Rory Middleton

Artist Talk

Wednesday 30 March 2016

Rory is working at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop on a residency supported by the EVAAC Awards. During this time he will be experimenting with material, form and spatial sound while exploring  echo and motion through the flight of a butterfly.

Rory will give a talk exploring his previous work and new findings. The talk will be held within the exploratory landscape of the Creative Labs amongst the fragments of architectural form sculpture, projection and live butterflies.

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Rory Middleton (1977) lives and works in Portobello, Scotland. He studied at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh and Falmouth School of Art and received his MFA at the Glasgow School of Art in 2006.

In his work he uses a collage of elements from architecture, nature, speech and sound depicting subtly shifting and morphing landscapes and wildlife creating space in which to contemplate the world around us.

Recent solo exhibitions include The View, shown both at Cove Park, Scotland 2012, and at The Banff Centre in Canada 2010, the piece combined film, live musical performance and sculpture. Steady Water – Fogo Island, 2012, an architectural form built on a frozen lake, made of timber frames with thin walls of ice creating a projection surface for the unique colours of a filmed sunset on Fogo Island, projected out of focus.