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The harmony and cacophony of ‘In the Round’

Sofia Cotrona reviews Talbot Rice Gallery’s new solo exhibition by Angelica Mesiti Talbot Rice Gallery welcomes the first major UK exhibition of artist Angelica Mesiti, In the Round. It is an immersive show, characterised by video and sound installations that present both past works and new commissions, alongside the inclusion of artefacts from the University […]

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‘A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting’: Making art Out of Climate Change

In conversation with James Clegg, assistant curator of Talbor Rice Gallery Like most Scottish galleries and museums, Talbot Rice Gallery is on the dawn of reopening after a year of closure. Talbot Rice saw the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity for a brand-new exhibition: The Normal, a collaborative exhibition showing how the work of twelve […]

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Art created in a Global Pandemic: The strange comfort and empowering call-to-action of ‘The Normal’

You know the feeling of relief after seeing the face of a loved one you haven’t seen in months? That was the feeling I felt when I walked into Talbot Rice Gallery. I felt as if I could finally breathe again, as if a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was good to […]

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Lessons in Hope and Light from the Utah Desert

Has anyone noticed some of the spectacular sunsets we’ve been having lately? Bright pink and burning gold. Or noticed the warm Earth smell in the evenings, the little orange and purple crocus flowers and yellow daffodils trumpeting the start of spring? Whilst still being bound in the restrictions of the ‘Winter Lockdown’, ‘Lockdown 3.0’ or […]

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Review: Air Diving- Matthew Rimmer

Peace.  Tranquillity.  Relief.  Three feelings that consumed me on the 19th of February watching Matthew Rimmer’s latest exhibition ‘Air Diving’.  If I felt a sense of ease enjoying the virtual reality of the surreal natural world, I had to question why I also felt overwhelmed with suspense and intimidation.  As I submerged myself into Rimmer’s story of water, I was […]