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Conversations with Paolozzi Exhibition

  • The Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture The Mound Edinburgh EH2 2EL (map)

Exhibition Dates:
20 September 2018 - 28 October 2018

Opening Times:

  • Monday to Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

  • Academicians' Gallery, RSA Lower Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL


Conversations with Paolozzi will bring together responses of Royal Scottish Academicians to the Scottish-Italian artist, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005). Timed to coincide with the publication of Paolozzi at Large in Edinburgh (Luath: Edinburgh, 2018), co-edited by Christine de Luca and Carlo Pirozzi, the exhibition considers the impact of Paolozzi’s legacy on art in Scotland today.

Exhibiting Artists:
Michael Agnew RSA
William Brotherston RSA
Alfons Bytautas RSA
Doug Cocker RSA
Michael Docherty RSA
Graham Fagen RSA
Paul Furneaux RSA
Eileen Lawrence RSA
James Pattison RSA
Alan Robb RSA
Michael Visocchi RSA
Arthur Watson PRSA

Born in Leith, Paolozzi was a pioneer of the Pop Art movement, bringing a new international modernism to art in Scotland. New work made by Academicians in response to Paolozzi will be exhibited alongside pieces from their archives produced as a result of the artist’s influence. The Academicians’ work will be accompanied by their personal recollections of time spent studying, working and collaborating with the artist. A selection of works by Paolozzi, himself an Honorary Academician, held by the RSA collection – a Recognised Collection of Significance for Scotland – will be exhibited alongside that of the Academicians. Placing Paolozzi in relation to artists currently exerting influence, the exhibition shows the indelible mark he left on contemporary practice in Scotland.

The exhibition is part of the Eduardo Paolozzi Project, coordinated by Carlo Pirozzi.

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