Dewar Arts Award - Meet the Artist Event

Dewar Arts Award - Meet the Artist Event

Sat 23 Feb 2013

1.00 pm — 3.00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (find us)
Patrick Geddes Room, First Floor, John Hope Gateway
Please book your place in advance by emailing

Find out how an artist's career grows. This event is aimed at students and young adults with a special interest in making art and the creative process. The event will include talks, Q&As and time to enjoy the Roots to Shoots exhibition.

Painter Caroline Walker (2007 Dewar Award), featured in the Roots to Shoots exhibition in the John Hope Gateway, will be interviewed by curator Eve Smith (2008 Dewar Award).

Caroline and Eve will talk about their experiences of the art world during and after their studies at the Royal College of Art.

Linked to the exhibition 'Roots to Shoots' which is on display in the Gateway between 12 December 2012 - 10 March 2013, celebrating ten years of Dewar Arts Awards in the visual and applied arts ( 

Caroline Walker

Born in Dunfermline, Caroline completed her degree at the Glasgow School of Art in 2004 and went on to work as a gallery assistant to support her painting practice.

In 2007 she gained a place on the highly competitive MA Painting course at the Royal College of Art.  The Dewar Arts Awards supported Caroline during her Masters.

Praised for her talent, Caroline is also considered to possess the qualities of drive, determination and intelligence to become a Scottish painter of rare quality.

Eve Smith

Born in Glasgow and with Polish heritage, Eve gained an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the RCA in 2008, supported by a Dewar Award.  Since then she has worked for prestigious galleries, combining her skills in curation with her ability to enthuse others about contemporary art.

Please note that this event will take place in the Patrick Geddes Room upstairs in the John Hope Gateway. You can access the Gateway directly from the West Gate on Arboretum Place (EH3 5NZ) or walk 10 mins across the Garden from the East Gate (EH3 5LR)

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