Francis Convery RSA, 'Away', mixed media on canvas
Francis Convery RSA, 'Away', mixed media on canvas

Double Visions at Edinburgh’s RSA

Hindsight, Interior Landscapes

27 Jun 2021 – 25 Jul 2021

Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound
Edinburgh & the Lothians

The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh has two exhibitions running concurrently.

Hindsight features new landscapes of rural Angus by Francis Convery RSA,  and focuses on the artist’s painterly process. He explains, ‘My paintings are arrived at after lengthy revision, where some form of ‘hindsight’ begins to emerge and I recognise how it should be resolved.’ Convery paints intuitively, interweaving the shapes, textures and colours of the landscape with a gestural expressionism that relates back to the fluid lines of the Edinburgh School (Sir Robin Philipson, Sir William Gillies), but also to the bold vibrancy of John Bellany and Joyce Cairns. His works are often populated with figures caught in moments of transience, whether crossing a bridge or resting under forest trees.

Also showing, Interior Landscapes features interior objects and furniture made by Royal Scottish Academicians and invited artists and architects, whether through hand-made craft or state of the art machining. Curator Robin Webster RSA says, ‘The exhibition highlights objects which go beyond the design of a building that may be an integral part of the whole design. The idea of a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ (literally, ‘total work of art’) covers the entire designed environment, including the building and furnishings down to the ironmongery and teaspoons. Many famous architects, such as Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, have done this.

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