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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. […]