Events

  • © Kjersti Sletteland Tone Boska

    Workshopshop

    For our final meeting of 2015, Spin will visit Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. ESW’s Curator, Dan Brown will join us to discuss Concrete Antenna, a sound work in the tower created by Tommy Perman, Professor Simon Kirby and Rob St John.… Continue reading

  • Colin McPherson, Supporters, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, 2008 from the series When Saturday Comes

    Document Scotland: The Ties that Bind

    This month we will be exploring the work of the photography collective, Document Scotland comprising Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren. The Ties that Bind is a compelling exhibition of documentary photography by these four Scots-born photographers.… Continue reading

  • Courtesy of the artist and the Ingleby Gallery

    Charles Avery: The People And Things of Onomatopoeia

    For our first post-festival Spin event we will be meeting at Ingleby Gallery to talk about their major solo exhibition of new work by Charles Avery entitled The People and Things of Onomatopoeia. The exhibition was a highlight of this… Continue reading

  • David Bailey Rio Club, East London 1968. Courtesy of the artist

    Bailey’s Stardust

    This month Spin will be meeting at the National Galleries on Wednesday 29 July (please note change of date) to talk about Bailey’s Stardust exhibition which opened last week. The exhibition includes hundreds of photographs by David Bailey. Coming to… Continue reading

  • Still from Henry Coombes' Two Discs and a Zed

    Not Man The Less, But Nature More | Modern Edinburgh Film School | David Faithfull | Henry Coombes

    For our next Spin event on Thursday 25 June we will be visiting Summerhall’s early summer programme of exhibitions. Curator Holly Knox Yeoman will join us in our  discussion, highlighting some exhibitions they currently have on show. Modern Edinburgh Film… Continue reading

  • Still from Keratin, Moving image, 2015 (1 minute 58 seconds)

    Stephanie Mann: Studio Visit

    This month we will be visiting the studio of Scottish visual artist Stephanie Mann. Stephanie studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and completed her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice there in 2013. Since 2010 she has regularly collaborated with… Continue reading

  • New Balance 2015 Mel Franklin Smith and Alex Pollard with Perceptual Effection by Clifford Sage 2015 virtual environment

    MUD|Mel Franklin Smith & Alex Pollard with Mike Cooter

    For our April Spin event we will be visiting artist-run Embassy gallery to discuss MUD, an exhibition of new work and stealth collaborations by Mel Franklin Smith and Alex Pollard and works by Mike Cooter. We will be joined by… Continue reading

  • Oil and magna on canvas National Galleries of Scotland purchased 1980. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2015

    ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein

    For our March Spin event we will be visiting the recently opened ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein at Modern One.  As part of the new REFLECTIONS display at Modern One there is a special three-room ARTIST ROOMS display dedicated to works… Continue reading

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    Natasha Russell: Night Smell

    Our February event will be Spin’s first visit to a new visual art space in the city, The Number Shop Gallery and Studios. Gallery Director, Alistair Grant will take us on a tour of the studios and preview emerging artist… Continue reading

  • Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Cleaning the Core, Ponte City, Johannesburg 2008

    Ponte City: Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse

    For our first event, we will be discussing Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse’s Ponte City exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. We will be joined by Anne Lydon, International Photography Curator at the NGS and co-curator of the exhibition.… Continue reading

  • Together We Sing (2013). Christopher Orr

    Christopher Orr – The Beguiling Eye

    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

  • Courtesy of the Artist

    Studio Visit: Kevin Harman

    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

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    Spin-Off Trip to Leeds & Yorkshire 2014

    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

  • Installation view of Dirty Burning1997 and After Madam Butts 2010, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

    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

  • Steven Campbell, On Form and Fiction installation shot 1990

    GENERATION

    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

  • Corin Sworn, Still, he has yet to move in, 2014. Madder, Silk, Iron, Copper, Alkaline, Acid

    Corin Sworn

    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

  • The Weather War (still) 2012 by Birget & Bergstrom

    Science Festival Exhibitions including Bigert & Bergström, Jessica Lloyd-Jones and Silas Parry

    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

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    A Thousand of Him, Scattered: Relative Newcomers in Diaspora

    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

  • Untitled 2013. 19th-century marble bust with further carving

    Jonathan Owen

    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

  • Collective Gallery

    Bertille Bak and Catrin Jeans

    Our February Spin event will be a discussion at the new Collective gallery spaces at the City Observatory on the historic Calton Hill; We will be discussing the two exhibitions on show: Bertille Bak’s film Faire le mur and Catrin… Continue reading