Wednesday 30 May 2012

Edinburgh Annuale 2012 | 8-24 June

Full listings are at:

Guides will be available from Embassy and other Annuale locations from 8 June.


A map of venues is available here


1. Unimaginable Wealth :) Part 2

The Creative Services of Hugo de Verteuil and Ian Rothwell

@ Superclub, 11a Gayfield Square EH1 3NT
2-28 June Thursday-Sunday 1-5pm

This project takes the form of an epic feature length narrative film, and accompanying novella. The narrative is based on a series of 411 email scams.


2. 12

Kate MacKay, and collaborations with Feargus Heatherington, Elenore's Riot, Edinburgh Tango Society, Alex Patience and Poppy Ackroyd

@ Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square EH1 3NT
4-10 June
including a sound performance by Poppy Ackroyd 6 June 8.30pm
a musical performance by Feargus Heatherington, including compositions by Iain Matheson and Katrina Burton, 7 June 8.30pm
a Tango perfomance by Edinburgh Tango Dancers, Julieta and Facundo, accompanied by Buenos Aires 8 June 8.30pm
and storytelling by Alex Patience 9 June 8.30pm

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, etchings, illustrated dresses and objects alongside a series of events and performances.


3. Portable Black Hole

Tom Estes

@ The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Belford Road EH4 3DR
8 June 12-4pm

A collaborative performance and installation of a Portable Black Hole made from the darkest material ever made.


4. Parallel, Henry Fool

Alexander Violette, with Hal Hartley and Ned Rifle

@ Inspace, 1 Crichton Street EH8 9AB
8-9 June 12-8pm
Drinks reception 8 June 6-8pm
and an edition, distributed from Embassy and various other Annuale locations.

The sixth edition of Neon John, an ongoing collaborative project. This edition forms a conversation on two forms of filmmaking and their narrative, constructions, meanings and characterisations and continues an ongoing examination of identity, its documentation, theft and distribution.


5. Social Growth

David Steans, Dean Kenning, Francis Thorburn, Jason Penney, Julika Gittner

@ Embassy, 10b Broughton Street Lane EH1 3LY
Opening 8 June 7-9pm
Open 9-24 June
Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm

Social Growth is part of Annuale 2012. Staged as part of this festival it presents work related to public and social spaces and the relationships with humans, non-human species, waste objects, materials and various ghosts within these spaces, based on desire and existing automatisms.

Embassy is supported by Creative Scotland.
Dean Kenning's project is supported by The Elephant Trust.


6. Scheduling Spontaneity

Rebecca Green

8-24 June

A bespoke love letter service, which each participant receives on completing and returning a questionnaire to the artist, distributed from Embassy and other Annuale locations.


7. Zones

Rosie Lesso

8-24 June

Signs at various unlikely or less picturesque locations beyond the city centre and maps distributed from Embassy and various other Annuale locations.


8. Jelly and ice cream when Thatcher dies?

Alva Traebert, Melanie Davies, Abigail Rebekah Barr, Kate Harris, Naomi Lauren Beecroft, Priya Sharma, Shona Macnaughton, Stella Heath Keir, Aurora Adams

8-24 June

A publication including text and images from women in art and politics, distributed from Embassy and various other Annuale locations.


9. Non-continuous Column (Endless Column, Constantin Brancusi)

Jim Ricks

8-24 June

A Non-continuous Column, after Endless Column by Constantin Brancusi, touring to various Annuale locations.


10. Directions from where you are now standing

Claire Davies, Sacha Imrie

8-24 June

An internet-based research project into a correlation of narratives within literature and popular science, initiated as a response to their exhibition, Within the Space of.


11. FICTITIOUS, an exhibition by S.H.A.M

Emma Macleod

8-24 June
and catalogues distributed from Embassy and various other Annuale locations.

Limited edition exhibition catalogue, online exhibition walkthrough, interviews and online gallery.


12. Prigogine's Dream

Margaret Malcolm

@ Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place EH3 9DF
9 June 10am-1pm

Originating at the gates and moving with visitors to the degree show into the Main Building and beyond, a participatory and experiential work exploring fixed and fluid phenomena during which the Annuale and the eca Degree Show will overlap.


13. Record Store

Including Alexander Violette, Amy Marletta, Baldvin Ringsted, Brian Hartley, Chris Biddlecombe, Douglas Morland, Fiona Danskin, Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir (Rafla), Ian Smith, Jim Colquhoun, Janie Nicoll, Jason Nelson, Jim Lambie, Jonnie Wilkes, Karen Vaughan, Kevin Hutcheson, Kevin Reid, Nicola Atkinson (Nadfly), Ronnie Heeps, Ross Sinclair, Darren Banks, Mike Inglis, Peter McGoldrick and Richie Cumming

@ Avalanche Records, 5 Grassmarket EH1 2HY
Open 9-24 June
Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 12pm-6pm
Opening 9 June 6-8pm

This project, curated by Chris Biddlecombe and Janie Nicoll, explores visual images that are connected to music, the demise of vinyl records and their recent underground rebirth, how expectation can be better than the product, and when does a sound become an object to hold and treasure. Each artist has produced a 12", double-sided artwork, displayed in a plastic sleeve.


