‘For reasons unknown’ MFA Art Space and Nature Degree Show, 2-11 June 2017

‘For reasons unknown’; the degree show exhibition by students Alex Hackett and Will Urmston, graduating from the MFA Art Space and Nature programme.  The exhibition was held at Tent Gallery from 2-11 June, as part of the wider annual Edinburgh College of Art degree show.

 

‘untitled collection’, collaborative works by Alex Hackett and Will Urmston

 


 

For reasons unknown
a coupling
a collection of people of objects and stories
your stories are fated encounters, actions
or missed encounters and the wonderings
of what is not this here
instead it happened like this

a diving beetle under fragility
a relationship on ice
seeking perspective from
unknowns
a nurturing process, it all being in the rituals
and the simplicity and tenacity of growth
sometimes struggling through, resilient
yet absorbent
fruitful pink and yellow gills
unexplained
in our creature surroundings
with a Boy’s deep listening
and the growing and the not knowing
teaching small irises of contentment

and then
soaking in salt water
forming little crystals sometimes
crystalisations realisations of thought
sometimes just soggy crumblings
and damp embraces
a pillow come rest your head
on the dusk shore
with everything breaking in the iridescence
but For strength
there’s being on the water
and in the water
skin shaking and dripping alongside each other
a strand of sugar kelp drawn out slowly
through your dreams
there’s magic in islands and isolation
in being seen and known closely
and the fear of losing

seeking vulnerability
as a place to be
revealing a changing world through the details
the collections and the delicacy.

 

[collaborative exhibition text]



 

installation with various pieces, Alex Hackett

 

‘untitled’  installation with newspaper, sawdust, tissue, twine, mushrooms, Will Urmston

 

‘untitled’ with ‘Irises’, Will Urmston

 

installation with various pieces, Alex Hackett

Development : An Exhibition by Robert Davies

This Friday 29 January at Tent Gallery, Robert Davies exhibits photographs from his photo essay on Edinburgh’s coastal communities.

‘I set out to record the changing coastline of a city, and found a landscape in limbo, of stalled developments that had little connection to history and community – a landscape of unfinished visions of its future’.

From Robert Davies photo essay of Edinburgh’s coastal communities, Granton, Newhaven and Leith  in Volume 2 of The Evergreen: A New Season in the North.

From Robert Davies photo essay of Edinburgh’s coastal communities, Granton, Newhaven and Leith  in Volume 2 of The Evergreen: A New Season in the North.

The photo essay is included in the second volume of The Evergreen, amongst fiction, poetry, art and essays, recently relaunched for the first time in 120 years.

The exhibition is open 5-7pm Friday 29 January 2016, at Tent Gallery, Evolution House.