Platform: 2020

When

Sat, 31 October 2020 - Sun, 29 November 2020

Open Daily

Where

City Art Centre - 2 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Further info

Cost: Free, book in advance

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Type: Exhibition

Rhona Jack, Trouble Maker Heart Breaker, 2020. Photo: Tom Nolan.

Edinburgh Art Festival is excited to launch this year’s Platform exhibition, our annual showcase supporting artists in the early stages of their careers to make and present new work. We are delighted to once again partner with City Art Centre to present the 2020 edition from 31 October to 29 November.

Selected from an open call by artist Ruth Ewan, and curator, Sophia Hao (Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), four artists based in Scotland – Rabindranath A BhoseMark BleakleyRhona Jack and Susannah Stark – have been supported to create new work for this group show.

Each of the artists has been working over recent months to develop new work for their presentation in Platform: 2020. The exhibition brings together four new bodies of work that include sound installations, textile and sculptural works, print-making, film, performance, and text-based works. Across each of the artists’ individual practice, a number of themes and approaches are particularly resonant for our present times including: the aesthetics of the collective, the intense vitality of ‘being together’ in space; strategies for survival; and the importance of the sense of touch.

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