Opening Event: Friday 18 March 2022, 5 – 7pm at North Junction Street Campus
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This show includes work by three award-winning artists, who recently graduated and are currently taking part in the one-year Leith School of Art Graduates Residency programme.
Molly Kent is a textile artist concerned with representing notions of mental and physical health through mediums such as rug tufting and weaving. She portrays contemporary existence regarding social-media and internet living and the effects this has on our perception of self. This stems from her personal experiences of her mental health condition CPTSD, but also reflects on wider anxieties and fears that have come to attention as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jack Whitelock is a painter based in Edinburgh, originally from Hull. He completed a BA in painting at the Edinburgh College of Art in 2020. He has appeared in recent group shows at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, the Freelands Foundation Gallery, London and Fruitmarket Gallery, Hull.
Whitelock’s work engages in processes of collage and painting, through digital and physical mediums. Abstraction, imagery and representation are constantly revolving, as the distinctions between elements move in and out of perceptions. Themes vary and evolve, but connote to personal feelings and interpretations, lying between individual and cultural memories.
Madeleine Wood graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2020. Since then, her work has been featured in The Scotsman (11/07/2020) and The Times (28/02/2022) and shown at Unit 1 Gallery, London and GENERATORprojects, Dundee. In September 2021 she was awarded the year-long Graduate Residency at Leith School of Art. She was also selected for RSA New Contemporaries 2020, currently showing at the Royal Scottish Academy (ends 3rd April), where she received the Arusha Gallery Award – for an upcoming solo show with them.