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Jane Hyslop Artist Talk, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity
A talk by artist Jane Hyslop about her new artist’s book, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity
Saturday 10.02.24. 4pm–4.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Jane Hyslop’s new artist’s book, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.
Spanning over 700 years The Oak Tree weaves historical and contemporary fact with fiction and marks the pivotal point at which we now find ourselves in the face of climate change and declining biodiversity. It follows Woolf’s groundbreaking novel in drawing attention to the very moment of the present, while urging us to look to the future.
Taking the form of an imagined visual edition of the poem written throughout the novel by the eponymous central character The Oak Tree uses plants, a key element in Orlando to echo Orlando’s adventures across the centuries and to highlight historical and current events via direct reference and symbolism.
The artist will be joined by Professor Bryony Randall, University of Glasgow with whom she collaborated to write the introduction to the book and accompanying notes.
Images: details from The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity; artist’s book; Jane Hyslop; 2024. Photography: Andy Phillipson
Artist’s book supported by The Hope Scott Trust and The University of Edinburgh