Saturday 21 February, 2015 - Sunday 1 March, 2015
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Private View | Friday 20 February, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Â Fiona HermseÂ is hosting It Surrounds Me – Part 2, anÂ exhibition of site-specific sculptures, mixed media pieces and paper forms in Gallery 2 of St Margaret’s House.
Part 1 of the project came about during Fiona’s time atÂ ComPeung, an artist residency in Thailand. The experience inspired Fiona to expand the boundaries of her background discipline of art jewellery by creating installations which, in turn, became part of her idyllic surroundings.
The Buddhist philosophies of Thailand, and their relevance within contemporary western society, form the basis of the continuation of her project. In particular, the themes of connection, meditation, ephemerality, compassion and how they relate to our current ecological predicament are the themes underpinning Part 2.
Fiona intends to make these themes visual by creating an immersive experience for the viewer. Aesthetic influences will be taken from various observed natural phenomena, with particular focus on movement. These include â€œmurmurations of starlings, shoals of fish, clouds formations, sunlight in water and fireflies in a dark forest.â€ The project will also involve written personal accounts.
Fiona is in need of volunteers to help her set up thisÂ exhibition. Click here for more information.
Admission is always free to exhibitions at St Margaretâ€™s House. The art centre is located on the main London Road bus route, one stop passed Meadowbank Stadium. Free parking can be accessed via Restalrig Road South, then driving through the carpark of the National Registers of Scotland and into our own. The building is fully wheelchair-accessible, with lifts and disabled toilets. All galleries are on the third floor.
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road