Venerable Trees: Etchings by Ian Westacott

Venerable Trees: Etchings by Ian Westacott

Sat 15 Jan — Sun 6 Mar 2011

10.00 am — 6.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Gateway Gallery, first floor John Hope Gateway
All ages
No booking required

Ian Westacott is an Australian artist living in Sutherland. His etchings reflect his continuing journey around Scotland seeking out and celebrating ancient and venerable trees, both well known and obscure.

'A tree shows its scars and knocks but keeps on living. I see in them accumulations of experience. As people we carry around injuries we had as children and the scars of our emotional lives; we keep scars locked away in our personalities and under our clothes, but with a tree its all out there on view.'

All Westacott's etchings from the exhibition are available to buy - please enquire at the Botanics shop.

International Year of the Forests 2011

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