Edinburgh College students exhibit art work at Sculpture Workshop

Students from Edinburgh College’s Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) course are set to disperse their talents across Edinburgh’s Sculpture Workshop this weekend.

‘Up-rootal’, an exhibition encompassing painting, sculpture, performance, photography and moving energy, is the culmination of the students’ work over the past two years.

Nine students will display their portfolio of work which demonstrates the diverse interdisciplinary skills they have developed throughout their studies at the college.

The name for the event was decided by the nine students who after College will each be going in different directions to further their careers.

The exhibition – part of Edinburgh College’s Glow Festival, which showcases the talents of its Creative Industries students – includes work by Contemporary Art Practice students Beth Anderson, Coire Simpson, Francesco Llinas Casas, Khadea Kuchenmeister, Manny Soora, Nirver Kaur, Rachel Gillies and Scott Pearce.

Student Beth Anderson, who is moving on to a degree course at Glasgow School of Art, said: “Working on Uprootal has been great fun. It’s been challenging but also very rewarding and we’re really looking forward to kicking off the exhibition at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop tomorrow.

“Each project has been two or three months in the making and although the work is individual to each student, it’s been fantastic working alongside one another for the past two years, to share and discuss ideas and to highlight the qualities in each other’s work.

Edinburgh College Fine Art lecturer Alan Holligan said: ““This year’s graduating artists have produced a fantastic exhibition that will challenge and delight visitors, and stands as testament to their energy, engagement and professionalism.”

‘Up-rootal’ is on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June from 10am until 4.30pm at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT. Entry is free.