Our Spin group was asked to be part of a film commissioned by Creative Scotland to talk about our discussion group and also our thoughts on the Own Art scheme. Have a wee look here! http://vimeo.com/99518739
Are you challenged, inspired or mystified by contemporary art?
Spin is a monthly discussion group set up by the Education Department at the National Galleries of Scotland, to help you get to the heart of contemporary art. Whether you are completely new to contemporary art, already enjoy it, want to collect it, or are involved professionally, Spin offers you the chance to engage with a variety of artists, artworks, galleries and studio spaces across Edinburgh in a relaxed and sociable setting.
Spin members meet at 6pm on the last Thursday of every month (excluding August and December) to enjoy informal discussions about contemporary art with artists, curators, critics and collectors over a glass of wine.
We also organise Spin-off trips to major events in the art calendar both in Scotland and abroad, as well as special visits to galleries and sculpture parks outwith Edinburgh.
So why not join and be inspired by art being produced today.
Our July Spin event will be a visit to the Academy Building at the Scottish National Gallery for our first foray into GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. We will be joined by Keith Hartley, Chief Curator at… Continue reading
Our June Spin event will be a tour and discussion of Corin Sworn’s solo exhibition at Inverleith House. We will be joined by curator Paul Nesbitt to discuss the artist’s work which has been paired here with botanical specimens from… Continue reading
Our May Spin event will be a tour and discussion of some of the Science Festival exhibitions at Summerhall. We will be joined by artist Silas Parry to discuss the various installations and themes raised by science and art collaborations.… Continue reading
Our April Spin event will be a discussion of the group photography exhibition A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers In Diaspora at Stills Gallery. We will be joined by gallery staff to discuss the works in the exhibition and… Continue reading
Our March Spin event will be a discussion of Jonathan Owen’s new solo exhibition at the Ingleby Gallery. We will be joined by Jonathan Owen and Ingleby staff to discuss this new work. Owen’s work, in both two- and three-dimensions,… Continue reading