Esbat Collective presents: The Switch About Esbat Collective
Esbat is a collective of female artists from Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, Poland and Germany. Many who met at the Edinburgh College of Art. They came together at the beginning of 2016 to curate a group show and discovered a striking synergy across their combined work.
About The Switch
The Switch is Esbat Collective’s fourth exhibition. It features the work of Marta Tycinska, Mel Roy, Rebecca Green, Heather Craig, Fee Scroggie, Mary Trodden, Sarah Wilson, Rachael Forbes, Penny Forbes, Carolann Alexander, Komachi Goto, Caroline Fulton, Fiona Michie, Faith Elliot, Jo Richardson, Olivia Irvine, Marissa Stoffer and Ciara Dunne.
The show explores issues surrounding idolatry and the work within it is meticulous and highly crafted. The group examine forms of adoration, the uneasiness between authenticity and artifice, and how individuals construct their identities through the identification of others. Inverting forms of worship, the pieces are often surreal, affectionate and comical.
Alex Hetherington writing about Esbat Collective in ‘I missed the dreaming of it all’:
“The subject and substances of ‘making’ here returns again in different but corresponding shapes… glass-blowing, tapestry, drawing, painting, sculptural projects, costume making and performative works…
…the melding of genres becomes a shared, collective attribute. There is a sense of elation in the handling of materials and the bringing together of opposing materials.”
Dates: Friday 3rd – Wednesday 8th March.
Location: The Dundas Street Gallery, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6HZ.
Exhibition time: Daily 10am – 6pm.
Opening night: Friday 3rd March 6-9pm.
Opening night event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/211656355967124/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esbattre/
Esbat Collective, January 2017