Monday, 26 July 2010

Child's Play

After a successful degree show I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work at the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh as assistant to Julie Roberts. It was really a very enjoyable experience working alongside Julie to create a wall-painting for her exhibition, Child, which opens 30th July and runs to the 29th of September over the Edinburgh Festival.

In this sizable solo exhibition of drawings and paintings Roberts has portrayed children who experienced points of crisis in their lives and includes herself and her own siblings among this number. Using a pallete of gentle domestic colours and patterns drawn with compelling intensity, Roberts brings together a collection of young vulnerable people lost to history.