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Louise Dick: Spirals and Fibonaccis workshop
During her research for Writers’ Shift, Jane Goldman researched women’s participation in the Fruitmarket during the 70s and ‘80s.
25.06.22. 11am–1pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Artist, teacher and former Fruitmarket staffer Louise Dick leads a drawing workshop based on spiral forms. Inspiration is taken from her recent practice and the ideas of Scottish biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson.
Louise Dick first visited the Fruitmarket in the ‘70s when her art teacher at Craigroyston School, John Kirkwood, brought her to see an exhibition which included his sculpture. After attending art college in London, Dick returned to Edinburgh and worked as a gallery assistant during the ‘80s, a period with many exhibitions that continue to strongly resonate in the Fruitmarket’s history. Dick has worked as an artist and teacher in the city since that time. Jane Goldman’s poem ON GROWTH AND FORM (FIBONACCIS FOR LOUISE DICK) charts Dick’s life against the structures of spiral growth in nature investigated by the theories of D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson. The Scottish biologist and mathematician’s ideas have inspired much of Dick’s art, a connection made closer by the fact that Dick now lives in the house where Wentworth Thompson was born.