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    The Artist as Beachcomber

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    14 June 14:00 - 15:00
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  • Thursday 14 June, 2pm
    The Artist as Beachcomber: A Tour of the Work of Robert Callender
    As part of our programme for the exhibition 'Robert Callender: Plastic Beach… poetry of the everyday', Andrew Patrizio will introduce the work of well-known and highly respected Scottish artist Robert Callender (1932-2011), who made an artform out of combing the beaches of Scotland, particularly its far North Western reaches. His work delights audiences with its clever technique but there is a darker message behind the magnificent objects he made. Andrew Patrizio is Professor of Scottish Visual Culture at Edinburgh College of Art. His own writing and curating focusses on both Scottish art since 1945 and ecological themes. He was the author of a chapter on the artist for the major portfolio book 'A2B: Robert Callender' in 2015. Free event, but booking essential. To book, please contact the City Art Centre reception on 0131 529 3993

    Robert Callender in the studio at Sea Loft, Kinghorn, Fife, 1997. Courtesy of the Estate of Robert Callender. © The Glasgow Picture Library. Photo: Eric Thorburn