan’s work.

 

ECA | Running Up That Hill

Saturday 29 April - Sunday 14 May
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Preview Friday 28 April, 6pm

“Running Up That Hill” is an exhibition showcasing the progressing art practices of third year Edinburgh College of Art students from the four disciplines of Painting, Intermedia, Sculpture and Photography. The exhibition encapsulates a variety of perspectives reflecting the exciting diversity of ways in which our generation is approaching contemporary art practice. From the navigation of everyday society and the re-examination of conditions rooted in art history to the creation of imagined worlds and narratives, a range of themes are explored as we are all Running Up That Hill.