Diana Hope will give a talk about her exhibition Collection | Recollection on Saturday 9 September, 12 noon. The exhibition is an enquiry into what we collect and what we leave behind, objects inherited and objects saved, almost by chance, for museums. Hope is interested in the way artists collect objects, which recur in their work like an extended vocabulary. She sees the collected objects as a Proustian door into a particular narrative that holds profound personal meaning.
Hope was born in Aberdeenshire and studied Illustration and Design at Edinburgh College of Art. From 1988 to 2005 she taught art at Edinburgh Academy and she now teaches at Leith School of Art. She has exhibited regularly with the Open Eye Gallery since 1998 and is a regular exhibitor with Society of Scottish Artists, Visual Art Scotland, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Scottish Academy. She has been President of Visual Arts Scotland and is a member of the Society of Scottish Artists. Hope's work is held in private and public collections across Europe.
To attend, please rsvp by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0131 557 1020.
Please note that this is an informal talk and seating will be limited.
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