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Simon Scott at Open Eye Gallery

January 12, 2009

I had a hectic few weeks up to and over Christmas/New Year working on mounts for some of the pieces in the Simon Scott exhibition at the Open Eye Gallery.  I will limit myself to saying that I didn’t know what I was letting myself in for when I was approached by Simon and his arch-collaborator Victor Albrow.

The exhibition combines the beautiful, the bizarre and the esoteric with wit and an unusual degree of accessability thanks to Simon’s brief essays which accompany each piece.  Victor Albrow’s immaculate photographs of pieces are themselves part of the exhibition.

I will add a couple of photos, for which thanks to Jane Scott ( they are  NOT Victor’s exhibition photos). They just happen to include mounts by myself, but I would urge everyone to grab the opportunity to see the whole thing for themselves.

Open Eye Gallery is at 34, Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE until the 21st of Jan.   tel 0131 557 1020

Mon to Fri 10.00am to 6.00pm

Saturdays  10.00am to 4.00pm


politics-of-dancing (19th century Tailor's scissors on a burr-elm plinth)

home of the brave, land of the free?

home of the brave, land of the free? (miners' linnet cages on a yew-tree wall mount)

everything falls apart, sooner or later

everything falls apart, sooner or later ( an accidently broken fossil on a burr-elm wall mount)



Our part in the Wych Elm Project

October 25, 2008

Talking with Ian Edwards of the Royal Botanic Gardes, Edinburgh, I got the back of my legs slapped because I have not yet mentioned our participation in the Wych Elm Project.  This then is my attempt to rectify the omission.  With my colleague Sharon Kirby and the kids at Kaimes School, Edinburgh, we developed and installed an Acheivement Tree outside the school library.  It incorporated two of the planks from the Botanic’s Wych Elm as well as examples of timber from other native species.  See for more details including a forthcoming exhibition at the Botanics.

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