Chris Coatham & Joel Davidson: STINKHORN

Opening Event: Friday 8 March 6-8 pm

Exhibition Runs: 8 March – 26 May 2024

Viewable 7 am – 7 pm Daily from the street.

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is excited to present STINKHORN and new public commission by Chris Coatham and Joel Davidson for the Hawthornvale Space.

For STINKHORN the artists present a magic realist semi-naturalistic tableau of a fantastical woodland scene. A cornucopia of animals, plants and fungi – populate the scene, realised through a combination of sculpted ceramics, cast silicone and found materials. The flora and fauna appear as if frozen in a kind of hallucinogenic museum display, juxtaposing the hand-made quality of sculpture with imagery that suggests a more pre-human state of being.

Chris Coatham & Joel Davidson

Chris Coatham and Joel Davidson studied together at Edinburgh College before developing divergent art practices. They first collaborated for their 2023 exhibition Frustrated Objects at Sett Studios in Leith.

You can see more of their work here and here

Image courtesy of the artists.

This exhibition is the first of 3 new commissions to be produced by the Hawthornvale Mentorship Programme. The Hawthornvale Programme is conceived as an ongoing series of temporary public artworks, that  reaches a broad audience, providing the members of the public with an unexpected encounter with contemporary art.

You can find out more about the programme here.