Hospitalfield started its winter season with an exhibition “CONTINUUM” which began on Thursday and runs until December 12.
The exhibition, which is open from 12 - 5pm Thursdays through Sundays, features the work of artists Joyce Cairns, James Cowie, Joan Eardley, Ian Fleming, Michael Fullerton, Jack Knox, Alastair MacLennan, Victoria Morton, Lil Neilson, Anda Paterson.
CONTINUUM is an exhibition that has two starting points; one is a painting made by James Cowie in 1938, the first year of a ten year period living and teaching at Hospitalfield. The painting depicts Cowie’s two daughters and several artists working at Hospitalfield on a warm summer’s day.
The other starting point is embedded somewhere in a series of conversations with artists, Victoria Morton and Michael Fullerton reflecting on the artist/teachers who most influenced them, remembering their conversations on painting with the late Jack Knox. The thread that runs insistently through this exhibition is the important continuum, from one generation to the next, of the role of teaching and teachers.