14. Doctrine of Signatures

Owen Ramsay, Erin Kennett, Russell Leng, Georgia Murray, Kyle Noble, Jon Richards, Fraser Gray, Patricia Martin-Sanchez

@ West Barns Studios, School Brae, West Barns, Dunbar EH42 1UD
9 June 2-7pm

Doctrine of Signatures brings together eight artists who make an interpretation of their experience walking, talking and being inspired while exploring the John Muir Country Park in Dunbar.


15. Blue Box Room

Sarah R. Cameron, Paulina Sandberg, Ortonandon

@ 2 St. Mary's Street, top floor flat, EH1 1SU
by Sarah R. Cameron
Opening 9 June 6-8pm
Open 10-11 June 12-3pm
by Paulina Sandberg
Opening 14 June 6-8pm
Open 15-16 June 12-3pm
by Ortonandon
Opening 19 June 6-8pm
Open 20-21 June 12-3pm
and The Nature Table drawing club events
10 June and 16 June 2-4pm.

The Nature Table drawing club events are free. Please contact Blue Box Room to book:


16. Micro Movement

Ciara Dunne, Jade Noble, Marta Tycinska

@ Rodney Street Tunnel, underneath Rodney Street, between Tesco and Scotland Yard playground, EH7
9 June 7-11pm

A collaborative project, aiming to create a series of 'artefacts' or imagined objects. The project will explore how commonplace or overlooked articles could be visual motifs that approximate the visual traditions of a 'displaced' culture, or micro movement.


17. That Distance Was Between Us

Rachael Cloughton, Joe Constable

@ Lecture theatre 183, Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge EH8 9YL
Open 11-14 June 11-5pm
Closing performance 14 June 3pm

That Distance Was Between Us is derived from an ongoing study of photography and the notions of distance and apathy the constant bombardment of images often induces in the spectator. It seeks to question this position by manipulating and appropriating narratives and creating scenarios that are uncomfortable or challenging to confront.


18. Ding, Dong, the Queen is Dead!

Inbal Drue

@ Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Evolution House, 78 West Port EH1 2LE
12-24 June, visible from the street 24 hours a day

An installation, video and poem examining the glue that sticks us all together, as well as subjects like rules, strategies, hierarchy and power.


19. Flash of the new flesh

Tomasz Kozak

@ Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale EH6 4JT
12 June 7pm

ESW and Outgrowth_org are pleased to present a video essay by Tomasz Kozak who is regarded as one of the most intriguing Polish artists. His work explores the dark anachronisms present in the Western subconscious. While researching archetypal signs and symbols Kozak exploits demonic discourses underlying our culture.

The event is organised with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute.


20. It's Hard to Find a Good Lamp

Jennifer Bailey, Emily Fogarty, Method Furniture, Sadie Murdoch, Alex Pollard, Oliver Smith

@ Rhubaba, 25 Arthur Street EH6 5DA
Opening 15 June 7-9pm
Open 16 June-1 July
Friday-Sunday 12-5pm and by appointment

It's Hard to Find a Good Lamp is a group exhibition that takes its title from Donald Judd's 1993 essay. The exhibition brings together contemporary artists whose work investigates the boundaries between art, furniture and interior design.


21. glossa

Anna Chapman, Sam Collier, Catherine Street, Kate Temple

@ 144/1 Duke Street EH6 8HR
Opening 15 June 7-9pm
Open 16-17 June 12-6pm

An exhibition of collage and works on paper relating to language, the human body and architecture.


22. The making of It

Joseph Calleja, Martin Campbell, Irfan Dönmez, Deniz Guvensoy, Dominik Lipp, Eilidh Macpherson, Nikos Mantzios, Scott McCracken, Roz McKenzie, Allan J. Robertson, Andrew Smith, Augustus Veinoglou, Clare Flatley

@ The Old Ambulance Depot, 77 Brunswick Street EH7 5HS
Opening 16 June 6-9pm
Open 17-28 June
including a performance by Dominik Lipp
16 June from 6pm
and a performance by Martin Campbell
23 June 6-8pm

An exhibition of works by artists from across Europe, consisting of works where process is vital, in relation to the material, the social and the political.


23. Fluid Potion

Diane Edwards, Sheena Leach, Callum Monteith, Liam Richardson, Alex Allan

@ ESU Scotland, 23 Atholl Crescent
Opening 16 June 7-10pm
Open 17-24 June
Friday-Sunday 12-5pm

A project of regurgitation vs. representation. Using continuous interaction and discussion, they will develop a collection of outcomes that will be realised through drawing, sculpture, painting and video.


