Calum’s Return to Edinburgh with Gallery Heinzel

Calum Stevenson, ‘Synthesis III’, oil on canvas
Calum Stevenson, ‘Synthesis III’, oil on canvas

Title:
SYNTHESIS

Times:
Daily, 12:00 - 19:00

From: 5 Oct 2022

To: 9 Oct 2022

Venue:
Dundas Street Gallery
6 Dundas Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH3 6HZ

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Gallery Heinzel is hosting a solo exhibition at Edinburgh’s Dundas Street Gallery of work by artist Calum Stevenson, who won SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Year 2021/22. SYNTHESIS is Calum’s first major exhibition since winning the title, and includes sixteen new paintings, including some radical monochromatic canvases that fuse abstract marks with a small portion of the human form, for which he collaborated with dancers, with the abstract marks acting almost as the figures’ clothing.

So, why host the show in Edinburgh? Heinzel Gallery’s director Maura Tighe says, ‘Aberdeen is a long way north and we were concerned that the paintings would sell without many people getting to react to them in person. We’ve got visitors planning trips from around the UK and overseas to experience the exhibition thanks to Edinburgh’s rail and international transport links’.

Open to the public from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October, the exhibition is to be published on-line from 28th September. A full-colour catalogue to accompany the exhibition can be ordered from Gallery Heinzel’s website.

Artmag attended the opening of the exhibition: many thanks to Maura and Calum for the invitation and opportunity to chat.

Calum Stevenson's 'Kelsey' - oil on canvas, in the window of Dundas St Gallery, at the opening of the exhibition on 5th October. The painting secured Calum's entry into the Portrait Artist of the Year finals.
Calum Stevenson’s ‘Kelsey’ – oil on canvas, in the window of Dundas St Gallery, at the opening of the exhibition on 5th October. The painting secured Calum’s entry into the Portrait Artist of the Year finals.
Calum at work on the SYNTHESIS series.
Calum at work on the SYNTHESIS series.

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