VisualArt HITLIST THE BEST EXHIBITIONS
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Missing A video installation to complement the National Theatre of Scotland’s adaptation of Andrew O’Hagan’s bestselling non-fiction work, created by artist Graham Fagen. See review, page 113. Tramway, Glasgow, until Sun 2 Oct.
The Writing on Your Wall Rob Tufnell curates this group show, which explores printmaking as a medium for the dissemination of radical ideas, including work by Ruth Ewan and Alasdair Gray. Reviewed next issue. Edinburgh Printmakers, Sat 17 Sep–Sat 29 Oct. Anna Barham and Bea McMahon: Warp and Woof CCA brings together a pair of artists who are fascinated with representation of thought as well as the playfulness of art. CCA, Glasgow, Sat 8 Oct–Sat 19 Nov.
Resident 11 Showcase of work by artists who have received funding from the RSA Residencies for Scotland Programme. Reviewed next issue. Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Sat 8–Thu 27 Oct.
Ema: Breuckelen Drawings, prints and murals by acclaimed New York street artist Ema, in an exhibition titled after the original name of Brooklyn. Recoat Gallery, Glasgow, until Sun 9 Oct. Peace at Last! New work by Kate Davis that responds to works in the Glasgow Museums’ Collection, focusing on the archiving process and political history. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until Sun 16 Oct.
Live Your Questions Now Group show David Mach: Precious Light Large-scale
focusing on artists over the age of 60, in response to the art world’s perceived obsession with youth. Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, until Sat 1 Oct. exhibition of collages and sculptures by the Fife-born artist, which celebrates the King James Bible in its 400th year. City Art Centre, Edinburgh, until Sun 16 Oct.
Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings The highly-respected artist exhibits around 50 sculptural works in this acclaimed retrospective. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until Sun 6 Nov.
Elizabeth Blackadder Major retrospective of work by the popular Scottish artist, which features an array of paintings, drawings and watercolours. Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, until Mon 2 Jan.
112 THE LIST 22 Sep–20 Oct 2011
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REVIEW SCREEN PRINTS/ SCULPTURE LUCY ROSCOE – THE BEACH HOUSE Broughton Deli, Edinburgh, until Sun 9 Oct ●●●●●
Edinburgh-based artist-illustrator and founder of the Book Tree Press, Lucy Roscoe, brings a body of new work to Edinburgh’s Broughton Deli. The Beach House is the tenth in a specially curated series by Nicola Brooks and fills the space with delicate paper installation pieces and original screen prints. Roscoe’s fascination with the
sea stems from a childhood spent in a central urban location where beaches were a rarity and associated for her, therefore, with excitement and wonder. This sense of naïve delight is poured into every scalpel cut and curl of the painstakingly beautiful paperworks, and inherent in the nostalgic outlook of prints such as ‘Fish & Chips’ (a homage to the Scottish Sea Front), which takes pride of place in the main room.
The Deli’s gallery and dining space is a perfect complement to Roscoe’s Beach House, marrying space and charm in far cry from the usual ‘coffee shop’ art offering. There are handmade notebooks and cards on offer, and Roscoe’s trademark Book Trees in the back room cabinet alongside an edition of screen printed artist’s book There’s no such thing as a seagull?
Roscoe’s exhibition is possibly the last in the current format as Brooks is intent on revamping the exhibition potential of the Barony Street venue and creating more of a dialogue between artists and the wider community. There may even be an additional venue in the offing. Meanwhile, The Beach House is a successful collaboration between the dedicated Roscoe and the inventive Brooks which is worth a visit even if you don’t also fancy a bite to eat. (Miriam Sturdee) ■ lucyroscoe.co.uk