Talks and Events

Launch Reception for Transparency & Mouth of a Shark

Date: 17 October 2019

Time: 18.30-20.30

Price: Free

Please join us for the launch reception of our two new exhibitions. This event is free and open to all.

Transparency: Alberta Whittle & Hardeep Pandhal
Guest-Curated by Mother Tongue

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Transparency is a two-person exhibition from Glasgow-based artists Alberta Whittle and Hardeep Pandhal commissioned by Edinburgh Printmakers and guest curated by Mother Tongue. This exhibition spans print, artist moving image, drawing and installation, and responds to the architectural heritage of the Castle Mills site – as a former silk factory, premises of the North British Rubber Company, and a brewery – now occupied by Edinburgh Printmakers.

The exhibition takes as its point of departure the physical layers of the printmaking process; the buildings’ history; and considers the local built environment as a present-day testimony to Scotland’s colonial past. The exhibition’s title invokes the multiple definitions and etymological roots of the word ‘transparency'.

With commissioned texts from Aman Sandhu, Cass Ezeji and Danny Pagarani.

Mouth of a Shark: Angela Gilmour, Fiona Kelly, David Lilburn & Anna York
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“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”
– British Somali poet Warsan Shire.

Artists from Edinburgh Printmakers and Cork Printmakers share reflections and responses to Shire’s rousing poem, exploring questions of what unites and divides us through their work.

New figures from UNHCR show a record 70.8 million displaced people in the world. Around 44,400 people leave their homes every day – driven to the unknown by the need to escape and drawn by hope for a better future.

This exhibition explores the concepts of home and displacement.


Image credits
Angela Gilmore - Foreboding
Hardeep Pandhal, BAME of Thrones (Trailer), Silent Animation, 2019. Courtesy of Channel 4.

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