Platform: 2020

Mark Bleakley, Giving Weight. Performer: Seamus Killick.

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We are excited to announce full details of this year’s Platform exhibition, our annual showcase supporting artists in the early stages of their careers to make and present new work. We are delighted to once again partner with City Art Centre to present the 2020 edition from 31 October to 29 November.

Selected from an open call by artist Ruth Ewan, and curator, Sophia Hao (Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), four artists based in Scotland – Rabindranath A BhoseMark BleakleyRhona Jack and Susannah Stark – have been supported to create new work which will be presented in this group show.

Each of the artists has been working over recent months to develop new work for their presentation in Platform: 2020. The exhibition brings together four new bodies of work that include sound installations, textile and sculptural works, print-making, film, performance, and text-based works. Across each of the artists’ individual practice, a number of themes and approaches are particularly resonant for our present times including: the aesthetics of the collective, the intense vitality of ‘being together’ in space; strategies for survival; and the importance of the sense of touch.

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance via the City Art Centre website.

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31 October – 29 November 2020
Daily, 10am – 5pm

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City Art Centre
2 Market Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1DE