DATE: MAR 20, 2016 6:00 – 8:00PM – ADMISSION FREE (TICKETED)

Åbäke is a collective of graphic designers, Patrick Lacey, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Ståhl, Maki Suzuki and Charlotte York, whose work focuses on the social aspect of design and the strength that collaboration can bring to a design project.

Since 2009 a wax sculpture named Fatima has accompanied Åbäke on their travels, meeting people of different nationalities and professions in order to learn about the world around her. As part of British Art Show 8, Fatima will assist Åbäke with an exhibition tour and a public talk.

The tour and talk are independent events. Places are limited and booking is required. If you would like to attend both parts of the event please ensure you sign-up to both.

The tour runs from 6 – 6.45pm. Book your free ticket.

The talk runs from 7 – 8pm. Book your free ticket.

VENUE: Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL





An exciting opportunity to visit Edinburgh University’s founding Art Collection, The Torrie Collection at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Some of the finest works from the collection have been assembled in the magnificent Georgian Gallery 2. Normally hidden deep in the bowels of the University, most of these works have not seen the light of day for over 10 years.  The collection consists of Dutch and Flemish landscape painting, Italian works and Renaissance bronzes. Outstanding pieces include Ruisdael’s, The Banks of a River, currently on loan to the National Gallery of Scotland, Ten Oever’s Bathers and The Forest Glade by Pynacker. The Cavalcade by van der Meulen is unique in British public collections. Ships in a Calm by Willem van der Velde and The Squall by Backhuysen are both good examples of the Dutch art of seascape. Other celebrated works are Halt at a Winehouse Door by Karel du Jardin and the painting by David Teniers the Younger, Peasants playing Bowls. There are notable Italian paintings by Gaspard Poussin and Salvator Rosa. Of the sculpture collection, the two outstanding works are the Anatomical Figure of a Horse attributed to Giambologna and the group of Cain and Abel by Adriaen de Vries.

Sir James Erskine, 3rd Baronet of Torrie, was born in 1772, at Torrie House in Fife. He  was a military man who campaigned with Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars, and later becoming the personal secretary to George III. He also had a passion for collecting art and was a keen amateur painter. He bequeathed his collection to the University in 1827.

VENUE: Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL


Tattooed Doulton figurine


New Acquisitions from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection

David Batchelor, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ilana Halperin, Jessica Harrison, Fabienne Hess, Daniel Hughes, Daisy Lafarge, Jonathan Owen, Katie Paterson, Isobel Turley, Luc Tuymans, JL Williams

Visit the Talbot Rice Gallery website for further details

VENUE: Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL