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Invitation to my latest exhibition of Edges and Extremes - Shetland: people, place, industry work. A collaborative arts project by me and poet Evlynn Sharp.
Following our reception at the Scottish Parliament this is our first show in England as part of the Edges and Extremes project. Please contact me if you can come.
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 6.30pm - 8pm at Artistsmeet, Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1EH
with a talk and BSL interpreted performance by the artists commencing at 7pm.
The exhibition will run from 21 May - 14 July 2013.
Open Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm and box office hours.
This venue has level access.
Nearest station: Rickmansworth - Metropolitan line and Overground.
Edges and Extremes Opening at Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament Private View.
Sally gives her opening speech at the Scottish Parliament Private View.
Evlynn Sharp, Margaret Scollay and MSP Tavish Scott.
Margaret Scollay, playing her fiddle.
Photos by Kevin Harrison, Artlink Central.
Edges and Extremes booklet released
As part of the residency we have produced a limited edition booklet. B5, soft back, 12 pages including cover, in 14pt text. It features extracts of Evlynn Sharp's poems and samples of Sally's artworks. Also included is a CD which has a slideshow and a recording of Evlynn's poetry featuring Shetland voices and the renowned Shetland fiddler, Margaret Scollay.Limited copies of this publication are available from Sally, contact her here about getting hold of one. Or you can download a PDF of this booklet (845Kb).
Edges and Extremes - Sally Booth and Evlynn Sharp
Box of haddock, pen and watercolour
This year-long project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Creative Scotland. The artists are also grateful for support from Tate, Scottish Parliament, Loganair, BBC Radio Shetland, Juliet Gomperts Trust, Shetland Arts, Artlink Central, Pen to Paper (Brighton), K and K Stationers (London).
Davie's haddock, pen and watercolour
Sally Booth and Evlynn Sharp gratefully acknowledge the kind contribution of the Scalloway community and people of Shetland to the Edges and Extremes project, and they extend their gratitude to all other supporters of the project.
See examples and information about events relating to our project below.
Click in centre above to see artwork by Sally Booth from her collaborative residency with poet Evlynn Sharp in the Shetlands during October 2012. Duration 4.30 min. This film is silent. photos taken by Billy Fox.
Exhibition at the Scottish Parliament - Members Lobby - 16th-19th April 2013
We stayed at The Booth in Scalloway for a one month artist residency in October, culminating in an open studio exhibition attended by over 60 visitors. The works we made there were all inspired by Shetland people, place and industry and were often made on the spot. We immersed ourselves in local life and our exhibition at the Scottish Parliament includes poems and pictures of knitters, the local fishing industry and historical events, such as the Shetland bus.
Tuesday 16th April 2013
In the Garden Lobby 6.00pm-7.30pm
Opened by Tavish Scott MSP
This is an invitation only event. Please contact the artist for an invitation. Guests are requested to arrive at the Scottish Parliament's Public Entrance opposite the Palace of Holyrood by 5.30pm for security and registration.
The Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament where our reception will be held.
Image © Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body - 2012. Licensed under the Open Scottish Parliament Licence v1.0.
The picture above shows the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament and the roof space above it.
How to find the Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Parliament building is located in the Holyrood area of central Edinburgh at the foot of the Royal Mile near to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
A map showing the location:
Travelling to the Parliament
The Parliament building is a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station, which is a main line station. Information about train services to and from Edinburgh is available from National Rail or Scotrail.
Visitors can use the Lothian Buses service numbers 35 and 36. For timetable enquiries contact Lothian Buses: www.lothianbuses.com / Tel: 0131 555 6363.
Details of all public transport within Scotland can be obtained from Traveline: www.travelinescotland.com / Tel: 0871 200 22 33.
There is no public parking available at the Parliament. The nearest 24-hour car parking facilities are at Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road or at the NCP, St John's Hill, off Holyrood Road.
Accessible parking for disabled guests
A number of public parking spaces are reserved for disabled people on Horse Wynd.
Racks for cycles are located in the Landscaped Gardens.
Forthcoming events related to Edges and Extremes
Exhibition at Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth. Runs from 20th May - 15th July 2013, with a private view on Wednesday 29th May 6.30pm - 8.00pm.
Partnership with Tate
In May, Evlynn and I have been invited to facilitate an art workshop with a group of visually impaired adults at Tate Britain in conjunction with Tate's current Landscape exhibition "Looking at the View".
Exhibition continues at Gracechurch Street As seen on the BBC
Shape in the City presents work from the UK's leading arts organisations such as Photovoice, and Action Space with over 30 artists at; 40 Gracechurch Street, City of London, EC3V 0BT.
Until May 2013 Monday to Thursday 10 AM - 2 PM, other times by appointment. Shape present an exciting new Pop Up Gallery space with five floors of artwork showing in the heart of the City of London. My installation is on the 4th Floor and posters on a lower floor.
See a film of my installation with commentary and subtitles vimeo.com/54238511
This picture is a screenshot from a recent BBC programme covering the exhibition. It shows my installation in situ at Gracechurch Street with somebody sitting inside the structure.
My drawing installation from the Liberty Festival was featured on the BBC programme "See Hear" (Series 32; Episode 34).