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POP UP SHOP DOWNSTAIRS AT #STAG2 WITH @FacetNation CONTINUES TODAY & TOMORROW - MAY 23rd/24th Friendly service, great coffee, jaw-droppingly gorgeous staff – and now there’s one more reason to visit Stag Espresso as they present, for this weekend only, their exclusive pop-up ceramics and jewellery emporium featuring the work of Steph Marsden and Jill Shaddock. For more information, click here: http://facetnation.bigcartel.com/
ONCE UPON A FUTURE Tomorrow May 21st, as part of 'The Scottish Design Summit 2015', we are hosting a provocative glimpse into the shape of things to come produced by the Department of Design Informatics & Creative Edinburgh From 4-6 a host of design & technology professionals will be reporting back from beyond the horizon, followed at 6 by a keynote address from Madeline Ashby, the Toronto based science fiction writer and strategic foresight consultant. INFO: http://bit.ly/1HZqCFM
TEA FOR NEPAL SILENT AUCTION Following a day when, tragically, Nepal has once again been hit by earthquakes, we'd like to draw your attention to one way you can help. This Sunday afternoon, May 17th, at 2.30, Stag2's sister café, Stag Espresso at Dovecot Studios, will be holding a 'Tea for Nepal' event. All staff are giving their services for free, and all money raised will go to UNICEF to assist with their efforts. For further information please go to: http://teafornepal.tumblr.com
MONIQUE SLIEDRECHT - PARIS EXHIBITION Treat yourself to a cheeky wee citybreak? If that’s you, and the city in question happens to be Paris, you might be interested to learn that the Warburton Gallery’s very own Monique Sliedrecht has an exhibition, ‘Ebbtide’, on at Le Pavé d'Orsay Gallery in the Rue de Lille from now until May 10 - 23rd. Well worth checking out.
THE DAY AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE Its May 8th 2015. All is changed, changed utterly, as Yeats put it, a terrible beauty is born. Some have described it as a ‘sea-change’, while others have talked of a ‘seismic shift’, but either way, one thing’s for sure: the gallery looks quite different with the installation dismantled and pictures back on the walls. Well, what did you think I was talking about?
MAY 1st - A SUPERB NIGHT OF BLUES, WHISKY & FILM A big thank-you to everyone who came along last night and made the evening of ‘Kinoblues’ such a success. A big thank-you too to The Blueswater for a storming set, to Jeffrey St Whisky and Tobacco for whisky and talk of whisky and of course to the Irrepressible Igor Slepov for coming up with the concept and curating the films. Watch this space for further upcoming dates.... - Photos from last nights event by Diego Almazán
IDRIS MURPHY - NEW EXHIBITION 2015 Idris Murphy, one half of the Warburton Gallery’s acclaimed ‘Edgelands’ show talks to the BBC about his forthcoming exhibition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32316195
FINAL WEEKEND - THE HEART IS A PRIDEFUL BEAST And so we enter endgame – this is the last week of Daniel Domig’s show here at the Warburton Gallery. However you may be pleased to hear that Daniel himself should be on hand tomorrow morning to offer informal exhibition tours and answer any questions you could have. Domig will also be screening his 2014 collaboration with Angela Trondle in Hawick this Saturday, 18th April, as part of the Alchemy Film Festival – www.alchemyfilmfestival.org.uk
EASTER WEEK Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter Weekend! Also a great excuse for a temporary change in opening hours. The gallery cafe downstairs Stag Espresso is open as usual.
OPEN STUDIOS / 28 + 29 March / 11 - 5PM INTRODUCING 5: Murdoch Dandelion The compere of one of Edinburgh’s most successful Open Mic evenings, Bobby will bring some of the performers he has discovered to Stag2 for an evening of live music to kick off the Open Studios Weekend tonight, Friday 27th March at 8pm. It’s a measly £3 on the door, and, even better, it’s BYOB.
OPEN STUDIOS / 28 + 29 March / 11 - 5PM INTRODUCING 4: Allan Robertson Allan describes himself as a painter of industrial landscapes: he paints abandoned cement works and disused quarries; like others before him he has drawn inspiration from port and harbour scene. Allan’s works frequently seem imbued with an elegiac feel, though he is at pains to point out that in the industrial world there is no room for this to teeter over into nostalgia.
