Monthly Archives: September 2019

Memory on Fabric – Textiles of Revolutionary China, 25-29 Sept

Following up on our spectacular exhibition “Poster Art of Modern China, 1913-1997” in 2014, we are proud to bring back Yang Peiming, Director of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre to present his unique collections of Textiles of Revolutionary China to Edinburgh.

This exhibition presents a unique perspective and an intimate window into everyday Chinese life in the 1950’s and 1960’s, the collection of Chinese Bed Quilts uncovers more than a simple fondness for the auspicious colour red.

Lovingly preserved by the private collector Yang Peiming of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, this rare and unique collection will exhibit in Europe for the first time.

Offering viewers not only an opportunity to come face-to-face with the traditional beauty of an ancient culture, the exhibition also provides an insight to the complex history of a modern-day superpower.

Date and Time: 25 September – 29 September, 1000-1700
Location: Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PG

Real Music / Friday Lunchtime Tours – 20 Sept @ 12.30pm

Date and Time: 12.30, 20 September 2019
Location: Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh. EH8 9YL
Free Admission – no booking required

Professor Natascha Gentz is Chair of Chinese Studies and founding Director of the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Considering the ideas put forwards in Samson Young’s The world falls apart into facts, 2019, Natascha will discuss the negotiations between the so called West and East. From the Colonial relations at the time of Sir John Barrow’s Travels in China, 1806 (featured in the exhibition), to recent instances of mistranslation, this tour will explore some of the global social and political issues raised by Real Music.

Bringing in experts from across the University of Edinburgh and beyond, this lunchtime tours enable a deeper exploration of some of the complex issues raised through the exhibitions. Each week, following a short general introduction by one of the Gallery’s curators, a specialist from a different field will join us to expand upon the themes of specific artworks. Providing different perspectives on Samson Young’s Real Music the upcoming tours navigate through the history of experimental music, the transcultural negotiations of the colonial empire, future applications of the next generation sound synthesis research and the culture of tourist instruments.

Please visit Talbot Rice Gallery website: for further information.