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.
For our November Spin event, we will be visiting Christopher Orr’s The Beguiled Eye exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Orr’s oil paintings and watercolours offer enigmatic glimpses into other worlds where modern characters appear within expansive environments, laden with… Continue reading
For our October Spin event, we will meet at artist Kevin Harman’s studio. Kevin’s work crosses definitions of sculpture, installation and performance. In his most recent work, The Absinthe Bar (2014) he created an immersive environment in his studio. This… Continue reading
Following on from our successful trip to Newcastle and the North East last year, we are organising a weekend trip to Leeds and Yorkshire. We will be visiting the new contemporary art gallery in Leeds, The Tetley, as well as… Continue reading
Our September Spin event will meet at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One for the second part of our discussion of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. We will be joined by Lucy Askew and Julie-Ann… Continue reading
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