EVENTS AT ESU SCOTLAND

Gallery 23 and ESU Scotland offer a lively and thought-provoking programme of events, exhibitions, concerts, lectures and film screenings. We hope to see you at some of our upcoming events.

Artist Talk: Gwen Hardie

Earthly Bodies

26th July, 6.30pm-8.30pm

In conversation with Gallery 23 director, Dr. Julie Hansen. 

 

Simultaneously engaging themes of the microcosm and the universal, Hardie’s works are often magnified to the point of abstraction. Focusing her intense gaze on skin and bodily surface, Hardie probes the minute flaws and imperfections of our bodies, eventually revealing truths inherent in both our physical and psychological selves.

Free, no need to book in advance

Exhibition: Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine

10th-28th August, 12-5pm 

Our exhibition seeks to place visitors in a site of alternate transformation—a space in which ideas regarding the natural world and leftover products of human consumption will be challenged and remade. Can discarded objects be refashioned and made meaningful through artists’ imagination? This exhibition aims to inspire a collective community conversation that can lead to action and societal change. 

Free, open Monday-Friday, 12-5pm

FUNDED BY FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

Concert: Cello and Harp Music from Cuerdas

17th August, 5.30-6.30pm

Cuerdas features musicians, Lindsay Martindale (cello) and Sophie Askew (harp) who show their amazing versatility and artistry with performances which include works by Debussy, Cole Porter Villa-Lobos and Piazolla. Lindsay is a freelance cellist with credits including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the RSNO. Sophie has performed concertos with orchestras across Scotland and is a guest recitalist and teacher at the Edinburgh Harp Festival.

£10, please book in advance

Concert: Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

23rd August, 3pm-4pm

Hear Shetland’s premier harpist Sophie Rocks take you on an enthralling cultural musical journey all the way from her peaceful northern archipelago homeland to the most populous city on the planet, Shanghai. She draws influences from her traditional roots and displays her passion for cutting-edge contemporary music from countries such as Canada, Holland, Israel and China. You will never hear the harp played like this – Sophie Rocks promises to open your ears and minds to some of the best music from around the globe!

£10, please book in advance

Concert: Cello and Harp Music from Cuerdas

10th August, 5.30-6.30pm

Cuerdas features musicians, Lindsay Martindale (cello) and Sophie Askew (harp) who show their amazing versatility and artistry with performances which include works by Debussy, Cole Porter Villa-Lobos and Piazolla. Lindsay is a freelance cellist with credits including BBC Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the RSNO. Sophie has performed concertos with orchestras across Scotland and is a guest recitalist and teacher at the Edinburgh Harp Festival.

£10, please book in advance

Concert: Notes from Shetland to Shanghai

15th August, 3pm-4pm

Hear Shetland’s premier harpist Sophie Rocks take you on an enthralling cultural musical journey all the way from her peaceful northern archipelago homeland to the most populous city on the planet, Shanghai. She draws influences from her traditional roots and displays her passion for cutting-edge contemporary music. You will never hear the harp played like this – Sophie Rocks promises to open your ears and minds to some of the best music from around the globe!

£10, please book in advance

All ages Recycling Workshop

18th August, 2pm-4pm

Come and join artist Sally Price (Jupiter Artland) and learn how to create unique sculptural objects with colourful, recycled materials. 

 

Sally teaches all ages, from 2 to 82. Her projects are explorative, fun and relaxed, and her primary focus is in encouraging and supporting others to develop and enjoy their own creativity. 

Free, suggested donation

FUNDED BY FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

Exhibition: Poppy Reflections

12th-30th October

Commemorating the Centennial of The First World War, this exhibition is being held in conjunction with Poppy Scotland and will include a programme of events and activities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further details will be available soon.

Opening party: Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine

10th August, 7pm-10pm

Come and celebrate the opening of our exhibition, highlighting one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: the inability of humankind to cope with the disposal of vast amounts of household and industrial waste and the destruction of the natural world for profit. Contemporary artists in Scotland are engaging with environmental issues and the way ideas can be implemented into agents of change.

Free, please let us know you are coming

FUNDED BY FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

Cinetopia Film Screening: Plastic Man

15th August, 7pm-10pm

Featuring director Yulia Kovanova.  

This acclaimed documentary short film premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 and was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland. It features Ross McLean – environmental artist and landscape architect, whose art practice explores ideas about Nature and ecology, which inform a range of performance based works within varying urban and ecological settings.

Free, no need to book in advance

FUNDED BY FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

Artist Talk: Janeanne Gilchrist

18th August, 6pm-9.30pm

2018 Fergusson Arts Award Winner, Gilchrist’s evocative underwater photographs capture the destruction and pollution of the world’s oceans and the havoc of waste and wide-scale fishing nets on marine life. A free diver for over ten years, Gilchrist’s lush photographs invite us to discover an exquisite new and weightless world, one in which life and matter exist in a constant state of flux.

Free, no need to book in advance

FUNDED BY FOUNDATION SCOTLAND

Japanese Calligraphy & Noh Master Performance

23rd August, 3pm-4pm

With master Yudai Fujita.

This renowned calligraphy artist has exhibited throughout the world with works in major collections and museums. He will create a special mural work in Gallery 23 for a Noh performance here at the Gallery in mid-November.

 

In collaboration with collector Frank Fan.

Further details will be available soon.

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