Saturday, 17 August 2013

Unveiling of Mary, Queen of Scots by Patrizio Belcampo @NtlMuseumsScot #edfringe #nmsafterhours

We can’t say too much at this point, but check back in at 7.30pm to see “Mary, Queen of Scots”, Patrizio Belcampo’s latest addition to his stylized and skillfully produced portrait folio of British Queens.  Victoria, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II are already available as hand-pulled screenprints.  Patrizio has also previously printed Mary as a young queen, and tonight’s unveiling is Mary, Queen of Scots at a later point in her life.  The print has been heavily influenced by the Museum of Scotland’s current exhibition surrounding the life of Mary.

There could be no better launch for this print than the National Museum of Scotland, in the midst of their first NMS After Hours event.  The Red Door Gallery will be based on Level 2 of the museum and as you leave the Mary Queen of Scots exhibition, you look to your left there will be a large scale projection of this new print.  The perfect opportunity to come to meet our team and discuss the the links between this contemporary screenprint, it’s historical influences and the motifs and symbolism used by the artist.

If your passing the Museum on Chamber Street tonight, you can buy a ticket at the door which includes your entry to the MQoS exhibition along side various performing artists from across the globe,  including Russian mimes Confused in Syracuse, the spectacular Japanese circus troupe Company Man, acclaimed Korean physical theatre group A Romance and Oxford’s fabulous female a cappella singers In The Pink. There will also be renaissance entertainment featuring Shakespeare for Breakfast,  we hope to see you there!Unveiling tonight copy

Unveiling of Mary, Queen of Scots by Patrizio Belcampo @NtlMuseumsScot #edfringe #nmsafterhours

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