Bathing nervous limbs

29 Jul 2021 – 29 Aug 2021

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10:00 – 17:00
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Arusha Gallery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The route (of the water) is taken through a hidden world
To help with ailing skin
And the ancients say that it is miraculous (enough) to speak of
Outside the cave where the water bubbles

– Balneum, 1413


Guided by the Balneum Book, a 15th Century illustrated Western manuscript outlining the folkloric healing legends of various freshwater bodies, Arusha Gallery and Ella Walker present Bathing Nervous Limbs, a group exhibition bringing together new and existing work by 19 international artists.

By treating this book as a teacher and healer, who proposes a set of instructions to be followed and repeated until the desired outcomes are achieved, discussions arise around learning, care, methods of doing and transformations.

Looking at the image of the body and existing within its parameters, the great longevity of the doing, the walking, the drawing, the making, the bathing – or lack thereof. Bathing nervous limbs wonders if the end result of all of these actions is in its process, and as such is reconstruction the most accessible, unifying and creative action despite its many guises?

Exhibiting artistsToggle

James St Findlay

Angus McCrum

Anousha Payne

Naomi Workman

Leo Robinson

George Ridgway

Melloney Harvey

Francesca Blomfield

Ithell Colquhoun

Tahnee Lonsdale

Jessie Whiteley

Danny Leyland

Natalia Gonzalez Martin

Natalia Gonzalez Martin

Bryony Rose

Nina Royle

Ella Walker

Emelia Kerr Beale

Zoe Williams

Kate Walters

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