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A Sudden Branching

Rowan Lear

13 Aug - 28 Aug 2021

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Rowan Lear.A Sudden Branching
Rowan Lear.A Sudden Branching
Rowan Lear.A Sudden Branching
Rowan Lear.A Sudden Branching

The exhibition departs from the practice of propagating trees by grafting, taught by the artist’s father. In muted conversation with philosophers, plant biologists and growers, Rowan Lear considers ideas of inheritance and evolution, straightening devices and mingled bodies.

The installation gleams with the dazzling green of cambium, the layer of stem cells in woody plants from which roots and shoots grow.

Designed to disorient, A sudden branching revels in the intelligence, resilience, and audacity of vegetal life.

A sudden branching grows out of a period of residency at Birnam Arts earlier this year, during which Rowan experimented with darkroom processes and new ceramic techniques and spent time in the fields, forests, and orchards around Birnam and Dunkeld. The exhibition includes a reading nook, where visitors can pause and read related books and articles. 

Events Meet The Artist Saturday 14 August & Saturday 28 August, 11am - 1pm, Birnam Arts, All ages, Free, drop-in. 

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Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
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Tel: 01350 727 674

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Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.

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Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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As a past Chairman of Tayside NADFAS/Arts Society, I have enjoyed so many of our lectures in Birnam's wonderful hall and the hospitality which has accompanied it.

Virginia Cardwell-Moore   |   Crowdfunder #savebirnamarts 2020

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