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/ Arrives in Starting

Rachel Adams, Amelia Bywater, Ian Giles, Fiona Mackay, Nicholas Party /Stephane Devidal, Eric Schumacher, Carrie Skinner, Alan Stanners, Katri Walker, Michael White and Laura Yuile

20.04.12 – 07.05.12
Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm
Sunday 12-5pm

The Duchy presents an ambitious off-site project, showcasing new artwork by a selection of Scotland’s strongest young artists; a collective generational representation brought together with a focus on the individual vision and practice of each artist’s structural rigour and semiotic sensitivity.

/ Arrives in Starting will show the work of a disparate set of young contemporary artists representing a diverse range of artistic positions, with order and clarity achieved through collective display. The critical content of the exhibition examines the current state of contemporary art in Scotland today; chosen due to their on-going achievements both nationally and internationally and a commitment to producing exciting and innovative art. Each artist has been invited to contribute an ambitious piece or body of work, with The Lighthouse providing a central platform for each artist to present in the context of an exciting international festival within the historical setting of the building’s newly refurbished main gallery space. The exhibition encompasses film, performance, sculpture, painting and installation; focusing on each artist’s individual practice rather than searching for equilibrium, to demonstrate the best new work to the international audience of the festival.

The Duchy is a gallery working with the most exceptional recent graduates, emerging artists and more established practitioners. The exhibition, and the gallery’s first off-site showcase, is a topical show in line with The Duchy’s curatorial vision with any themes or topics arising from a desire to realise the potential of an exhibition through adopting an anonymous position. / Arrives in starting aims to represent its exhibiting artists and is also illustrative of the duchy’s curatorial ethos in an experimental form. In the several themes contained within the show, the direction is rooted in the title; taken from Mina Loy’s 1914 poem Aphorisms on Futurism, tying in with the festival’s curatorial theme Real Time and reflecting the focused and emerging nature of the contributing artists.


/ Arrives in starting is kindly supported by:

Creative Scotland, Edinburgh City Council, The Lighthouse