Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery An outstanding centre for art and ideas. The public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery presents original and relevant exhibitions within a unique historical context.
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The exhibitions exemplify creativity and ambition, seen through a distinctive programme of Scottish and International artists, with informed interpretation and lively educational events.

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TONIGHT! 6pmGabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk Online Don't miss the opportunity to hear Gabrielle discuss her work 'This s...
24/06/2021

TONIGHT! 6pm
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Online

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Gabrielle discuss her work 'This song is for ...' in #TheNormal, as well as her broader practice.

Tickets are free and available to book online now: https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
#TalbotRice
#ArtUnlocks

TONIGHT! 6pm
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Online

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Gabrielle discuss her work 'This song is for ...' in #TheNormal, as well as her broader practice.

Tickets are free and available to book online now: https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
#TalbotRice
#ArtUnlocks

Gabrielle Goliath'This song is for ...', 2019–ongoingSingle-channel projection with dual stereo audio. A selection of 5 ...
23/06/2021

Gabrielle Goliath
'This song is for ...', 2019–ongoing
Single-channel projection with dual stereo audio. A selection of 5 songs from an 11 song cycle, with 1 song played on loop throughout a specific day of the week

In 'This song is for …' Gabrielle Goliath returns to and re-performs the popular convention of the dedication song, in collaboration with a group of women and gender-queer-led musical ensembles. Each song is chosen by a survivor of rape and performed as a newly produced cover-version. Of personal significance to the survivors, these songs transport them back to a particular time and place, evoking a sensory world of memory and feeling. A recurring musical rupture or sonic disruption occurs in each song, providing an opportunity for listeners to affectively inhabit a contested space of traumatic recall – one in which the desubjectifying violence of rape and its psychic afterlives become painfully entangled with personal and political claims to life, dignity, hope, faith, even joy.

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
#ArtUnlocks

Photos: Sally Jubb Photography

EVENT Gabrielle Goliath | Artist TalkThursday 24 June, 6pm OnlineJoin Gabrielle Goliath tomorrow evening for a talk abou...
23/06/2021

EVENT
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Thursday 24 June, 6pm
Online

Join Gabrielle Goliath tomorrow evening for a talk about her work 'This Song is For ...' in #TheNormal, as well as her broader practice.

Tickets are free and available to book now:
https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice
#ArtUnlocks
https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/exhibition/normal

EVENT
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Thursday 24 June, 6pm
Online

Join Gabrielle Goliath tomorrow evening for a talk about her work 'This Song is For ...' in #TheNormal, as well as her broader practice.

Tickets are free and available to book now:
https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice
#ArtUnlocks
https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/exhibition/normal

We're delighted to see Larry Achiampong on the shortlist for the Jarman Award 2021, alongside Adham Faramawy, Georgina S...
22/06/2021
Jarman award shortlist 2021 tackles and transcends the Covid pandemic

We're delighted to see Larry Achiampong on the shortlist for the Jarman Award 2021, alongside Adham Faramawy, Georgina Starr, Guy Oliver, Jasmina Cibic and Sophia Al-Maria.

See Larry's work 'Detention (Series)' in #TheNormal at #TalbotRice until 29 August.

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/22/jarman-award-shortlist-2021-prize-covid-pandemic

Contenders for the £10,000 video art prize have been announced, including a supermarket dance number and a London nature reserve turned mortuary

Join us online on Thursday for Gabrielle Goliath's Artist Talk. Admission if free, and all are welcome. Follow the link ...
22/06/2021
Gabrielle Goliath - Artist Talk | Talbot Rice Gallery

Join us online on Thursday for Gabrielle Goliath's Artist Talk.
Admission if free, and all are welcome.

Follow the link below to book!

#TalbotRice

Gabrielle Goliath - Artist Talk Thursday 24 June, 6pm Gabrielle Goliath. This song is for…2019, film still. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery Gabrielle Goliath’s This song is for… presents an opportunity for participants to reflect on the de-subjectifying violence of rape, whilst fore...

22/06/2021

Gabrielle Goliath
‘This song is for ...’, 2019

Now showing at #TalbotRice until 29 August- part of #TheNormal.

Join us on Thursday evening for an Artist Talk with Gabrielle - online, admission free.
Book now: https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

The Green micro-grants
21/06/2021
The Green micro-grants

The Green micro-grants

In the run up to COP26, The University of Edinburgh is running 'The Green Micro-grants', a grants scheme for community projects with the natural environment and social impact at their heart.

EVENTGabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk Thursday 24 June, 6pm Online, admission freeJoin is on Thursday night for an Artist...
19/06/2021

EVENT
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Thursday 24 June, 6pm
Online, admission free

Join is on Thursday night for an Artist Talk with the wonderful Gabrielle Goliath. The talk is taking place online and will be live captioned.

