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Three To See 2015: Exhibitions

By | Published on Monday 27 July 2015

The Capercaillies Song

With the Edinburgh Art Festival being the first of the city’s summer festivals to get up and running (this coming Friday in fact), the first set of Three To See tips of the year from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses are focused on exhibitions, something a little arty and some science for good measure.

Bernat Klein: A Life In Colour
I am completely in love with textiles at the moment, and because I am entirely assured of my own great taste in everything, I think everyone else in the world should be in love with textiles too. But, even if you are not completely in love with textiles, you should take a look at this exhibition, not least because it’s a retrospective of the work of Bernat Klein, a renowned and award winning designer who supplied fabrics to haute couture houses. The show features tapestries and paintings by the Serbian born artist, who settled in Scotland in the 1950s, and died last year at the age of 91.
Dovecot Gallery, from 31 Jul until 26 Sep

The Capercaillie’s Song (pictured)
This exhibition of the work of acclaimed Scottish painter John Bellany has been curated by the late artist’s wife and muse, Helen Bellany, and must therefore offer an interesting insight into both her perceptions of his work, and their tempestuous life together. Some of the works on display are drawn from the Bellanys’ private collection and have not been seen before, so definitely one for the to-see list.
Open Eye Gallery, from 3 Aug until 2 Sep

Towards Dolly: A Century Of Animal Genetics In Edinburgh
Dolly is very possibly one of the world’s most famous Edinburgh residents, very probably one of the world’s most famous animals, and pretty much definitely the best known sheep on the the planet (sorry Shaun). The first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell, she spent her days in the city’s Roslin Institute before her death in 2003. Her creation was the result of many years of research, and this exhibition tells the story with a wide variety of material, including sound, film, images, and books.
University of Edinburgh Main Library, from 3 until 31 Aug

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