Taking Time in Edinburgh

Taking Time has moved on to its second venue at IC at the Dovecot, Edinburgh. Last Friday I travelled north for the opening. The solid mass, almost oversized, stone architecture and assertive sense of place as the train pulls into Edinburgh Waverley never fails to send a ripple of excitement. It was good to meet Amanda Game and the team at IC and to catch up with old friends. Thanks to all for looking after us so well. And it’s always fascinating to see how the look and feel of an exhibition shifts and changes when hung with different eyes and in a new environment. In this gallery it looks excellent with many strong visual connections between the pieces, drawing you in to discover more… Taking Time exhibition installation shot at IC, Edinburgh. Visible, work by Ken Eastman & Dawn Youll (on table), Matthew Harris, Heidrun Schimmel, Sue Lawty. Work by Ken Eastman & Dawn Youll on table, two pieces by Matthew Harris hanging freely and on the wall, Heidrun Schimmel’s hand stitched panels beyond and Calculus at the back. Taking Time exhibition installation shot at IC, Edinburgh. Visible, three dimensional work by David Gates in foreground, carved letters in slate by Gary Breeze. Holding a stillness on the wall, a serene panel of carved letters in slate by Gary Breeze, in front, David Gates’ sculptural furniture pieces stand like a herd of poised gazelles with attitude. There are nineteen artists taking part in the exhibition, exploring a wide range of ideas connected to ideologies of the Slow movement. Judith van den Boom & Gunter Wehmeyer ‐ Gary Breeze ‐ Neil Brownsword ‐ Sonya Clark ‐ Rebecca Earley ‐ Ken Eastman & Dawn Youll ‐ David Gates ‐ Matthew Harris ‐ Amy Houghton ‐ Esther Knobel ‐ Sue Lawty ‐ Heidrun Schimmel ‐ Paul Scott & Ann Linnemann ‐ Elizabeth Turrell ‐ Shane Waltener & Cheryl McChesney Jones. Emma Crichton-Miller has written a review in the latest edition of Crafts magazine. You can read it online here. In her words: ‘ …(the exhibition) is by turns moving, impressive, gorgeous, curious, elusive and enchanting ‐ and never less than though provoking. It complicates and enlivens the debate; indeed, at times it simply silences it, with beauty’. More on Helen Carnac’s Making a Slow Revolution blog.

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