Festival frivolities – part one

Last week I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Edinburgh to go and see some of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and some of the Edinburgh Art Festival. I managed to jam pack my day full of events and exhibitions and had an amazing time, so I thought I would share it. It was quite an early start, which I haven’t been very used to of late but it was well worth it. First stop was The Fruitmarket Gallery, to see an exhibition by Dami├ín Ortega. States of Time is an exploration of how the forces of nature – wind, water, earth and fire – act on the earth both independently of and in relationship to humankind. Ortega uses clay to form waves, sculpt icebergs and to track the eroding power of a river on a sequence of plains made from brick. He shows us the sculptural agency of nature and also of mankind, looking at how the landscape

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