Utopias | Artists Talk: Rhona Taylor and Olivia Turner

Utopias | Artists Talk: Rhona Taylor and Olivia Turner

Monday 25 March, 6pm (Upper Church, Summerhall)

[*Free Admission]

Join artists Rhona Taylor and Olivia Turner as they discuss their practice on the occasion of the 6th Syn Festival Exhibition ‘Utopias’.

Rhona Taylor is a visual artist based in Edinburgh, whose work includes painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation. She studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating in 2013, after initially studying modern languages and working as a journalist. She now works from her studio at Wasps Dalry, and also makes work at Edinburgh Printmakers. She has exhibited extensively, and has undertaken artists’ residencies in Scotland, Iceland and the USA. Her practice has evolved in response to her experience of such different – and often remote – places she has visited. Witnessing diverse people and their ways of life has left a fascinating mark on her work.

Olivia Turner is an Edinburgh-based artist and co-founder of DOK Artist Space. Having enjoyed a string of successes since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2015 she has become a notable artist in Edinburgh’s creative scene. In 2016 she was awarded the RSA Latimer Award and RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Award. In March 2018, Turner had her first solo exhibition Refine at Stallan-Brand, Glasgow followed by Departure of the Line at the Upright Gallery, Edinburgh. In June 2018 she was awarded the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award which will result in her largest solo exhibition to date at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle in September.

*Admission is FREE. Donations will be given to the Welcoming, a charity with a vision “of a diverse and inclusive Scotland where everyone feels welcome and can achieve their potential”.