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Company number SC044723 and a Scottish Charity SC009015.
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ECLIPSE (Friday 20 March, 9.00-11am, Free)
Preview (Friday 20 March, 6.30-8.30pm, Free)
Gallery Discussion (Saturday 21 March, 2-3pm, Free)
Lithography Demonstration (Saturday 04 April, 2-3.30pm, £3 each/£5 for 2, free for EP members)
ECLIPSE: Enlightenment (Saturday 04 April, 7-8pm, Free but ticketed)
Edinburgh Printmakers has commissioned artists, astronomers and space engineers to create art from space and create new public art installations that explore the nature of dark matter and dark energy. The project comprises of new temporary installations that will be presented in various sites across the city over a period of 12 months, and launched in conjunction with this year’s Science Festival theme of Light and Enlightenment.
Areas of research for this project include investigations into ancient astronomical almanacs, Einstein’s general theory of relativity, the creation of new constellations, seeing the invisible, transforming the Infrared and spectrometric data from distant galaxies and nebulae, and attempting to freeze and unfreeze sound waves.
Edinburgh Printmakers and Castle Mill Works, Fountainbridge will launch the project and present installations by artist David Faithfull, Dr Hermine Schnetler, Dr William Taylor and Will Cochrane artist Alastair Clark and Dr Eckhard Sutorius, and artist Mike Inglis working with Space Engineer Martin Black.
DARK MATTERS is a collaborative partnership between Edinburgh Printmakers, the UK Astronomy Technology Centre, and Edinburgh University, and is curated by artist David Faithfull.
An ambitious events programme accompanies this exhibition, including talks, solar and lunar eclipse celebrations, and a community event using The Union Canal.
Image © Mike Inglis