Peacock Visual Arts presents ‘North West’ @ the Edinburgh Art Festival

Posted on Wednesday 29th June, 2011

Peacock Visual Arts presents ‘North West’ @ the Edinburgh Art Festival
Peacock Visual Arts presents Katri’s solo exhibition, North West, at the The Old Ambulance Depot as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

In the 18th and 19th centuries Scots emigrated to the USA. Their culture and music were elements in the cross-pollination which spawned the historical and cinematic Wild West. In the 20th century this returned, through films and music, and begat Scottish cowboys and the Country & Western music scene. North West explores this relationship. Here the hills of Assynt stand in, spectacularly, for John Ford’s Western landscapes. The good old boys of Tranquillity, Aberdeenshire live out their alter egos as gunslingers; and Pipe Major Iain Grant, aka Wyatt Earp, in kilt, moustache and tattoos, challenges our notions of reality.

Featuring a collaborative audiovisual installation with Wounded Knee.

Dates: 9th August – 4th September 2011
Preview: Saturday 6th August 3-6pm
Opening times: Tues – Sun 12-6pm

The Old Ambulance Depot
77 Brunswick Street
Edinburgh EH7 5HS