Summerhall, Edinburgh Showing What’s in the Way

Edyta Majewska, 'work in progress'
Edyta Majewska, 'work in progress'

There Is Something In The Way

Daily, 11:00 - 17:00

From: 28 Jul 2023

To: 24 Sep 2023

1 Summerhall
Edinburgh & the Lothians

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As part of Edinburgh arts hub Summerhall‘s packed August programme of visual art, music and theatre, There Is Something In The Way features diverse female artists based in Scotland, responding to the theme of ‘Women, Art & Inequality’.

The exhibition highlights some of Scotland’s ‘more hidden’ and ‘late entry’ female artists who have faced barriers to their professional practice: Edyta Majewska (whose work is pictured above), Gail McLintock, Lar MacGregor, Eleanor Buffam, Simona Ciocarlan and Lubna Kerr. Their artworks range from innovative photography on textile, to carbonised sculpture and hybrid installation. Hinting at the scale and range of artistic activity in Scotland, this Creative Scotland-funded project features often-biographical elements of subject matter that speak to research and surveys that bear out themes of power, poverty, gender violence, role intersections and endurance.

Lar MacGregor, 'between hope and despair' (detail)
Lar MacGregor, ‘between hope and despair’ (detail)

Alongside the artworks is a narrated slideshow of survey comments, giving a clear ethnography of the state of women’s art and their under-supported skills.

Eleanor Buffam, 'Study for KM1'
Eleanor Buffam, ‘Study for KM1’

Summerhall’s 2023 Festival visual arts programme includes several other exhibitions and works, including Synthesis by Oana Stanciu, Danielle Macleod, Gak Yamada, and Yuichiro Higashiji, curated by Sam Chapman and Scott Hunter, Makeshift by Nicky Hodge, Paul Keir, and Alan Shipway, Kiosk by Charlie Stiven, Still Moving by Owen Normand, Weathervanes by Jian Yi in association with Summerhall, and a commissioned piece by recent graduate Nathan Price. See Summerhall’s website (left) for details.

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