Creative Silence Exhibition

Tuesday 21st - Friday 24th November 2023
10am - 5pm, free entry

An exciting new art exhibition from ArtSquat and Art for Grown Ups.

The exhibition explores social isolation arising from the pandemic, when the creative process became more solitary and opportunities to collaborate and engage with others were limited. Artists found themselves re-defining their work and relationship with silence through this period. They ask themselves:

Does the creative process need silence, or does it need noise and company? Do artists thrive in both situations?

ArtSquat aims to present both sides of the creative process in this collaboration with Art for Grown Ups (part of North Edinburgh Arts) where the artists have used paintings and drawings to explore the concept of social isolation. 

Art for Grown Ups is a North Edinburgh Arts project providing space and support for people in Muirhouse and Pilton to create, develop and share their art practice. An important goal of the project is to make art in – and for – public spaces, to celebrate and collaborate with other community groups in the area and to be as visible as possible in the local community.

For this exhibition members are selecting pieces of their work for sale, as well as creating new work specifically for the Drill Hall space and showing some artwork that has been made collectively.

There will be around 12 exhibiting artists from the AFGU group including, (but not limited to):

  • Dean Malcolm
  • Evren Deniz
  • Pam Hickey
  • Brian Sinclair
  • Moses George
  • Derek Mills
  • Debi Mills
  • Kirsty Sutherland
  • Ian Stenhouse
  • Kevin Jack
  • Karin Davie
  • Monika Pyzowska

There will be a free launch event for the exhibition on Monday 20th November (5pm – 7pm) – all are welcome. The exhibition will then be open to the public on from Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th November, 10am – 5pm (closing at 3pm on Friday 24th).

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