Owners of the Soil

The Fine Art Society

The Fine Art Society presents Owners of the Soil, an exhibition of work by Will Maclean and Shaun Fraser, examining ties between land, identity and ownership through the early Scottish diaspora’s dual identity of colonised and coloniser.

Maclean’s boxed constructions, collages and drawings recount the experiences of six residents of Polbain, Ross-shire. Each one, a native Gaelic speaker, was born in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and it was an accepted part of their lives that they would have to leave their homes to find a living in the south or overseas.

Fraser’s works in glass, bronze and print focus on Nova Scotia, an area dominated by Scottish settlements with place names that displaced First Nation Mi’kmaq titles. Incorporating peat and organic matter, Fraser’s work holds an innate link to the locality upon which it draws.

Owners of the Soil

Artists

Will Maclean and Shaun Fraser

Venue

The Fine Art Society

6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

0131 557 4050

edinburgh@thefineartsociety.com

www.thefineartsociety.com

Opening times

29 July – 28 August

Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm

Saturday, 11am – 4pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible

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Ticket information

Free, drop-in (limited capacity)

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The Fine Art Society

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town, The Fine Art Society deals in Scottish art from the 17th century to the present.

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The Fine Art Society

6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6HZ

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