Locating the Nest
From: 27/04/2012 To: 22/07/2012 10:00 - 18:00
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh
Phone: 0131 248 2909
Locating the Nest is a unique collaboration between craft-artist Lizzie Farey, print maker Hugh Bryden and writer Tom Pow in which they explore the nest in image and metaphor.
Based in the south west of Scotland, each has a national and international reputation in their respective fields. Working at times independently, and at others together, they will create an environment in which the nest will be seen as a natural and a cultural totem.
During the February residency Hugh Bryden, inspired by the tradition of naturalists and illustrators - and in response to Tom Pow's words - will be creating large scale linocut prints for the exhibition space in the John Hope Gateway.
Meanwhile, Lizzie Farey will be using materials collected solely from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to create nest forms which will then be placed in locations in the Garden.
Visitors may be able to spot these nests on their walks, hidden among the vegetation or in the trees. Lizzie Farey says: 'This exhibition is all about being observant; often we go about our daily lives and forget to look around us. The sculptures I am making for the garden will not be huge in-your-face statements, but really quite subtle and hardly noticeable, however they may just catch your eye....'
Locating the Nest exhibition is presented by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh in partnership with Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, where the exhibition can be seen in Spring 2013.
27 April – 22 July 2012, open every day 10am – 6pm
Admission to the Garden and the exhibition is free.
Pictured: Lizzie Farey Nest, photo by Shannon Tofts
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