Hayley Tompkins: Far at Fruitmarket in Edinburgh features new and existing work by the Glasgow-based artist, examining the metamorphic materiality of paint and colour. Tompkins’ career spans over 25 years and this will be her most extensive solo UK presentation to date. The exhibition brings together a suite of digital films unseen in a group until now, a new group of paintings commissioned specially for the show and a selection of the painted commonplace objects, for which she is best-known.
Also, from 5th November, the gallery’s adjoining Warehouse space will be showing Like A Huge Scotland. This is film maker Mark Cousins‘ immersive visual and surround-sound installation relating the story of a day of great inspiration in the life of Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912–2004), exploring the Grindelwald glacier. It proved to be a turning-point in the life of one of Scotland’s most honoured artists, and features sound design by Ania Przygoda from internal glacier noise and music by Linda Buckley, combining to prompt a reimagining of the mighty glacier (now diminishing rapidly) and its inspirational impact on the artist. Before installation, the film will be edited by Cousins and editor Timo Langer, working collaboratively and interactively over a video-link, which will be available to view on Fruitmarket’s YouTube channel.