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New Art Exhibition and Performance Coming to Craigmillar Castle

Posted: 17th August 2023

And Who’s She When She’s At Home opens this Friday

A month-long art installation by artist, poet and performer Ellen Renton and sculptor Megan Rudden is opening this Friday 18th August at Craigmillar Castle.

Entitled, ‘And Who’s She When She’s At Home’, is an installation which brings together sculpture, sound, and a series of letters to highlight the concept of home. Facilitated by Historic Environment Scotland, the works are based on Edinburgh-born Ellen Renton’s research into her great great grandmother’s life in domestic service and made tangible by Glasgow-based artist Megan Rudden’s visual art. Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, this installation explores and asks questions about legacy, family connection, and the idea of home.

The installation will be open at Craigmillar Castle from Friday 18th August until Sunday 17th September. There will also be exclusive live performances held throughout the day on Saturday the 16th of September where artists Ellen Renton and Megan Rudden will bring the installation to life, combining live readings with performance.

Entry to both the installation and performances for ‘And Who’s She When She’s At Home’ is included in the ticket price for Craigmillar Castle.

Claire Whitbread, Exhibitions Manager at Historic Environment Scotland, said: “We’re delighted to welcome this exhibition to Craigmillar Castle. This site has been a home to many famous residents over the years, including Mary Queen of Scots, but home can mean a variety of different things to different people. Through this exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to view and experience a very personal take on what home means through the words and visual interpretation of one woman’s experience.”

Performance times for Saturday 16th September are 11.30am, 2pm, and 4pm.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Historic Environment Scotland website.

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