Hispanic Arts Scotland

Hilandera and Spanish in Edinburgh


Hispanic Festival, with the funding support of BEMIS Scotland, through Homecoming Scotland 2014, is pleased to present award winning visual artists Julio Campos and Antonio Castro in a new art exhibition at the fantastic Gayfield Creative Spaces.

Julio Campos, Madrileño
artist, currently living in London, studied at Edinburgh College of Art, where he was commissioned by Scottish thinker Maryel Gardyne, to illustrate the cover and the images contained in her bookThe atom and the Octave. This experience deeply inspired the artist to realize his works series called Thread Portals. Campos’ exhibition ‘Hilandera’ (Spinner) is a Thread Portal site specific installation of cone shapes and harmonic patterns to celebrate multicultural connections in memory of Maryel Gardyne.

Sevilla photographer and 2014 British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP) Edinburgh College Award winner Antonio Castro exhibits ‘Spanish in Edinburgh’ showing for the first time his 1st Prize for Social Photography and Portrait and Student of the Year Award. This exhibition showcases Castro’s way of portraying Spaniards in the city that has accepted them. This project sprang up as a result of the economic situation that Spain and many other European countries have been suffering lately: forcing many people to say goodbye to their families and friends; leaving everything they knew behind them. His aim has been to produce aesthetically interesting composed images that are appealing to look at.  Castro explains “They are stolen moments from everyday situations, a glimpse of the solitude and sometimes overwhelming experience of being far away from home”.

‘Hilandera’ and ‘Spanish in Edinburgh’ exhibition opening night will include live performances and talks and will be in the Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT on Tue 14 October 6pm. This one week exhibition will be open until Tue 21 October 6pm. This is a free event and donations are welcome. 

Category Hispanic Festival 2014
Dates 14/10/2014 - 21/10/2014
Time 11:00:00 - 20:00:00
Price £0.00
Website https://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/julio_campos_2
Tags Award winning Artists Exhibition
Phone N/A
Venue Gayfield Creative Spaces
Venue Address 11 Gayfield Square
Venue Postcode EH1 3NT