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University gallery triumphs

An exhibition at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery has won a Herald Angel award.

The prestigious prize was presented to the Gallery’s Principal Curator Pat Fisher for Transmitted Live: Nam June Paik Resounds.

The exhibition was one of the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Art Festival.

Exploring art and technology

The exhibition - organised in tandem with the Paik Art Center in South Korea - tied in with this year's EIF theme of art and technology.

Often referred to as the founding father of video art, Nam June Paik famously predicted with uncanny accuracy the ways in which technology would infiltrate society in everyday life.

The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Paik’s first solo exhibition, which saw him create waves by bringing television into the realm of art.

Dazzling display

Paik’s vibrant video screens and colourful displays have been dazzling audiences at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery since 8 August.

Although both the EIF and Edinburgh Art Festival have ended, there is still time to visit the exhibition as it continues until 19 October.

Celebrated exhibition

Critics have widely praised the exhibition. It received four star reviews from The Herald and The Scotsman.

The Herald then bestowed it their highest honour: the Herald Angel.

The prize was presented at a ceremony in Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Saturday, 31 August.

Esteemed accolade

The Herald Angels are given to all aspects of performance throughout the festivals in Edinburgh over August.

Winners are chosen by a team of critics at The Herald newspaper.

University art gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery is part of the University of Edinburgh.

The gallery is one of Edinburgh’s pre-eminent exhibition spaces. It works with both Scottish and International artists and collaborates with a range of departments across the University.

The Talbot Rice provides teaching support for students and offers a range of unique opportunities, including internships, volunteering positions and gallery space for student-curated exhibitions.

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More information on the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery

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