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Impact Arts at the British Art Show 8

Participants from some of Impact Arts creative programmes are involved in the final week of the British Art Show 8 this week.The British Art Show is a touring exhibition that provides a vital overview of the most exciting contemporary art produced in this country.

Young people from our employability programme, Creative Pathways, in Edinburgh are exhibiting a collection of life drawings at the Pig Bothy located at the Modern Art Gallery gardens. The artists were inspired by Linder Sterling’s Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes, a sculptural rug made in collaboration with Dovecot Studios for The British Art Show 8. The exhibition will take place from Wednesday 4th of May until Sunday 8th of May.

The members of Craft Cafe from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire have put together an exhibition of work that includes watercolours and photography. This will be shown at the Botanic Cottage at the Royal; Botanical Gardens on Friday the 6th of May between 2pm and 4pm.

butterfliesCity Coordinator for the British Art Show 8 Laura Frood said: "I'm familiar with Impact Arts through the Ayrshire Youth Arts Network, and thought their participants would enjoy making the most of the Art Shows Community Outreach Programme. It's fantastic that they now have such a public platform for their amazing work."

Natalie McFadyen White, Programme Manager for Impact Arts said "I'm delighted that participatory art is being recognised by such a prestigious contemporary arts exhibition. In particular, it is fantastic that Craft Cafe, which champions the work of emerging older artists is being given a platform alongside some of Britain's most forward thinking and interesting artists."

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