It’s time to take a closer look at our Crag & Tail exhibiton and delight in the details ! All works in the show are inspired by Edinburgh and have details that will make you smile. Kirsty Baynham has created the above print with stunning thoughtfulness. Each bird featured is native to Edinburgh. Within each bird is an architectural detail from a spot that the artist finds enchanting; an often overlooked detail of beauty. Worked into each detail and bird is the exact longitude and latitude of its location, meaning this print is a map of the city’s beauty spots. A treasure map indeed!
Above is a detail from Sarah Ray’s “Edinburgh” typographic print, we love how straight off The Royal Mile these “festival” characters feel, the full print spells out “Edinburgh”!
This cute detail is from Beth Lamont’s “Arthur’s Sit”. It is inspired by the travels of an Edinburgh based pooch, do you recognise the pattern on the seat? You may have noticed on your travels around Edinburgh, the answer where, is here!A snow globe forms the central part of Hannah Botma’s “Edinburgh Souvenirs” print. We love the magical detail in her illustration. Hannah is the only illustrator to have highlighted Edinburgh’s smaller craggy hill and it’s connection to the stars.There is plenty of detail to enjoy in Niamh Purcell’s print, which started out as an elaborate painting with collaged details. This full print is available here and is a tribute to Mary Somerville, the influential 19th Century Scottish Science Writer, for whom the phrase “Scientist” was coined both in place of “man of science” and also in reference to her multidisciplinary work. Read the full story!
As opposed to looking skywards, David Fleck focused underground, on the Vaults and bridges that support our city. Often overlooked, this stunning series of bridges gives Edinburgh its characteristic maze like feel, all of which is necessitated by the sharp cliff edge of the Craggy rock surrounding Edinburgh Castle.We hope you’ve enjoyed this quirky look at some of the details in our Crag & Tale exhibition! View the full collection here and have a lovely evening!