Hawthornvale Space: Selected Artists

We are thrilled to announce that the artists selected for the upcoming Hawthornvale Exhibition Programme are Jonathan Elders and Alice Betts & Juliana Capes.

The programme will start in December with a solo presentation by Jonathan Elders and be followed by a collaboration between Alice Betts & Juliana Capes in March 2021.

Both exhibitions will be new installations devised specifically for the Hawthornvale Gallery Space.

Above: tadaaa, film still, Alice Betts 2010, (courtesy the artist)

Artist Biographies

Jonathan Elders is an artist based in Newhaven, Edinburgh. He graduated from Grays School of Art with Degree in 3D Design and his work is  primarily concerned with the intertwining nature of the relationships between our ability to understand our world, our ability to re-interpret it to suit our assumed needs and the resulting impact.
Previous exhibitions include: Temple of Light, 2019, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Glasgow Science Festival; E-waste shark (Betty), 2019, The Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Science Festival;  The Laser Garden Our Dynamic Earth, as part of IOPS Festival of Physics October 2018

You can find out more about The Laser Garden project here

Juliana Capes is a multi disciplinary visual artist, Her current artwork is influenced by her experiences of working as a visual describer in Scottish galleries and museums, the unrelenting beauty of the world and by the processes of feeling, seeing and believing. Her recent projects include: East Lothian Community Hospital Courtyards Commission, Round Table Projects, 2019; Sunset Reports, 2019 exhibition, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Earthly Bodies, 2017, Solo project and exhibition, Edinburgh Art Festival – Writer’s Muse um, Edinburgh

You can see more of her work here 

Alice Betts is a socially engaged artist who’s diverse practice explores peoples’ use of public space. She experiments with the kinaesthetic possibilities of video and creative projection, to
impact the viewer with a poetic layering and sequencing of ideas and sensations. Recent projects and awards include, Artworks Fellowship with the Artworks Alliance and Barbican Arts; Bright Nights, North Edinburgh Arts; And the Walls Became the World All Around (Maurice Sendak 1963), Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival 2015 Hawick, Scottish Borders; Road Works,  1 Hidden Door Festival 2015, Edinburgh

You can see more of her work here

Hawthornvale Space is our street-view gallery and is available to view seven days a week. The two forthcoming exhibitions were selected from an open call to Members by a panel of artists Giulia Gentili, Sekai Machache and collaborative duo Gregor Horne and Theo Christy (whose work is the current Hawthornvale Space exhibition which runs until the 29 November). You can see more of their work here.

The standard of the applicants was very high, making  it an extremely competitive process and a difficult decision for the selectors.

We would like to thank all of the applicants for the time and thought that you have invested in the opportunity.  It is very much appreciated.

Image Credits:

Top of page: E-waste Shark (Betty), Jonathan Elders, Edinburgh Science Festival, 2019 (photo by Chris Scott)

Front page: Dissonance, film still, Juliana Capes, 2020, (courtesy the artist)