OPEN STUDIOS / 28 + 29 March / 11 - 5PM INTRODUCING 3: Janice Parker Janice Parker is a dancer, artist, choreographer, instigator and teacher whose work featured in both the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She has worked collaboratively with many other artists and dancers, as well as with those who have never danced before, with the elderly and the disabled. For Open Studios, Janice will exhibit videos and photographs from her archive.
OPEN STUDIOS / 28 + 29 March / 11 - 5PM INTRODUCING 2: Igor Slepov Igor’s contribution to the Open Studios weekend will feature a video installation, as well as a sound piece and several collages. The Irrepressible Slepov will also provide the visuals for the live music event in Stag Espresso downstairs, which kicks things off on Friday, March 27th. Tickets available here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stag-espresso-presents-ticket…
OPEN STUDIOS / 28 + 29 March / 11 - 5PM INTRODUCING: Benjamin McLaughlin New Zealander Ben McLaughlin is interested in the relationship between technology and consciousness, the violence inherent in masculinity and society’s balance of power and powerlessness. He offers ambiguous glimpses of figures in action, provoking the viewer into completing an implied narrative. For this Open Studios event Ben is creating a room-sized installation which invites you into a theatre of fear and paranoia.
OPEN STUDIOS Deep in the bowels of the Warburton Gallery some very strange folk do dwell. The goblin artists we call them, working away both night and day, never seeing the sun’s healing light. Well all that is about to change, as we throw open the doors to their secret lair. Scowling and blinking they’ll emerge, chuckling, clapping, crowing, clucking, uttering their goblin cry: ‘come buy, come buy’. Or, to put it another way, we will be holding open studios on 28th and 29th March, 11 - 5PM
ECLIPSE - MARCH 20th 2015 Surrealist and pornographer Georges Bataille once claimed that there are three things we can never see directly: death, the genitals and the sun – and might have added, certainly not the sun during an eclipse...
LATE LATE LATE So in keeping with the Warburton tradition of superb time keeping, a rather belated thanks to Stag Espresso for a really super evening on Friday night. Downstairs was packed with great music and company. Here's hoping there's many more to come...
EXHIBITION NOW OPEN Here's to Daniel Domig and to an amazing team of gallery volunteers. We couldn't have opened on time and with such a great exhibition, without all your generosity and hard work! So a huge thank you. 'The Heart is a Prideful Beast' by Daniel Domig is now open, 10.30 - 5.30pm, Wed - Sun until April 19th We look forward to seeing you.
THE HEART IS A PRIDEFUL BEAST Opening Reception: Thursday 19 Feb, 6 - 8pm After completing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Daniel Domig has exhibited widely over the past decade in both Europe and North America. This will be his first UK show. Working across painting, sculpture, film and installation, Domig has created an exhibition of intellectual curiosity and psychological insight, in a radically re-imagined gallery space. All welcome. Hope to see you there!
AND SO IT BEGINS Preparing for Domig: one week to go...
COMING SOON... Our next show will be from Viennese painter, filmmaker and installation artist Daniel Domig. Opens: 20 Feb - 19 April 2015
THE CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS DEPART Once more the tumult and the shouting dies – the Captains and the Kings depart – all good things must come to an end, and today was the last day of 'Edgelands'. Thanks to Paul Martin and Idris Murphy for an excellent show, and thank you to everyone who came along. Next up: Daniel Domig, opening on February 20th. Looking forward to seeing you there.
REVIEW OF EDGELANDS BY TIM CORNWELL OF ARTSPRESS A great review of our current exhibition EDGELANDS by Idris Murphy + Paul Martin. Read it here: http://www.arts-press.co.uk/reviews
EDGELANDS - NOW ON UNTIL 1ST FEB Due to high demand we have decided to extend the run for EDGELANDS by Idris Murphy + Paul Martin for an extra week until Sunday 1st February. We hope to see you there. GALLERY: Wed - Sun, 10.30 - 5.30PM CAFE: 7 days a week, 10.30 - 5.30PM
ROBERT POWELL WINS DELOITTE PRIZE News has reached us here at the Warburton, that a certain Mr R Powell has not only been singled out for praise by the Scotsman’s leading art critic Duncan Macmillan this week - but that he has also been awarded this year’s Deloitte Prize for his work ‘A Universal History of Iniquity’ currently on show at The Royal Scottish Academy, and first seen here in the gallery back in May. Well done Rob! The Scotsman’s review is available here: http://bit.ly/12YHJtb
EDGELANDS **** - The List Just in: a Four star review from The List, for our current exhibition 'Edgelands': http://bit.ly/1zBcSwJ – though the speculation here at the Gallery is that it was meant to be a five star job but, a bit like the Sochi Olympic opening ceremony, the fifth star failed to light.
