City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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eca's Ten Decades Retrospective at City Arts Centre


By edg - Posted on 19 October 2007

A new exhibition at the City Arts Centre is to feature the work of Edinburgh College of Art artists from the last 100 years. The free exhibition, which runs from 27th October to 19th January 2008, will feature more than 80 works spanning three gallery floors. Works will be drawn from the City's Collection, The Fleming Collection, the College's own holdings, and individual artists, and the exhibition will transfer to London in January to the Fleming Gallery.

Famous names to be
featured include Dame Elizabeth Blackadder OBE, RA; John Bellany CBE, RA; Sir
William Gillies, Sir Robin Philipson, Moyna Flannigan, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham,
Callum Innes, Anne Redpath, and Alan Davie, as well as a number of more recent
graduates including Graham Flack, Janice McNab and Paul
Chiappe.

"Ten Decades is one of
the main highlights of the College's Centenary year celebrations, which has
included a platform of events for our students to display their creative skills,
including the Centenary Fashion Show, Degree Show and Masters of Design
Exhibition," said Professor Ian Howard,
Principal of Edinburgh College of Art.

Ten Decades will also
include a major collaboration between eca and RMJM architects to construct
City Palace, Moscow, a state-of-the-art business centre and registry office. The
47-floor structure with a unique intertwining design is the work of the
College's Head
of School of Drawing and
Painting, Karen Forbes and
Tony Kettle, alumni and architect of the Falkirk Wheel. Visitors can view
details of the design, and similar projects by other senior academics at the
exhibition.

There will also be
digital media tasters from the school of Visual
Communication, footage
of the Centenary Fashion Show which took place at the College in May
2007, and a trailer for the forthcoming Rockumentary - The Art
School Dance - which celebrates eca
student union's musical connections and opens at the Cameo Cinema on 15
November.

Ten Decades runs at the City Art Centre from 27th October 2007 to 19th January 2008. Admission is free.

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