Book your free ticket now: https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice
#GabrielleGoliath
#TheNormal

EVENT
Gabrielle Goliath | Artist Talk
Thursday 24 June, 6pm
Online, admission free

Join is on Thursday night for an Artist Talk with the wonderful Gabrielle Goliath. The talk is taking place online and will be live captioned.

Book your free ticket now: https://gabiellegoliathtalk.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice
#GabrielleGoliath
#TheNormal

'Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artwor...
19/06/2021
ALEXANDRA DAISY GINSBERG

'Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artworks, writing, and curatorial projects, Daisy’s work explores subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence, exobiology, synthetic biology, conservation, biodiversity, and evolution, as she investigates the human impulse to “better” the world.'

Find out more about Ginsberg's previous work and ongoing projects on her website: https://www.daisyginsberg.com/work

#TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh

'Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artwor...
19/06/2021
ALEXANDRA DAISY GINSBERG

'Dr Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist examining our fraught relationships with nature and technology. Through artworks, writing, and curatorial projects, Daisy’s work explores subjects as diverse as artificial intelligence, exobiology, synthetic biology, conservation, biodiversity, and evolution, as she investigates the human impulse to “better” the world.'

Find out more about Ginsberg's previous and ongoing project on her website: https://www.daisyginsberg.com/work

#TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sacha Pohflepp ‘Growth Assembly’, 2009In the lead up to #TheNormal we hosted a conversation w...
19/06/2021
Rewilding The Future | The Normal

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sacha Pohflepp
‘Growth Assembly’, 2009

In the lead up to #TheNormal we hosted a conversation with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, and Jane Calvert of The University of Edinburgh, about her work in the upcoming exhibition. Revisit it now to hear Ginsberg discuss 'Growth Assembly' in more detail.

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice

Artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jane Calvert, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh, have collaborated together befo...

Sarah Rose 'Open Source (crocodile)', 2021Today is #WorldCrocodileDay - when better to celebrate Sarah Rose's remarkable...
17/06/2021

Sarah Rose 'Open Source (crocodile)', 2021

Today is #WorldCrocodileDay - when better to celebrate Sarah Rose's remarkable work 'Open Source (crocodile)', part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice.

Sarah Rose’s suspended, abstract ‘crocodile’, made from recycled plastics, is a new commission for the Georgian Gallery, which in a past life was also the university’s natural history museum. Her work carries within it a new, radical potential for sustainable artistic production whilst pointing to the importance of ecological relationships.

Find out more about the exhibition here: https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/exhibition/normal and visit us in person Tue-Sat, 10-5. Admission Free

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
#ArtUnlocks

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp'Growth Assembly', 2009 'Plants are the original solar technology. In the futu...
17/06/2021
Growth Assembly - Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp
'Growth Assembly', 2009

'Plants are the original solar technology. In the future we will perhaps engineer them to manufacture the wealth of commodities which we enjoy today.'

See the video below to find out more about the fascinating 'Growth Assembly':

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
#ArtUnlocks

http://www.pohflepp.com/?q=growthassembly

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp'Growth Assembly', 2009.Seven prints of watercolour paintings and one C-type p...
16/06/2021

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp
'Growth Assembly', 2009.

Seven prints of watercolour paintings and one C-type print on aluminium. Illustrations by Siôn Ap Tomos. Edition 1 of 10

As the pandemic compels us to rethink our relation to the wild, 'Growth Assembly' speaks to the opportunities and risks tied up in different technologies. If components could be grown inside plants it could allow for a biological industrial revolution where things are no longer engineered, shipped and packaged – but grown in factories resembling farms. However, this herbicide sprayer is itself a troubling symbol of the issues of other large-scale Western agricultural projects. Realised in the style of botanist Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel – who thought nature should be seen as a machine – the illustrations speak to a dangerous colonial relationship between people, nature and power.

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
#ArtUnlocks

Photo: Sally Georgiou

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp
'Growth Assembly', 2009.

Seven prints of watercolour paintings and one C-type print on aluminium. Illustrations by Siôn Ap Tomos. Edition 1 of 10

As the pandemic compels us to rethink our relation to the wild, 'Growth Assembly' speaks to the opportunities and risks tied up in different technologies. If components could be grown inside plants it could allow for a biological industrial revolution where things are no longer engineered, shipped and packaged – but grown in factories resembling farms. However, this herbicide sprayer is itself a troubling symbol of the issues of other large-scale Western agricultural projects. Realised in the style of botanist Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel – who thought nature should be seen as a machine – the illustrations speak to a dangerous colonial relationship between people, nature and power.

