Donkey Hostage

19 Mar 2009 – 4 Apr 2009

Event times

Edinburgh launch- 7pm, Stolenspace launch- 7-9pm then Tuesday to Sunday 11-7pm

Cost of entry



Glasgow, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 2 mins walk from Kelvinbridge Underground

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An exclusive chance to see major new work by Kirsty Whiten


Preview launch- one night only- Thursday 19th March 7pm — late (food and drink, all welcome) At 42/43 Royal Park terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 8JA In association with Recoat Gallery For more info tel. 0770 109 0055 Following Exhibition at STOLENSPACE GALLERY Opening night Thursday 26th March 7-9pm Exhibition runs until 5th April Address: Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL Phone: +44 (0) 207 247 2684 Email: info@stolenspace.com OPENING TIMES Tuesday — Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm The art work: Boy meets girl, girl ties boy to donkey… A major new collection of distinctive drawings and paintings by Kirsty Whiten depict intimate struggles as boys are taken hostage, cared for, teased and broken in like horses. They play and fight in costumes constructed from materials found in their homes; weapons from the kitchen, riding gear from addidas, hair -pieces, scarves and turbans made from towels and t shirts. Adults using childlike play to act out the best and worst of their dependency and desire. The fierce and delicate images explore sexuality, control and truce, the tenderness of surrender - the roles fought over and claimed by modern men and women. The artist: Kirsty Whiten has been working continuously as an artist for the past nine years, in Paris and Edinburgh, steadily gaining a reputation as one of the leading Scottish artists of her generation. She has won numerous prizes for her distinctive drawings and paintings — recently shortlisted for the £10 000 Alistair Salvesen travel award at the RSA. She began her career by winning 'young Scottish artist of the year award' in 99, a prize that sent her to Paris for a year; and has since exhibited from Melbourne to Den Haag and Austria. In Scotland Whiten exhibits with Recoat gallery (www.recoatdesign.com) See Whiten's work at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirstywhiten


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