2 February 2012

Edinburgh: Galleries

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Anna Barriball, 36 Breaths, 2002, Ink on found photographs,
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Allan Sekula: Ship of Fools

During my stay in Edinburgh I planned to visit a whole host of galleries, but due to the lazy pace and cold weather I only got round a couple. The first destination was the Fruitmarket Gallery near Waverly train station. The venue is a cosy cultural hub with a lovely cafe, compact book shop and room for exhibitions. I saw a collection by artist Anna Barriball, her skills create sculptural drawings, combining elements such as paper & pencil to create the texture & appearance of a brick wall, an interesting exhibition which makes you look beyond a quick glance.  Then followed by a quick visit to Stills Gallery, a Photography Gallery just off the Royal Mile. The space is small but there is plenty of room to view the pieces. 'Ships of Fools' was a collection of images trying to convey the message of the corrupted shipping industry, a powerful message with beautiful photography.