This summer, for the first time, SOC will host an exhibition of outdoor sculptures in the garden of the SOC in Aberlady, as well as an exhibition inspired by Insects indoors:
3 June – 26 September 2021
Edinburgh based sculptor Andrea Geile presents new outdoor sculptures in the grounds of the SOC (Scottish Ornithologists’ Club) in Aberlady. Inspired by coastal landscape and wildlife the large sculptures are made using corten steel and casting techniques. Originally from Germany, Andrea has lived and worked in Edinburgh since 1995. She particularly enjoys placing her sculptures in a garden environment where their organic and architectural forms merge with the planting. A prime example of this approach is the public artwork she created for Edinburgh in 2019 “Walking among the Green Wood”, a group of 11 sculptures on the cycle path at Gilmerton Station Road.
Insectarium: Fear and Fascination
3 June – 25 July
Beautiful, symbolic, repulsive? Insects have always loomed large on the human psyche while their importance to the ecosystem is increasingly appreciated. This exhibition presents artworks in a wide range of media that reflect the conflicting emotions insects inspire. Organised with the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA), the exhibition brings together paintings, prints, sculptures and small installations by 35 artists members of SSA.