Galería Gaudí, from Madrid, will take part in Edinburgh Art Fair (13-15 November at Edinburgh Corner Exchange) for the second year running to bring Spanish contemporary artist closer to the Scottish public.
Noelia Martínez Castellanos
The Spanish gallery will be showing the work of established as well as emerging Spanish artists in this event, the largest of its kind outside London. Among them will be Ángel Rodríguez Robles, whose work shows a very specific way of understanding the relationship between abstract art and landscapes; Íñigo Arístegui, an artist that works with very diverse materials such as sand, wood or iron; the abstract landscapes of plastic artist Blanca Abajo Alda; or the work of Encarna Cepeda, focus on the visual power of “whites”. “We went to Edinburgh for the first time many years ago and we were delighted with the city and its people. We went there last year and the whole experience was a success. The visitors loved our stand and the work of our artists. So, we are really glad to be back this year with a very interesting range that we hope the Scottish public will love”, says Susana Herrero from Galería Gaudí.
The 11th Edinburgh Art Fair, will offer free workshops (with the entrance ticket), live demonstrations and talks, and will welcome 60 art galleries from all over the UK and abroad for 3 days. It offers a unique opportunity to view, and buy, a wide range of contemporary art styles and media: from the urban and edgy (Gallery Different, London; Urbane Art, Edinburgh) to timeless Japanese wood block prints (The Whitley Gallery, Ireland); from sculpture specialists (Sheridan Russell, London) to Photography specialists (Stills from Edinburgh and Street Level Photoworks from Glasgow); from printmaking (Glasgow Print Studio, Greenwich Printmakers) to ceramics and glass (Pyramid Gallery, York).
The fair is an exceptionally relaxed art event and offers different ways of enjoying the experience: with a glass of wine at the Friday Evening Reception or “en famille” getting your hands dirty. The organisers offer a free crèche for the youngest children while older ones can join in the many art workshops on offer. In fact, both adults and children can take part in several hands-on activities in printmaking, painting and photography.
If you are looking for an insight into the work of artists, the Fair organises a programme of artist talks and live art demonstrations. In particular, mural artist Mike Usher will be working on a 7-meter long mural over the course of the three days while artist Olivia Irvine will enrol visitors to help her create a large painting for Art in Healthcare.
When: Friday 13th November (11am – 6pm + Evening Reception 6pm-9pm); Saturday 14th November (11am – 6pm); Sunday 15th November (11am – 5pm)
Where: Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ
Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions) on the door Friday Evening Reception: £10 on the door (includes glass of wine and live art demonstrations). All tickets allow re-entry throughout the 3 days. Children enter free, if accompanied by an adult.
Images provided by Galería Gaudí and Edinburgh Art Fair