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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EXHIBITIONThe Normal 18 May - 29 August Admission Free, booking required In less than 2 weeks we will be reopening our d...
05/05/2021
The Normal: Exhibition ticket

EXHIBITION
The Normal
18 May - 29 August
Admission Free, booking required

In less than 2 weeks we will be reopening our doors with 'The Normal', an exhibition curated in real-time in response to the pandemic. As #ArtUnlocks across the country we can't wait to welcome you back into the gallery soon!

Book your free ticket now:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-normal-exhibition-ticket-tickets-151182048577

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

Talbot Rice Gallery presents 'The Normal', an exhibition of contemporary art developed in response to the loud wake-up call of the pandemic

Many thanks to everyone around Scotland that has sent in items for 'A People's Archive...' so far! We are accepting cont...
30/04/2021
Amy Balkin et al. | Talbot Rice Gallery

Many thanks to everyone around Scotland that has sent in items for 'A People's Archive...' so far!
We are accepting contributions throughout the exhibition period, so if you haven't managed to send in anything in as yet you can still do so. Follow the link below for details.

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

Amy Balkin et al. 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' Amy Balkin et al., 'A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting', (2012-ongoing) New Orleans Collection (R.U.B.A.R.B. et al.). Courtesy of the Archive CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Deadline for Entries: Friday 30 April You are invited to contrib...

NEWS We are delighted to announce that Talbot Rice Gallery will re-open on Tuesday 18 May. Follow the link below for the...
27/04/2021
News | Talbot Rice Gallery

NEWS
We are delighted to announce that Talbot Rice Gallery will re-open on Tuesday 18 May.
Follow the link below for the full announcement from TRG Director, Tessa Giblin.

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

News Talbot Rice Gallery, re-opening 18 May Tonya McMullan, 'The lure of tomorrow's harvests' [pollen images], 2020, digital print. Image made by The Roslin Institute Bioimaging Facility. Courtesy of the artist and Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh. It is with great pleasure that we annou...

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS We are still seeking contributions for Amy Balkin's 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting', ...
26/04/2021
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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

We are still seeking contributions for Amy Balkin's 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting', part of The Normal exhibition at Talbot Rice from 18 May.

Items will form part of the exhibition, and join the growing online archive of objects gathered from around the world: https://sinkingandmelting.tumblr.com/

For full details on how to contribute, visit: https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/project/amy-balkin-et-al

#TalbotRice
#TheNormal

A PEOPLE'S ARCHIVE OF SINKING AND MELTING is a growing collection of items contributed from places that may disappear owing to the combined physical, political, and economic impacts of climate change,...

Beach combers make their mark in gallery show
18/04/2021
Beach combers make their mark in gallery show

Beach combers make their mark in gallery show

People living near Scotland’s vulnerable coasts can add to a growing archive of objects that will feature in an upcoming exhibition.

CONTRIBUTE to 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' by Amy Balkin. Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRiceAnything contr...
16/04/2021

CONTRIBUTE to 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' by Amy Balkin. Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice

Anything contributed is equally valued. It can be something natural, manufactured, found, made, or discarded, including trash.

Deadline for contributions: Friday 30 April

Full details:
https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/project/amy-balkin-et-al

#AmyBalkin

CONTRIBUTE to 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' by Amy Balkin. Part of #TheNormal at #TalbotRice

Anything contributed is equally valued. It can be something natural, manufactured, found, made, or discarded, including trash.

Deadline for contributions: Friday 30 April

Full details:
https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/project/amy-balkin-et-al

#AmyBalkin

Photos from The University of Edinburgh's post
16/04/2021

Photos from The University of Edinburgh's post

Volunteer with us As we prepare to reopen, we are looking for volunteers to get involved at the Gallery as Volunteer Inf...
13/04/2021
Volunteer with us | Talbot Rice Gallery

Volunteer with us

As we prepare to reopen, we are looking for volunteers to get involved at the Gallery as Volunteer Information Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support.

All volunteers receive training for their role and a high level of support from the Gallery team throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists.

For full information and to apply, follow the link below.
We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Volunteer with us Join the team at Talbot Rice Gallery 'At the Gates', Exhibition opening reception, 2018. Image courtesy Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh. Talbot Rice Gallery is one of Scotland’s leading contemporary art galleries. As part of the University of Edinburgh, it create...

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONSDeadline: Friday 30 AprilIn advance of our reopening we invite you to contribute to 'A People's Ar...
07/04/2021
Amy Balkin et al. | Talbot Rice Gallery

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Deadline: Friday 30 April

In advance of our reopening we invite you to contribute to 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' by Amy Balkin, a growing collection of items contributed by people living in places that may disappear – or already have become uninhabitable – as a result of the physical, political and economic impacts of climate change.

