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Ciara Phillips and Nature Printed :: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Born in Canada, and now based in Glasgow, contemporary artist Ciara Phillips is gaining international recognition for her content-specific installations which employ screen printing, textile techniques and wall painting.

Ciara Phillips Untitled 2012

Ciara Phillips Untitled 2012 photo credit Gunnar Meier

Ciara Phillips Untitled 2013

Ciara Phillips Untitled 2013 photo credit Michael Wolchover

Her forthcoming exhibition; Ciara Phillips And More, is the first exhibition devoted to the Royal Botanic Garden’s collection of nature-printed books, a printing process developed in the 18th century that uses natural subjects such as plants, animals and rocks to leave a direct impression onto materials such as printing plates or photographic paper, which can then be used in the printing process to create an illustration in a book.  This specially commissioned exhibition of new works on paper and fabric by artist Ciara Phillips will be on display alongside some of the finest and rarest books in the world, on loan from the Library Archive of the Royal Botanic Garden.

Ciara Phillips from the series 'Slippery Under Pressure' 2012

Ciara Phillips from the series ‘Slippery Under Pressure’ 2012 photo credit Adam T. Burton

Ciara Phillips 'Start with a Practical Idea' Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich 2012

Ciara Phillips ‘Start with a Practical Idea’ Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich 2012 photo credit Gunnar Meier

Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh – ‘the most ideal gallery in Britain.’

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautifully-located gallery than Inverleith House. Situated within the grounds of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith House is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and engaging galleries in Europe and was described by John McEwen of the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the most ideal gallery in Britain.’ With spring, summer, autumn and winter themed exhibitions, Inverleith House offers an active programme of exhibitions throughout the year, spanning contemporary visual art and botanical science.

Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Formally the founding home of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Inverleith House is internationally recognised for its world-class programme of exhibitions by leading contemporary artists.

‘Ciara Phillips And More’ runs from Sat 4 May to Sun 23 June 2013

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