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Talbot Rice Gallery presents 'The Normal', an exhibition of contemporary art developed in response to the loud wake-up call of the pandemic

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The Normal

18 May - 29 August 2021

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm in June and July

Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm in August

Admission free

Talbot Rice Gallery presents The Normal, which has been curated in real time, and is a vivid reflection of life during the pandemic. Through artworks that express hope, grief, survival, violence and solidarity, the exhibition situates our lived experience within a global artistic dialogue, and includes:

Larry Achiampong, Amy Balkin, Anca Benera and Arnold Estefan, Boyle Family, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg & Sascha Pohflepp, Gabrielle Goliath, Femke Herregraven, Jarsdell Solutions Ltd, Kahlil Joseph, Tonya McMullan, Sarah Rose and James Webb.

Artists are exploring ideas about pausing the train of progress, resurgent communities, an ever-increasing proximity between humans and wildlife and the asymmetrical effects of this pandemic due to socio-economic and racial inequality. All of this remains underscored by the need for a profound re-orientation towards planetary health following the loud wake-up call.




Content warning: artwork in the exhibition includes written descriptions of sexual assault.

Visitor Information

The gallery opening hours are 10am - 5pm. Last entry 4.30pm.

Entry is staggered in 30 minute slots. Please arrive within your allocated time slot. If you arrive outside your allocated slot we cannot guarantee entry.

Face coverings must be worn when visiting the gallery.

There is a lift for visitors with access needs. Please check our Visit Us page for full access details or contact us on for further advice.

Unfortunately, there are no storage facilities for large bags or luggage. Please do not bring these to the gallery.

For full details on planning your visit, see here.

1. Everyone including carers, children and babies must book a time slot ticket. Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult.

2. Your chosen time slot/entry time will be displayed on the top left corner of your ticket(s) which will be attached to your confirmation email. Please have your tickets ready on your mobile device or paper ticket for presenting upon entry.

3. To reduce queuing, please do not arrive before your chosen time slot. You have a 30 minute window in which to gain entry. Once you're inside the gallery, you can stay for up to 2 hours.

4. Entrance to the gallery is via West College Street or the South Bridge entrance of University of Edinburgh Old College Quad.

5. Please follow the latest Scottish Government rules on meeting others and travel.

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