18 04 2018
On May 12 of 2018 Ingleby will celebrate its 20th birthday by opening a new gallery in a historic building in central Edinburgh.
The Glasite Meeting House is an austere but beautiful building dating from 1834, originally built as the Edinburgh headquarters of the Glasites, a breakaway group of Church of Scotland worshippers. The Glasite Meeting House has now been restored and refurbished to create a unique exhibition space; historical in character but wholly contemporary in vision.
The Glasite Meeting House is a category A listed former place of worship of the small Scottish religious sect known as the Glasites, named after the Rev. John Glas who broke away from the Church of Scotland in 1732. The principle tenet of their belief was that the Word of the Lord was as written in the scriptures, therefore the building was never consecrated as there is no mention of such in the bible. Similarly, weddings, funerals and baptisms had no place, psalms were sung, but never hymns, and there was no superfluous decoration or art of any kind.
The Edinburgh Meeting House was designed by Alexander Black in 1834, with building. Begun in the following year, becoming the largest and most elaborate of the thirty or so Meeting Houses in Scotland. The Glasite Church was known colloquially as the Kale Kirk, in recognition of the communal meal of kale soup that would be served during their all-day services.
The last service took place in November 1989 and since then the building has been in the care of the Cockburn Conservation Trust and latterly the Scottish Historic Buildings Trust. Ingleby gallery, whilst recognising that John Glad himself might not fully approve, is very glad to bring this extraordinary building back into public use.
The inaugural exhibition will present a series of Exposed Paintings by Callum Innes and will run from 12 May to 14 July.
For an article in The Times from 2 May, 2018, on Ingleby moving to the Glasite Meeting House, click here.
03 02 2018
David Austen – the stars above the ocean the ocean beneath the stars
the stars above the ocean the ocean beneath the stars
TOTAH, New York
15 February – April 22 2018
The exhibition features selections from David Austen’s career-long engagement with painting and watercolour alongside two films. This will be the London-based artist’s first New York solo exhibition, offering a view into to a fertile imagination that transitions effortlessly between the formal demands of different media.
Austen’s works have a winsome quality about them that contrasts with the stark severity of their technical execution. Often presenting unsettling themes; a smoking disconsolate moon, or watercolours of lonely, misshapen figures engaged in ritualistic acts.
His films continue the mindful austerity displayed in his art. In End of Love, staged in an empty theater, with no audience present, characters both folkloric and alien speak to their frustrations concerning the disquieting inconstancy of love. As each character gradually reveals him- or herself in the form of a poetic monologue, observers become thrust into the role of a voyeur
witnessing heartbreaking soliloquies to nothingness.
For further exhibition details visit davidtotah.com
For further information on David Austen visit the artist’s page here.
03 02 2018
Actions – Kettle’s Yard
Actions: The image of the world can be different
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
10 February – 6 May 2018
Inspired by a letter by artist Naum Gabo, Actions reflects the energising diversity and breadth of art in the modern and contemporary period within the UK and internationally.
Actions will occupy spaces across Kettle’s Yard, including the House (among the collection), outdoors and online. There will be live events, talks, discussions and activities. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication edited by Sarah Lowndes and Andrew Nairne. The exhibition will present nine new commissioned works and participating artists include Callum Innes, Katie Paterson, Edmund de Waal, Anya Gallaccio, Richard Long and Cornelia Parker.
For full details visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk.
03 02 2018
Sean Scully: 1970 – Laing Art Gallery & Hatton Gallery
Laing Art Gallery & Hatton Gallery
Newcastle upon Tyne
A major retrospective presented across the Laing Art Gallery and the Hatton Gallery.
Sean Scully is renowned globally as the master of post-minimalist abstraction and began to develop his iconic style whilst studying Fine Art at Newcastle University from 1968-1971. This major retrospective exhibition revisits two seminal sites in his career: Newcastle and Liverpool, and demonstrates the remarkable confidence of Scully’s earlier works and his continued fascination with stripes and the spaces in between.
Now in his seventies, Scully has been twice shortlisted for the Turner Prize and his work is held in numerous public collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth; Tate, London; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and Instituto Valencia d’Arte Modern, Valencia.
For further exhibition details and opening hours visit the Laing Art Gallery and Hatton Gallery websites.
For further information on Sean Scully visit the artist’s page here.
03 02 2018
Callum Innes – Château la Coste
Château la Coste, Provence, France
3 February – 2 April 2018
In Position is the first major solo exhibiton in France of one of the most celebrated abstract painters of his generation. Callum Innes responds to the landscape and architecture of Château la Coste with a series of three monochromatic wall paintings, a significant display of watercolours and a major new work on canvas. The three monochromatic wall paintings created for the Jean-Michel Wilmotte-designed gallery space are rendered in intense colour and each form is a subtly distorted geometric shape that activates the wall, disorientates the viewer, and almost seems to waver like a pool of water.
For full exhibition details visit chateau-la-coste.com
For further information on Callum Innes visit the artist’s page here.
03 02 2018
Roger Ackling – Brought to Light – Annely Juda Fine Art
Brought to Light
Annely Juda Fine Art, London
1 February – 10 March 2018
This solo exhibition presents early archival works alongside an exhibition co-curated by Roger Ackling’s long-time friends and collaborators Trevor Sutton and Carol Robertson.
Including a selection of early notebooks, framed sun drawings, texts, photographs and works on paper that show Ackling’s first explorations of nature and art through the use of time and light, made concrete on found objects.
Ackling’s work stemmed from his presence in the natural world and his record of that time spent. Reflecting his lifelong interest in Japan, Ackling created a Zen gravel garden next to his studio – surrounded by walls, a small wooden platform was positioned in the most Southerly position, allowing him to work in the sun for most of the day. Ackling’s repetitive and time-consuming burning of found wooden forms result in sculptures that are contemplations made solid.
For further information on the exhibition visit www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk
For more information on Roger Ackling visit the artist’s page here.
20 01 2018
Garry Fabian Miller: Voyage – Dovecot Studios
Garry Fabian Miller: Voyage
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
2 February – 7 May
This solo exhibition showcases a new Garry Fabian Miller tapestry created in collaboration with Dovecot Tapestry Studio, placing it within Garry Fabian Miller’s recent body of work as well as tracing back long term influences through key early pieces from the artist’s career. Miller is one of the foremost camera-less photographers working today whose practice applies a craft ethos to his experiments in the dark room, and his ongoing research into the possibilities colour in photographic image.
Garry Fabian Miller will be in conversation Friday 2 February 11am – 12noon. This events is ticketed at £15/ £12.
For booking and full details of further tours and events please visit the Dovecot website here: dovecotstudios.com