Talking about GENERATION

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GENERATION is an ambitious arts programme running until 30 November, here is a by numbers guide:
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS of contemporary arts in Scotland
MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS OVER 60 VENUES throughout Scotland – many used to inspire the new works on show
£0 is the price in pounds it will cost to attend – yes, it’s FREE!

And here are just a few of the exhibitions taking place:

Artist Rooms by Douglas Gordon, Caithness Horizons, Thurso, Highlands
9 May – 11 October

films and 1 text-based work by former Turner Prize winner Douglas Gordon from Glasgow will be used to explore the ambiguities of human life in this exhibition.

Model churches made from cardboard are displayed very close together

Nathan Coley – The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh – 2004

The Lamp of Sacrifice by Nathan Coley,
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
15 May – 1 February
286 cardboard model buildings have been made to scale for this installation. Gathering all Edinburgh’s places of worship together highlights the sheer range of architecture in the religious cityscape.


Edinburgh exhibitions, various venues,
From 1 June
32  is the astounding number of artists who have work exhibited at 9 shows across Edinburgh from June. See art by the likes of Jim Lambie, Martin Boyce, Richard Wright and Christine Borland at venues including the National Galleries of Scotland.


Lorna McIntyre, Mount Stuart 2014, Isle of Bute, Argyll
6 July to 31 October
(some dates by appointment only)
12 signs of the zodiac are the themes of the stained glass windows at Mount Stuart. Lorna’s sculptures take inspiration from them, as well as the neo-Gothic architecture and atmosphere of this stately mansion.


You, Me And The Plants by Sue Tompkins, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
26 July to 31 December
70 acres of landscaped grounds make up the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where a special audio guide has been created by artist Sue Tompkins. Even regular visitors will see the gardens from a new perspective.


Refractory And Refrigeration by John Shankie, The Park Gallery, Falkirk
2 August to 26 October
100 years have passed since the start of World War One. John Shankie commemorates the anniversary by gathering local recollections and exploring the themes of memorial, celebration, reflection and restoration.   And there you have it, just a snapshot of the plethora of arts events happening throughout GENERATION, which is part of Homecoming Scotland 2014 and the Culture 2014.

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