The Normal

Talbot Rice Gallery

The Normal is a vivid reflection of life during the 2020 pandemic. It explores ideas about pausing the train of progress, resurgent communities, an ever-increasing proximity between humans and wildlife and the asymmetrical effects of this pandemic due to socio-economic and racial inequality.

The commissioning and production of artworks within the exhibition has championed sustainability, and there are many installations reflecting an acute awareness of the natural world, amplified by the silencing of cities and industry. Through artworks that express hope, grief, survival, violence and solidarity – it situates our lived experience within a global artistic dialogue, underscored by the need for a profound re-orientation towards planetary health following the “wake-up call” of COVID-19.

The Normal

Venue

Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

0131 650 2210

info.talbotrice@ed.ac.uk

www.trg.ed.ac.uk

Opening times

18 May – 29 August

Daily

10am – 5pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand

COVID Safety

All festival venues have safety measures in place to follow the latest Government advice and guidelines

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Ticket information

Free, advance booking advised, drop-ins welcome (limited capacity)

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Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh.

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Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL

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