BirdsNest Gallery in Edinburgh’s latest exhibition is a series of vivid painted works by Scottish scientist-turned-artist Iain Wilson. In an ode to Japan, Iain utilises the kimono as a vessel for awe and thoughtful exploration of Japanese aesthetics, with a nod to Japanese masters such as Keisuke Serizawa and Tanaka Isson. Evoking Japanese theatre, history and mythology, Iain constructs artistic bridges between cultures. In his own words, ‘I know I cannot cross into their domain, but I might build a simple bridge. Should a crossing result, that’s well and good’.
With no on-street visibility, the Gallery is one of Edinburgh’s hidden gems, displaying an eclectic range of works by a plethora of contemporary artists from Scotland and abroad, incorporating a mini-cinema, studio, and art library. The Gallery also publishes a number of accompanying items including posters, brochures, a quarterly magazine, art-cards and catalogues.