A group of final year students at Edinburgh College of Art has put together a collection of drawings, paintings and prints which will be exhibited at Fimbul Gallery in Oslo this summer.
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA), reputed as one of the most successful, independent art colleges in Britain, attracts students not only from Britain and Europe, but from countries all over the world. There are forty different nationalities represented, and the college has built up an impressive network of international connections through the years. But ‘793 AD –‘is the first exhibition particularly put together for Norwegian viewers. The exhibition is a collaborative project created by Kristian Evju and Fimbul Gallery in association with Edinburgh College of Art.
The project title, ’793 AD –’ is a reference to the first documented contact between Scotland and Norway. One of the main goals with this exhibition is to make a foundation for future collaborations between young artists in Oslo and Edinburgh – cities already tied together by historical bonds.
793 AD – is a continuation of the theme presented successfully in the 2nd year exhibition in March 2005, shown in the Sculpture Court at ECA. For several of the students that exhibition was their first public show ever, and the theme was therefore built around identity and the breaking of barriers.
This time it is all about a different kind of first contact – with the individuals acting as ambassadors of their own visual culture. It is about the vulnerability of first contact, but at the same time the unique possibility to manipulate the paths of new relationships.
The following artists will be exhibiting: Mhari Baxter, Francesca Bray, Caitlin Daley, Kristian Evju, Carys Joyner, Tamur Ghaznavi, Daniel Goodwin, Jessie Makinson, Elizabeth Mann, Robert Powell, Catherine Robbie, Lorraine Smith.
The Exhibition is sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate General in Edinburgh.
Date: 16th - 31st July 205
Place: Galleri Fimbul, Rådhusgaten 28 , 0151 Oslo (Entrance from 'Nedre Slottsgate'), Norway
For more information, please visit the gallery's website, call : +47 926 13 169 / +47 988 88 020 or send an e-mail.
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am-5pm
Photo: Courtesy of Kristian Evju, ECA