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
#ArtUnlocks

Photo: Sally Georgiou

Timeline Photos
16/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Join us Thursday 17 June at 12 pm for a special episode of 'Much Language Such Talk' podcast featuring University of Edinburgh Rector Debora Kayembe. In this episode, Debora talks about her work as a human rights lawyer, translator and activist, and relates her experience of arriving in the UK as a refugee. See our schedule of Refugee Week events 👉 https://edin.ac/352iMPh

#RefugeeWeekUoE
#RefugeeWeek
#RefugeeFestScot

Don’t miss current #TalbotRice Resident Sekai Machache talking this evening at 7pm with Duncan of Jordanstone College of...
15/06/2021

Don’t miss current #TalbotRice Resident Sekai Machache talking this evening at 7pm with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee!

15/06/2021

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sacha Pohflepp
‘Growth Assembly’, 2009

Now showing at #TalbotRice until 19 August- part of #TheNormal

The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

14/06/2021

Event alert! Get your tickets NOW for The Edinburgh College of Art Graduate Fashion Week Showcase 2021, sponsored by St James Quarter. Online Tuesday 15 June at 8pm. Booking: https://www.graduatefashionweek.com/register/

James Webb 'There's No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)' 2021If you're planning a trip to the Botanics here's a handy postc...
11/06/2021

James Webb
'There's No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)' 2021

If you're planning a trip to the Botanics here's a handy postcard to help you locate the 'visiting' Becard...

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
RBGE Creative Programmes
Creative Scotland

#ArtUnlocks

James Webb
'There's No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)' 2021

If you're planning a trip to the Botanics here's a handy postcard to help you locate the 'visiting' Becard...

Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
RBGE Creative Programmes
Creative Scotland

#ArtUnlocks

James Webb 'No Place Called Home' 2004-ongoingIn the lead up to #TheNormal we hosted a conversation with James Webb, alo...
11/06/2021
The Birds and the Bees Talk | The Normal

James Webb
'No Place Called Home' 2004-ongoing

In the lead up to #TheNormal we hosted a conversation with James Webb, along with artist Tonya McMullan, about their work in the upcoming exhibition. Revisit it now to hear James discuss 'No Place Called Home' in more detail. And don't miss the chance to encounter the work in person at the Botanics!

Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland
RBGE Creative Programmes

#TalbotRice

As lockdown momentarily silenced the cities and stopped traffic, people started to notice nature in different ways. In this conversation with artists James W...

James Webb 'There's No Place Called Home' 2004-ongoingStarted in 2004 'There’s No Place Called Home,' is a recurring, wo...
10/06/2021

James Webb
'There's No Place Called Home' 2004-ongoing

Started in 2004 'There’s No Place Called Home,' is a recurring, worldwide intervention wherein specific foreign bird calls and songs are broadcast from speakers hidden in local trees.

'There's No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)' is the 51st iteration of the work. It has been seen (and heard) across the world, from Jordan to Brazil - from Latvia to the Great Wall of China. Find out more details of the past editions, and follow the project:
https://theresnoplacecalledhome.tumblr.com/

And don't miss the chance to visit the Edinburgh edition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this summer. Part of #TheNormal at Talbot Rice Gallery.

RBGE Creative Programmes
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice

James Webb
'There's No Place Called Home' 2004-ongoing

Started in 2004 'There’s No Place Called Home,' is a recurring, worldwide intervention wherein specific foreign bird calls and songs are broadcast from speakers hidden in local trees.

'There's No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)' is the 51st iteration of the work. It has been seen (and heard) across the world, from Jordan to Brazil - from Latvia to the Great Wall of China. Find out more details of the past editions, and follow the project:
https://theresnoplacecalledhome.tumblr.com/

And don't miss the chance to visit the Edinburgh edition at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this summer. Part of #TheNormal at Talbot Rice Gallery.

RBGE Creative Programmes
Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh
Creative Scotland

#TalbotRice

James Webb'There’s No Place Called Home (Archive)', 2004-2021. Painted squares with vinyl text'There’s No Place Called H...
09/06/2021

James Webb

'There’s No Place Called Home (Archive)', 2004-2021. Painted squares with vinyl text

'There’s No Place Called Home (Edinburgh)', 2021. Songs of a Jamaican Becard (Pachyramphus niger), broadcast from speakers concealed in a tree in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Photo: Sally Jubb Photography. Lustre print to dibond with wooden batons, 59.4 x 42 cm

'There’s No Place Called Home' resonates with the widely-commented upon resurgence of birdsong within urban spaces unmuted by the lockdown. For this new version in Edinburgh, visitors may hear the song of a Jamaican Becard as they wander through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This extends the series of works in which foreign bird calls are surreptitiously installed in local environments, which are evoked at Talbot Rice Gallery through the ‘averaged colour’ within each of the 50 existing documentation images. Webb selected the Jamaican Becard as it originates from a hot climate, wanting to evoke global warming, changing migratory patterns and the idea of climate refugees. Otherwise intentionally open to interpretation, the bird call might be regarded as a portal to another space, the unrequited song of a stranger or a harbinger of futures to come.

Part of #TheNormal at Talbot Rice until 29 August.

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Photos: @sallyjubbphotography

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