OPEN STUDIO EVENT On Sunday Allan J Robertson opens his studio based at the Warburton Gallery for a special one-day, one-off display of his most recent work. See the art, meet the artist, have a drink, have a chat and marvel at Mack, the excitable studio wonderdog. Sunday, 7th December, 1-4 PM. www.allanjrobertson.co.uk
The gallery café is operated by Stag Espresso, who have already established a loyal following with their cafe at Dovecot Studios. Here they will be showcasing a different coffee roaster each week & serving the best leaf teas, homebaking and freshly made soup. And with friendly service in stylish surroundings, Stag2 is now undoubtedly on its way to becoming one of the finest establishments in town. OPEN 7 DAYS 10.30 - 5.30 2 India Buildings, Victoria St, Edinburgh www.StagEspresso.com
EDGELANDS IDRIS MURPHY + PAUL MARTIN 14 November - 25 January 2015 In landscapes that are also inscapes, Idris Murphy and Paul Martin turn their listening gaze on the fragile edgelands of the Australian desert and the Scottish shoreline. GALLERY OPEN: 10.30 - 5.30, WED - SUNDAY
PAUL MARTIN & IDRIS MURPHY INSCAPE King Street Gallery on William Sydney, NSW, Australia 15 APRIL - 10 MAY
REPRESENTATION + COMMUNICATION Professor John Lee will discuss philosophical approaches to understanding how drawings and pictures work, developing a distinction between their roles in representation and communication. Professor Jon Oberlander will respond to John Lee’s talk by describing results of some experiments that distinguish drawing-to-represent from drawing-to-communicate - in particular, emergent differences between symbols and icons. FREE EVENT THURSDAY, 19 JUNE, 12.15 - 1.30PM
DESIGN INFORMATICS IN THE THINKING MACHINE An evening of talks from the Centre for Design Informatics at The University of Edinburgh, given in response to Powell + Mehrpouya’s ‘The Palace of Forgetting’. Speakers include Chris Speed, Professor of Design Informatics, artists Powell + Mehrpouya, architect Pierre Forissier and digital artist Duncan Shingleton. Book tickets HERE THURSDAY, 12 JUNE, 6-8.30PM, FREE EVENT
LAST CHANCE TO SEE - 'The Shape of Time' by ALISON GRANT SATURDAY, 24 MAY, 10.30 - 5.30PM 'The Warburton Gallery's inaugural exhibition by Alison Grant ‘The Shape of Time’ is a wonderful show, beautifully curated in a stunning space, an exhibition that has taken risks...and yet has still sold fantastically well.' - Lady Deirdre Armstrong, Chair of The Art Fund Warburton Gallery, 1 India Buildings, Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2EX www.warburtongallery.com
THE SHAPE OF TIME ALISON GRANT - ARTIST TOUR Alison Grant will be in the gallery from 12 - 2, taking part in an informal gallery tour of her latest exhibition 'The Shape of Time' All welcome. FRIDAY, 22 MAY, 12 - 2PM
THE SHAPE OF TIME ALISON GRANT OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, 25 APRIL, 5.30 - 8PM 'Born out of a preoccupation with the often mysterious nature of time and its relation to human consciousness, Grants work is always rooted in the natural world and, while deeply thought through, never succumbs to arid intellectualism. This is an exhibition of restrained and reflective sensuousness, of subtle power and quiet, yet expressive, beauty...' www.warburtongallery.com
PAUL MARTIN WHEN MEN AND MOUNTAINS MEET Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary St, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT 3 - 19 APRIL
DRIVE THE CHANGE - Group Show ROBERT POWELL 100Plus, Hohlstrasse 100, CH-8004 Zürich 20 - 24 MARCH
HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE L'INFAMIE ROBERT POWELL Atelier Engramme, 501, rue de Saint-Vallier E, Québec, QC G1K 3P9, Canada 1 MARCH - 6 APRIL
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