Natura Sensus explores relationship between plants and people

Edinburgh-based 'Hortisculpturist’ Mairi Gillies at Art Festival

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This article is from 2010.

Natura Sensus explores relationship between plants and people

Natura sensus is the current exhibition by Edinburgh-based ‘Hortisculpturist’ Mairi Gillies, whose work explores the relationship between plants and people in sculptural installations created from plant material. Here she tuns her talents to our Q & A

5 words to describe your show at Atticsalt
In the image of nature.

4 visual artists who should be better known than they currently are
Jessica Harrison, Jock Mooney, Stuart MaCaffer and Rabiya Choudhry.

3 shows in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival programme that particularly excite you
Edinburgh Printmakers Prints of Darkness (I’d love to buy some of ‘The Lonely Pipers’ work); Katie Orton’s work in Magazine 10 at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and the temporary work by Jim Lambie that’s showing in Jupiter Artland Year Two.

2 artists who have been the most influential on your work
Richard Long and Christine Borland.

1 word that sums up how you feel about making art
Whole.

Mairi Gillies: Natura sensus, Atticsalt, 225 2093, until 4 Sep (not Sun, Mon, Wed), free.

This article is from 2010.

Mairi Gillies - Natura Sensus

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Mairi Gillies was born in Edinburgh and educated at the Edinburgh College of Art. It was here that her interest and passion for plants first emerged and this was further developed during a period working as a horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The work of Mairi Gillies reveals her passion for and…

Natura Sensus - Mairi Gillies Gallery Conversation

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Gallery talks and conversations by horticulturists, botanists, gallerists and the artist. A different aspect of Mairi’s work is discussed in relation to plant life, horticulture, art and science. Audience responses are encouraged. Part of the 2010 EAF.

Natura Sensus - Mairi Gillies Gallery Conversations

  • 3 stars

Gallery talks and conversations by horticulturists, botanists, gallerists and the artist. A different aspect of Mairi’s work is discussed in relation to plant life, horticulture, art and science. Audience responses are encouraged. Part of the 2010 EAF.

Natura Sensus: Mairi Gillies Gallery Conversation

Gallery talks and conversations by horticulturists, botanists, gallerists and the artist. A different aspect of Mairi’s work is discussed in relation to plant life, horticulture, art and science. Audience responses are encouraged. Part of the 2010 EAF.

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