Homegrown talent to dazzle in Reflection exhibition at City Art Centre

An exciting new exhibition at the City Art Centre this winter will showcase works by some of Edinburgh's finest artists and craft makers.

'Reflection' features the inspiring work of 22 artists and makers who have been supported by the Visual Arts Awards and Craft Maker Awards, which have been run by the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Creative Scotland since 2000.

Painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation, film and new media, combine with ceramics, glassmaking, jewellery and textiles to provide a small glimpse of the breadth of skill and imagination that the city has to offer. As many of the exhibiting pieces are for sale, there is the exciting opportunity to invest in Edinburgh's talent and support the city's thriving art and craft sector.

Among the works on display are Gemma Coyle's 'Bonnie Biro Caravan', Rebecca Wilson's 'Dirty Rotten Peaches' and photographs from Paul Gray's year-long residency at Tynecastle Stadium.

Further artists and makers in the exhibition include Michael Craik, Caroline Douglas,  Rachel Elliott,  Paul Furneaux,  Catriona Grant, Clare Hillerby, Beverley Hood, Fiona R Hutchison, Jane Hyslop, Alan Kilpatrick, Keiko Mukaide, Ben Murdock, Nicola Murray, Jenny Pope, Frances Priest, Anna Ray, Jenny Smith, Kate Temple and Aeneas Wilder.  

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture and Leisure Convenor, said: "Reflection is a tremendous way of showcasing the many very talented artists from across Edinburgh whose work has been supported by the Council and Creative Scotland in the last ten years. Some stunningly original works will be on display and for sale, and will give a real flavour of the sheer variety and dynamism of the Edinburgh arts scene."

Reflection is on at the City Art Centre, Market Street from 19 November to 12 February 2012. Admission is free. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 noon to 5pm.

Selected through an open call for entries that attracted many high quality submissions, the resulting exhibition includes group of artists and makers that range from emerging artists to more established professionals.

An engaging education programme accompanies the Reflection exhibition, including professional development events and workshops for adults and families.

Back in 2000, the City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with the Scottish Arts Council (now Creative Scotland), launched a scheme of funding to support individual artists and makers based in the Capital. Formerly known as the Edinburgh Visual Arts and Crafts Award Scheme (EVAAC), the Visual Arts Awards: Edinburgh (VAA) and Craft Maker Awards: Edinburgh (CMA) schemes have supported over 200 proposals to develop new work and creative practice.

Reflection is a joint project between the Council's Museums and Arts Development teams within the Culture and Sport Division, and has been supported by Museums Galleries Scotland, The Educational Institute of Scotland, Innis & Gunn, McRobb and Antalis McNaughton.

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