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Jim Lambie - Secret Affair

31 July - 31 August 2008

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Jim Lambie: installation view, "Secret Affair", Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2008. 

Secret Affair was a major public art installation in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by leading contemporary Scottish artist Jim Lambie. Consisting of seven colourful, giant keyholes worked in stainless steel, this was a new edition of Lambie's first ever outdoor art work. This work was made specifically for the 2008 Edinburgh Art Festival as part of the Edinburgh Festivals Expo project, a Government-backed initiative to provide a platform for Scottish artists within the context of the Edinburgh Festivals.

Located throughout seven sites in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Secret Affair offered a unique opportunity for visitors to engage with contemporary art, landscape and nature.

The Turner-prize nominated artist is one of a community of contemporary artists that has put Scotland on the international map. One of the featured artists in the inaugural Scottish Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale in 2003, Lambie exhibited work across three continents in 2008 including a group show in Japan and two editions of his celebrated vinyl floors; the colourful Zobop! in MOMA, New York and the acclaimed, Forever Changes in GoMA, Glasgow.

Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie: installation view, "Secret Affair", Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2008.

Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie: installation view, "Secret Affair", Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2008.  

All works courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd.

Supported by the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund and the Scottish Arts Council. 

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