National Collecting Scheme reveals first artwork

Two Glasgow-based artists, awarded a commission to create an ambitious new work of art for six Scottish museums, are set to unveil the fruits of their artistic labour. ‘Rhetoric Works & Vanity Works & Other Works’ by Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan is a suite of objects sited in Newhailes, a 17th century house owned by The National Trust for Scotland, which draws on motifs familiar from the artists’ previous works, namely shapes, patterns and signs composed of lead, marble, porcelain and wood. This fusion of contemporary art with a historical setting is the first commission from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland, and will also be presented in Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery and Edinburgh’s City Art Centre, among others. The launch event takes place on Sat 7 Oct, 5-8pm at Newhailes, Musselburgh.

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