Sea Change - Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin
Sea Change
is an exhibition of new work made on Scotland's Western and Northern Isles. The exhibition also includes Sexy Peat/Tìr mo Rùin - new print works created in response to the Lewis peatlands (Highland Print Studio in partnership with Cape Farewell).

8th November 2013 - 26th January 2014

John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The blanket bog of North West Lewis may to some look barren, windswept and impenetrable, however it is very much a vibrant and living landscape that rewards exploration.

Sphagnum and other mosses dominate, are the encompassing biological crucible for life and the organic engines for the creation of peat via their slow process of decay and transmutation. To the moor and its deep metres of ancient carbon rich matter we are as brief and transient as the ubiquitous resident midge.

The works created for the Tìr mo Rùin project are a reflection and celebration of time spent studying the incredible biodiversity encountered on visits to one of the most unique natural environments in Northern Europe.

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Above: Crucible (Sphagnum denticulatum), screenprint, image size 76 x 56 cm, paper size 86 x 66 cm, 2013.

Murray Robertson

Mapping Scotia

2nd - 26th September 2012

Bar Gandolfi, 64 Albion Street, Glasgow G1 1NY
Tel: 0141 552 0221

A series of works inspired by the cartography, history and geology of Scotland. The images are produced via archival quality digital pigment inks printed on Somerset 300gsm fine art paper, some with the addition of traditional screenprint and hand-colouring techniques. Each work is limited to an edition of 20 copies.

Sources include textbooks on natural history, early printed maps, scientific/technological imagery and collected cultural icons.

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Above: Kingdome of Scotland III, archival digital pigment print, 56 x 76 cm.

Programme unveiled for Year of Creative Scotland 2012

Scotland-wide celebrations for the Year of Creative Scotland 2012 have been mapped out by the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs. On a visit to Glasgow Print Studio, Fiona Hyslop unveiled a map representing our creative nation by artist Murray Robertson as she confirmed more details of the 2012 programme.

The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 began at Hogmanay, with a spectacular fireworks display in Scotland’s capital, and continues until 31 December 2012. Through an exciting programme celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s creativity in the global spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the creative sector and events industry.
BBC News feature

Above left: Murray Robertson accompanied by Andrew Dixon, CEO of Creative Scotland and Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop MSP, launching the Year Of Creative Scotland 2012, with a commissioned artwork which has been specially developed for the launch.

Above right: Scotia I, screenprint and digital in an edition of 15, 56 x 76cm.

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