We are seeking contributions from anywhere in Scotland. The contributed objects will be part of The Normal exhibition at Talbot Rice and form a record of community-gathered evidence that attempts to make the physical effects of climate change palpable, projecting into a future characterised by loss.

For full details and how to contribute, follow the link below:

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

Amy Balkin et al. 'A People's Archive of Sinking and Melting' Amy Balkin et al., 'A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting', (2012-ongoing), Anvers Island, Antarctic Collection (Neus, Burns, Kovats). Courtesy of the Archive CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS Deadline for Entries: Friday 30 April You are invi...

EVENTRewilding the Future, part of #TheNormalIf you missed last week's event with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jane Calv...
01/04/2021
Rewilding The Future | The Normal

EVENT
Rewilding the Future, part of #TheNormal

If you missed last week's event with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jane Calvert, or wish to see it again, the full recording with captioning is now available on our YouTube channel.

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

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

Our friends at Hospitalfield are kicking off this year’s FIELDWORK this weekend - find out more and get involved! 👇
24/03/2021

Our friends at Hospitalfield are kicking off this year’s FIELDWORK this weekend - find out more and get involved!

👇

This three -part Study Group is part of our preparations for FIELDWORK International Summer School 2021 with Bik Van der Pol.

Please join us in the learning, experimentation and discussion inspired by the structure and context of The Living Newspaper which ran in the USA as part of the Federal Theatre Project from 1935 – 1939.

With contributions from: Dr. Rania Karoula, Simon Bedwell, Liz Magic Laser. Beginning Saturday 27 March, 3 – 4.30pm GMT

More info & Sign Up: http://hospitalfield.org.uk/an-invitation-to-a-living-newspaper-fieldwork-study-group-organised-with-bik-van-der-pol/

With its roots in earlier European theatre models, the programmes that emerged were ambitious scripted productions which re-told and performed major stories of the day around housing, labour, disease and social stigma.

These Study Groups continue Bik Van der Pol’s collaboration with Hospitalfield since the 2020 FIELDWORK International Summer School Programme Now What? Last September the Summer School sought to ask, think and talk through what ‘muteness’ was at that time.

Now we look to experiment with The Living Newspaper as a model to enact moving forward, and to ask the question, how will we each want to live together after this disruption in the world?

These three groups take a performative format and invite participants to use the model to imagine and rehearse for the possible futures that lie ahead.

Each Study Group will invite a contribution from an academic or artist to demonstrate ways that artists and writers may interpret ‘the news’ in theatrical, artistic or performed work. The contributors are Dr Rania Karoula, Simon Bedwell and Liz Magic Laser.

Participants are invited to ‘bring the news’ for facilitated conversations on which stories might be enacted in a contemporary ‘living newspaper’.

Following the Study Groups we will form a funded Working Group to participate in The Hospitalfield Living Newspaper Intensive Online Summer Workshop in July 2021.

Image: Art is either plagiarism or revolution, or: something is definitely going to happen here. Bik Van der Pol 2007-2010. Courtesy of the artists.

5 Things | Sarah RoseAs we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our...
22/03/2021
5 Things | Sarah Rose | Talbot Rice Gallery

5 Things | Sarah Rose

As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share '5 Things' that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown.

This week: Sarah Rose

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

5 Things | Sarah Rose As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share 5 Things that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown. This week:Sarah Rose Share Plastics / 'I have been interested in wo...

EVENTRewilding the FutureThursday 25 March, 5pmFree, online⠀You are warmly invited to join artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsbe...
15/03/2021

EVENT
Rewilding the Future
Thursday 25 March, 5pm
Free, online

You are warmly invited to join artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg in conversation with Jane Calvert, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jane Calvert have collaborated together before – critically ‘investigating synthetic biology’s designs on nature’. Using ‘Growth Assembly’ (a work that will be shown at Talbot Rice Gallery, by Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp) and a small selection of Ginsberg’s previous projects as a springboard, this conversation will question the attitudes we project on to the future and the implications they have for different ecological systems.

‘Rewilding the Future’ promotes a decentring of human perspectives – in order to avoid continuing the cycle of colonising, industrialising and marketising nature – and the important role art can play in generating different forms of knowledge: in the context of ‘The Normal’ something of a toolkit for thinking into post-COVID-19 realities.


This event will be live captioned and recorded.

See the Events page on the TRG website for more info and to book.

