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21 Jan 2021

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas – events

Written by Ben Reiss, Morton Photography Project Curator
The inside of an art gallery with a wooden parquet floor. Brightly coloured paintings accompanied by a mix of delicately coloured and black and white photos are visible on the white walls.
Image from the exhibition ‘E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas’ at the Edinburgh City Art Centre (Courtesy Museums Galleries Edinburgh)
Unfortunately, coronavirus-related restrictions mean the Edinburgh City Art Centre is currently closed, so it’s not possible to see the exhibition ‘E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas’ or attend the related events in person.

As a result of this, we’ve been working hard with staff at Museums Galleries Edinburgh to ensure the exhibition events programme, including lectures and tours on subjects relating to Hornel and the exhibition, will still go ahead. They’ll either be pre-recorded or presented live via Teams, hosted by Museums Galleries Edinburgh. Presenters include Dr Sam Gallacher, Operations Manager for the Dumfries & Galloway region and Lily Barnes, the Morton Photography Project Documentation and Digitisation Officer.

Performances of traditional Japanese dances (which are so key to Hornel’s photographs and paintings) will be pre-recorded and uploaded for you to enjoy, while the displays of Japanese kimono and tea ceremonies (also crucial to Hornel’s imagery) have been replaced with online lectures and demonstrations. Instead of the art workshops that were planned, the practitioners will present videos of creative projects you can do at home.

Delicately coloured photo of a Japanese lady playing a shamisen in front of a screen decorated with cherry blossom.
A Japanese woman playing a shamisen, attributed to Tamamura Kōzaburō, before 1921, Yokohama shashin print

Find out more and sign up on the Museums Galleries Edinburgh What’s On page.

Read more about the exhibition .

See lots of great shots from inside the exhibition in our walk-through gallery.

The exhibition catalogue is still available to purchase from our online shop.

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