ECA Artist in Residence Siobhan Healy has installed her new display of delicate glassworks, in ECA Library at Evolution House.
Her work explores the natural world and the delicate balance of the earth’s ecosystem, in collaboration with legendary Scottish author and artist Alasdair Gray.
We are delighted to be hosting Siobhan’s work. The display will run until Thursday 6th December 2018.
We are pleased to let you know that we currently have access to a trial of the film database Artfilms Digital.
Artfilms-Digital is a video streaming service of Contemporary Arts Media and Artfilms and provides access to over 1660 videos in Arts & Humanities subject areas with strengths in performing arts, visual and digital art, architecture, design, new media, film, cinema, communication and culture. It includes masterclasses, documentaries, and interviews.
The trial is live until 31st December 2018.
To access the trial please follow the link to the library e-resources trials webpage. You will need to have registered with the University VPN service. For more information about how to do that, please see
Enjoy the trial and please remember to give your feedback!
We would like to offer a warm welcome to all new and returning ECA students, do come and visit ECA Library in Evolution House, at West Port!
You can find out more about ECA Library here:
Our summer display at ECA Library was curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark and featured works by herman de vries, from the Clark’s own Cairn Gallery collection.
The display was on level 1 of ECA Library, Evolution House, West Port, and ran until 30th September.
We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh-based artist Rowan Paton has been awarded the ECA Library Award at the RSA Open 2018. This will entitle Rowan to 1 year’s free borrowing membership of all of the University of Edinburgh libraries including ECA Library.
Rowan was awarded the prize for her work “Tower Block grew a Mountain”.
You can read an interview with Rowan here and find out more about her here.
Tower Block Grew a Mountain, Rowan Paton, 2018
Screen Studies is an online digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond, offering a broad range of content from Bloomsbury and Faber & Faber to support moving image studies.
It comprises a collection of award-winning screenplays, critical and contextual books on film from the late nineteenth century to the present, and an interactive timeline of cinema history.
Starting with an initial 300 screenplays and books, and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs. It has been described as an essential resource for academics and students engaged in research and learning around film history, theory and practice.
The trial will be live from 3rd July to 31st August 2018.
You can access the trial from here:
We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new display of artists’ books in ECA Library, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark. This latest presentation in a series, features work by walking artist Hamish Fulton from the Clark’s archive.
Issue three of our Learning with Lynda.com at The University of Edinburgh newsletter, our student exam revision special* is now available to view online on your desktop computer, tablet or mobile.
In this special edition you’ll learn how to:
- Improve your reading skills
- Improve your note-taking skills
- Enhance your memory
- Score better on tests
*Although this issue has been designed for students, the techniques, hints and tips outlined may also be useful to members of staff.
View issue three at: http://bit.ly/learnwithlyndaissuethree
Monday 9th April 2018:
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new artists’ books display, curated by Laurie Clark and Thomas A. Clark, of Moschatel Press.
The display features works by Hans Waanders (1951-2001) from the Clarks’ archive, and is located on level 1 of the ECA Library at Evolution House, West Port, Edinburgh.
We feel particularly fortunate and grateful to be able to show these wonderful bookworks and cards from the Clarks’ own collection. Waanders had an affinity with Scotland and spent several happy visits here as he travelled all over Europe in search of his beloved kingfishers.
To find out more about the ECA Library artists’ books collection please see https://artistsbooksinscotland.wordpress.com/
Photograph by Peter Foolen, Geuldal, Zuid-Limburg, The Netherlands, 1994.
On Wednesday 21st March 2018:
In its fourth year, BOOKMARKS artists’ bookfair will again provide a stimulating platform for visitors to explore artists’ books and zines made by practitioners from across Scotland and further afield. Exploring the artists’ book in its broadest sense, BOOKMARKS is a first stop for those interested in bookmaking as an artistic practice.
The fair is accompanied by an eclectic selection of talks and workshops from 1.45pm to 6.00pm.
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