Venue 18

Robin Baillie

OPEN: First weekend - 1-3 Sept

11 Bath Street
tel 07815 946902

Tyrants Beware!

What does the past mean to those living in the present? Robin Baillie is an artist whose work is inspired by his love of history. This exhibition will feature his most recent work, which is sparked by his current PhD. research into Scottish history painting in the early nineteenth century.

Robin’s visual sources are drawn from caricatures, silhouettes, frontispieces, decorative woodwork and radical pamphlets. His paintings and banners refer to woodcuts and printing styles, and there is a sculptural element in their relief forms. Combining the high and the low, and the mix techniques of ‘dub’, the visitor will encounter Scots’ vernacular and Georgian era genre/history painting. What on earth does that look like look like, and stand for?

Visitors will be able to enjoy the Georgian setting for these works. The venue will frame a dialogue about visual art, taste and politics.

Robin recently exhibited his work at the Matthew Gallery in the University of Edinburgh.

Artist Talk, Sat 2nd, 2pm (20 mins)

opening times:
fri 1st & fri 8th sept 4-8pm
sat 2nd & sat 9th sept 10am-6pm
sun 3rd & sat 10th sept 11am-5pm

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