John Colles, 'Strange Twins; Coventry 1940 Dresden 1945'
John Colles, 'Strange Twins; Coventry 1940 Dresden 1945'

Take One Veronica and One John at Edinburgh Palette

Title:
Take 2

Dates:
24 Sep 2021 – 2 Oct 2021

Times:
Fri 24th Sep 17:00 - 20:00, Wed, Sat 11:00 - 17:00, Sun 12:00 - 16:30

Venue:
Edinburgh Palette
St. Margaret’s House
151 London Road
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH7 6AE

A new exhibition at Edinburgh Palette is a joint presentation inspired loosely by Gustav Holst’s The Planets, which received its first performance in September 1918. The piece pairs each planet with its mythological or astrological ‘personality’ – Mars, bringer of conflict, Venus, bringer of peace and tranquility, Mercury, the Messenger; these three are encompassed by the Uranus the Mystic and searcher of the Truth Beneath the Surface – a far bigger planet than the other three.

Veronica Casey and John Colles have made similar connections in this exhibition. Portrait painter Veronica takes her inspiration from people she is drawn to and works mainly in acrylic on board. After a lengthy period without art at the centre, she took a course at Leith School of Art, which acted as a springboard for an art career in which she has collaborated with recording artists and exhibited across Edinburgh. John’s work is in the tradition of narrative art, responding to social and political events: with a background in science, innovation and lecturing in problem-solving and creativity, he also spent time at Leith School of Art and became an artist, participating in group shows across Scotland.

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