Preview and launch of Hayley Tompkins, a new book published by Inverleith House, Edinburgh: Thursday 23 June 2011, 7 – 9pm
Studio Voltaire is pleased to present a new major commission by Glasgow based artist Hayley Tompkins occupying both gallery spaces.
The new installation Currents, is built around arrangements of clothing, digital colour photographs and adjusted ready-mades. Using pieces of used and bought fabric, alongside technological devices and other painted material, Tompkins will seek to embody a person interacting with their immediate environment, working through various thoughts, action and desires.
Hayley Tompkins (born 1971, Leighton Buzzard) lives and works in Glasgow. Recent solo exhibitions include A Piece of Eight, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2011); Autobuilding, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (2009); and Transfer (with Sue Tompkins) Spike Island, Bristol (2007). Her work is included in Watercolour, currently at Tate Britain, London.
A new 132 page publication covering Tompkins’ work has recently been published. Designed by Marit Münzberg, the book is published by Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and contains essays by Daniel Baumann, Pati Hertling and a conversation with artist Karla Black.
Supported by Russell Tovey
With special thanks to The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd