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Celebrating ten years of Dewar Arts Awards in the visual and applied arts

Roots to Shoots showcased fourteen visual and applied artists supported early in their careers by a Dewar Arts Award. The exhibition celebrated exceptional talent, determination and commitment to creative practice through a rich mix of exhibits: jewellery, textile and fashion design, painting, sculpture and moving image work.

Alongside the exhibition we hosted a series of exciting events which allowed visitors to meet the artists, learn more about their techniques and take part in a workshop.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 
(John Hope Gateway)
13 December 2012 to 10 March 2013

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Featured Artists:

Lee Borthwick, Sculpture / Jonathan Boyd, Jewellery / Katherine Brown, Textiles / Malcolm Cruickshank, Textile Wall Art / Malcy Duff, Cartoon / Alana Florence, Kinetic Sculpture / Andrew Lamb, Jewellery / Niall MacDonald, Sculpture / Lynne MacLachlan, Jewellery / Jennifer McHardy, Textiles / Emma Pratt, Sculpture / Caroline Walker, Painting / Katri Walker, Film / Elaine Woo MacGregor, Painting

Supporting Events

Wednesday 12th December, 5:30 - 7:30pm: Exhibition Launch Meet the artists and preview the exhibition. By invitation only.

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2012, 12:30 - 3:30pm: Drop-in Workshops Hands on activities with Dewar Arts Awardees.

Saturday 19th January: Meet the Artist

Saturday 23rd February: Meet the Artist


Film extracts from our anniversary event The Ten Year Cut, screened at the Glasgow Film Festival 2011


Special anniversary performances by Awardees at Celtic Connections and Perth Concert Hall

The Dewar Arts Awards were set up by the then Scottish Executive in memory
of Scotland's first First Minister Donald Dewar

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