Scottish artist Robert Callender (1932 - 2011) was driven by his interest in the craft of making and in the environment - particularly the coast, the sea and those who worked on it. A prodigious and technically accomplished output of paintings, work in three dimensions and printmaking is complimented by his writings - succinct prose and poetry on maritime and environmental themes.
Focusing on a selection of the artist’s work, the exhibition addresses environmental concerns, ways and means of recycling; issues that underline the enduring and absolute relevance of Robert Callender’s ideas, particularly his later work which took a distinctly ecological turn with his significant installation 'Plastic Beach'.
The exhibition also features work by 12 artists who have taken part in the Robert Callender International Residency for Young Artists, including Joseph Calleja, Kaori Matsumura, Niall Stevenson, Masahiro Kawanaka, Melissa Lawson, Chieko Terashima, Patrick M Lydon, Nishiko, Stephen Kavanagh, Lotte Bosman, Paul Meikle and Yulia Kovanova.
Robert Callender: Plastic Beach