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Little Sparta Bus Trips Booking Now

Little Sparta – the celebrated garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay -  is located 25 miles from the centre of Edinburgh in a rural setting in the Pentland Hills.

There will be a minibus service running from Ingleby Gallery to Little Sparta every Friday at 1.30 pm in the month of August, during the period of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2014.

Friday 1 August
Friday 8 August
Friday 15 August
Friday 22 August
Friday 29 August

Tickets are priced £30 per person and the charge includes return transport from central Edinburgh and admission to the garden.

To book tickets or for more details, please click here

Ben Harman on Alison Watt

Illustrated Talk by Ben Harman
Alison Watt: Paintings 1986 – 2014
Wednesday 16 July 2014, 12.30 – 13.30 pm
Perth Museum & Art Gallery, George Street, Perth, PH1 5LB

Ben Harman will discuss the various influences on Watt’s work such as the sensuous nudes of the French 19th century painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres to the slashed canvases of 20th century artist Lucio Fontana and the photographer Francesca Woodman. Admission free. Please click here to book your place.

Jonathan Owen – GENERATION Artist Talk

Jonathan Owen
Artist Talk
Scottish Natonal Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One
Thursday 10 July, 6 pm. All welcome

Artist Jonathan Owen will discuss his exhibition as part of GENERATION, a nationwide programme of events celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland at his display in the Modern One building.
This event is free to attend and no booking is required.

To find out more information this event visit the National Gallery of Scotland What’s website here
For full details on events linked to the GENERATION programme visit


Peter Liversidge – Gin and Sausages

Peter Liversidge
Gin and Sausages
10 July 2014 6:30 pm – 9.30 pm
Drawing Room, London

Peter Liversidge  will perform his infamous ‘Gin Proposal’ at the Drawing Room. From his makeshift gin stand the artist will be mixing Sipsmiths G & T’s in limited edition hand etched ‘GIN’ glasses. Participants can sample sausages made to Hubert Liversidge’s (Peter’s grandfather) and select music tracks from Peter’s ‘drinking songs’ jukebox. This performance event lasts the duration of the gin supply; once the bottles and glasses are empty, the performance is over.

All proceeds from the evening will raise funds for the continued development of Drawing Room’s Outset Study.

For more information visit the Drawing Room website

Katie Paterson- Future Library

Katie Paterson
Future Library
Commissioned by Bjorvika Utvikling and produced by Situations

Situations announces a new public artwork by Katie Paterson, which will unfold over the next 100 years in the city of Oslo, Norway. A thousand trees have been planted in Normarka, a forest just outside Oslo. It will be 100 years before the trees are cut down to provide the paper for an anthology of books – a Future Library for the city of Oslo – read for the first time in 2114.

As Katie Paterson prepares the forest, she is selecting authors along with an editorial panel including the Booker Prize’s Ion Trewin and former Director of Oslo City Library Liv Sæteren. Every year from 2014 to 2114, a writer will be commissioned to contribute a new text to a growing collection of unpublished, unread manuscripts held in trust in a specially designed room in the new Deichmanske Public Library in Bjørvika until their publication in 2114.

Katie Paterson has created a limited edition artwork – a certificate that entitles the owner to one complete set of the texts printed on the paper made from the trees after they are fully grown and cut down in 2114. It will be on view at Ingleby Gallery as part of Paterson’s first solo exhibition in Scotland alongside daily performances of her moon-­altered sonata Earth-­‐Moon-­‐Earth at Jupiter Artland as part of this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival (31 July – 31 August 2014) and GENERATION, a celebration of the best contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years.

The first writer to contribute a text for Future Library will be announced in September 2014.

For more information visit: 
Watch a short film about the project here:

Peter Liversidge: C-O-N-T-I-N-U-A-T-I-O-N

i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
12 June 2014 – 2 August 2014

In this, Peter Liversidge’s first exhibition at i8, the artist has written 24 proposals for works and performative actions. These proposed works include an outdoor bulb sign reading: BEFORE/AFTER; boats made from flotsam and jetsam found on local beaches; and a small effigy, cast, in marble dust and jesmonite, from assembled chalk pieces gathered from the White Cliffs of Dover. The exhibition also includes a number of site specific works such as Rules for Iceland - a text based piece of seventeen rules based on instructions and guidelines collected by the artist during his travels –  that will feature as a billboard size poster-print.

A choral piece, written by Liversidge for a choir of 30 adults, will be performed at sunset (23:56) on the opening night at the harbour across from the gallery.

For more information visit the i8 Gallery website at:

Sean Scully – Kind of Red

Sean Scully:Kind of Red
Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
11 June – 12 July

The title of this ambitious solo show references the influence of music on Sean Scully’s practice, particularly the seminal 1959 Miles Davis album Kind of Blue, which the artist absorbed in his studio while making these paintings. The exhibition includes as it’s focal point, Kind of Red, 2013, a powerful five-panel installation on aluminium and also paintings from the recent Landline series.

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