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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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Top 5 Edinburgh Art Galleries to Visit This Freshers

Even as a history of art student, getting into Edinburgh’s art scene can be overwhelming, with so many galleries dispersed throughout the city. But after doing a grand tour of all the galleries, here is the final five-stop art stroll through the city that you will be able to do this freshers (art is the […]

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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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The Birds and the Bees Talk- Talbot Rice Gallery

The expression ‘the birds and bees’ refers to an explanation of human reproduction to little children, usually in a formal, rather awkward setting and using naturalistic imagery. It is perhaps an obvious reminder of our closeness to the natural environment, and our fundamental reliance on it as a means of explaining basic ideas and images. […]

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Looking back at a semester of Art

This semester has seen an outstanding array of exhibitions and arty events around the city; as the days have grown darker and the air cooler, our artists have stood their ground and ceaselessly provided an abundance of content for our art writers to cover. The University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery has this semester seen […]

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Review and Interview: The Extended Mind at Talbot Rice Gallery

From November to February, the Talbot Rice Gallery presents The Extended Mind. A collaboration between the Talbot Rice Gallery and a research project called The History of Distributed Cognition, the exhibition, funded by AHRC, presents a complex scientific and psychological analysis of our cognitive abilities, offering what curator of the exhibition James Clegg described to […]

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Understanding the Talbot Rice Gallery

Established in 1975, the Talbot Rice Gallery (TRG) is one of Edinburgh’s leading contemporary art galleries and is the public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh. It is constructed out of a 19th Century former history museum, juxtaposed with a contemporary white cube gallery. Founded by David Talbot Rice, the Watson Gordon Professor of […]