Talbot Rice Gallery
Talbot Rice Gallery is part of the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. The Gallery focuses on contemporary art exhibitions and has collaborated with some of the world's leading international artists including Rosemarie Trockel, Joseph Kosuth and Tim Rollins and K.O.S.. Being part of a University, Talbot Rice Gallery also creates links between artists and academics, providing access to cutting edge research and historic collections.
The Gallery's website states: "Being part of the University of Edinburgh allows Talbot Rice to collaborate with a range of departments, academics and students to make distinct exhibitions. We believe contemporary art is at its most vital when it creates new connections between different disciplines, engages people with varied specialist understandings and forges new pathways between the present and the past."
The University's historic Old College was designed by Robert Adam and completed by William Henry Playfair. In 1967 the library collection was moved to a new location. An arts centre with an exhibition hall was opened in the Quad in 1970, following a £20,000 renovation paid for by the Gulbenkian Foundation.
The gallery opened in 1975 and takes its name from David Talbot Rice, the Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh from 1934 to 1972.
The gallery receives funding from Creative Scotland in addition to the university. The gallery comprises two main exhibition spaces which both include a changing programme of about 5 exhibitions per year. The White Gallery is a "white cube" space while the Georgian Gallery – which used to be the university's Natural History Museum, and was visited by Charles Darwin – retains its original Playfair interior. The Georgian Gallery is home to a permanent display of the university's Torrie Collection of Old Master paintings.
The gallery is open to the public and admission free. Their website provides information on opening hours, current and previous exhibitions, lectures and events, in addition to details of available catalogues and other publications.
- Official website
- The University of Edinburgh
- Talbot Rice Gallery on ArtGuide.Org
- Info on TRG from the 24Hour Museum