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Three To See 2017: Three promising exhibitions

By | Published on Tuesday 1 August 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three recommendations from the arty side of the festival.

Shannon Te Ao – With The Sun Aglow I Have My Pensive Moods | Gladstone Court | 27 Jul-27 Aug
Prize winning artist Shannon Te Ao is known for video installations, sound works and live performances which often draw on existing literary material, in particular Māori lyrical sources found in Māori proverbs and song. This multimedia installation explores the physical and emotional depths of love, grief, sickness and healing and centres on video footage shot in a variety of New Zealand locations.

Jacob Kerray | Talbot Rice Gallery | 28 Jul-30 Sep (pictured)
The Talbot Rice Gallery has commissioned this exhibition from Jacob Kerray, inviting the artist to respond to the University Of Edinburgh’s vast art collection to create a new work, or series of works, for the Talbot Rice Round Room. Kerray’s work focuses on the visual representation of his own interests – particularly football, pro wrestling and historical painting, examining the hierarchies of culture, social distraction, mob mentality, myth, belief and taste. Detailed, colourful, fascinating work.

True To Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s | Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art | until 24 Sep
I am not sure it would even be the festival if I didn’t at some point tell all our readers that the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern art is definitely worth a visit. This exhibition looks fabulous, more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, and offers a chance to discover a remarkable collection of art borrowed from public and private UK collections. Lovely.