#TalbotRice
#TheNormal
@edinburghcollegeofart
@edinburghuniversity

EVENT
Rewilding the Future
Thursday 25 March, 5pm
Free, online

You are warmly invited to join artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg in conversation with Jane Calvert, Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and Jane Calvert have collaborated together before – critically ‘investigating synthetic biology’s designs on nature’. Using ‘Growth Assembly’ (a work that will be shown at Talbot Rice Gallery, by Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp) and a small selection of Ginsberg’s previous projects as a springboard, this conversation will question the attitudes we project on to the future and the implications they have for different ecological systems.

‘Rewilding the Future’ promotes a decentring of human perspectives – in order to avoid continuing the cycle of colonising, industrialising and marketising nature – and the important role art can play in generating different forms of knowledge: in the context of ‘The Normal’ something of a toolkit for thinking into post-COVID-19 realities.


This event will be live captioned and recorded.

See the Events page on the TRG website for more info and to book.

#TalbotRice
#TheNormal
@edinburghcollegeofart
@edinburghuniversity

5 Things | Eothen StearnAs we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited ...
15/03/2021
5 Things | Eothen Stearn | Talbot Rice Gallery

5 Things | Eothen Stearn

As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share '5 Things' that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown.

This week: Eothen Stearn

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

5 Things | Eothen Stearn As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share 5 Things that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown. This week:Eothen Stearn Share 'A detail of my textile work 'Glyp...

If you were unable to attend our talk 'The Birds and the Bees' last Thursday, a recording of the event is now available ...
11/03/2021
The Birds and the Bees Talk | The Normal

If you were unable to attend our talk 'The Birds and the Bees' last Thursday, a recording of the event is now available to view on our Youtube channel.

As lockdown momentarily silenced the cities and stopped traffic, people started to notice nature in different ways. In this conversation with artists James Webb and Tonya McMullan, we explored how their works entangle with birds and bees respectively, thinking about what it means to be aware of, to communicate with, think through, negotiate and live alongside other species. As a prelude to The Normal exhibition, these participating artists’ works contribute to a discussion about the opportunities and challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Chrystal Macmillan
10/03/2021
Chrystal Macmillan

Chrystal Macmillan

The University's first female science graduate, but also a pioneering feminist and pacifist.

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 we’re looking back to Tremble Tremble and At the Gates, two exhibitions whic...
08/03/2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 we’re looking back to Tremble Tremble and At the Gates, two exhibitions which raised the volume on female self empowerment at Talbot Rice Gallery in 2018.

Originally commissioned for Ireland at Venice 2017, Tremble Tremble saw a mythical giantess hold court in the Georgian Gallery, reciting the testimonies of women burned for witchcraft. At the Gates, which later toured to La Criee centre d’art contemporain in Rennes, France, brought together seven international artists who presented striking challenges to historically male-dominated areas of life, including the law, anthropology and even terrorism.

Tremble Tremble is currently on show at @samstagmuseum as part of the 2021 Adelaide Festival.

#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #TalbotRice #adlfest
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5 Things | Rae-Yen SongAs we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited o...
08/03/2021
5 Things | Rae-Yen Song | Talbot Rice Gallery

5 Things | Rae-Yen Song

As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share 5 Things that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown.

This week:
Rae-Yen Song

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

5 Things | Rae-Yen Song As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share 5 Things that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown. This week:Rae-Yen Song Share 'I’ve been teaching myself 2D anim...

As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident ar...
01/03/2021

As we all continue to adapt and adopt new ways of living and working from home, we have invited our cohort 2 Resident artists to share ‘5 Things’ that are keeping them busy, or keeping them going during lockdown.

This week:
Mona Yoo


1.
Before I start work, I often make marks on Google maps and walk around city to understand the place where I currently live. The act of walking guides me to a new process of observing, thinking, researching and making.

2.
Recently I have been interested in William Henry Playfair’s drawing, 'The National Monument of Scotland' (1826). By responding to this pillar drawing, I create a new structure of a sculptural object. For me, pillars represent a part of the supporting structure of a building, where the historical ruins became part of the city, showing the coexistence of past and present, with human traces on the surface.

3.
I use handy equipment like a compact camera, a laser measurement, a level and a recorder to collect information and materials from everywhere. Even simple lines, numbers and sounds hold so many narratives.

4.
The 1/50 scale architecture model helps me to read and understand the space, structure and characteristics of a building. While reading space by hand, I understand something, as it is delivered as more direct and concrete impression.

My eye, hands, and body remember.

5.
Work suits are an important element that changes the atmosphere and my focus and mood as an artist. During the pandemic and lockdown, the blue jumpsuit suddenly brings me into the studio space and stimulates my creativity and art practice at home.


All images courtesy the artist.
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