24. Looking without knowing, but feeling

Kevin McPhee

16-30 June

For SMF04, Kevin McPhee presents a new online video work that will be viewable for two weeks during June on the Sierra Metro website.


25. Pray for real

Eva Isleifsdottir

20-22 June

A live performance, fabricating and multiplying the techniques of religion at various locations.

We think we are free, but we are kept out of the garden by our own fear and desire in relation to what we think to be the goods of our life (Joseph Campbell). Praying is an act that seeks to activate a deliberate communication, a communication to the higher with the aim and concern to render. Meanwhile we are devoured by the big monster of commerce and maybe re-created as stubborn pupils of some faith? Where do these rituals and structures sit within the human evolution today?  'At the same time they never cease trying to escape from what they imagine themselves to be. Their religions are attempts to be rid of a freedom they have never possessed' (John Grey, Straw Dogs).


26. Here Comes Everybody

Including Jacob Ciocci, Jon Refman, Lachlann Rattray, Diane Edwards, Simon Redekop, Cory Arcangel, Yannick Val Gesto and Alex Tobin

@ The Edinburgh Film Guild Cinema, Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road EH3 9BZ
21 and 22 June, screening from 7-9pm

A screening of video work that is particularly aware of its inevitable web based distribution context and uses the language, structure and aesthetics of the internet and computer culture to create works which can exist effectively within the browser window as well as the larger exhibition and screening context.


27. A stranger in me

Eugenia Gortchakova

@ various locations and events during the Annuale
22-24 June
@ Embassy, 10b Broughton Street Lane EH1 3LY
22 June 1-3pm
@ The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Belford Road EH4 3DR
23 June 11-12.30am

A series of interactive workshops. The only thing you need is your mobile. No preliminary knowledge is required. You will have an opportunity to experience yourself in an unexpected way.


28. Postal

A group exhibition by Postal

@ The Wee Red Lounge,
Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place EH3 9DF
Opening 21 June 7-9pm
Open 22-23 June 11am-5pm

The inaugural exhibition of Postal, a publication promoting new and emerging artists and designers working in and around Edinburgh.


29. Back Garden Biennale

Alexander Violette, Kai-Oi Jay Yung, Now Now, Scott Laverie, Jennie Temple, Lyndsay Mann, Ortonandon, Daniel James Wilkinson, Peter Amoore, Francesca Nobilucci, Heather Veneziano, Despina Nissiriou, Rachel McCrum, Rebecca Green, Sarah Kwan, Kimbal Quist Bumstead, Aye-Aye Books, The Mobile Picture Salon

23 June 2-9pm

Contact for more information and an invite.

The suburban garden will be installed with multi media art installations – film, 2d and 3d installations, participatory art work and more. Visitors will be invited to relax and take in contemporary art, accompanied with drinks and a barbecue. The suburban back garden context adds a new flavour to the international Biennale scene and takes it, literally, to the grassroots and the community.


30. Richard Parry: Salon Neu
AKA 'The Embassy Gallery 2012 Selection Project'

Welcome to the Private view of prize-winning artist Richard Parry's re-hang  of the 2012 Embassy members' that features works by:
Kimberley Abbott, Abigail Rebekah Barr, Alan Campbell, Francesco Cassi & Francesca Nobilucci, Lauren Chipeur, Leigh Chorlton, Claire Davies, Sarah Diver, Hannah Edward, James Epps, Tom Estes, Zöe Fothergill & Iain Morrison, Greg Fullerton, Lewis den Hertog, Sacha Imrie, Jacqui Irvine, Elli Matzourani Koutsoukelli, Alice Ladenburg, Mairi Lafferty, Margaret Malcolm, Ciara McDermott, Lesley Mcdermott, Martyn McKenzie, Dennis Miller, Frances Morgan, Katie Morrison, Ellyce Moselle, Kate Murphy, Despina Nissiriou, Marcus O'Shea, Richard Parry, Tessa Payne, Aleksandr Petrovsky, Holly Prentice, Rima Otilia Qvale, Jim Ricks, Fintan Ryan, Sara Sinclair, Gerry Smith, Sam Stocker, Richard Taylor, Hugo de Verteuil, Rachel Walker, Holly Knox Yeoman

@ The North Sea, the European continental shelf of Great Britain/ Scandinavia/ Germany/ Netherlands/ Belgium
Private View beach party 23 June (seaside location TBC)


31. Ortonandon: 24 Hours


@ No. 7 Dryden Gait EH7 4QR
11pm 23 June-11pm 24 June

You are cordially invited to spend a twenty-four hour day with Ortonandon in their mother's home.


The Annuale is supported by Creative Scotland

10b Broughton Street Lane,