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‘Burns Unbroke - As Ithers See Him‘, Summerhall, Scottland

2018
25 Jan – 10 Mar

Contemporary interpretations of Burns’s appearance by more than 30 artists
funded by Creative Scotland, pilot for a multi-arts festival
with ARTRUIST, Edinburgh - read the press release


Burns Unbroke‘ is a pilot for a contemporary multi-arts festival, exploring new interpretations of the life and work of Robert Burns, supported by Creative Scotland and takes place at Summerhall, arguably the most exciting festival venue in Edinburgh.

Robert Burns Portrait in half-transparent steel
Portrait of poet Robert Burns in steel

The project‘s innovative visual arts programme will feature over 30 visual artists. In addition, the focussed programme of events includes an Alternative Burns Night with Neu! Reekie!, spoken word performances with Flint & Pitch and music programmed by Jamie Sutherland of Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here live music initiative. Interdisciplinary is at the heart of this project and new synergies will be offered to a diverse audience, providing a unique experience of contemporary interpretations of Scotland’s national bard.

The visual art will be on display in 11 galleries for six weeks, from 25 January – 10 March 2018, with the majority of performance events focussed around the weekend of 27/28 January. One of the exhibitions will be ‘As Ithers See Him‘ – contemporary interpretations of Robert Burns’s appearance. I am delighted to take part exhibiting my contemporary ‘BURNS‘ portraits (limited edition). Many thanks to Sheilagh Tennant for inviting me to exhibit.