Friday 14 May 2010

FW: PRESS RELEASE: 2010 Turner Prize Nominees Exhibit with Edinburgh College of Art

2010 Turner Prize Nominees

The Otolith Group Exhibit in Edinburgh College of Art Collaboration

“They Do Things Differently There”
Venue: Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Dates: Sat 5 to Sat 19 June, 2010
Opening: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm
Admission: Free

PRESS PREVIEW: Friday 4 June, 3-4pm, images available (see below)
PRIVATE VIEW: Friday 4 June 6-8pm

2010 Turner Prize nominees, The Otolith Group will screen Otolith II for the first time in Scotland in a collaborative exhibition by MA students at Edinburgh College of Art.
They Do Things Differently There is a collaborative curatorial project by Edinburgh College of Art’s Contemporary Art Theory and Visual & Material Culture MA students. Coming from diverse backgrounds including; art practice, art history, design, anthropology, conservation, and visual communication, the group has come together as part of their assessment to explore the many facets of curating and a common theme of perceptions of time. The culmination of this collective project is an exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery, which has evolved and developed from the group’s shared interest in the archival process, influenced initially by the historical significance of the gallery itself. Exploring the practice of collecting and exhibiting has become the foundation for this exhibition.

Historical collections are bound up with traditions and memories which repeat and reinvent themselves. When considering how we look at collections today, it is impossible to ignore the chronology of histories and the categorisation of time. From this, an interest was developed in looking at time as a nonlinear process. The ways in which we look at the past are always relative because time is forever moving forward, and as soon as the present seems the only identifiable entity, it is no longer the present, but at once, the past. They Do Things Differently There explores the infinite mysteries of time. Included works examine temporality and the delineation of time through questions of personal and shared identity, the perception of the past and the notion of collecting.
Also featuring in this exciting project will be Duncan Campbell’s Fall Burns Malone Fiddles, a film of meticulously gathered material from community photographic archives in Belfast. Newly commissioned work and live performance from Glasgow-based artist and musician Raydale Dower will respond to the legacy of Eric Satie. Also exhibiting new work will be Omar Zingaro Bhatia, Tracey Eastham, Stuart David Fallon and Ailsa Lochhead. London-based David Raymond Conroy will reinterpret existing installations specific to the structure of the gallery, and Lorna Macintyre will exhibit works made for her solo show at Kunsthaus Baselland earlier this year. Other artists include Ross Chisholm, S Mark Gubb & Road Kill, and Thomson & Craighead.
Full Artist List: Omar Zingaro Bhati, Duncan Campbell, Ross Chisholm, Raydale Dower, Tracey Eastham, Stuart David Fallon, S Mark Gubb & Road Kill, Ailsa Lochhead, Lorna Macintyre, The Otolith Group, Thomson & Craighead, David Raymond Conroy

Curators: Steven Cox, Laura Edbrook, Ruta Franke, Rebecca Gilbert, Rocca Gutteridge, Maria Koumianou, Sarah Morris, Robby Ogilvie, Maria Sampedro, Louise Thody, Sarah Usher
Panel Discussion: Saturday 12 June, 2010, 2-4pm
Confirmed speakers: Anne-Marie Kramer (University of Warwick) and Daniel Watt (Loughborough University)
Gallery Tour: Thursday 17 June, 2010, 6-8pm
The exhibition is open to the public from 5-19 June 2010, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and admission is free. Visitors can access the gallery either through the University of Edinburgh’s historic Old Quad on South Bridge, or by West College Street from Chambers Street.  Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

Press View: Members of the press are welcome to view the exhibition between 3pm and 4pm on Friday 4 June or by appointment. Please contact Louise Thody for images and further information: Tel: 07879 645 573

For further details on the gallery please visit the website <>

Notes to Editors
  1. The University of Edinburgh, of which Talbot Rice Gallery is part, must be mentioned in any articles. Thank you.

  2. The Gallery promotes knowledge, understanding and new ideas, realised through solo and thematic exhibitions, events and publications.

  3. A programme of events accompanies the exhibition full details are available. Please contact <> for more information

  4. Talbot Rice Gallery is funded by The University of Edinburgh and The Scottish Arts Council.