17 July, 2005

edinburgh gallery guide


edinburgh printmakers

30 July to 17 September 2005

Practice and Process is an opportunity to see the work of some of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists as they cross over from their established artistic practice into the world of printmaking.

By displaying paintings, works on paper, sculptures and video works alongside etchings, lithographs and screenprints, the viewer is given a chance to see the artists’ work from a new perspective, gaining an insight into the development of the artist’s ideas and how they progress through contrasting artistic processes.

This exhibition is also an opportunity to see how the collaborative process between Master Printer and artist actually works. The Master Printer, by being familiar with the artist’s normal artistic practice, is able to assess and suggest the most appropriate methods by which these original works would best be transposed into print - retaining their aesthetic, intellectual and conceptual integrity.

CEL scotland is a new collaboration between Dundee Contemporary Arts, Edinburgh Printmakers, Glasgow Print Studio and Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen. CEL exists to promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary printmaking in Scotland on a national and international level. It commissions, publishes and creates limited edition multiples with some of the best and most exciting artists currently living and working in Scotland.


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads

Francis Bacon is one of the greatest British artists of the 20th century. This will be the first museum exhibition which explores in depth Bacon's striking portraits of friends, lovers and other artists. The exhibition will comprise of over fifty works on loan from public and private collections from around the world.

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