Designed for blind and partially sighted visitors. Together with experienced guide and artist, Lynn Cowan, Teresa Hunyadi will take you through the exhibition to explore her artworks by touch. The Gallery is on the ground floor and has step-free access throughout. Friends and dogs welcome. Booking essential.
The works in Places of Comfort are realised through the artist’s response to an arboretum of starting points - from a decaying piece of Beech hundreds of years old, an Oleaster trunk formerly very much loved by beetles and a wind-fallen White Beam found around the corner from the artist’s home, to reclaimed wooden cutting boards from her home country.
Teresa’s interest in wood encompasses everything, from rare finds like bog oak, to construction timber or the odd chair found on the street. Her focus on following the grain in each work allows her to draw out the history of the wood, whilst transforming it into something new.
Teresa Hunyadi is an Austrian artist living in Scotland and a studio holder at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop who, primarily, produces sculptural works. While studying at University of Applied Arts Vienna she studied at the Joshibi University of Arts and Design Japan in her graduating year, 2015, to pursue her focus on wood carving, which has been very influential on her work. She has exhibited in Austria, France, Japan and the UK, and has received multiple awards for her work, including the Emerging Artists Bursary Scheme 2017/18, awarded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland, and the Rome Scholarship 2018 from the Royal Society of British Artists.