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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

An exhibition at Dalkeith Palace by the Master Carvers Association & Friends. A celebration of present-day art and craft in recognition of Grinling Gibbons, the eminent 17th century carver.

Art & Ornament in Conversation
A programme of talks celebrating contemporary and historic perspectives in Gibbons’ tercentenary year

Friday 15 April 09.00-13.00

Ian Gow, former Chief Curator of the NTS, ‘Redrafting Dalkeith Palace’

Graciela Ainsworth, Sculptor/Conservator, ‘Stone and respect for the hands that sculpt, Sculpture and Conservation the challenges we passionately enjoy every day’

Holly Trusted, Co-Chair PSSA, Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Victorian and Albert Museum and Glasgow University, ‘Eighteenth-century relief sculpture in Britain: Continental drifts’

Hugh Buchanan, Artist, ‘Through a glass darkly’

Tim Wright, Artist, ‘Grinling Gibbons’ Baroque world: through the frame and into the forest’

Crispin Powell, Archivist Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust, ‘Looking again – The story of the DP chimney pieces in the 20th century’

Followed by a tour of the exhibition with Hugh Wedderburn, Woodcarver and Honorary Secretary of the Master Carvers Association

Event information

Dalkeith Palace, Dalkeith Country Park, Dalkeith, Edinburgh EH22 1ST, Scotland.
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Gillian Forbes, Marble Hands.

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