Ingleby Gallery

Katie Paterson: Ideas

27 June – 27 September 2014

Katie Paterson, Fossil Necklace, 2013, 170 Carved, rounded fossils, spanning geological time. Photo © MJC. Courtesy of the artist and Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh.

Katie Paterson’s work is cross-medium, multi-disciplinary and conceptually driven, with an emphasis on nature and cosmology. Ideas presents her most recent work, including Fossil Necklace (for which Paterson was awarded the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award), which captures the history of our planet in a single string of beads.

Ideas also includes the culmination of Second Moon, a year-long project in which a fragment of the moon has been circling the earth via airfreight courier, landing, finally, in the Ingleby Gallery at the end of the exhibition. Other works include a series of meteorites, melted at several thousand degrees and recast from their own material as identical versions of their former selves.  

Katie Paterson was born in Glasgow in 1981 and has already enjoyed widespread success, taking part in the Tate Triennial (2009) and exhibiting at Modern Art Oxford (2008) the Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2009), BALTIC, Gateshead (2010) and the BAWAG Foundation (2012). In 2013 she had solo shows at the Mead Gallery, Warwick, and Kettles Yard, Cambridge. 


Ideas will be accompanied by a summer-long performance of Paterson's 2008 work Earth-Moon-Earth at Jupiter Artland.


Part of GENERATION, a landmark series of exhibitions celebrating 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland.


Mon–Sat, 10am-6pm
Sun (August only), 12-5pm


Ingleby Gallery

15 Calton Road, EH8 8DL

0131 556 4441


31 July – 31 August 2014
100 Billion Suns

Various dates between 31 July - 31 August


Contact Ingleby Gallery on 0131 556 4441 or at for more details. 


2 August 2014
Artist Talk: Katie Paterson


Free to attend, but please book tickets