New show collects false memories

A mind-bending new exhibition based on events that never happened is one of three new shows dealing with the art of looking back at the University’s Talbot Rice Gallery.

Photo of art exhibition: Erased UFOs by AR Hopwood. Photograph: Steve Tanner.
Photo of a bust of an unknown subject from the University’s collection, part of the False Memory Archive exhibition

AR Hopwood’s False Memory Archive

Using scientific research that demonstrates how susceptible we are to false memories, AR Hopwood’s False Memory Archive features contemporary artworks and a unique collection of vivid personal accounts of things that never occurred.

From a display of digitally manipulated photographs of UFO sightings to a display of busts and portraits of unknown subjects from the University’s collection, Hopwood’s work plays with how the past is reconstructed, frequently incorrectly.

A Wide New Kingdom | The Celtic Revival in Scotland

The Talbot Rice’s Georgian Gallery hosts a show that looks back to the Celtic Revival in Scotland.

A Wide New Kingdom brings together for the first time material connected to the explosion of interest in the late 19th century in Celtic art, myth, folklore and song. Artists, musicians and writers in Scotland such as John Duncan recreated their nation’s heritage.

The exhibition features paintings, illustrations, photographs, books, manuscripts and historic film footage from the movement.

David Rushton | Art as Conceit

In the Round Room two 1/24 scale models by David Rushton explore social conflict, art trade and new ways of working in art.

Art as Conceit features models relating to factory and gallery work set within a confrontational industrial landscape. A version of this exhibition was initially shown as Motorshow at the New 57 Gallery (now the Fruitmarket, Edinburgh) in 1979.

David Rushton began producing intricate scale models of art and social incidents in 1965. When he moved to Scotland a decade later he split his time between an analysis of art education and communications.

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Current exhibitions at Talbot Rice Gallery

AR Hopwood's False Memory Archive