The 197th RSA Annual Exhibition
Keepsake is currently on show at the Royal Scottish Academy annual exhibition, which runs until the 11th of June.
It is an artist book in the form of a block puzzle. The blocks are lined with lithographs and monotypes printed on Japanese paper and is contained in a drop back box.
Made up from a variety of images including a found photograph and found text, the blocks can be assembled in myriad ways, but never offer a completed image or text.
This work is a play on memory and how it shifts according to context and the passage of time.
The Borders Art Fair 2023
The Society of Scottish Artists has a stand at this year’s Borders Art Fair, and I’ll be showing some of my work there alongside some of the other professional members of the organisation. The fair takes place in the market town of Kelso, in the very beautiful Scottish Borders – a perfect place for a day trip at this – almost spring – time of year.
Some of the works exhibited can also be viewed online via the SSA website.
Solo Exhibition in Collaboration with Edinburgh Printmakers
My solo exhibition at Atria One opened here in Edinburgh last Friday. The show has been curated and hung by the lovely Ilaria and Amy from Edinburgh Printmakers and, although the building isn’t open to the general public most of the work can be viewed on the Edinburgh Printmakers website https://edinburghprintmakers.co.uk/artists/65-christine-sloman/.
SSA 130 Years Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy
The Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition opened at the Royal Scottish Academy last night. This is one of the largest regular contemporary art shows in Scotland. The exhibition is produced and funded entirely by artists with no public funding and will be open until the 10th of January 2023.
I’m very happy to be showing three of my memory box pieces – Memory Box X, XI and XIII. I can’t remember what happened to Memory Box XII.
North – Visual Arts Scotland Members Exhibition
North is the current Visual Arts Scotland members exhibition, now on at the Inverness Creative Academy until the 21st of December. My artist book Keepsake is on show there.
Kinship at Edinburgh Printmakers
Kinship is the current exhibition at Edinburgh Printmakers where I am showing my artist book Lost Voices (a foreign country). This is a concertina style binding with 11 monotypes worked from found photographs of children. Although they probably lived long and vivid lives their identities are now lost – for me calling into question the validity of photography as a permanent record.