With the Fringe now in full flow here in Edinburgh, the Commonwealth Games just ended in Glasgow and the referendum set to decide Scotland’s future in September, you could well say that this is an important summer for Scotland.
This isn’t so much an exhibition, but more a sale of some original art in a gift shop.
Creative designer Cameron Pritchard makes the artwork itself from laser-cut paper. The elaborate designs are available in multiple finishes and colours, and hang suspended in box-like frames. This framing technique is clever, allowing light to cast aesthetically arresting shadows on the wall behind. And aesthetic is just what this art is. It’s something nice to put up in your living room, or to buy for a friend who couldn’t make it to the festival this year. There’s even the slightly bizarre option to get personalised family trees made from Pritchard’s signature intricately laser-cut paper.
Indeed, this isn’t so much an exhibition, but more a sale of some original art in a gift shop. The ‘exhibition’ is displayed amid greetings cards and bows for decorating gifts. If you’re looking to do something cultural, this isn’t what you’re after and you’d be much better off hitting one of the many galleries in Edinburgh that’s putting on an exhibition as part of the Art Festival.