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Inverleith House Gallery

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Arboretum Place

Edinburgh

EH3 5LR

United Kingdom

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During the 1960’s there was worldwide fascination for temporary, open and flexible architectural structures -
from transparent living pods, to universities on rails and pop-up parliaments. The Front Range Glasshouses at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh belongs to this stylistic tendency, although, ironically, it’s proved extremely durable. Join Richard Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures at Edinburgh University for a lecture exploring this fascination for temporariness, what it means, and how it relates to current trends in architecture.

This event is running alongside Plant Scenery of the World, an exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Botanics' iconic modernist glasshouses, the 'Front Range', opened in 1967 to house plants collected in tropical regions by British explorers. The exhibition presents new, commissioned and existing work by Laura Aldridge, Charlie Billingham, Bobby Niven, Oliver Osborne and Ben Rivers alongside rare and unseen archival material, botanical paintings by Isik Güner, Jacqui Pestell and Sharon Tingey and historical paintings by R.K. Greville from the Garden’s own collection.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please get in touch if you have any special access requirements.

Image: The construction of the Front Range (1967). Courtesy of RBGE Collections and Archives.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please access the Gardens via the John Hope Gateway (the West Gate) entrance on Arboretum Place. There is metered on-street parking available on Arboretum Place. There are regular public bus services to the East Gate on Inverleith Row (Lothian buses 8, 23, 27). It is a short 5 minute walk from the East Gate around the perimeter of the Garden to the West Gate via Inverleith Terrace. For more information on how to get here please follow this link to our website: http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/how-to-reach-us

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact us via Eventbrite or by email on ihouse@rbge.ac.uk and we will endeavor to respond to your query as soon as possible.

What's the refund policy?

We are happy to refund tickets as requested up to 12 hours before the event. Unfortunately we cannot refund tickets if cancelled within the 12 hours leading up to the event.

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Inverleith House Gallery

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Arboretum Place

Edinburgh

EH3 5LR

United Kingdom

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