New Moves Exhibition
The exhibition took place at: Whitespace, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT
New Moves was an exhibition of work made by young people on the Art Works programme at The Fruitmarket Gallery. Taking the Gallery’s exhibitions as inspiration, the group worked regularly with artist Beth Dynowski, using their encounter with how artists think and make work to explore their own artistic responses and ideas.
The group experimented with a multidisciplinary and responsive approach inspired by the art of twelve artists who made work as part of a residency on the Galápagos archipelago. They made subtle transformations to objects in response to Massimo Bartolini’s studio works, and explored colour and abstraction in the urban environment to create moving image work inspired by David Batchelor’s exhibition Flatlands. The group also investigated patterns of thinking and making with objects, the body and movement in relation to Gabriel Orozco: thinking in circles.
New Moves presented a diverse range of work including film, photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and poetry that is representative of the group’s play with ideas and concepts that are new to them.
Art Works was a year-long programme enabling young people aged 16–19 to work with professional artists to develop art skills and achieve a national qualification, Arts Award. Twice-weekly artist-led workshops took inspiration from The Fruitmarket Gallery’s exhibition programme and support young people in developing creative skills and confidence through making new work.
The Fruitmarket Gallery would like to thank Skills Development Scotland for their partnership support with the exhibition.
This project was supported by Creative Scotland Lottery Funds and Cairn Energy PLC.