[26 July – 14 September]
Presented as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, and guest-curated by artist Aimée Parrott, Arusha Gallery‘s All That the Rain Promises and More… is a multi-generational group exhibition, with each artist exploring his/her response to our environment.
Taking the fruiting body of fungus, the mushroom, as a starting point, the exhibition features seventeen artists who share a preoccupation with the symbiotic connection we each have with our environment, acknowledging the human body as porous and precarious, and life as a precarious condition. (From ancient myths and folkloric legends to recent scientific discoveries, fungi have been heralded as a powerful symbol of hope and ecological connectivity, bringing the promise of renewal, reproduction and fertility.)
Additionally, the Gallery has created a sensory, collective and celebratory response to the Festival show – All That the Rain Promises Supper Club; an intimate dinner on the 12th August. With a focus on seasonal, foraged and local Scottish ingredients, the multi-course tasting menu makes use of various forms of fungi and fermentation. For more information or to book a place contact the gallery on 0131 557 1412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
13A Dundas Street
[Main image: Aimée Parrott: ‘Hypogean‘ (acrylic, ink, watercolour and thread on cotton). 2019]