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Acclaimed artist offers creative insights

​​​​​​​A renowned artist is to offer a personal perspective on her highly respected work during a lecture at Edinburgh College of Art.

Turner Prize nominee Tacita Dean – best known for creating atmospheric films – will deliver the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture on 4 July.

Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series: Tacita Dean

18:30 - 19:30, 4 July 2018

Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court

Tickets are free but limited

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Successful artist

Tacita Dean was born in Canterbury in 1965. She training as a painter at the Slade School of Fine Art, but is best known as a filmmaker.  

She works across a broad range media, but is best known for her use of film.

In 1998, she was nominated for the Turner Prize, and elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2008.

This year Ms Dean has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery focusing on the genres of landscape, portraiture and still life.

Her exhibition Tacita Dean: Woman with a Red Hat opens at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, on 6 July .

Carnegie Lectures

The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series is a programme of annual public talks at Edinburgh College of Art. It has attracted some of the most innovative people working in the arts today.

Talks are accompanied by student workshops, seminars and one-to-one meetings with the speakers. The series seeks to place ECA at the centre of international discourse on art and creative practice.

The Andrew Carnegie Lecture Series was established in 2014 as part of the centennial celebrations of Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is one of the many institutions and organisations established by the Dunfermline-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie.

Steel magnate Carnegie donated much of the wealth he generated to help improve society, with a particular focus on education. This also led to the foundation of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland in 1901.

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