Territory was displayed at Lust and the Apple from 29th March to 17th May 2019.
On this page are a selection of snippets from their Exhibition Catalogue Publication which feature prints from the exhibition in the box.
About Lust and the Apple
Lust and the Apple is a contemporary art gallery based in the former Primary School at Temple, Midlothian, Edinburgh which opened in February 2015 and is a venture by Paul Robertson (the former curator at Summerhall where he oversaw the hugely successful and award winning visual arts programme for 3 years) – The building is located in a decidedly rural environment and that has informed a decision to exhibit works both in the gallery AND outside in the landscape. There is no public funding of the venture. A decision deliberately made by Robertson who is very critical of current arts funding policies in the UK. Each quarter, three or four artists are invited to exhibit works – either internally to the building utilising the former classrooms and concrete toilets as gallery space or the external areas of the car park and large 1,000 square metre garden.
About the Exhibition: Territory
TERRITORY is a box of editioned prints and objects that represent the artistic fulfilment of a project that began at Norwich University of the Arts in 2016 when a group of like-minded practitioners from different disciplines came together to consider the importance of conflict in historical and modern settings.
TERRITORY is an intriguing project given its basis in research across and between professional fields. Whilst the exhibition in a box is a curated vehicle each contributor has applied the same research method to interpret the theme. The discussions (which were held under the working title “Contested Territories”) were free-ranging from examples of civilisation change due to opposing cultures through to current political clash points where disagreement was a motive force. The involvement in the dialogues of a number of contemporary artists was an obvious evolution of the project – and the TERRITORY project is the outcome of that interrogation.
Lust and the Apple
Lust and the Apple