ED2011 Art ED2011 Three To See

Three To See 2011: Local exhibitors

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Battle Of Prestonpans Tapestry 1745

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses tips some local exhibitors with work being displayed at the Edinburgh Festival this year.

Mothers and Daughters
Four women, all from Fife, and all related to each other, all working in different media. This exhibition will feature work by etcher Elizabeth Shepherd, her daughters Katy McKidd Stevenson, (oils and collage) and Roo McKidd (oils), as well as her granddaughter Thea Stevenson, a photographer. I think that’s a nice idea.
McNaughtan’s Bookshop, 9 – 20 Aug (not 14, 15), 11.00am – 5.00pm, free, fpp190.

Battle Of Prestonpans Tapestry 1745 (pictured)
The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry is a bit like the Bayeux tapestry, except it’s a whole lot younger: this community art project, worked on by hundreds of embroiderers from Scotland (as well as further afield), and was completed in July 2010. At about 1000 feet long, it must be an impressive sight, and a tribute to the 25,000 or so hours that the aforementioned volunteers put into it.
St Mary’s Cathedral, 15 – 29 Aug, times vary, free, fpp188.

This is an exhibition of work by a leading Scottish artist Lesley Anne Derks, who creates gorgeous night time cityscapes full of glowing, industrial lights. I’d really love one for Christmas. The gallery will also be displaying the work of Lesley McLaren, who specialises in stylised pastoral scenes.
scotlandart.com, 2 Aug – 4 Sep (not 8, 15, 22, 29), times vary, free, fpp188.