Solo Shows in Tent Gallery

Art Space and Nature MAFA students recently organised a series of One Day Solo Shows in Tent Gallery, showing current work.

The first of the solo shows featured work from three artists; with Olivia Tutton’s work delicately exploring themes of memory and language. Russell Beard examined entropy and transitioning physical materials, and Alex Hackett’s installation of sculptural objects presented an absurd and Anthropocenic sea.

Photographs : Russell Beard and 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.

STRAVAIG : an exhibition of wanderings, 9 December

Photographs from the opening of the exhibition ‘STRAVAIG’.  From the Scots [to wander, roam, traverse] ‘STRAVAIG’ is an exhibition of material wanderings from all current Art Space and Nature MAFA students.



The Blue of the Distance in TENT – Photo Recap

Art, Space & Nature student Flavia Salvador capped of the last of the MFA solo exhibitions in TENT Gallery with her interactive installation work The Blue of the Distance.

The concept of the show is “Similar to the sandplay therapy method” says Flavia, “creating a landscape within a sandbox and a range of objects that I’ve collected from natural environments since I’ve moved to Scotland.”

The last chance to see the show is today (Saturday) from 11am – 5pm.

“Across- From Wall to Wall” Recap

Second-year MFA student Jonathan Hemelberg meticulously covered the expanse of Tent Gallery this past week, with his painting installation for the “Across- From Wall to Wall” exhibition.

A collected meditation on conservationist John Muir, the painting was accompanied by a poem containing a reassembled version of John Muir’s words, as constructed by Hemelberg-


Not all culture is equally destructive

To make a new departure

For pure wildness

Is well worthy of the attention

For all wildness is finer than tameness

Wildness as that which regards the world

Consumption of one another

And most when we are wildest

The MFA solo show series will continue 6 February, with work by Stephanie Ghetta. More information to follow!

ASN Second Year Shows Commence: “Across- From Wall to Wall”

Second year ASN student Jonathan Hemelberg kicks off this year’s round of solo exhibitions with his show “Across- From Wall to Wall”, created in situ for Tent Gallery. Hemelberg is one of six MFA candidates that will be showing in Tent Gallery over the next couple months.

Opening reception will be held Thursday 23 January from 5pm-8pm.

Photo Recap from Topoi Exhibition Series: Topology

ASN students had a quick turnover for this past week’s opening of “Topology”, part of the Topoi exhibition series. The fourth show of the series (only one more left!) featured photography, projections, video, sculpture, sound and mixed media, all centered around the elusive and evolving concept of topology.

Enjoy the photos below!

More information to come about the final show of the  Topoi series!

Photo Recap from Topoi Exhibition Series: Topography

ASN students started off their exhibition series Topoi with an engaging opening this past Thursday. The show’s theme was “Topography”, and featured a variety of mediums and perspectives, evident in the photos below. Thanks to everyone who attended!

The Topoi series continues next week with the theme of “Dystopia,” opening (coincidentally?) on Halloween.

Topoi Exhibition Series: Topography

Join the students of Art, Space and Nature for their first exhibition of the Topoi Exhibition Series-

Topography: Exploring the natural, artificial, three-dimensional, and surface features of land.

Opening will be Thursday, 17th October at 4pm.

Exhibition will take place at Tent Gallery, Ground Floor of Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art, 78 West Port at Lady Lawson [map]

Exhibition runs from 18th October to 23rd October 9am-5pm.