Working in partnership with St. Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh Printmakers’ member artists will work closely with staff, families and patients at the facility to explore how we find meaning in our own personal experiences, the love of family and friends, freedom and peace through contemporary art and printmaking practice.
Through a faith-neutral lens, we will explore the ways in which people in palliative care experience the value of life and relationships, and the importance and beauty of the everyday which might be overlooked. We will explore how the tragedy of terminal illness can be accompanied with hope and self-actualisation through acceptance and reconciliation.
St Columba’s Hospice was opened in 1977 in Edinburgh, as Scotland’s first modern hospice. They provide specialist palliative care for patients and support for their loved ones free of charge. They run a world-class education programme training specialist and non-specialist doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and carers from across Scotland and beyond, in specialist palliative care.
Their aim is to improve the lives of people whose illness cannot be cured, working to allow people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be. The highest value is put on respect, choice and empowerment.
Time is All Around: Preview
Friday 28 October 2016
Edinburgh Printmakers welcomes all to join us in celebrating the launch of our thematic winter members’ exhibition, Time is All Around.
Time is All Around: Artists' Talk
Friday 28 October 2016
Exhibiting artists in the exhibition Time is All Around discuss the themes and processes that inspired the work created for this project. ?Following submission of work for Time Is All Around, a small number of artists will be approached to deliver a short presentation about their work and engagement with the project.
Saturday 29 October 2016
In this special screening evening, Edinburgh Printmakers will showcase short films exploring the notions of finitude and mortality, curated by Theresa Moerman as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. Redemptive, surprising, inspiring – the films are a mixture of documentary, animation and drama
To Absent Friends
Tuesday 1 November 2016
Staff, patients and families at St Columba’s Hospice have been facilitated by Edinburgh Printmakers to curate a suite of works that explore ideas and emotions raised during To Absent Friends week: memory, stories, and reminiscence.
Dying for a Cuppa
Saturday 26 November 2016
Dying for a Cuppa is a drop-in afternoon event in which attendees can participate in discussions about death and enjoy tea, coffee and delicious baked goods, in partnership with EH1 Therapies.