Thursday, 16 August 2012

Why so quiet?

After the excitement of the opening of Weaving the Century it was back to work for a few weeks until I was off on holiday to Antibes in the Cote d'Azur, hence the lac of blog posts. There are many associations with weaving in the area, including tapestries in the Musee Leger, Biot and, most relevant to me, the purple herons that inspired Graham Sutherland's design for Wading Birds (woven by Dovecot in 1949).

Musee Picasso, Antibes
As is the case every summer, Edinburgh is heaving with tourists here to sample the brilliant offerings of the Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Art Festival. The City Art Centre's exhibition of the work of Leslie Hunter who spent many years in the Cote d'Azur. The exhibition features watercolours of Juan les Pins and Villefranche, both very close to Antibes.

Juan les Pins, George Leslie Hunter, c.1927-1929, National Galleries of Scotland

I would also really recommend a visit to the Edinburgh College of Art Postgraduate Degree Show (18-26 August) if you have time. I have been tutoring some of the students and their work is outstanding.

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