Zero to Fifty: The Road Bridge Diaries

To mark the 50th birthday of the Forth Road Bridge, renowned Scottish landscape artist, Kate Downie has been appointed as Artist in Residence by the Forth Estuary Transport Authority (FETA).

Kate, a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, brings longstanding expertise of creating bridge-inspired artworks, including a previous residency at the Forth Bridge and capturing the Yangtze River Bridge in ink on a recent visit to China.

A series of artworks, including large-scale drawings, ink paintings and film, will be created on-site to capture the dynamism the bridge from a variety of perspectives.

Kate is also creating a commemorative limited edition artwork which will be available to purchase from 13th June 2014 on this website.

To produce this artwork Kate has worked from her original drawings with master printer Nick Roberts using traditional etching techniques as developed by artists such as Rembrandt over 350 years ago. The resulting zinc plate is then inked up by hand and printed under very high pressure through an etching press. An edition of fifty impressions will be made from the plate, it is then destroyed

This project will culminate in an exhibition at Hopetoun House near South Queensferry from 9th August to 20th September 2014

To register your interest in purchasing this commemorative artwork email info@zero-fifty.co.uk

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