Saturday 31 October - Saturday 29 November 2020
Free entry, pre-booking essential
Edinburgh Art Festival in partnership with City Art Centre present Platform: 2020 from 31 October to 29 November.
Platform is the festival’s annual showcase supporting artists in the early stages of their careers to make and present new work. Selected from an open call by artist Ruth Ewan, and curator, Sophia Hao (Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), four artists based in Scotland – Rabindranath A Bhose, Mark Bleakley, Rhona Jack and Susannah Stark – have been supported to create new work which will be presented in a group show at City Art Centre.
Each of the artists has been working over recent months to develop new work for their presentation in Platform: 2020. The exhibition brings together four new bodies of work that include sound installations, textile and sculptural works, print-making, film, performance, and text-based works. Across each of the artists’ individual practice, a number of themes and approaches are particularly resonant for our present times including: the aesthetics of the collective, the intense vitality of ‘being together’ in space; strategies for survival; and the importance of the sense of touch.
Platform: 2020 is free to attend but pre-booked time slots must be booked in advance. Slots can be booked online here. Visitors arriving without a pre-booked slot will be booked on the next available slot. Please be aware that this may involving coming back at an alternative time.
In keeping with Government advice in order to protect and maintain the safety of our visitors and staff, the City Art Centre has introduced a range of new safety measures and procedures throughout the venue, including a one-way system, installation of screens at reception, hand sanitiser stations, extra barriers and signage and staff will of course be wearing visors while offering visitors a very warm, socially distanced welcome. For the safety of all staff and visitors we request that all visitors wear face coverings inside the gallery unless there is a medical exemption.