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Architect artists go on show at new exhibition

January 19 2015

Architect artists go on show at new exhibition
The Scottish Society of Architect Artists (SSAA) is to stage an exhibition of over 100 works produced by contributors from around Europe; including Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott who has produced an original line drawing of his Kelpies sculpture.

‘What Lies Beneath II’ has been donated by the artist for auction to raise funds for Patrick Wild Centre, one of a number of auctions to be held by the body to raise money for research research into autism, Fragile X Syndrome and intellectual disabilities.

It will be auctioned off by former RIBA president Maxwell Hutchinson as Scott is named an Honorary Fellow by the SSAA.

Members of the public are invited to view the exhibition from 21-24 January at the Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court.


#1 Posted by james on 20 Jan 2015 at 16:16 PM
Really? Architect Artists? Is there really no end to the talents of Architects? Is there nothing they don't have an opinion on, or don't know, or can't do? What next? Architect Street Cleaners? Picking up bits of their building debris on Bath Street, as well as redesigning the GSA Library? The mind boggles. Renaissance man, eat dust! By the way, I'll swear that Alan chap is Big Chantelle.
(Please note this comment is only made in poor taste and is not commentary on the fund-raising aims of the exhibition).
Auntie Nairn
#2 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 23 Jan 2015 at 13:54 PM
Talent envy much, james? Those who can, get on with it while those who can't make snide comments from the sidelines
#3 Posted by james on 23 Jan 2015 at 18:47 PM
Snide? Nah! I was trying to point out that humility can go a long way, but it appears that wasn't picked up on. Take 26 architects and give each of them a 6B and an A4 piece of cartridge paper and not one could produce a drawing of the sensitivity and intelligence produced by a 1st year secondary school student in an afternoon art class - guaranteed. Or, if you were to give each of them a typewriter...
#4 Posted by Ardbeg on 27 Jan 2015 at 04:11 AM
So, a group of like-minded individuals get together. In this case, they share an interest in art, and architecture in common. Somehow, this is to be sneered at. They collaberate with other similar groups across Europe, host joint exhibitions, and occassionally, host a fantastic show like this, which also benefits charity. We can all mock, but it generally says more about the mocker than the mockee. Now, you don't have to like their art, (There are multiple styles - it's unlikely you dislike all of it...) but you also don't have to go and see it. Yah-Boo comments like this detract from any sensible critique you might offer elsewhere on this site, Ms James.

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