Kate Downie
June 10th, 2010

‘The Haymarket Pibroch’ at The Royal Scottish Academy

As one of the invited artists at the RSA Annual Exhibition, curated this year by Ian MacCulloch as a part of  “The Expressive Arts and Social Involvement’, I made  a drawing in charcoal directly onto the wall of the RSA 3m x 3.5 m over a period of 3 days before the show opened.

Titled ‘The Haymarket Pibroch’, it is a contemporary street lament for the displaced peoples of Edinburgh during the Tramworks of the past few years.  The process of making the drawing was documented and edited into a 6 minute  audio-visual by Michael Wolchover with soundtrack  by Gary West and Wendy Stewart. These and other new drawings can be seen at the Royal Scottish Academy until June 23rd.   for opening times etc see  http://www.royalscottishacademy.org

The whole exhibition has been well reviewed and is worth a visit if you are visiting  Edinburgh soon! gilessutherland.blogspot.com