Tuesday, 23 September 2008

"Habitat" by Mirja Koponen 29 September-12 October

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Closing Event: Sun 11th October 6-8pm
"I am interested in painting as an environment. How to move with painting? To me it is an unruly, tactile and open-ended process. It's a way to carve into a space and tag it while moving in it, enjoying and reappraising its physical and imaginary dimensions."

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Oliver Patterson 'Ziselbog and other plates'

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An alternative take on the decorative plate- alternative crockery from a local Edinburgh illustrator.

Cecily Tattersall "Paintings" 2nd - 14th September 2008

Closing Party Sunday 14th September 7 - 9pm

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"There is something ridiculous and miserly in the myth we inherit from abstract art. That painting is autonomous, pure and for itself, therefore we habitually analyze its ingredients and define its limits. But painting is 'impure'. It is the adjustment of
'impurities' which forces its continuity. We are image-makers and image-ridden. There are no wiggly or straight lines..."

-Philip Guston

Jean Pierre Lapeyre 30th-31st August

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Self Portrait as The Ladder and the Saw "Jack the Hard Worker was born on earth but in a different universe to this one." A combination of video, painting and live performance.

Bang Carroty and the Cardboard Cod 25th-27th August

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Mr Sands is in the Foyer.

Once upon a time, long long ago, two moustache-twirling ,udder-pulling, shoulderpad-shaking mavericks, who went by the names of Bang Carroty and The Cardboard Cod, took the stag by the antlers, the cow by the udders and the West End
by storm. Known for their curious couture and mesmerising motions, the troubling double act stickslapped, fishwhacked and carrotslung their way into the lemonlight, causing media mayhem and frenzy. Audiences travelled far and wide to see the infamous pair in their oversized and misshapen performance, and before long they became a farce to be reckoned with. And now, for one night only (and a couple of afternoons, don’t say they ain’t good to ya) our gruelling, duelling duo will gyrate, pulsate and levitate for your delight and entertainment.

What They Could Do They Did 20th-24th August

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The fabulous London Collective hijack the gallery space for their own nefarious ends.

Michael Bowdidge: XProject 10th -12th August

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The 10 short sound pieces exhibited here are part of an ongoing sequence of audio works entitled XProject. Each of these pieces takes as its starting point one (or more) of the various standard 'alert' sounds supplied with the Windows XP operating system. This strategy springs from the same desire to re-arrange materials which are 'close at hand' that drives my object-based sculptural practice.

Mike Hinc 5th-9th August

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My Imaginary Friends
We are all on a journey and My Imaginary Friends are on the road again. They'll be making their debut appearance in Scotland at the Total Kunst Gallery. If you are in the area - be there then! They look forward to meeting you. Ah! The joys of post modern irony!! - Mike Hinc


Submissions at the Forest


The Forest is constantly seeking to exhibit new and exciting works and welcomes submission for exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and also any curatorial ideas.

Any proposals we recieve are considered at the working group meeting which is held on the last thursday of every month at 7pm. In order to make this process as simple as possible we have come up with some submission guidelines.

If you would like to exhibit please post:

  • Your name
  • Telephone number/email
  • Description of what you do- We would like to hear what your work is about, its themes etc. One concise paragraph should be enough
  • Photos/examples of your work- Please attach at least 6 good quality images of previous work. If possible, please send images of the work you wish to exhibit. If you must provide links to work online please link to each image individually, not just to the site they are on. Please do not provide links to sites that require a log-on to enter.
  • Some ideas about how you'd like to lay it out- If you plan to create an installation in the space or have any special display requirements please describe your intentions in full, if possible provide supporting sketches. If you plan to exhibit with other artists, please send us images of their work also.
  • Whether you would like to exhibit in the cafe itself or in the gallery- There is also -plenty of other spaces for people to display their work, be it as a wall mural, a poster or others.
  • It is not necessary to submit your CV.

to: Totalkunst Gallery
3 Bristo Place

or e-mail: totalkunstsubmissions@yahoo.co.ukThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

please put "submission" followed by your name in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you.